Australia’s The Ranters in Canada

Zuppa Theatre Co. was happy to present the Canadian premiere of Australia’s The Ranters.  From Tuesday April 12 to Saturday 16, 2011, The Ranters performed their new work Song in conjunction with Zuppa Theatre Co.’s The Debacle at The Plutonium Playhouse.

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Inspired by Victor Hugo’s “Toilers of the Sea”, Song is a series of selections from a song cycle by composer/performer James Tyson, theatre programmer for Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales. The songs tell the story of the performers’ relationships to the sea and of a desire to achieve greatness while overcoming huge obstacles. The work-in-progress demonstration of SONG in Halifax will be the world premiere of these songs, the company’s Canadian debut and will serve as a preview for Ranters, before developing it into a full production for their Cardiff and Melbourne audiences.