A sequel to one of Hijinx’s most successful and innovative shows, Beneath the Streets, is to be created for performances in June. Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found, which will run from 26 June to July 3, the audience and performers in the immersive theatrical experience will uncover a hidden world of lost items “from keys and glasses to love and loved ones”.
The audience invited to roam through the space meeting characters and uncovering a story as the action unfolds all around them.
The piece is performed by a large cast of actors with and without disabilities, including nine performers from Hijinx Academy in Cardiff, Hijinx’s professional training course for actors with learning disabilities.
Beneath the Streets: Lost and Found reunites Hijinx and Punchdrunk Enrichment, the education and outreach arm of theatre company Punchdrunk.
Beneath the Streets 2014, which saw the basement of Cardiff’s Castle Arcade transformed in to a labyrinth of performance spaces, received a nomination for Best Production in the English Language at Wales Theatre Awards 2015.
This year’s production develops some of the stories and characters from the first show, and takes place in a new secret location in the city centre with an extended run of 12 performances.
Hijinx’s Chief Executive, Clare Williams, said, “We are thrilled to be producing a sequel to the highly successful ‘Beneath the Streets’. We firmly believe that our partnership with Punchdrunk Enrichment, who are experts in immersive performance, combined with the talents and uniqueness of Hijinx Academy actors and a wider inclusive cast, will make for an utterly unique performance. Don’t miss it!”
Punchdrunk’s Enrichment Director, Peter Higgin, added, “We relished our time with Hijinx in 2014. The partnership was a profound experience; Hijinx Academy have an intoxicating and infectious energy that makes working with them compelling, addictive and incredibly rewarding. We are delighted to return to Cardiff and pick-up where we left off, and know that ‘Beneath the Streets’ audiences both old and new are in for a real treat.”
The secret location will be revealed at the time of booking.
Tickets £10 (£6 concessions)
Friday 26 June, 7pm & 9 pm
Saturday 27 June, 7pm & 9 pm
Sunday 28 June, 3pm & 5pm
Tuesday 30 June, 7 pm
Wednesday 1 July, 7 pm
Thursday 2 July, 7 pm & 9 pm
Friday 3 July, 6.30 pm & 9 pm
BSL interpretation on 3 July, 6.30pm & 9pm
Audio Description on 3 July, 9pm