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Tonight I'mTonight I'm Going To Be The New Me - Made in China. Image credit RULER

 

Made In China s Tonight I m Gonna Be The New Me exposes how we conduct our relationships amidst a reality that just won t live up to what the movies promised. Based on the real life relationship of Made In China s founders Tim Cowbury and Jess Latowicki, the show is an arresting physical endurance act that crashes headfirst into an impossibly true love story - and out the other side. It pierces the heart of intimacy and immediacy and defies you to watch in spite of yourself.

A woman takes to the stage. A man watches from the wings. They both wonder if their love will survive what s about to happen.

Although based on the rawness of reality, Cowbury and Latowicki distance the story from real life and spin truth into fiction. We aren t completely sure if it s true. Disarmingly honest and comically imagined, this disjuncture is typical of Made In China. Tonight I m Gonna Be The New Me forces us to consider how much we can endure - in relationships, in society and in life.

Between the dancing, terms of endearments and dizzy confusion two personalities emerge fighting to be heard. During the show Latowicki puts words into the mouths of various audience members, asking questions and feeding the answers. We are part of this performance, of Latowicki s mission to gain control. Is this scripted? Did she really just miss a line? How much of this is their real-life relationship? Who has the power here?

The show is currently touring the UK, following highly successful 2015 runs in Edinburgh and London and will be at Chapter Arts Centre on 08 & 09 April, kicking off Theatr Iolo s Theatr Iolo Presents strand of programming.

Tour Dates: 8 & 9 April - Theatr Iolo at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff ; 14 April - ShowRoom, Chichester; 19 23 April - Bike Shed, Exeter; 26 April - Warwick Arts Centre; 28 30 April - The Studio, Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre; 23 May - Norwich Arts Centre : 28 May - Pulse Festival, Ipswich

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