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Beautiful Evil Things

by Ad Infinitum

physical-theatre-and-circus, theatre

A fierce, funny, bloody take on some of the oldest stories known to woman. From a killer gorgon.

about the production

What if there was another take on the Trojan War, an untold breathtaking adventure you had never heard before? Enter Medusa. She was there. Monstrous gorgon? Snakes for hair? A turn-to-stone glare? Perhaps. But she was there - her forever-open-eyes saw it all: Epic combat. Mighty swords. Giant horse-sculptures filled with men. As the war raged on, Medusa’s petrifying gaze focused on three extraordinary women who might just hold the key to her ultimate hope. One of The Guardian's Best Theatre of 2022, this high-energy tour de force combines physical storytelling and cut-throat wit.

about the artist

Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company. We collaborate to tell stories, play and disrupt. We work with artists, activists and communities to create transformative theatre, revolutionise audiences and change the world. Founded in 2007, Ad Infinitum is based in Bristol and works internationally. Ad Infinitum is proud to be Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic and The North Wall, and a member of the Cultural Governance Alliance (CGA). We are Associate Artist Alumni at the Bush Theatre (2011-2013), The Lowry (2011-2017) and Redbridge Drama Centre (2009-2017).

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stage dimensions

width: 5 metres

height: 5 metres

depth: 5 metres

 10x Source Four Junior 25-50° Profile + gel frame
 4x 1kW Fresnel with barn doors + gel frame
 18x 650W Fresnel with barn doors + gel frame
 4x Par64 Long Nose (CP61) +gel frame
 DMX Hazer (unique 2.1 or similar)
 DMX distribution
 33 ways of 10A dimming overhead
 6 ways of 10A dimming at stage level
 ETC EOS lighting console

 3x custom LED footlight groundrow and
 4x 230V birdies and cabling
 2x Chauvet COLORado Quad Zoom
 2x ETC LED Lustr+ 50°
 4x H-stand floor bases
 ETC EOS series showfile

Ages 12+. Audiences interested in contemporary theatre, challenging, bold, new work, physical theatre and storytelling, Greek myths and classical retellings, feminist retellings and reframings. D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

Hair-raising, heart-quickening whirl of myths

The Guardian

Dynamic, illuminating and hugely entertaining

The Scotsman

Blistering…powerfully choreographed

The Arts Desk

BSL integrated & captioned version of the show available (BSL interpreter Kyra Pollitt is fully integrated into the action). Not suitable for relaxed performances due to lighting & sound.

Devising workshops are available for teenagers and adults - prices available on request, and/or as part of our schools package. Q&As and panel discussions also available.

We aim to make our work available to as wide a range of venues as possible. We are required to work primarily on guarantees as this tour is not subsidised; but we are willing to discuss a range of deals.