Lily and Paco's relationship is in crisis after having both lost their mothers in the same year. They arrive to the top of a mountain in anticipation of a total lunar eclipse. For Lily, the eclipse signals that the spirit of her mother is about to step forward from the Moon to say goodbye to her while Paco just wants to relax, enjoy a picnic and take a few pictures. At the moment of the eclipse, it gets darker than it has ever been before. A moment of darkness that pulls at the boundaries of their understanding of life and their relationship.
“‘From tear-jerking sadness to belly laugh absurdity, this is an uplifting piece of theatre that seeks to reintroduce us to our heart’s desire: connection.’”
— BROADWAY BABY, BRIGHTON FRINGE
“‘A truly captivating combination of eccentricity, comedy and raw emotion’ ”
— INDEPENDENT READING, READING FRINGE
Produced by Moving Pieces
Written and devised by Jonathan Young,
Charlie Blowers & Jose Parra
Directed by Jonathan Young
Sound by Alby Gaverner
Lighting design by Ana Vilar
Theatre show Total Eclipse, from Moving Pieces, explores the complexities of grief, after its two company members experienced the sudden loss of their mothers in the same year.
As Tomatito has grown older he has become a grumpy and miserable clown. A hilarious family show about a clown that does not longer want to be a one.
A theatre show for adults which is a provocative combination of poetic and popular culture, entertaining and moving, unsettling and resonant.