Marathon

Marathon

This is theatre for a generation engulfed by the fog of information in the digital age, where the storytelling is disrupted, never fully taking shape, as our narrators try to recall an event.

Overview

A man on the front line of a conflict between two countries is told by his general to relay a message to the king: ‘we’ve lost the war, the enemy is coming.’ The journey he takes and the people he meets along the way lead him to question his faith in the mission.

Marathon is less about the Greek myth and more about the performers onstage struggling to re-enact the play they’ve created of the same name. Under a kind of collective amnesia, they experiment with form, style, live music and pyrotechnics to evoke the sense of confusion felt by many in our times. JAMS are a group of young, international artists intent on creating unpredictable and collaborative theatre.

Critic reviews

WARNING: This is the kind of show where you’ll look upstage at one point and someone has their head in a bucket

Exeunt

A scary representation of the development of our super-efficient, multi-tasking habits

The Upcoming

Marathon explores the dysfunctional behaviour behind the structure of the professional acting industry

A Younger Theatre

It feels like it is more rewarding for the excellent actors to participate in than for the audience to watch

Broadway World

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 20 Sep - Sat 29 Sep, 7.45pm

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
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