Love & Madness (2011)
Director - Gerry Flanagan
Musical Director - James Atherton
Choreographer - Lucie Pankhurst
A father takes his daughter to a strange city. She is to be married. But she feigns madness to avoid the fate. Unwittingly this starts a chain reaction as first her true love, Oratio, then Flaminia, who loves Oratio, really do go mad, followed by Pedrolino, Alechino, Pantalone and soon everyone is in the grip of insanity. A prophet arises foretelling the end of the world; signs are seen in the sky, as all succumb to urges beyond their control. The world has gone mad.
Only a clown could make sense (or nonsense) of such a story and Gerry Glanagan is just such a clown, who began working again with composer James Atherton on this project. Gerry’s been creating devised shows with us for five years and used all the resources of the cast to build fantastical, fast moving, hilarious and (with Love and Madness) dark and dangerous worlds.