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10th Birthday Pit Party

The PappyShow

The PappyShow Pit Party at the Barbican

Join us for an evening of radical joy, celebrating bold and beautiful dance, music and the best of vibes with performances curated by acclaimed theatre company The PappyShow.

In celebration of their tenth anniversary, The PappyShow return to host this exciting mixed-bill of performances that showcase their own work and other outstanding artists they love from across the last decade. Enjoy the best of dance, physical performance, music, film and spoken word. Collaboration, community and showcasing marginalised identities is at the heart of the night. 

Founded by Kane Husbands in 2013, The PappyShow is an ensemble theatre company of eight core friends that brings people together to move and creating space for people to dance, play and celebrate their authentic voice. 

As well as their critically-acclaimed productions – such as Boys, Winner of the Origins Outstanding New Work Award at VAULT Festival and OFFIE nominated GIRLS – they lead diverse workshops that centre training for everybody and all bodies.

Running time: 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)

Age guidance: 14 + (contains strong language and content of a sensitive nature)

Captioned performance 
Fri 3 Nov, 7.45pm (speech to text captioning)

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Presented by the Barbican

Images by Denisha Anderson

‘A party you don’t want to finish‘
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The PappyShow ensemble having a party in the Barbican conservatory.

Listen: The PappyShow Pit Party Beats

Listen to this playlist that The PappyShow have put together, serving us the best of vibes from Rihanna, Burna Boy, M.I.A. and a whole host of other bold and beautiful artists.

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Pay no booking fees, enjoy Members' priority booking and Member-only pre-show talks and open rehearsals (T&Cs apply)

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