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27 Aug 2018 - 06 Oct 2018

UK Premiere

Dance Nation

By Clare Barron

Directed By Bijan Sheibani

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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“Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!”

Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming.

An army of competitive dancers is ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.

With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Clare Barron’s explosive new play Dance Nation makes its UK debut in summer 2018, directed by Bijan Sheibani.

Dates & Tickets

Previews Mon 27 Aug – Sat 1 Sep
Press Night Tue 4 Sep

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 12 Sep
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 8 Sep

27 Aug 1 Sep
£32, £28, £20, £10
3 Sep 6 Oct
£39.50, £32, £20, £10

Thu 27 Sep
Post-show talk with members of the Dance Nation company. Free to same day ticket holders.

Almeida Questions
Mon 17 Sep 6pm
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. An invited panel of speakers discuss the key issues and ideas raised by Dance Nation

Captioned performance
Fri 28 Sep 7.30pm

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£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale Mon 6 Aug

Audio Described performance
by VocalEyes
Sat 22 Sep 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm) 

£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale Mon 6 Aug

Islington First
Mon 27 Aug – Wed 5 Sep
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.

Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here.

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. For more information click here.

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.

*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.

25 and under
£5 tickets on sale Mon 6 Aug for performances Mon 27 Aug, Tue 28 Aug, Mon 3 Sep, Mon 10 Sep, Tue 11 Sep, Mon 17 Sep, Tue 18 Sep. Book using the promo code UNDER25

About Dance Nation

Clare Barron is a playwright and performer from Wenatchee, Washington. Her play Dance Nation recently received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons (NYC) in May 2018. It is the recipient of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Other plays include: You Got Older (Page 73; Steppenwolf; RADA) which received an Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Play, and was a Susan Smith Blackburn finalist; I’ll Never Love Again (The Bushwick Starr); and Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb; Woolly Mammoth). She is the recipient of a Whiting Award for Drama, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award at The Vineyard, and the Page 73 Fellowship; and is a member of New Dramatists. Clare lives in Brooklyn.

Additional information

Recommended for ages 14+

Cast & Creatives

Brendan Cowell
Nancy Crane
Karla Crome
Miranda Foster
Sarah Hadland
Kayla Meikle
Irfan Shamji
Manjinder Virk
Ria Zmitrowicz

Writer Clare Barron
Director Bijan Sheibani
Choreographer Aline David
Set Design Samal Blak
Costume Design Moritz Junge
Lighting Lee Curran
Sound and Composition Marc Teitler
Amy Ball
Resident Director Hannah Joss

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