Theatre Works and WILDEFANG PRODUCTIONS present

THE MARVELLOUS LIFE OF CARLO GATTI

By CASSANDRA-ELLI YIANNACOU

3 - 13 AUGUST 2022

VENUE

Explosives Factory

Carlo Gatti introduced ice cream to Victorian London, but this isn’t about him. This is about a physicist in 1983, a psychologist in 2017, a piano-playing Victorian era ghost, ice cream, quantum gravity, Elton John, and feeling alone in the universe.

In their respective apartments, in their respective times, alone a psychologist and a physicist fear for their sanity, because whoever lives above them has been playing Liszt on the piano nonstop, the only problem is they live on the top floor.

As one Christmas takes a turn as a betrayal is revealed. When we’re moving across time, can binding a found family across the ages change our future?

This bleak comedy takes a look at the delicate things that barely hold us and the universe together, the deafening pain isolation and the phenomenal power of ice cream.

DURATION

90 MINUTES

WARNINGS

Contains scenes depicting death, suicide and coarse language

DATES & TIMES

Wednesday 3 August, 7:30pm Preview Night
Thursday 4 August, 7:30pm Opening Night
Friday 5 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 6 August, 7:30pm
Tuesday 9 August, 7:30pm
Wednesday 10 August, 7:30pm
Thursday 11 August, 7:30pm
Friday 12 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 13 August, 7:30pm

Playwright
CASSANDRA-ELLI YIANNACOU
Director
CHRIS HOSKING
Community Engagement Manager and Dramaturge
DR. LAURA HARTNELL
Co-Dramaturge
GLENN SAUNDERS
Photo by
UNDERGROUND MEDIA

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