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28th June 2012

How Like an Angel

Arts group’s excitement over chance to witness “international artists on our doorstep”

The Scarborough-based arts group helping to bring a piece of world-class theatre to the county has spoken of its excitement over the project.
Create, organisers of Scarborough arts event Coastival, is playing a key role in the UK premiere of How Like an Angel, to be performed at Ripon Cathedral next month.

“Interest is building and I think word is spreading that this is going to be something unique and very special and an opportunity to see a hugely acclaimed, international theatre group performing right on our doorstep.”
Create Director Wendy Clews

The cathedral will host the UK premiere of How Like an Angel – a mix of spectacular circus skills and choral music – on 19 and 20th July. It will form part of the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week nationwide arts festival forming the climax of the four-year Cultural Olympiad.

The event is being brought to the Cathedral by Norfolk & Norwich Festival Artistic Director William Galinsky, who was born and bred in Leeds.

“I am really looking forward to bringing this unique production to Ripon Cathedral - one of four medieval cathedrals visited by How Like An Angel on its UK tour. I have fond memories of growing up in Yorkshire and it was during those formative years that I developed my interest and career in the arts, How Like an Angel will take the audience “on a contemplative theatrical experience – an interplay of music and physical movement …. both intimate and beautiful”.

Internationally acclaimed Australian theatre group Circa will perform their acrobatics accompanied by I Fagiolini’s 16th and 17th century choral music. How Like an Angel is conceived and directed by Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz with Robert Hollingworth and his vocal ensemble I Fagiolini.

The audience will walk around the cathedral to discover performances in the cathedral building including aerial performers soaring into the cathedral’s high open spaces. 

Norfolk and Norwich Festival has been commissioned to provide the piece to be performed at four cathedrals around the country during the London 2012 Festival.

Aside from Ripon, How Like an Angel will also be performed at cathedrals in Norwich, Ely and Gloucester.

How Like an Angel performances will be held at Ripon Cathedral on Thursday 19 July at 9pm and Friday 20 July at 8pm and 10pm.

Tickets cost £20 and £5 for under 25s.

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