My Name is Antonino Calderone

Arts and Law
Tuesday 28th February 2012 (19:30-21:30)
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  • mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
  • a preview performance prior to the World Premiere at the Brighton Fringe Festival
  • translated by Alex Standen and Nicolette Kay
  • directed by James Helps
  • performed by Tim Woodward

“Can a murderer elicit sympathy? Yes, sometimes, if we witness his transformation, if we closely follow the turmoil that dwells within him and fills him with pain.” Dacia Maraini

The true confession of Sicilian Mafiosi, Antonino Calderone, is dramatised by Booker Prize shortlisted writer, Dacia Maraini, one of Italy's greatest living playwrights. The 'penitent' mafiosi Calderone confessed to Judge Giovanni Falcone for a year. His testimony was a sensation and led to the arrest of 200 Italian mobsters.

My Name is Antonino Calderone is the world-first translation of one of Dacia Maraini’s most recent successes will be performed in Birmingham on November 28th at 7.30 p.m. in the presence of the author, prior to the official opening at the Brighton Fringe Festival.

‘My Name is Antonino Calderone’ is presented by New Shoes Theatre, a provocative and vibrant theatre company which confronts social and environmental issues. Their most recent other work ‘Hurried Steps’ was performed to sell out audiences and excellent reviews across the UK.

Dacia Maraini is one of Italy’s foremost contemporary authors, whose works tackle many of the political and social issues that face Italy today. A finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2011, her works have been translated into many languages and her plays have been performed to high acclaim around the world.

Tim Woodward Is known for his Numerous TV and film appearances including Spooks, Piece of Cake, He Kills Coppers, Murder City, Mad Dogs; ITV, Wings, Vanity Fair, Any Human Heart, Casualty 1909. Theatre includes leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, most recently he appeared in The Riots at the The Tricycle Theatre, London.

Nicolette Kay’s previous directing credits include Dacia Maraini’s ‘Hurried Steps’ which continues to tour the UK ”It’s BEAUTIFUL work from the Finborough, the actors, director and designers..” Blanche Marvin, London Theatreviews ‘Mary Stuart’ at BAC “Nicolette Kay directs the often exhilarating proceedings…a production of character.” The Guardian

My Name Is Antonino Calderone is presented by New Shoes Theatre in association with The University of Birmingham.

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Antonino Calderone is being developed with the support of The Arts Council Lottery Fund. Presented in Birmingham as part of Birmingham City Council’s Great International City and also supported by Routes into Languages

For more information on this and future performances contact Richard Cross