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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.

Two heads protrude from torn pink paper. They have the same big blond hair and dishevelled looking makeup. One looks manically happy and the other smiles with crossed eyes.

© Darren Evans

Romancing the Apocalypse is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Edge Hill University & MDI for LEAP 2019.

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

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If you are D/deaf, deafened or hard of hearing and would like to read the show text in advance, a full transcript is available below.

Press for Romancing The Apocalypse

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."


Photos by Rosie Powell

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