Directed By Dani Parr
You press play. Memories, feelings, stories begin. But something’s not right.
You press pause. Silence surfaces. But something’s not quite -
You skip ahead. You open your mouth to speak but your mind is racing to find the song from before, from last time, from when -
You give in. You press shuffle. You let go.
Shuffle is a playful and powerful new musical play, created by a community company of all ages in response to Clare Barron’s multi-award winning play Dance Nation, exploring stories of power, strength, ambition and music.
Almeida Theatre auditorium
Sunday 30 September 5pm
Monday 1 October 5.30pm
Dani Parr is a theatre director specialising in creating work for children and young people. She is Director of Participation and work for Young People at the Almeida Theatre.
She was Associate Director at Royal & Derngate Theatres, Northampton for 11 years, where she directed over 30 plays, and led a programme of innovative creative projects for all ages.
Dani recently directed I Believe in Unicorns for Wizard Presents, which has just finished a successful run at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, won an Argus Angel award at Brighton Festival and is now touring nationally. She also recently co-directed Moominsummer Madness, a co-production between Polka Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Little Angel Theatre. She won two awards for Flathampton at Brighton Festival last year: the Argus Angel award for artistic innovation; and the Latest award for Best Children’s Event.
She programmed the Take Off Festival 2013 for Theatre Hullabaloo, an international festival of theatre work for children and young people, and she directed Dream Space for Shakespeare’s Globe, a family version of Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Running time is approximately 30 minutes
Director Dani Parr
Movement Director Simon Carroll Jones
Musical Director Suzy Davies
Assistant Director Jordana Golbourn