TO MOVE IN TIME
Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Tue 4 + Wed 5 Feb
Following a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, To Move In Time – a stream-of-consciousness monologue written by Tim Etchells and performed by Tyrone Huggins – is touring the UK, with its run beginning in the Welsh capital. It offers an opportunity to consider what life would be like if we were able to travel backwards and forwards in time. Whether it’s stopping the rise of Hitler, photobombing scenes of historical importance, or remembering to save that important computer document, Etchells’ unnamed protagonist daydreams about the possibilities of changing the past and its effect on the present. Ultimately, To Move in Time concerns itself with the things that really matter when we live in the moment.
Huggins, an actor who has previously worked with Improbable and the RSC as well as founding his own company Impact Theatre Co-Operative in 1979, also had input in the creation of this production. It’s produced in association with Sheffield company Forced Entertainment, known for provocative, genre-defying work including Table Top Shakespeare and Speak Bitterness. As always with the theatrical thought experiments of Etchells, this play is not just another take on a well-worn sci-fi idea, but rather pursues a deeper human study into the concept of time travel and its existential consequences.
Tickets: £12/£10. Info: 029 2030 4400 / www.chapter.org (EE)