Lady Eats Apple

Back to Back Theatre

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Enter an inflatable universe for a tale of creation and destruction in which the epic and everyday, mythic and mundane coexist.

A bored God creates the world, hoping for a little worship. Adam and Eve appear in a dark paradise. An uneasy romance takes place between the empty seats of the theatre.

One of the most exciting and urgent companies in contemporary theatre today, Australia’s Back to Back is driven by an ensemble of actors with perceived intellectual disabilities who are co-authors and performers of the work. Lady Eats Apple is a large-scale, experiential production, featuring ingenious binaural sound and epic visuals, which exposes us to the fragility of existence while challenging the assumptions we hold about others and ourselves. 

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins, no interval
Age guidance: 14+

Presented by the Barbican and LIFT 2018. 

Part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Part of LIFT 2018, a London-wide festival of international performance taking place throughout June

With the support of the Australian High Commission in London, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and City of Greater Geelong

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Our 2018 season explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

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