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Berlin Love Tour on Tour

Playgroup | Cork

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

BEAR HUG A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website.

€25 +

LETTER FROM BERLIN - A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website AND a unique personalised postcard from Berlin sent to your home.

€50 +

WE COULD BE HEROES - A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website, a unique personalised postcard from Berlin sent directly to your home AND a signed copy of the Berlin Love Tour script by Award Winning Playwright Lynda Radley.

€100 +

LOVE HEART - A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website, a unique personalised postcard from Berlin sent directly to your home, a signed copy of the Berlin Love Tour script by Award Winning Playwright Lynda Radley AND an invitation to a tailor-made German lesson led by Hilary and entitled “How to seduce a man in Deutschland”.

€250 +

GUARDIAN ANGEL - A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website, a unique personalised postcard from Berlin sent directly to your home, a signed copy of the Berlin Love Tour script by Award Winning Playwright Lynda Radley, an invitation to a tailor-made German lesson led by Hilary and entitled “How to seduce a man in Deutschland” AND a VIP invitation for you and a guest to a an exclusive preview of the Tour, including a private Q&A session with the creative team.

€500 +

WING AND A PRAYER - A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website, a unique personalised postcard from Berlin sent directly to your home, a signed copy of the Berlin Love Tour script by Award Winning Playwright Lynda Radley, an invitation to a tailor-made German lesson led by Hilary and entitled “How to seduce a man in Deutschland”, a VIP invitation for you and up to three guests to a an exclusive preview of the Tour, including a private Q&A session with the creative team AND exclusive personalised travel advice from the company for your next trip to Berlin!

€1500 +

VICTORY COLUMN - A Very Special Thank You in the Programme and on our Website, a unique personalised postcard from Berlin sent directly to your home, a signed copy of the Berlin Love Tour script by Award Winning Playwright Lynda Radley, an invitation to a tailor-made German lesson led by Hilary and entitled “How to seduce a man in Deutschland”, exclusive personalised travel advice from the company for your next trip to Berlin, AND an exclusive private preview of the show for you and up to twenty of your Friends, including a private Q&A session with the creative team.

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In 2008 Tom and Hilary spent five weeks in Berlin, taking guided tours, mapping its monuments, getting under the skin of this city of angels and ruins. In 2010 we worked with writer Lynda Radley and presented the show for an acclaimed sell-out run at the Dublin Fringe Festival. The show has received a number of invitations to perform at festivals nationally and internationally, including Birmingham’s Fierce Festival in March 2012.

We are now looking to raise the remaining funding to bring the show to Cork Midsummer Festival in June 2012, to present the work in our home city, and to showcase to a number of international presenters.

Help us bring this spellbinding and heart-breaking show to a whole new city and a whole new audience.

THE SHOW:

Welcome to Berlin!

Walk through this famously divided city and journey into the depths of the human heart. Visit the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the notorious site of Hitler’s bunker. Hear stories of tragedy and lost love. Your experienced and charming guide will reveal the secrets of this city of angels and ruins, and may have a few stories of her own to tell along the way.

BERLIN LOVE TOUR is a guided tour of Berlin with another city standing in for Berlin – an outdoor theatre performance about monuments and memory, the contradictory impulses to remember and forget, how places are charged with the events that happened there, and how we carry around all the places we’ve been inside

"Gorgeous” FIVE STARS Irish Theatre Magazine

"distils complex ideas into moving motifs… Berlin and love are beautifully, even painfully evoked.” FOUR STARS Irish Times

"This beautiful two hour show made me use my head, use my heart and connected me to my surroundings and my fellow paying punters in a way I haven’t in theatre before" Totally Dublin

Written by Lynda Radley after an idea by Tom Creed and Hilary O'Shaughnessy. Performed by Hilary O'Shaughnessy. Directed by Tom Creed. Costume Design by Deirdre Dwyer

Nominated for Best Actress, Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2010, Best Female Performance, Best Off-Site Show and Best New Play, Dublin Fringe Festival 2010.

Playgroup were formed in Cork in 2002, and have produced seven productions to date, in venues ranging from theatres large and small to back rooms of pubs and scheduled trains. Our work includes new Irish writing and collectively created work, in theatrical and off-site contexts.

Past productions include:
THE HEIGHTS, a show based on Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights with neon lights and eighties pop
THE ART OF SWIMMING, a solo performance by Lynda Radley about long distance swimming, celebrity, storytelling and time
THE TRAIN SHOW, a site-specific performance on a working commuter train, DARK WEEK, a large cast site-specific promenade performance at the Everyman Palace Theatre
SOAP! a live soap opera in 10 episodes with a new episode every day

BERLIN LOVE TOUR will be our fifth production at Cork Midsummer Festival, bringing the company back to where we all started ten years ago.