Distorted reality for Brighton-based dance company

May will be performed at Chichester Festival Theatre on February 1.

May will be performed at Chichester Festival Theatre on February 1.

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An unlikely love story is told through dance, words and music, as two people try to find out the truth.

Probe, a Brighton-based dance company, will be performing May at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre on February 1. May is a woman living on the edge and Douglas is a man living in his head. When their worlds collide, only the truth can save them.

On the company’s website, artistic director Antonia Grove, says: ‘The work, May, surfaced from my desire to create a story set in a fictional narrative context, with characters that had all the difficulties and complexities of real people.

‘I also had a craving for a fantasy element, and was driven by the idea of a twisted, distorted reality that forced the story into the imaginary world of fairy-tales.’

Probe’s production of May was critically acclaimed during its 2011 UK tour, and nominated for a London Festival Fringe Dance Award. Written by award-winning writer Tim Crouch and directed by Pete Shenton, it’s being performed by award-winner Ben Duke, and Antonia Grove, together with musician Scott Smith.

Tickets cost £18 from Chichester Festival Theatre on (01243) 781312 or go to cft.org.uk.

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