Plight of Chilean miners dramatised at Playhouse

Plight of Chilean miners dramatised at Playhouse

Plight of Chilean miners dramatised at Playhouse

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THE world was mesmerised by the plight of 33 Chilean miners who were stuck half a mile underground in 2010.

33 tells the story of the men, the journalists in the desert above them and the world that watched them from afar.

It will be performed by The Wardrobe Ensemble in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse, using soulful stories, macho choreography and original music to tell the modern legend of the men on the brink of death, fame and madness.

The Wardrobe Ensemble is an emerging theatre company made up of nine theatre practitioners based in Bristol and London.

Originating from the Bristol Old Vic Young Company, the company formed during the Bristol Old Vic’s one year training course, Made in Bristol.

The company fictionalises forgotten stories that were once at the height of media attention, using verbatim material, physical theatre, live music and inventive stagecraft.

The Wardrobe Ensemble’s last play, Riot, was performed at the Playhouse as part of Theatre Fest West 2012 and had a sellout run at the National Theatre’s temporary performance space, The Shed.

* 33, The Salberg, Salisbury Playhouse, March 27 to March 29.

Box office 01722 320333 or visit salisburyplayhouse.com.

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