Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.
How do you bring someone into a world that everyone keeps telling you is ending? This show is about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that’s not nothing.
★★★★★ The Skinny “Riotously hilarious...a uniquely optimistic hour of comedy”
★★★★ The Times “Brilliantly evocative, an original and unflagging spirit.”
★★★★ The Guardian ““Full of love and defiant joy”
★★★★ The Scotsman “Her excitability is as infectious as always...explicitly personal and positive...an hour of near constant laughs”
17 dancers, 35 scenes, 100 characters…
Like passing-by miniature scenes through a train window, or cycling through the streets and peering into apartments, we all love to glimpse into other lives, and the homes they’re lived out in.
Rambert’s brilliant dancers invite us into wildly different worlds and surprising set-ups. People trying to live their lives, navigate dilemmas, swerve mishaps and survive their mini-dramas.
Rooms is a daftly ambitious dance-theatre-film that is performed live. It’s sometimes absurd it’s oftentimes funny. It’s beautiful and it’s peculiar, and occasionally a little bit sad. Or maybe it’s all perfectly normal.
…unlike most livestreams, this was not a static recording or a glitchy presentation over Zoom. Watching it felt more like watching a movie, immersive and absorbing, yet easily the most technically sophisticated live dance production I’ve seen since theaters closed
New York Times on Rambert’s Draw from Within.
Single ticket £10
Household ticket £15
Or including a donation to the venue and Rambert £20
A new comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL explore what it’s like to be human and to struggle.
Alice is making a new start. Things are going to be different. She has moved out of the big city to a small town, doing the job she loves as an Occupational Therapist. She is going to be a new person here, cool, calm and free. The kind of person who goes running everyday and can go to a cafe and sit on their own. She is going to make a difference, meet new people and become a new woman…BUT her old friend Anxiety has other ideas…
How do you make new friends when even choosing what to have for dinner fills you with dread and self-doubt? What do you do when it all gets too much?
★★★★★ “A packed and very rewarding experience” – British Theatre
★★★★ The Live Review
★★★★ ‘relatable to every person in the audience’ – Upstaged Manchester
★★★★ ‘engaging and entertaining theatre’ – Opening-Night.org
‘Hilarious’ – BritishTheatreGuide
“It entertains. But, it also probes questions about our own insecurities, self-doubt and social angst” – South West Londoner
Livestreaming Frequently Asked Questions:
What does livestreaming mean?
The show will be performed live at the theatre and a recording of this performance will be simultaneously be played through the device you are watching the show on. Like live TV or National Theatre Live.
Do I need to download anything to watch the livestream?
No, although it is advisable to update your device.
How will I get the link for the livestream?
A link will be sent to you on the day of the performance by the box office you have booked your tickets through.
Is my ticket per person watching, or per device?
I am not free on the Friday 22nd January at 7.30pm, can I still watch the show?
We will not be doing another livestream performance soon, but the recording of the livestream may be available for people to watch who were not able to see the show.
Can I record the livestream?