12 Jul 2013 - 13 Jul 2013

Gym Party

Made In China

By Made In China

production information

"These are the brains of Those Who Have Passed. Those who could not keep up. Those who lost, the disqualified, the eliminated-from-heats, group stages and knockout rounds. The dead: the dead-to-us-now."
Amidst the litter of brains of Those Who Have Passed, Jess, Chris and Ira vie for success. At once a delicate and violent three-way contest and a hilariously confused call-to-arms. Gym Party will explore the psychology of winning and the nature of pride: the desire to be and get the most, in all its triumphant and ugly incarnations.

"Not since Forced Entertainment burst on to the scene almost 30 years ago has a company arrived with such a fully formed and distinctive voice."
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Dates & Tickets


12 & 13 July at 7.30pm
13 July at 4pm

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Full £15
Concessions & Under 30s* £10
Young Friends of the Almeida £5

Double-Bill Discount
Book a full price ticket for this show and Three Plays in a Bag on 12 or 13 July get both shows for just £20, saving £5.

*Concessions are available to full-time students, over 60s, those claiming Job Seekers Allowance, and Deaf and disabled patrons. Proof of eligibility may be requested.

Ira Brand

Deviser / Performer

Ira is a writer and performance-maker, working across theatre and live art. Her solo show Keine Angst toured the UK in 2011-12 and her solo show A Cure For Ageing will is premiering at Forest Fringe, Edinburgh this August. Ira was a founding member of contemporary performance group Tinned Fingers, and has collaborated with People Show, Living Structures, Kings of England and Andy Field. Her work has been presented at Camden People’s Theatre, The Junction, The ShowRoom and the SPILL Festival National Platform. In 2012 she was supported by Escalator Performing Arts. Ira also works as an Associate Producer for Forest Fringe.