PRODUCTIONS / The Guide
The Guide audience's will arrive at the museum entrance and they get a headphones set. After that, it starts an audio-guide tour inside the building where the guide's narration takes on unexpected dimensions and the museum environment becomes part of the story.
The voice of the guide will drive us through the interior of the museum and gradually reeled off a story, his story. Simple and pathetic, the one who believed, perhaps naively, he had talent an future promise. Given his personal and professional failure, faces his rebuilding life puzzle trying to fit the last missing piece to start over again. This site-specific work is born with a clear desire: approach theatre to all audience and awake the fact that theatre exists in life, in the daily details we miss with rush and not just inside the theatres.
The Guide was premiered at the Stockton International Riverside Festival (U.K.) on august 2011 and has seen in FiraTàrrega (Catalunya), Osimo (Italy), Dublín (Ireland), Ghent (Belgium) and Stockholm (Sweden).
The Guide has had the collaboration of the British company Metro-Boulot-Dodo.
The Guide is part of TransAc-Meridians project.
With support from of the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. .
Show available in catalan, spanish, english, italian, irish, dutch and swedish.
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The Guide in Ireland 2012 (English)
The Guide in Belgium 2012 (Dutch)
The Guide in England 2011 (Spanish)
The Guide TOUR
08/2012 Stockholm Kultur Festival (Sweden)
07/2012 Miramiro Festival Ghent, Belgium
03/2012 National Gallery. St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublín (Ireland)
12/2011 Museo Civico d’Osimo (Italy)
09/2011 FiraTàrrega (Catalonia)
08/2011 Stockton International Riverside Festival (U.K.)
"Reial Companyia de Teatre de Catalunya, premiering its awarded winning show Kurva in 2008 - site-specific performance around prostitution issue located in a surrounding road - with which they have toured the world, comes back this year and surprises again with The Guide, show among theatre and performance art, designed expressly to happen in a museum.
Teresa Bruna (Teatral.net)
"The Guide" at Belgium, Miramiro Festival // Theatrical criticism (English translation by Tine Verhaert): We had an afternoon of vacation to go and see 2 Miramiro shows, the ideal opportunity to ease the pain of a working life... And luckily both shows were indoors! Location was the Huis van Alijn, for The Guide, a half an hour performance with regular shows. The group of spectators is limited to 15, and we were in time. La Reial companyia de theatre de Catalunya made this performance earlier, MiramirO took care of the Dutch translation and adaptation. You could place this show in probably any museum, but to me it was kind of charming that it took place in the Huis van Alijn. We all got headsets (Dutch or English) and the show could start! The guide takes us on a museum tour, like any museum guide would do. But this one tells us his own story, it's not about the objects on display but about what is inside a brown box. The box is handed over between the different characters working in the museum. There are museum visitors, mixed with actors, what makes you look at what is happening in a different way. At first you are tempted to rush and hurry because you don't want to miss out on anything what is happening, but actually there is no need to be in a hurry. It doesn't hurt to look at the museum objects from time to time, cause when the story takes an important turn the group waits until everyone is together again. The beauty is in the story, the reflections and emotions it evokes. The storyline itself might not be very spectacular, but it is very recognisable and maybe a little bit melancholic. I can't tell you too much about it not to spoil the effect, but we both find it a beautiful show."
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