Preview: A Date With Carmen @ Chelsea Theatre

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Preview: A Date With Carmen @ Chelsea Theatre

Five new multilingual interpretations of the story of Carmen will showcase at Chelsea Theatre this weekend.

Although it's Bizet's opera that most will be familiar with the project has revisted the novella by Mérimée where Carmen's story was first told, taking a new adaptation as its starting point.

Companies from France, Georgia, Romania and the UK have re-imagined the story through different art forms; radio drama, performance art focused on the use of social media (OMG), choreo-drama, stage play and interactive audio drama.

Love Carmen? Watch the whole lot for £20. All events will be followed by post-show discussions with the creators and performers.

The full schedule is as follows:

Saturday 22 September
2.30pm Radio play: Radio Romania International
3.30pm Interactive audio drama: Moving Theatre
7pm Blood Carmen stage play: Théâtre Éphéméride and Moving Theatre

Sunday 23 September
3pm Performance art: Green Wave
7pm Choreo-drama: Tbilisi Vaso Abashidze State Music and Drama Theatre

A Date With Carmen is at Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, Kings Road SW10 0DR on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. Tickets: £5 (single event) / £7.50 (two events) / £20 (all events).

Last Updated 19 September 2012