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Thursday 20 March 2014

Death and the Ploughman

Exploration of human loss and love

An evocative, semi-promenade exploration of human loss and love, set amidst the stunning landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery.

The Mechanical Animal Corporation in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres and Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust presents Death & The Ploughman - Thursday 20th March until Sunday 30th March.

Originally written in Bohemia, 1401, Johannes von Saaz’s scintillating dialogue was penned the day after he lost his wife in childbirth. Refusing to accept this fate, von Saaz and Death lock horns in an epic journey through despair, laughter and love, in this lyrical exploration of what it is to lose someone.

If Death appeared to us in 21st Century Britain, what form would it take? Inspired by the late medieval fascination with the Dance of Death, The Mechanical Animal Corporation has created a compelling, site-specific interpretation across the stunning 45-acre landscape and buildings of Arnos Vale Cemetery.

Directed by Tom Bailey (Finalist for JMK Award 2013 for emerging theatre directors) and designed by Chris Gylee (Idiot Child and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory).

Illuminating the power of von Saaz’s vision, this semi-promenade show is an unforgettable, tragicomic encounter with Death.

“Captures the wonder of life and evolution in a way that not only makes it accessible but inspiring…Profound and beautiful” **** The Scotsman on The Softening of MAO-A

Age recommendation 14+

This performance takes place amidst the stunning landscape of Arnos Vale Cemetery.

Please note: Parts of this performance will take place outdoors and in low light. Please bring a torch and warm, waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear for uneven terrain which may potentially include rocky, slippery and muddy areas. If you have specific access requirements, please contact the Box Office on 0117 902 0344 before making a booking.


Thu 20 March Preview All tickets £6.00.  Friday 21st - Sunday 30th March Full price £12.00 / Concession £9.00

Tickets can be purchased in advance from Tobacco Factory Theatres (online or with the Box Office) or can be purchased at the on-site Box Office at Arnos Vale Cemetery from 30 mins prior to the show, for cash only and subject to availability.

Start time 8.00pm for evening performances.  Saturday matinee 2:30pm.  The running time of all performances will be 2 hours.


Theatre & Music

Arnos Vale is fast becoming known as THE venue for music and theatre performance.  A varied and interesting events programme is planned for this year! The Anglican Chapel is an acoustic dream and has been likened to many top venues in the UK. Many performers, bands, choral groups, theatre groups, dance acts are booking the venue now for events during the year! If you are just interested in music and performance then just scroll down and click on any listing below that tickles your fancy for more information and details of how to book.


Event Scheduling Summary

Thursday 20 March 2014, 08:00pm - 10:00pm


Box Office 0117 9020344

Event Location

Spielman Centre
Bath Road
United Kingdom


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