Elephant in the Room


Fusing physical theatre, hip-hop dance and spoken word, this semi-autobiographical work by Lanre Malaolu is an explosive and unapologetic piece of dance theatre exploring the mental health crisis.
Elephant in the Room at Camden People's Theatre

Image credit (c) Lanre Malaou


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Started: Tuesday 2 April 2019
Closed: Saturday 20 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Supported by Arts Council England, Camden Peoples Theatre, Talawa, The WellcomeTrust, MGCfutures and The Place.

Synopsis


Michael, a young working-class black man from Hackney, seems to have a good life - a decent job, solid friends, he even volunteers as a football coach at his local youth football club on weekends.


But as the days go by, it gets a little harder for Michael to get out of bed in the morning, a little harder for Michael to connect with his friends and a little harder for Michael to do his volunteering to the best of his ability.


There's something going on, something he needs to address but keeps hidden.


As the pressure mounts and the challenges of Michael's mental health deepen, we see how he grapples to keep control and the effects it has on his life when he doesn't.


Fusing physical theatre, hip-hop dance and spoken word, this semi-autobiographical work by Lanre Malaolu is an explosive and unapologetic piece of dance theatre exploring the mental health crisis.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PY

Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 2 April 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm

Friday ‑ 7‑15pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

Cast


Lanre Malaolu

Creatives


Author: Lanre Malaolu
Director: Lanre Malaolu

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