'I wrote this play because I wanted to explore ambition and how that intersects with gender,' Barron explains. 'More literally, I was inspired by ‘Dance Moms,’ a horrific reality TV show where a grown woman verbally abuses and bullies pre-teen girls and everyone’s kind of okay with it.'
The script for Dance Nation won the 2017 Susan Blackburn Award, which celebrates new female playwrights. The show will premiere in the US before following on from Lucy Kirkwood's triumphant Chimerica (2013) as the second winner of the Susan Blackburn Award-winner to play at the Almeida. Bijan Sheibani (Brothers Size, Young Vic 2018) directs this UK premiere.
|What||Dance Nation, Almeida Theatre|
|Where||Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Highbury & Islington (underground)|
27 Aug 18 – 06 Oct 18, 19:30 - 21:50, Matinees: 14.30 (Wed / Sat)
|Price||£10 - £39.50|
|Website||Click here to book|