PRESENTS FOR 2017- 2019
Rhiannon Faith presents Smack That (a conversation)
Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse.
Supported by Arts Council England, Essex County Council, DanceEast, Rich Mix, Arts Depot, and developed through the Open Lab at Barbican/Guildhall. With special thanks to Safer Places.
Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. Expect games, dancing, humour and a very raw and honest account of domestic abuse. Each member of the all-female cast, a close-knit group of non-performers and dance artists, fearlessly takes
on the persona of Beverly to convey turbulent, real experiences. The unusual seting creates a safe space for them to reveal the challenges they have faced and celebrate their endurance with the audience.
Faith’s work with a support group at charity Safer Places underpins this show, which seeks to raise social consciousness around domestic abuse by supporting women to openly talk about it.
Smack That (a conversation) previews
at Cambridge Junction
Date:Tue 24 Oct Time:7.30pm
Book Here: http://bit.ly/2yoLmsB
Date:Sun 12 Nov Time:7.30pm
Book Here: http://bit.ly/2xvQg9c
(limited seating so book early to avoid disappointment)
“A bold and brave performance … searingly honest and genuinely moving”
Evening Standard on Scary Shit
“Presented with wit and poignancy”
Observer on Scary Shit
Smack That (a conversation) has been nominated for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Award 2017.
‘Rhiannon Faith is a silly, serious and brave contemporary female heroine. She will go far…’ (Total Theatre)
‘A brilliant choreographer, a madcap mind and a cheeky little minx’ (Bryony Kimmings)
photography by Foteini Christofilopoulou