In Search of Xanadu 
A Site Specific Dance & Theatre Show

“All I want is now! And now is all we have” 
First pilot performance shown as part of Margate Festival ‘Now’ 2018

In Search of Xanadu takes the cult Olivia Newton-John film as a starting point and re-imagines the kitsch classic in an imaginative site. It draws on the last 200 years of Margate’s rich and eccentric heritage, via the collection of local memories and historical research.
The audience are taken on a trip through nightclubs and dance via a promenade, site specific show combined with community participation.

In Search of Xanadu is available to tour and to be adapted to other towns with an exciting history…

Written by Bob Chicalors & Directed by Tiago Gambogi

Team credits:
Written by Bob Chicalors
Directed by Tiago Gambogi
Set, Design & Costume by Dan Chilcott
Choreographed by Tiago Gambogi devised with the company
Isadora Duncan dance training by Julia Pond
Set painting by Simon Foxall
Film work & projections by Nathan Ryan-Jones
Sound Design by Tom Adams
Research by Bob Chicalors & Anna Symes
Production & Stage Manager Darryn de la Soul
Lighting by Matt Smyth
Produced by Round in Circles
Co-Produced by Sophie Jeffery
Assistant Project Manager Marion Duggan


Devised & Performed by:
Isabella Efstathiou
Martin Espindola
Tommy Holgate
Rayyah McCaul
Ash Mukherjee
Ray Prendergast
Anna Symes

Co-Devised with:
Catherine Deevy

Guest Drag Performance Participation by Haus of Xanadu:
Bob Chicalors
Molly Molloy
Jen Scott
Larnen Hawker
Angelo  Iannucci
Liam O’Driscoll

Funded & Supported by:
Arts Council England
Heritage Lottery Fund 
The Dreamland Trust
Kent County Council
Thanet Council
Dreamland Margate
Margate Festival
Margate Pride
Turner Contemporary


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