Man Drake
Anatomia Publica

21 - 25 January 2014 / 19:45
The Pit


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'There’s no doubting the technical accomplishment of the performers' Evening Standard

'Haunting, harrowing movement piece...veered between extraordinary and absurd' Daily Telegraph

A soldier, missing in action and presumed dead, returns home to find his wife is remarried and living with another man. Inspired by real wartime events that shaped his own family, this is director Tomeo Vergés’s gripping depiction of an unusual ménage à trois.

Highly skilled performers take physical storytelling to the limits, using intensely fractured, multi-layered movements that break down the action to its constituent parts. A thrumming soundscape heightens the choreographed drama of this surreal comedy in which the anatomy of a relationship is explored.

Working at the frontiers of dance and theatre, French company Man Drake makes its first UK appearance.

'Astonishing virtuosity and humour' La Terrasse (France)

Presented by the Barbican in association with
London International Mime Festival

55 mins/no interval

Age guidance 12+

23 Jan
Post-show talk
Free to same-day ticket holders

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This event is part of:
London International Mime Festival 2014


Co-produced by Man Drake/Tomeo Vergés, Théâtre de l’Espace – scène nationale de Besançon/DRAC de Franche-Comté, Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson and Ménagerie de Verre – Studiolab

Man Drake is supported by the Ministry of Culture/DRAC d’Ile-de-France

London International Mime Festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

French artists at the Barbican are supported by the Institut français

French artists at the Barbican supported by the


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