‘Rhiannon Faith is a silly, serious and brave contemporary female heroine. She will go far…’ (Total Theatre)
PRESENTS FOR 2018- 2019
SMACK THAT (a conversation)
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 setting 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) 2018 Tour Dates
at Square Chapel Arts, Halifax
Date: Fri 27th April 2018 Time:7.30pm
Book Here: http://bit.ly/2Aln9Eg
at the Barbican, London
Date: 12-16th June 2018 Time:7.45pm
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at CAST, Doncaster
Date: 6th July 2018 Time:7.45pm
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(limited seating so book early to avoid disappointment)
“Beautiful and Harrowing” (audience member)
“Smack That (a conversation) is confident takedown not just of the stereotypes around abuse, but of preconceived notions of what our conversations about abuse need to look like.” (Cambridge Independent)
‘A brilliant choreographer, a madcap mind and a cheeky little minx’ (Bryony Kimmings)
photography by Foteini Christofilopoulou