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4th October 2023

Company Carpi AUTUMN TOUR 2023...

When You Light A Candle, You Also Cast A Shadow

Bettina & Gary are very proud and delighted to announce that we are taking our One Dance UK Award nominated dance theatre piece:

When You Light A Candle, You Also Cast A Shadow

on a tour of venues in the North West of the UK in 2023.

We've already performed two of the five tour dates, at Chester Cathedral in March and the Whitworth, Manchester in June, to capacity audiences at both venues.



Thursday 19th October 2023

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

- The Crypt Hall (Brownlow Hill entrance)

4pm / 6pm / 7.30pm - FREE ENTRY

No booking or ticket required, just turn up! 

Please Note: Entrance is via Brownlow Hill ONLY

Thursday 2nd November 2023 

Hale Hall c/o The Arts Centre

Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

5.30pm / 7.30pm - FREE ENTRY

More Info Click Here: 5.30pm & Here: 7.30pm

No booking or ticket required, just turn up! 

Saturday 11th November 2023

Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

3pm / 5pm / 7pm - TICKETS: £3/£5: Available HERE

Performances are approx 40 mins in duration.

NB At all events we reserve the right to refuse entry

See images from past performances of When You Light A Candle... HERE




When You Light A Candle... at Chester Cathedral back in March 2023.


This is our first regional tour, thanks to generous funding from 


When You Light A Candle, You Also Cast A Shadow is a celebration of nature and our climate, it is also a warning about the precarious state of our beautiful planet and habitat.


The piece is performed by our trio of dancers - Lauren Tucker, Paige Lyon, & Daisy Belle Howell, with Jess Bennett joining us on our Arts Centre EHU date - with music performed live by the specially assembled Candle String Quintet who are drawn from the best orchestras in the North West (including The Hallé, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Manchester Camerata) with the help of 'fixer' & cellist Lucy Arch.

The piece crucially also features a specially commissioned poetry cycle by the Costa Award winning writer (and our very good friend and fairly frequent collaborator!) Mary Talbot.

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Below are some shots (as ever by photographer BRIAN HICKEY) from our short dance R&D period which took place at the end of September 2020, on what was probably the last bluest blue sky day of the year, with LAUREN TUCKERPAIGE LYON,& DAISY BELLE HOWELL, our dancers for WHEN YOU LIGHT A CANDLE, YOU ALSO CAST A SHADOW.


With love,


Bettina & Gary

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