VIDEO. Actor describes trance-like performance in time travel monologue

Veteran Birmingham actor Tyrone Huggins is hoping to put audiences in a trance when he returns to his home city to star in one-man play this week.

Tyrone, who emigrated to Birmingham from St Kitts in 1960 aged just five, will be performing the monologue To Move In Time at The Rep theatre in Centenary Square on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May.

The actor and writer, whose long list of stage, TV and film credits include the 2007 movie Run Fatboy Run starring Simon Pegg, will be talking about what you would do if you could travel through time.

To Move In Time is written and directed by Tim Etchells, who floated the idea of a play on the subject while working with Tyrone at the National Theatre. You can watch our reporter Luisa Huggin’s video interview with Tyrone here:

Tyrone said: “He [Tim Etchells] asked if it would be good to collaborate on something, and I said I would love to, so he said: ‘I’ve got this idea about time travel I would like to explore.’ We met and talked about it and I found it fascinating.”

Tyrone, who once served on The Rep board for six years, described how the play sees him talking continuously to the audience for about an hour about what it means to be able to travel back and forth in time, and how you might make the future a better place.

He said: “The general reaction I’ve been picking up [from audiences] is, at the end of the hour, they kind of almost come out of a trance and feel like they’ve been in the theatre for about 20 minutes. [That’s] because it’s taken them on a journey through thought and ideas and places and moments, and it gets them to reflect on their idea of what they would do if they could travel in time.”

Tyrone, whose first performance was as a nine-year-old in his school play, said he always likes performing in Birmingham. “Not only do family come along, but then friends or people who I haven’t seen for a long time. I am really excited about it.”

Tickets for To Move in Time cost from £12, and can be booked here or by calling 0121 236 4455.

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