For mythical people are realistic and realistic people are mythical
Pier Paolo Pasolini
“This is an emotional, fast-paced, intelligent, enjoyable ride.”
Highway One Katell Keineg & Paol Keineg
June 018 Enfys TV Studios, Cardiff.
Director Mathilde López
Cast Christopher Elson, Siwan Morris, Tom Mumford, Seren Vickers
Conceptors Katell Keineg & Mathilde López, Assistant Director Jac Ifan Moore, Dramaturgy Tim Price & Mathilde López, Composer Katell Keineg, Design Camilla Clarke, Costume Design Jiyoon Jung, Puppetry Design Olivia Racionzer, Movement Consultant Matteo Marfoglia, AV Design Jorge Lizalde, Sound Design Dominic Bilkey, Band Eugene Capper, Iwan Huws, Katell Keineg, Gwion Llewelyn Oracles Rob Blundell, Gerri Blundell, Anne Chidgey, Sandra Cox, Brenda Eadon, Leslie Evans, June James, Sharon Morgan, Gloria Yates, Lighting Design Ace McCarron, Production Manager Matthew Davies, Stage Manager Jacqui George, Deputy Stage Manager Perla Ponce Núñez, Photography Studio Cano
Produced by Wales Millennium Centre as part of Festival of Voice 2018. “Ladies, gentlemen, gods and mortals, the captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign. If you haven’t already done so, cabin crew will be sacrificing a passenger shortly to ensure a fair wind. If you are travelling with a companion who you would like to offer to the Gods, please inform a member of the cabin crew”.
Mari is trying to make sense of her life when a centaur, Medea, and a dead Italian film-maker turn up and take her on a trip to Delphi, a journey to the Oracle. In this touching and absurdly funny tale, the pilgrims encounter the usual – and not so usual – tribulations of travel in their search for meaning; the ancient and the modern, the sacred and the mundane, the real and the fictional.
In collaboration with Welsh musician Katell Keineg, Highway One features live performances from Katell, incorporating songs from her forthcoming album.