Combining dark humour with a stylised ultra-violence reminiscent of Clockwork Orange, it's a surreal, experimental watch. This Is How We Die immeshes a mixture of genres, spanning road movie, spoken word, prose and music to animate a world that is dying.
Beat poetry, rap, and a strand of thought focusing on Lenny Bruce's conception of language and William Burroughs's verse combine in a montage of twisted Americana.
Christopher Brett Bailey holds court, sat behind a desk, reading by the light of a lamp. He is, as The Guardian's Lynn Gardner describes, 'a mesmerising, mouthy athlete, all tongue-twisters and mobile lips'.
Don't expect easy, predictable theatre: This Is How We Die is as morbid as the title suggests and will unsettle and excite in equal measures.
|What||This Is How We Die, Almeida Theatre|
|Where||Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Angel (underground)|
On 24 Sep 17, 6pm and 8pm
|Price||£5 - £15|
|Website||Click here to book now|