30 Sep 2018 - 01 Oct 2018


Directed By Dani Parr



production information

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.

Dates & Tickets

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.

Additional information

Running time is approximately 30 minutes

Cast & Creatives

Annie Rozee
Chima Akpa-Agwu
Elize Layton
Elyce Dowell
Faith Zammit
Francine Peyroux
Freya Morgan
Jean Woollard
Jennifer Kwafo
Li Keegan
Maria Hatzipetrou
Max Son
Melina Matthews
Olivia Olphin
Sara Harris
Signora Jamila
Suzy Roston

Director Dani Parr
Movement Director Simon Carroll Jones
Musical Director Suzy Davies
Assistant Director Jordana Golbourn