Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Until Sat 8 Dec
John Rowley and Richard Huw Morgan return to Chapter Arts Centre with Phantom Rides Again!, a continuation of a work they first premiered back in 2008. The pair have worked in partnership since 1990, other credits of theirs including Welsh theatre group Brith Gof, Forced Entertainment and National Theatre Wales. In 1995 they established their the performance company good cop bad cop.
Now debuting their new collaboration with experimental theatre artist Wendy Houstoun, they expand on their previous revival of the lost works of Welsh filmmaker William Hagger, who made some 30 silent films in the early 20th century, most of which are now lost. Alongside performers Sian Owens, Seren Vickers and Jake Walton, plus music composer Connor McLean, good cop bad cop now aim to re-present the forgotten traces of their own works on stage. They consider how creative work can often become lost amongst hype-marketing, forgoing its own sense of ephemerality.
Phantom Rides Again hopes to approach the memory of Morgan and Rowley’s previous works like a puzzle, attempting to join the dots and show how a compilation of fractured remains can produce an entirely new narrative. The show promises to blend a mixture of multi-expressive methods, semi-structured improvisation and Welsh, English and sign language to provide the audience with an ever-varying experience. The power of their recreation lies with the audience – who knows what the outcome could be?
Tickets: £12/£10. Info: 029 2030 4400 / www.chapter.org (CC)