DROWNTOWN

Rhiannon Faith Company

4 people in anoraks are on a windy beach. One has a bright pink wig.

Gritty dance theatre, with autobiographical testimonials and textgiving voice to the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to a society at tipping point.

Six strangers, weighed down by individual darkness, come to a coastal land. Seemingly abandoned, there is no one to help but themselves. Stuck between the remains of a broken community and the vast bleakness of the sea, they struggle with isolation, shame and failed support systems.

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith makes socially conscious work that raises awareness and lobbies for change. She asks here how we can champion authentic belonging for every person and save them from drowning.

1 hour 30 mins, no interval
Age guidance 16+ (strong language and scenes that some people may find upsetting. More Information)

Relaxed performance, Thu 2 Jul
See the Relaxed tab for more detail. 

Captioned performance and post-show talk, Fri 3 Jul
The talk is free to same-day ticket holders

Weekend Lab, Sat 4 – Sun 5 Jul 2020

Presented by the Barbican. Co-produced by Harlow Playhouse. Commissioned by Cambridge Junction with commissioning support from DanceEast. Supported by Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd, South East Dance, and using public funding by Arts Council England.

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Part of Inside Out

A year exploring the relationship between our inner lives and creativity.

Reviews

‘Bold, inventive and discomfiting, this is a work of urgent importance‘
‘Treats its subject matter with huge sensitivity and honesty‘

How is this performance Relaxed?

A Relaxed performance is ideal for those who would benefit from a more informal approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, or would feel more at ease knowing they could enter and exit freely. 

For this production:

  • The house will be opened early to allow you more time to find your seats.
  • A member of the Front of House team will lead a pre-show welcome talk.
  • The Front of House team are briefed on providing an more informal service and relaxing the standards in regard to audience behaviour during the performance.
  • Latecomer and re-admittance points will be relaxed to allow people to leave and re-enter the auditorium more freely. 
  • The house lights will remain slightly raised to during the performance to ensure your safety if you need to move about.
  • The performers are briefed about Relaxed performances, and know that you may need to move around and make noise.
  • A quiet chill out space is provided with comfortable seating.
  • Babes in arms are also welcome (as long as they aren't walking or requiring their own seat)

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