About the event

Two explorers search the dark mysteries of the ancient world and enter a perilous land beyond time and death.

Hounded by scientists and supernatural forces, and trying desperately not to lose one another, they journey through lands of unleashed demons and gods to play their role in the resurrection of an ancient deity. Return to Heaven crosses lands, cultures and time to create a mythology and symbolism of its own.

With influences of William Burroughs, old horror films and Victorian chillers, Mark Bruce Company presents visions of cursed tombs, jungles, science fiction nightmares and islands of paradise. With music ranging from Penderecki to Lanegan, Return to Heaven is visceral and poignant, intricately choreographed and laced with dark humour.

Multi award-winning Mark Bruce Company return with a dark and captivating new production, dance theatre at its most potent and ambitious.

**** ‘Stunner’ The Guardian on Macbeth

**** ‘Kill for a ticket’ The Observer on Dracula

**** ‘Rock ‘n’ roll theatre ballet of a very high calibre’ The Stage on The Odyssey


Written, Directed and Choreographed by Mark Bruce
Costume Design: Dorothee Brodrück
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare
Set Design: Phil Eddolls

Suitable 12+
Includes strobe lighting and haze

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