Futurist show is highlight of Festé

The highlight of the 2019 Derby Festé will a showcase performance of Malaya by Dutch company Close-Act Theatre.

The event at the Bass Recreation Ground in the city on Saturday, September 28, will take the audience through a journey in time moving from dream-like tranquility to explosive nightmares.

Silver creatures guide the audience into a mythical dream world of grotesque images, fire, light and sounds. Huge birds fly around and stilt-walkers chase each other with fire surrounded by giant metal carts with an imposing helium balloon looming overhead.

It’s being billed as a futurist journey in which Mad Max meets Aliens.

The finale of Festé’s Friday evening entertainment on September 27, will feature a taster of the Close-Act show as they parade their giant futuristic silver creatures through the St Peters Quarter and Cathedral Quarter – finishing in the Market Place at 9pm.

Stephen Munn, artistic lead of Derby Festé and artistic director of Déda in Derby, said: “We are particular excited about the production on the Saturday evening.  Although the majority of the festival is free of charge, I know that audiences appreciate that we need to ticket some performances to ensure the long-term future of Derby Festé.

“Close-Act have been a favourite with Derby Festé audiences over the years and Malaya is equally breathtaking and spectacular as their previous productions.”

Tickets for Malaya and UduL the festival’s other showcase event are available now online at the Déda Box Office 01332 370911; http;//www.deda.uk.com For information about all the performances at Derby Festé please visit http://www.derbyfeste.com and follow on social media.