We are thrilled to announce the Autumn tour 2021 of New Art Club’s Cupid’s Revenge.
Created before lockdown and now ready to tour as we begin to return to theatres, Cupid’s Revenge is a 60-minute physical poem that plants Love under the microscope of the 21st century. Performed on a set designed by Will Holt, centred around a 2-metre love heart that has crashed to earth, Cupid’s Revenge uses rhythmic repetition and spoken text to spotlight love’s idiosyncrasies and commonalities.
After several years of winning acclaim in the comedy world for their humour-infused shows, New Art Club’s Tom Roden and Pete Shenton are reaffirming their commitment to dance and physical theatre in this new production. In part inspired by the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the performance sees dance, physical theatre, and comedy combine to capture the audience’s imaginations, moving effortlessly from silliness through to punching us in the gut with heartfelt, sometimes painful truths. Cupid’s Revenge touches on big ideas from evolution right through to Kerplunk and makes the fleeting act of holding hands the most perfect gesture of love.
Written and performed by Tom Roden and Pete Shenton, with music by Gareth Williams and set design by Will Holt.
TOUR DATES 2021
9 September Cambridge Junction
6 & 7 October Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
9 October NSCD Riley Theatre, Leeds
14-16 October The Place, London
20 October Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
26 October Lancaster Arts, Lancaster
9 November Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
10 November Cast, Doncaster
12 November The Lowry, Salford Quays
13 November Storyhouse, Chester
Made for audiences 12+
Cupid’s Revenge was originally commissioned by Cambridge Junction and Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW); and supported by Hull Dance and De Montfort University.
See this page for further details.