With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to community breakdown.
Six people, weighed down by individual darkness, come to a coastal land. There is no lifeguard. Yearning to make connections and to find strength, they search for guidance. The absence of support sends them into a spiral as they struggle with ideas of shame and hope, unravelling before our eyes. Highly physical, interspersed with autobiographical testimonials and text, this timely performance gives voice to the vulnerable and unheard.
Choreographer Rhiannon Faith makes socially conscious work that raises awareness of hard-to-navigate issues and which lobbies for change. Engaging here with the symptoms and problems encountered by marginalised groups, she asks how we can champion authentic belonging for every person and save them from drowning. Faith presented the acclaimed Smack That (a conversation) at the Barbican in 2018.
Age Recommendation: 16+
(strong language and scenes that some people may find upsetting)