Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Running time: 65 mins
A razor sharp and slightly dark exploration of our universal desire to win. Three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games that range from hilariously stupid to uncomfortable, arbitrary, and downright heartbreaking. Chris, Jess and Ira fearlessly do whatever it takes to win – to please you, the audience. They are also eager to share their stories, perspectives and awkward dances in between.
Anarchic, thoughtful and ultimately moving, Gym Party speaks to anyone who frets about the state of the world and how we treat each other – then gets distracted by a dumb celebrity tweet.
One marvellously unusual hour
Gym Party finds the sweet spot between pure play, sociopolitical satire and personal confession… sharp, silly and suprisingly tender ????
…a hugely talented young company who make noisy, bubblegum theatre that often has a melancholic edge. ????
Its not often I leave a show with a sickness in my stomach, but Made In China caused a devastating blow to me, a punch with force that Im unlikely to forget any time soon. ????
A YOUNGER THEATRE
Gym Party was developed at and commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre. A Pulse, Mayfest, Sampled and Sprint co-commission, developed with support from The National Theatre Studio and The Almeida Theatre.? Funded by Arts Council England.
Ignite Festival Ticket Prices: 1 show £7, 2 shows £13, 3 shows £18, 4 shows £22 and 5 shows £25.
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