Since the invention of photography we have collectively
taken over 3.5 trillion photographs. Total Theatre Award nominated Idle Motion
search within these snapshots to expose one of the most remarkable untold stories
of our age.

It is 1933 and a young German refugee flees to Paris,
reinventing herself as Gerda Taro. Discovering the wonder of photography, she
falls in love with a fellow refugee who teaches her, ‘if your pictures aren’t
good enough, you aren’t close enough’

Together they venture to the Spanish Civil War and capture
the tyranny of fascism. As pioneers of frontline photo journalism, he would go
on to receive international recognition as the iconic war photographer Robert
Capa – she would be forgotten.

Using innovative staging, physicality and multimedia,
internationally renowned company Idle Motion piece together the life of an
exceptional woman, glimpsed through the lost photographs she risked her life to

“Such an engaging and inventive young company
[…] this show is as heartfelt and passionate as Taro herself.”

“Idle Motion bring Gerda Taro’s unique
and long-neglected story to light in a brilliant and imaginative way.”

“Innovative tricks and tactics that
lucidly dazzles their audience into goose pimple-induced awe.”


Date: Thursday 22 September 2016
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Quarry Theatre
Cost: £12 (£10 concessions)

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Running Time: 85mins (no interval)
Age Suitability: 13 yrs + (some strong language)

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