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THE MIRROR OF LOVE

First performed 22nd & 23rd September 2017 at

ST MARY'S CREATIVE SPACE, CHESTER CH1 2DW, UK

Written By ALAN MOORE

Choreographer BETTINA CARPI

Composer GARY LLOYD

More details below...

Photographs by BRIAN HICKEY

http://www.brianhickeyphotography.com/

ABOUT 'THE MIRROR OF LOVE'

First performed 22nd & 23rd September 2017 at

ST MARY'S CREATIVE SPACE, CHESTER CH1 2DW, UK

THE MIRROR OF LOVE is the highly emotional history, in the form of prose poetry, of how gay culture has always influenced the mainstream, beginning with life first appearing on our planet and ending with the shameful introduction of Clause 28 by the British Conservative government in 1988.

The mighty ALAN MOORE wrote THE MIRROR OF LOVE in a forceful reaction to this legislation which directed local authorities not to promote homosexuality in any positive light following widespread hysteria after the discovery of the AIDS virus and its pernicious, wholly inaccurate and gruesome moniker of

'gay plague'.

In a world where personal freedoms and equalities are being challenged, works such as this are an important reminder that such freedoms and equalities are hard won 

but are all too easily lost or reversed.

We felt it was time to remind ourselves of this -

in ALAN's words "would that it were not the case". 

ALAN MOORE has supported, endorsed and encouraged our production and we offer him our most heartfelt gratitude and respect.

Four dancers, ten musicians and a narrator bring this challenging one hour three act performance to life:

Choreographer

BETTINA CARPI

Composer

GARY LLOYD
 

Dancers

ANE ISELIN BROGELAND, BETTINA CARPI,

LAUREN TICKER, MELISSA PASUT

Narrator

JANICE FRYETT

Musicians

CHEMISTRY LANE

Simon Jones, Dan Pritchard, Sam Pritchard,

Tom Scargill, Sean Stockton

&

THE MIRROR STRING QUARTET

Helen Armstrong, Cassian Wheeler,

Helen Measures, Vicky Mutch

&

CONDUCTOR

Gary Lloyd

SOUND

Erin Elston

LIGHTING

Adam Butcher

PHOTOGRAPHY

Brian Hickey

VIDEOGRAPHER

Vince Martin

Supported using public funding by

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

Read more about THE MIRROR OF LOVE from when we took our first steps with it in March 2017 at the

HUDDERSFIELD LITERATURE FESTIVAL:

And read about our version of the piece created with dancers and musicians from the UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER in May 2017:

Photographs below by our friend the highly talented

BRIAN HICKEY