Translunar Paradise & Odyssey 2018 Tour

Translunar Paradise, our award-winning smash-hit about love and loss is back 7 years after it first premiered to tour the UK and Chile

(see below for tour dates)

An admirable, infinitely gentle and wordless story of loss and remembrance”  ★★★★ The Times

“This is a show that will steal your heart.” ★★★★★ Scotsman

“Uniquely devastating” Observer

Theatre Ad Infinitum’s wordless tale of life, death and enduring love returns to tour the UK and Chile following years of extensive international touring amassing nine awards.

Original performers George Mann and Deborah Pugh are joined by Sophie Crawford to retell, with precise gesture and touches of humour, the story of widower William who escapes to a comforting world of fantasy and memories rather than confront his grief. From beyond the grave, his wife Rose returns to help him let go. This poignant, life-affirming tale uses intricate and lifelike hand-held masks – created by Madame Tussaud’s senior sculptor Victoria Beaton – to travel back and forth through William and Rose’s relationship, wordlessly conveying a lifetime of memories in 75 minutes.

Translunar Paradise

UK TOUR 23 Jan to 3 March 2018

23 – 24 Jan | Theatre Royal Bath, Ustinov Studio

Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET | 8pm | £16.25 (£13.25 – £12 concs) | www.theatreroyal.org.uk | 01225 448844

26 Jan | The Ffwrnes, Theatrau Sir Gar, Carmarthenshire

Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE |  7.30pm | £14 (£12 concs) | www.theatrausirgar.co.uk | 0845 2263510

28 Jan | Theatre at the Mill, Belfast

Carnmoney Rd N, Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey BT36 5QA | 7.45pm | £12 (£10 concs) | theatreatthemill.com

30 Jan | Edge Hill Arts Centre, Lancashire

Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk L39 4QP | 7.30pm | £10 (£8 concs, £5 EHU Students) | www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre | 01695 584480

31 Jan | Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB | 8pm | £15 | www.birminghamhippodrome.com | 0844 338 5000

1 Feb | Lakeside Theatre, Essex

University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ | Times and prices TBC | lakesidetheatre.org.uk | 01206 873261

2 Feb | Uppingham Theatre

32 Stockerston Rd, Uppingham, Oakham LE15 9U | 7.30pm | £14 (£12 concs) | www.uppinghmatheatre.co.uk | 01572 820820

21 Feb | Cambridge Junction

Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX | 7.30pm | £12.50 (£8 concs) | www.junction.co.uk | 01223 511511

22 Feb | The Point, Eastleigh

Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9DE | 7.30pm | £13 (£11 concs) | www.thepointeastleigh.co.uk | 023 8065 2333

24 Feb | Tolmen Centre, Cornwall

Fore Street, Constantine, Falmouth TR11 5AA | 7.30pm | £12 (£10 concs) |  Tolmencentre.co.uk | 01326 341353

26 Feb | Exeter Phoenix, Exeter

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS | 8pm | £12 (£10 concs) | www.exeterphoenix.org.uk | 01392 667080

27 – 28 Feb | Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL | 7.45pm | £17 (£15 concs) | www.warwickartscentre.co.uk | 024 7652 4524

1 Mar | Corn Exchange Newbury

Market Pl, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 5BD | 7.45pm | £15 (£13 concs) | www.cornexchangenew.com | 0845 5218 218

2 – 3 Mar | The North Wall, Oxford

South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN | 8pm | £14 (£12 concs) | www.thenorthwall.com | 01865 319450

Translunar Paradise was developed with BE Festival, Birmingham; The Lowry, Salford Quays; Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham; Redbridge Drama Centre, London; The Ustinov Studio Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath. Supported by Arts Council England; Rose Bruford College, Sidcup; Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh and PULSE Festival & New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.


One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge.

Winner of The Stage ‘Best Solo Performer Award’ 2009, and nominated for a Total Theatre award for Innovation 2010, Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent Homer’s timeless Greek myth. Passionate, highly physical, and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life.

Age guidance: 12+


‘A love of storytelling, great physical movement and the power to hold an audience in the palm of his hand’  ★★★★ The Scotsman 

‘This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable’  ★★★★ The Stage


UK Tour 2018

25 Jan | Theatre Royal Bath, Ustinov Studio

Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET | 8pm | £15 (£12 concs) | www.theatreroyal.org.uk | 01225 448844

2 Mar | The North Wall, Oxford

South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN | 8pm | £14 (£12 concs) | www.thenorthwall.com | 01865 319450

(updated regularly, so please check back for more bookings)

No Kids – Ad Infinitum’s New Production

Work-in-Progress Performance at Salisbury Playhouse – 9th Feb 2018


No Kids is a personal exploration by real-life couple and co-artistic directors of Theatre Ad Infinitum, Nir Paldi and George Mann, staging a theatrical debate asking: as a gay couple, should we go out of our way to reproduce? Using Theatre Ad Infinitum’s signature style of physical theatre, cabaret and verbatim stories Nir and George explore their personal histories, why so many of us feel driven to have children, and the environmental impact of choosing to bring a child into the world.

The performance will be followed by a short discussion about the project’s next phase of development.

Look out for other work-in-progress performances and previews this year before the Edfringe premiere in August – more news to follow…

The Lecoq-trained mime ensemble Theatre ad Infinitum have moved to the front of the pack – The Guardian

The company’s use of movement, its performative rigour, and ability to conjure worlds is second to none – The Stage 

Theatre Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning international ensemble based in Bristol that develops new and original theatre for multi-cultural audiences.

Theatre Ad Infinitum is proud to be an associate company at Bristol Old Vic and Redbridge Drama Centre, and alumni associate company with The Lowry 2009-2017, and Bush Theatre 2012-2014

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