Meet Marcus. Argentinian. Catholic. Straight. Maybe. He doesn't know anymore, or why he wanted to be Pope when he was young.
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Marcus!
Delving deep into the colourful circus of Marcus’ memories, we meet his fantastical family and friends, loves and losses as he grapples with the events that have shaped him.
Hear the discovery of the dreams and wishes of Marcus and those close to him... but does anyone really listen?
Award-winning Seemia return to VAULT with their dark-comedy, bursting with phsyical-theatre and storytelling, clowning and music. Seemia ask what makes us become who we are, pulling apart the matrix of gender politics, religion and the impact of family relationships on forming our identity.
MARCUS is generously supported by Theatre Deli, The Albany, ARC Stockton and ArcolaLAB for BAME Artists, and public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Seemia are a Tangled Feet mentored company.Book Now
From the native Persian, Seemia translates as ‘Casting a spell with words.’
Seemia Theatre are an award-winning international theatre ensemble, from Argentina, Iran and the UK, dedicated to sharing stories that ought to be heard. We endeavour to connect the performers and audience with current issues in society fusing physical theatre, musicality, clowning and storytelling.
Seemia presented their previous award-winning play, 'Evros | The Crossing River' at VAULT Festival 2018. It has since toured nationally and internationally, featured on BBC World Service, won Summerhall’s Lustrum Award 2018 and was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award.
Directed by Sara Amini
Devised and Performed by Charlotte Slater, Cheryl Prince, Manuel Lavandera, Maryam Davari and Robin Paley YorkeBook Now
Audience Feedback for The Magnificent Mind of Marcus:
"Very visceral. I want to see more!"
"An urgent reflection on your formative years."
"I've never seen such a bold handling of a human on stage. It made me feel almost uncomfortable."
Reviews and Praise for Seemia’s ‘Evros | The Crossing River’:
Winner of Summerhall Lustrum Award 2018
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2018 Nominated
Featured on BBC World Service
The Stage's Pick of the Week at VAULT 2018
PlaysToSee ★★★★ “Emotive, challenging and sharp”
GetTheChance ★★★★ “Steeped in emotion”
The Stage “A haunting and harrowing portrait of family suffering down the ages”
TheatreBubble “Incredibly powerful and moving”
VoiceMag “Evros is a truly vital and moving response to an urgent political subject”
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