Pop-Up Love Party

Zuppa Theatre Co.

Sat 23-Sun 24 May

UK Premiere

Can you taste a thought? Can old ideas become startlingly present over nibbles and drinks in 2015?

Pop-Up Love Party is a philosophical feast, a multisensory contemplation of love and desire supplemented with a 7-course snack menu by Michelin-starred New York chef Daniel Burns.

After making shows about dying family members, war, and the end of the world, Zuppa decided to make a show that rattled and buzzed with joy. Pursuing the thrill of late night conversation, flirtation and intellectual illumination, Pop-Up Love Party is a riff on Plato’s Symposium – a classical text about a drinking game and the surprising nature of erotic love.

The challenge is this: which of the Zuppa performers can best sway hearts and minds? Who can capture the essence of Plato’s ancient words and make arguments so vivid and current that they get you in the mind, in the guts, and in the pants. Using a variety of theatrical devices and the power of contemporary cuisine, the Zuppas will stop at nothing to seize the day in this celebration of mind, body and love in the 21st century.

A devising-based company whose performances defy categorization (easy or otherwise) . . . They are charting new territory. – Bruce Barton, Canadian Theatre Review

Going to see a Zuppa show is like being a child playing make-believe: anything is possible and profound observations arrive like fireflies in the dark. – Laura Graham, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax

Seamless works that are at some moments hilarious and other times transcendent. This unique quality makes Zuppa Circus a leading company in the ‘ensemble theatre’ movement and simply a wonderful troupe to see. – Raymond Bobgan, Cleveland Public Theatre  

Zuppa Theatre Co. are an ensemble of artists based in Halifax, Canada. They thrive on the play between the imagined and the real, and use visceral experience to enhance or illuminate aspects of the everyday.



The Kitchen, Silver Street
Start Date
May 23, 2015
End Date
May 24, 2015
£25 (inc 7 course snack menu)
Running Time
90 mins (no interval)
Age Guidance
Box Office Number
0117 987 7877
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