Elephant in the Room

Elephant in the Room

Camden People's Theatre · 02 APR - 20 APR

Michael, a young working-class black man from Hackney, seems to have a good life – a decent job, solid friends, he even volunteers as a football coach at his local youth football club on weekends.

Overview

But as the days go by, it gets a little harder for Michael to get out of bed in the morning, a little harder for Michael to connect with his friends and a little harder for Michael to do his volunteering to the best of his ability.

There’s something going on, something he needs to address but keeps hidden.

As the pressure mounts and the challenges of Michael’s mental health deepen, we see how he grapples to keep control and the effects it has on his life when he doesn’t.

A fusion of physical theatre, hip-hop dance and spoken word, Elephant in the Room is inspired by Lanre’s personal experiences. It’s an explosive and unapologetic dance theatre solo exploring the mental health crisis within the working class black community.

Critic reviews

A prime example of how theatre can influence, spark debate and help change the world for the better

The Upcoming

The best parts of the show are those in which no words are spoken. Through a mixture of hip-hop-influenced dance and physical theatre, Malaolu creates a visual language of someone constantly fighting against the overpowering mental and physical urge to collapse

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 2 Apr - Sat 20 Apr, 7.15pm

Venue

Camden People's Theatre
58-60 Hampstead Road NW1 2PY London, UK · Get Directions
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