A trilogy of theatre

Orchard Theatre Company will present Underground at the Watergate Theatre on July 7 at 8pm.

Orchard Theatre Company will present Underground at the Watergate Theatre on July 7 at 8pm.

Underground is a trilogy of theatrical pieces played in the Bouffon style with exaggerated body parts and elements of grotesque, the comic and absurd nature of the characters is as a means to hold a mirror up to the audience in parody.

The company focuses on three aspects of underground lifestyles with an emphasis on aside, soliloquy and monologue, using comedy and physical theatre to portray the mental machinations of internal dialogue.

“Travelling in Giant Steel Worms” takes place underneath London’s city streets, where if you don’t shut yourself off, you might actually communicate with someone. Mental internal dialogue can often happen until we see the light of day. Is it a form of meditation? Or are we better off listening to our iPods or reading a book. Anyone who has commuted on the tube will connect with this.

Club Terrah takes a look at night-club life and decides that raving in basement parties is the only way forward. This duet between a man and a woman’s thoughts, aspirations and dreams focuses on the inherent ancient tribal culture prevalent in the electronic resurrection of an age-old tradition. Pagans welcome.

Gangstas explores why they exist from their point of view in an oppressive society and tells the story of a onetime London crime boss who may have had a connection with Howard Marks in Limerick. This is delivered with a punchy, no-hold-barred attitude resolving itself with moral issues and comedy.

Tickets are €12.50 and €10 and are available from www.watergatetheatre.com.