Blitz Theatre Group: Late Night

LIFT 2016

15 - 18 June 2016 / 19:45
The Pit

Everything is falling apart. Here, among the debris of a dilapidated ballroom, six performers endlessly dance the waltz, stopping only to share fragmented recollections of a lost love.

What does it feel like to live through the end of an era? There’s music, singing, a drink, some tricks to pass the time, and always the same absurd sense of waiting.

Devised by Blitz – a contemporary Greek collective who write, direct and act collaboratively, all the time playing with traditional theatre structures – Late Night has the otherworldly feel of a David Lynch film. Emotive and poetic, with a quiet stillness and an unsettling quality of confinement, the piece unfolds to a nostalgic soundtrack. It speaks of the past and the future, of hope and despair, of a Europe in ruins.

1 hour 30 mins/no interval

Age guidance 12+

Performed in Greek with English surtitles

16 Jun
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

This event is part of:


Presented by the Barbican and LIFT

Produced by Blitz Theatre Group

Co-produced by Onassis Cultural Centre and La Filature – Scène nationale de Mulhouse

Tour Management: Ligne Directe

Late Night is a House on Fire project, supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union


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