The Cornish Theatre Collective's adaptation of Paulo Coelho's classic novel has been the company's most successful production to date.
It is currently in its fifth incarnation, touring Middle Scale venues around the UK in Spring 2007.
For up-to-date tour information, visit http://www.seabright.info/alchemist/
"A genuinely transporting experience,
they create theatrical alchemy
Not so much the message of the story,
as the telling of it that counts here, and the Cornish Theatre Collective
do it with a captivating simplicity. The company's work demonstrates a rare
and risky ability to be wide-eyed, charming and almost naïve without
being in the slightest bit fey. It is artfully artless. A delightful, unexpected
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.
"A bold and inventive adaptation
perspectives, both physical and emotional, are apparent from the opening moments.
The evening's success is assured by Dominic Knutton's ingenious, fluid production
that recreates Coelho's primitive world with startling vividness. The five
actors' inventiveness is riveting and often funny, but you never have the
feeling that this is just showy athleticism, neither does the show sentimentalise
Coelho's message. Recommended."
Kate Stratton, Time Out
"Dominic Knutton's production
is far more elegant and inventive than one is used to at The Finborough"
Rhoda Koenig, The Independent
cleverly staged and with a strong cast, The Alchemist is a must for anyone
searching for answers to life's mysteries"
Western Morning News
"Directed with faith and fire,
it could hardly have been more inventive or imaginative. A production to be
praised to the skies"
"Inventive and innovative,
a night of wonder and magical escapism"
CTC's adaptation of The Alchemist is sometimes availabe for use by other companies by arrangement. Please contact us for details.
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