By Michael Pinchbeck

Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June at 7.30pm

Theatre - Tickets: £13 (£11 Concessions, £6 Under 26s)

Suitable for those aged 14+ - Running time: 1h20



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This event takes place at Nottingham Playhouse

An assassin raises his gun.
A conductor raises his baton.
A piece of music that lasts 17 minutes has begun.

In 1928, Maurice Ravel wrote Bolero in Paris. In 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean danced to it at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Eight years later the stadium where they won gold was bombed. Working with the music as a bridge between these two stories, Nottingham writer and theatre maker Michael Pinchbeck (The Ashes) takes a journey from Paris to Sarajevo, from 1914 to 1994, from the First World War to the Bosnian War.

Six performers from the UK, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Germany, and a local community cast of thirty weave together a devised biography of Bolero.

Bolero is a Making Tracks project developed by Theatre Writing Partnership. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, British Council, Sarajevo War Theatre, ODA Theatre (Pristina) and Nottingham Playhouse. Developed at Dance4, National Ice Centre and Primary.

Photo by Julian Hughes

Dates & Times

Bolero - Sat 31 May 7:30pm Sat 31 May Theatre 7:30pm £6 - £13
Bolero - Sun 1 Jun 7:30pm Sun 1 Jun Theatre 7:30pm £6 - £13

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