Equations for a Moving Body

London theatre news: Monday 23 May 2016

London Fringe - Shows

A one woman show about what it takes to compete in a triathlon and the physiology of endurance, both physical and psychological - playing at Camden Poeple's Theatre from 31 May to 4 June 2016.
Equations for a Moving Body at Camden People's Theatre

Image: Camden People's Theatre

This show is written and performed by Hannah Nicklin, using the expertise of top scientists and psychologists from the University of Northumbria, and with help and direction from collaborator Alexander Kelly (Third Angel), Equations for a Moving Body questions what carries us to the finish line and what is left at the end.

Hannah Nicklin is a theatre-maker, poet, game designer/writer, producer, and occasional academic.

Recent projects include a Social Housing Arts Network commission, working in East London on a new piece of community-based storytelling; Your Home from Here, a headphone theatre piece in Hannah’s home town; and Songs for Breaking Britain, a show made up of stories from members of the public and turned into punk music.


This is a story about the physiology of endurance, both physical and psychological.

It's about what happens when our brains tell our bodies to stop but we keep going on.

Supported by a blend of documentary footage, blogs, diary entries and field expertise, Hannah Nicklin’s one-woman show follows the true life journey she took as she trained and attempted a full-distance triathlon, known as ‘Ironman.’

Her journey will push our minds into a world that our bodies can’t follow as Hannah prepares for a 2.4k swim, 112 miles of cycling and a running marathon.

As she tests and pushes her body to the limit she discovers that it is the relationship with the self that is the scariest part.

Exterior photo of Camden People's Theatre, London.

Photo: Peter Brown

About CPT

Camden People’s Theatre is a central London space dedicated year-round to supporting early-career artists - particularly those making work about issues that matter to people right now.

Its mission is to refresh and strengthen the performance sector with a new generation of artists who bring a fresh perspective to contemporary concerns, and create new artistic forms with which to address them; and to present their work to a new generation of audiences.


Camden People's Theatre

58-60 Hampstead Road

London NW1 2PY


31 May to 4 June at 9pm


£12/£10 concs


Hannah Nicklin


Director: Hannah Nicklin, Alexander Kelly


Camden People's Theatre

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