Translunar Paradise

Translunar Paradise

Theatre Bench and Theatre Ad Infinutum present


as part of the InMotion Festival



Multi award-winning Ad Infinitum present their hit show following an international tour, winning nine awards. Experience a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the realty of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. A poignant, life-affirming tale without words.


Directed and written by George Mann

Cast Sophie Crawford, George Mann, Deborah Pugh

Originally co-devised by Kim Heron, George Mann & Deborah Pugh

Music by Kim Heron & George Mann                                    

Dramaturgy by Amy Nostbakken and Nir Paldi

Lighting design by Peter Harrison                                     

Costume by Clare Amos

Set design by Francesco Gorni                                     

Masks by Victoria Beaton                        

Photos by Alex Brenner                        




"Translunar Paradise so moved me (and plenty of others in the oft-sniffling audience) because of its uniquely devastating method, prompting thoughts about bereavement using only gesture, never cheapening its subject by attempting to describe the indescribable." -- The Observer

"A superb tribute to the inexpressible bounty of love, this is a show that will steal your heart."
✭✭✭✭✭ - The Scotsman

"An admirable, infinitely gentle and wordless story of loss and remembrance."
✭✭✭✭ - The Times 

"A poignant portrayal of a life-long love affair. A masterclass in theatricality."
✭✭✭✭ - What's On Stage

"I really cannot recommend this highly enough – it is not just one of the best shows I have seen at this years fringe, but any fringe." -- The Stage

"Extraordinarily poignant…beautifully performed…. packs a real emotional punch. In the end, this is a show about loss and bereavement that is as much about mourning your own lost self as about the grief at the death of a long-term partner." -- The Guardian

Translunar Paradise was developed with BE Festival, Birmingham; The Lowry, Salford Quays; Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham; Redbridge Drama Centre, London; The Ustinov Studio Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath. Supported by Arts Council England; Rose Bruford College, Sidcup; Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh and PULSE Festival & New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich.