Babel’s Cupid


Babel’s Cupid is an epic love story. It’s a play about sex and translation. It’s about how bodies change words. Part political negotiation, part love triangle, part ritual dance; it features talk of a big-ass telescope (not a euphemism) and dancing at the end of the world (also not a euphemism).

We’re about to start our first tiny phase of exploration on Babel’s Cupid in February 2020, supported by Bristol Old Vic Ferment. Tim’s written the first part of a first draft script and we’re working with Laura Dannequin as a movement director. We’ll have 3 actors with us, for 3 days… and we’ll see what we can explode from all that energy.

We’re sharing some (probably quite sketchy) early work in progress at Bristol Old Vic on Thursday 6th February 2020, as part of their Ferment Fortnight. Tickets here.



R&D January 2020:
Written by Timothy X Atack
Directed by Tanuja Amarasuriya
Movement Direction by Laura Dannequin
Music & Sound Design by Timothy X Atack
Performed by: Heledd Gwynn, Mofetoluwa Akande, Harry Humberstone

Produced by MAYK. Developed with support from Bristol Old Vic Ferment.