Critically acclaimed physical theatre company, Tmesis, have announced a new production to open in the New Year.

As its name suggests, That’s Amore, centres itself around love and all it encompasses; from chance encounters to hidden desires, and emotional extremes to the science of romance. The piece discovers the flesh and philosophy behind what makes our hearts beat faster.

The cast: Jennifer Essex, Adam Davies, Eleni Edipidi and Ross McCall.

The cast: Jennifer Essex, Adam Davies, Eleni Edipidi and Ross McCall.

The play, commissioned by Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, promises to deliver its trademark physicality combined with a crowd pleasing musical playlist which will feature songs familiar to most audiences who have been struck by Cupid’s arrow – Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart, A-ha’s Take On Me, Sinead O’Connor’s Nothing Compares To You, George Michael’s Careless Whisper and, of course, the title name, That’s Amore by Dean Martin, amongst others.

Tmesis’ Elinor Randle, who co-founded the theatre company in 2003, will for the first time since the company’s inception take a break from performing with the troop and will instead take up the role of director.

She commented: “I am very excited to step away from performing and to direct the new Tmesis piece with four hugely talented performers and a bigger and more visual new direction. The show has an amazing creative team and is a crazy, funny, emotional rollercoaster of a piece, which explores what we all want in the end, to be loved.

“We want audiences to be caught up in the moment, swept away with the excitement, confusion and agony of romance. To recognise how love strips us of our dignity and just how funny it all really is.”

The newest addition to Tmesis Theatre’s impressive production repertoire, That’s Amore joins the list of successful European toured shows, following TmesisMemento Mori and Anima, their trilogy on life’s journey and The Dreadful Hours and Wolf Red.

That’s Amore will debut at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre on Wednesday 28th January kicking off a ten-date tour that will stop in Norwich, Omskirk, Bury, Halifax, Runcorn and Barnsley.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults (£10 / £8 / £5 for concessions) and can be booked here.