Thu 2 March


MACONDO is an Autoteatro show inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, that combines instruction based theatre, binaural sound and poetic writing to create a unique theatre experience.

Choosing between Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced and Hero the participants follow different audio tracks that steer their path through the show.

MACONDO appears for fifty minutes only in an empty theatre and takes the shape of the people that inhabit it, wrapped up in a predetermined fate.

Do you remember the story? The wheel has been set in motion and only the fool think he can stop it. He jumped head first into they abyss. The Hermit, the Sun, and Death are drawn out. The Magus is watching and the Hanged man sleeps like a cat: one eye open.

Additional information

The audience should arrive 20 mins before the beginning of the performance.

Written and directed by Silvia Mercuriali Music by Tommaso Perego Video Designer: Susanne Dietz Lighting Designer: Kristina Hjelm Sound engineer: Michele Panegrossi Cast: Petra Massey, Gemma Brockis, Irene Hardy, Colin Carmichael, Nigel Barret, Kazuko Hohki, Sam Booth, Olwen Fouéré, Janis Brockis.

a Konzept Arts & Ideas production

Creative producer Ania Obolewicz

Duration 50 mins

The show is a New Theatre Royal Portsmouth co-commission supported by Barbican Open Lab and Portsmouth University. Funded by the Arts Council of England.