This time Big Dance Theatre turn their attentions to Samuel Pepys, the 17th century diarist (hence the title, 17c) who more than anybody provided a detailed gossipy picture of everyday life and politics in Restoration England.
Through the use of dance, music, text and visual design, fuelled by a deeply irreverent imagination, Big Dance Theatre have devised a unique, thrilling romp, spanning a century and including the voices of Pepys’ long-suffering wife, Bess, and the radical feminist playwright Margaret Cavendish.
17c is conceived and directed by Annie-B Parson, BDT co-founder and a versatile choreographer whose work spans opera, TV, pop videos, ballet and cinema; and co-directed by BD founding member Paul Lazar.
Expect wigs, glitter, irreverence, a little gender-bending and a lot of fun.
Age Guidance: 11+
Pre-show Q & A with Annie-B Parson and DU18 Director Emma Gladstone Friday 28 Sept at 17:00 (£6 concessions £5)
|What||Big Dance Theatre, 17c, The Old Vic|
|Where||The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
26 Sep 18 – 29 Sep 18, 19:00 Sat. mat 14:30 Dur.: 80 mins no interval
|Website||Click here to book via The Old Vic|