What happens when a glamorous French actress and her hapless assistant stage their version of Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator?
Gloria Delaneuf is well-versed in mime, mask, and the mysteries of stage-craft. Her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham is not. Together they have created Gloriator – an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard. Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget.
Wonderfully inventive, physical, and very silly, Gloriator was created by French/English female comedy duo Spitz & Co with the help of Angus Barr (Publick Transport) and Aitor Basauri (Spymonkey). It won the Critics Choice Award at Exeter Ignite, and was developed with support from Arts Council England and Bristol Old Vic Ferment.
“Belly-achingly funny” Gloucester Citizen
“I hooted. I snorted. I exploded with such mirth that the tears streamed down my face.” Stroud News & Journal
“Like a noisy, riotous burlesque act gone wrong, Gloriator is pure silliness from start to finish”. ***** The Public Reviews
“Catch them now before they’re selling out the Albert Hall” Mel Giedroyc, Woman’s Weekly Magazine