Nightclubbing


Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.
NIGHTCLUBBING at Camden People's Theatre

Image by Marcus-Hessenberg


Overview


Genre: Play with music
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Started: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Closed: Saturday 12 May 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 12+

Background


NIGHTCLUBBING is supported by Arts Council England, Camden People's Theatre, The Lowry, Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban, Live Art UK, The Marlborough Theatre and Greenwich University.

Synopsis


POST PUNK / POST FEAR / POST PANIC


Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.


1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album 'Nightclubbing'; her body is brown and soft.


2015: three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.


Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms and becoming an international superstar.


Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded; 'undesirable'.


WE are those three women, our bodies are brown and soft.


We zoom through galaxies and solar systems, traveling through time, returning again and again to see if things have changed; we just want some bodies at the front that are brown or soft or queer.


It's time for a different rhythm, a different future, it's time to take up space, make some noise and change the narrative.


Women to the front, LGBTQ to the front, People of Colour to the front!!!


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 8 May 2018

Press night:Tuesday 8 May 2018

Closes:Saturday 12 May 2018

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


Rachael Young


Musicians:

Mwen Rukandema and Leisha Thomas


Creatives


Author: Rachael Young
Composer: Mwen Rukandema and Leisha Thomas
Director: Nadia Latif (Directorial Collaborator)
Designer: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Lighting: Nao Nagai
Sound: Mwen Rukandema and Leisha Thomas
Dramaturg: Season Butler
Production: Rachael Young

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