Thick & Tight:

Romancing The Apocalypse

Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells

London International Mime Festival 2020

9th-11th January 8pm

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(see below for workshop info)

The Quays Theatre,

The Lowry, Salford

17th February 8pm

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Following their resounding success at London International Mime Festival 2019, Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry return as Thick & Tight with a programme of brand new works combining dance, mime and queer culture.

Apparitions of infamous and remarkable characters from contemporary history take shape throughout the evening: Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol and a two-headed Barbara Cartland as well as the British film maverick Derek Jarman and French literary icon Marcel Proust. Thick & Tight strive to unveil these lives in new, explosive and thought-provoking ways, offering a full and raucous evening of entertainment revealing our shared humanity.

Thick & Tight are joined by artists from Corali Dance Company, UK leaders in dance by artists with learning disabilities and fabulous soloists: Harry Alexander (Michael Clark Company), Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer South Asian finalist) and Edd Arnold (BalletBoyz, Russell Maliphant) with design by Tim Spooner.

(Please note, The Lowry performance includes Gary Clarke as Queen Elizabeth I instead of Edd Arnold as Marlene Dietrich. Corali Company will not be joining us but students from Edge Hill University will be)

Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Edge Hill University & MDI for LEAP 2019.

Supported by Sadler's Wells, The Place through Choreodrome and Trinity Laban.

Sunday 2nd February, Jacksons Lane, 10.30am-6pm, £60/£70

Romancing The Apocalypse: Workshop

We will be teaching a one-day workshop for professional/semi-professional performers based on Romancing The Apocalypse. Participants will learn material from the show, consisting of dance, mime, acting, drag, lip-syncing and precise musicality, and will respond to our research in a creative session.

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The Stage

"Thick & Tight pull a blinder with their latest showcase of lip-syncing physical portraiture, so deft in its blend of parody and pathos."

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