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Futuristic theatre show set to light up King George’s Hall

12th January 2015

Categories: Town Centre News

‘LIGHT’ (Theatre Ad Infinitum),at King George’s Hall, Blackburn on Monday 16 February, 8pm.

A thrilling , critically acclaimed sci-fi show is coming to Blackburn next month following a hugely successful sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year.

The visually stunning, new show, ‘LIGHT’, will be performed at King George’s Hall in Blackburn for one night only on Monday 16 February at 8pm. Tickets are priced at £10/£8 and are available directly from the venue by visiting www.kinggeorgeshall.com or calling the box office on 0844 847 1664. 

Fans of Blade Runner, Sin City, The Matrix and Tron will love this masterpiece suitable for audiences of 12+. ‘LIGHT’ tells of a future where the government monitors the thoughts and feelings of each of its citizens. Some, however, don’t want to be monitored and try to ‘disconnect’, much to the annoyance of one government worker. Watch closely as they are hunted down in this gripping tale with a jaw-dropping conclusion. 

‘LIGHT’ is one of the biggest and most technically advanced shows ever to visit the region. The critically acclaimed, professional production gets its name from the mesmerizing way the plot is revealed. The theatre is plunged into pitch black as pulsating beams of laser light highlight and hide characters on stage giving the show the feel of a big Hollywood movie. Sound effects heighten the tension, creating an encompassing experience that has left audiences speechless.  

“Thrilling….the pace of the performance never letting up” ★★★★★ - The Observer

“Ground-breaking” - The Huffington Post

The production is by Ad Infinitum theatre company, who will be visiting Blackburn following a successful sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The company partly created ‘LIGHT’ to include lead actor Matty Gurney, who is deaf. Matty has appeared in soaps and factual programmes on national television, including the flagship BBC programme for the deaf, See Hear. 

‘LIGHT’ has been chosen by Blackburn youth forum SLYNCS, who have been working with the Plugged In theatre project to bring new theatre to the region. Members of the SLYNCS forum wanted something that would appeal to a wide range of members of their community, including their 14-18 year old peers. They felt that there was nothing on at local theatres that reflected their interests and tastes in entertainment. 

On Saturday 24 January, SLYNCS will be taking over the Blackburn is Open cinema space in the town centre across from the Town Hall. Inside you will be able to get a glimpse of the ‘LIGHT’ show, with the trailer and highlights being shown. You’ll also be able to buy tickets and enjoy a few mysterious light tricks yourself. To find out more about SLYNCS, visit their twitter page - www.twitter.com/SLYNCS_.

Plugged In’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Matthew Rowbotham, said:

“I’m pleased that we have been able to offer ‘LIGHT’ on our menu of choices for our community groups to pick. I was delighted when the SLYNCS youth forum chose this show, as I think it will really appeal to the teenage audience, who are constantly overlooked by regional theatres. I can’t wait to see the show and how the young people transform the cinema space”. 

‘LIGHT’ forms part of the Plugged In project’s Spring 2014 season. All of the shows in the season have been picked by members of community groups in Blackburn with Darwen and surrounding areas. The project’s aim is to entice new audiences by allowing them to pick new, professional shows to visit their local theatres. If you would like to know more and pick a show for our Autumn 2014 season, please visit www.itspluggedin.com or call 01254 674 777.

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