Smack That (a conversation)


Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. There are games, drinks, shared conversation, energetic dance and heartbreaking moments as she bravely gives a raw and honest account of surviving an abusive relationship.
Smack That (a conversation) at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Experimental
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Started: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Closed: Saturday 16 June 2018
Running time:1 hr 20 mins
Age suitability: 16+

Background


Part of the 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.


This show discusses themes of an adult nature, sexual violence and domestic abuse.


Synopsis


Endlessly inventive choreographer Rhiannon Faith shines a light on the complex subject of domestic abuse in an empowering and participatory performance highlighting human resilience.


Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests.


There are games, drinks, shared conversation, energetic dance and heartbreaking moments as she bravely gives a raw and honest account of surviving an abusive relationship.


Each member of the all-female cast, a close-knit group of non-performers and dance artists, fearlessly takes on the persona of Beverly to convey turbulent, real experiences.


The unusual setting creates a safe space for them to reveal the challenges they have faced and celebrate their endurance with the audience.


Faith's work with a support group at charity Safer Places underpins this show, which seeks to raise social consciousness around domestic abuse by supporting women to openly talk about it.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 12 June 2018

Closes:Saturday 16 June 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:

Young Barbican

14-25 Young Barbican members £5 no booking fee (subject to availability).


Groups

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Under 16

Half-price tickets for under 16s. Proof of age required on collection.


Access

Visitors with access requirements who have joined the Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets.


Access information


BSL‑interpreted performance:

14 June 2018, 7‑45pm


Creatives


Author: Rhiannon Faith
Director: Rhiannon Faith
Designer: Amelia Jane Hankin
Lighting: Azusa Ono
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Production: Rhiannon Faith

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