20 Feb - 10 Mar

THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN

Presented by China Plate. Developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe. Conceived and Directed by Rachel Bagshaw. Written by Chris Thorpe. Original Score by Melanie Wilson.


8pm
Additional 4pm matinee 10 Mar
Price:
20 Feb, Preview performance | £10
21 Feb - 10 Mar | £12.50, £10 concs

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'I don't have to remember being in pain. I'm not sure that's something we can do. And in my case, it's irrelevant. You can't remember something that's still happening.'

One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she's met someone, and they want to make this work.

Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception. 

An experiment in how we talk about pain - and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand. 

A Scotsman Fringe First award-winning show exploring life in extremity and the joy that can be found there.

All performances are captioned, audio described and wheelchair accessible.
 

'Exhilarating theatre. Funny and sad and wise'
★★★★ The Guardian

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Supported by artsdepot. 
Funded by The Wellcome Trust and supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 


Running Time: 70 mins
Age recommendation: 14+

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CREDITS

Performed by Hannah McPake
Original Score | Melanie Wilson
Designer | Madeleine Girling
Video & Lighting Designer | Joshua Pharo
Movement Director | Raquel Meseguer

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ACCESS NOTICE

All performances are captioned and audio described. 

This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift. There is step-free access to Scratch Bar, The Bee's Knees and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

DIALOGUE THEATRE CLUB

Wed 28 Feb - Battersea Arts Centre - Waiting Room - 9.15pm

 

Dialogue Theatre Club is a post-show discussion with a difference. It works more like a book group: no one who made the show is invited, so you can talk with other people who watched it, find out who saw the same things in it as you - and who had a completely different response.

 

Hosted by writer Maddy Costa and artist Rhiannon Armstrong, Dialogue Theatre Club is totally informal: you don't have to be a theatre expert to come, just curious and ready to share your thoughts over nibbles and a drink. 

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