Late Night

Barbican

Late Night

15 Jun 2016 - 18 Jun 2016

£18.00 - £18.00

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Everything is falling apart.

Here, among the debris of a dilapidated ballroom, six performers endlessly dance the waltz, stopping only to share fragmented recollections of a lost love. What does it feel like to live through the end of an era? There’s music, singing, a drink, some tricks to pass the time, and always the same absurd sense of waiting.

Emotive and poetic, with a quiet stillness and an unsettling quality of confinement, the piece unfolds to a nostalgic soundtrack. It speaks of the past and the future, of hope and despair, of a Europe in ruins.

Devised by Blitz – a contemporary Greek collective who write, direct and act collaboratively, all the time playing with traditional theatre structures – Late Night has the otherworldly feel of a David Lynch film.

Performed in Greek with English surtitles

Ages 12+

 

 

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“Dreamily apocalyptic glimpse of a Europe not just in physical ruin but also in political, economic and emotional meltdown. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Atmospheric, dreamlike piece of dislocation, ruin and rebirth. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

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