Roller
Dance

Barbican

Roller

23 Nov 2017 - 02 Dec 2017

£18.00 - £18.00

Pro reviewers rating
6 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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In their makeshift arena, Mars.tarrab are getting their skates on in a bid to understand what roller derby can reveal about bodies, economics and belonging.

Throwing off the terrible memories of school sports, they jostle with the status quo, creating their own alternative teams of diverse women to collaborate on this visual show.

Full contact, female-focused, self-organising and community run – roller derby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Fascinated by its popularity, Rachel Mars and nat tarrab have risked life and limb to bring you an energy-packed performance investigating female competition, ageing and power.

Ages 14+

Winner of The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2017

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Barbican [Off West End]

“That all too rare show: one that urgently considers the now... Magnificent, angry, slyly funny and necessary... Unapologetic.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Dynamic, combative show about female power... political urgency, poignancy and comic verve.”

Anna Winter (The Stage)

“Short, sharp... immediate and topical... A serious response... but what is attractive about the piece is its sense of mischief.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“A nice juxtaposition of the theoretical and personal... Gently thought-provoking... A lack of emotional punch.”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“Mars and tarrab undercut the pomp of vengeful, intellectual feminism with humorous aplomb... Neatly done but... innocuous.”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Nothing if not timely... Living as we are in what feels like a tipping point for sexual politics.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

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