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Kaspar Hauser

Fri 20 May - Sat 21 May

The Kaspar Hauser Experiment

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It’s 1828 and a strange boy calling himself Kaspar Hauser appears in the town square claiming to have been held prisoner in a darkened cell for 17 years. But who is he really? Conman? Orphan? Or an abducted prince caught in the middle of a political game?

“It is our task to uncover the crime…blood is on the wall…. we must discover the villain.”

You are invited to the court of Nuremberg to witness key testimonies from those who know him best, hear the conspiracies and rumours that surround him and watch Kaspar try to uncover the facts.

The riddle of this true story has fascinated and intrigued people for centuries, inspiring books, films, and music. This important story confronts how we care for those most in need and sheds light on how society can all too easily corrupt the purest of souls. In this brand-new adaptation, Animikii Theatre bring the mystery to life through fearless imagination, text, movement, and song.

“A BEAUTIFUL PERFORMANCE AND IT TRAPS YOU IN ITS HAUNTED WORLD”
VOICEMAGAZINE ★★★★★ (ON ORIGINS 2017)

PLAY DAY

THE LOWRY WORKSHOPS
DATE: 21st May 2022 TIME: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm PLACE: The Lowry, Salford

Who is it for: We would like to bring learning disabled and non learning disabled artists together in a safe space through this workshop we call simply, ‘Play Day.’

Here artists will be free to play and create, giving those from different backgrounds the chance to meet and work together; building understanding, cohesive learning and collaboration. We’ll use fun and imaginative ways to explore theatre making practices used in the making of the play, and share techniques and insights into the sensorial world of Kaspar Hauser.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Adam Davies (director), and JoAnne Haines (Mind the Gap artist).

Participation for this workshop is free to all l/d participants, and £5 to all other attending artists.

Workshop 1 – 10am – 12pm
Workshop 2 – 1pm – 3pm