Back to All Events


  • The Gate Arts Centre Keppoch Street Cardiff, Wales, CF24 3JW United Kingdom (map)



Full Price: £7.00
Concession for students, unemployed patrons, disabled patrons, senior citizens, under 18s: £5.00


Online Route Ticket Discount when you book to see Archetypical and Head-Count on the same performance date

Show Duration: 30 minutes, 15 minute post-show discussion

Venue: The Gate Theatre
Venue Address: The Gate Arts Centre, Keppoch Street, CF24 3JW


by Thania Acarón / UWTSD Contemporary Performance Swansea College of Art

Genre: Physical Theatre 

Archetypical is a promenade-style physical theatre performance that explores four archetypes of women: Saint, Martyr, Witch and Whore, placed in a contemporary context. Mixing humour and surrealism, audiences are invited to question and engage with critical notions of women’s bodies being sold, bartered, inspected and paraded, portrayed through metaphoric physical imagery. A devised performance piece developed within UWTSD Swansea College of Art’s Contemporary Performance programme, and under the direction of Thania Acarón, Archetypical features a live art-inspired comedic journey that characterises the human form. 

Age restrictions: Adult themes. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Content warning: Please note that this involves an element of 'promenade' theatre, i.e. the audience may be required to walk/stand at times (wheelchair friendly).

Access information: This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Earlier Event: June 12
Later Event: June 13
Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold