Without Warning brings together light, sound and movement using the stage space in a unique way.
Working from images in Keenan’s compelling account of his four and a half years in captivity, four dancers and four musicians enter the anguished territory of being relegated to ‘meat’, and explore how the mind and spirit still finds ways to claw back reality, half-reality and meaning.
Voice, strings and percussion become a conduit for rage and resistance, playing out the erratic states of euphoria, ridiculousness, compassion and uncertainty.
Accompanying the performance is Darkroom by Peter Anderson, an exhibition of black and white photographs of the Without Warning cast in rehearsal. A staff photographer for NME in the 1980s, Peter is known for his striking portraits of musical icons including Madonna and Mick Jagger.
Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 11 February 2012
Tues – Fri, 6.30pm
Sat, 1pm & 6pm
N.B There is no performance on Monday 6 February
Tickets: £15 (+£1 restoration levy)
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Book for both Without Warning and An Audience with Brian Keenan for just £20. Call the box office and quote ‘PACKAGE DEAL’.
Box Office: 0844 871 7628
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Book In Person: The Old Vic, The Cut, SE1 8NB
Group Bookings: 0844 871 7644 (bookable in person or over the phone)
Please note: Concessions can only be booked in person or over the phone.
To coincide with Without Warning, Brian Keenan will be reading extracts from his new book, to be published in Autumn 2012. Click here for more info.
Leading dramaturg Mary Ann Hushlak will also be hosting a dance and performance workshop.
The Old Vic Tunnels,
Leake Street Entrance,
London SE1 7NN
‘Painfully voyeuristic, evoking both participation and complicity. As an audience we felt so connected to the performance in a way I have never felt before; their agony, trauma and abuse breathed into us, became our breath, as we both in turn shifted in the space and defined one another’s freedom, watching their utter powerlessness.’
Amanda Root, actress