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Jakop Ahlbom Company and Alamo Race Track

The Peacock

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Feb
Thu - Fri 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 6pm

Event now ended

£15 - £29
£1.95 transaction charge online,
£3 by phone, no fee in person
Tel: 020 7863 8222
Runs: 70 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 7+

After-show discussion:
Thu 1 Feb

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They’re back! After 5 star hit Horror at LIMF 2016, reprised in a sold-out three week run at The Peacock last summer, the Dutch visual theatre masters return with brilliant, silent movie magic based on Buster Keaton’s The Scarecrow.

In Lebensraum, two inventors live together in one small room. Lack of space is no problem: a system of ropes and pulleys brings everything to hand and furniture has multiple functions - the bed is a piano and the bookcase serves as a fridge. But when they create a female robot to take care of domestic chores their routine lifestyle quickly spirals out of control. The results are both unexpected and hilarious..

Swedish-born director Jakop Ahlbom is an actor, acrobat and all round theatre-maker. First seen at LIMF 2014, this award-winning show features live music accompaniment from indie rock band Alamo Race Track

"Physical surrealistic theatre with a hint of magic." De Telegraaf

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‘‘A beautifully arranged slapstick wonderland"


"Like a Charlie Chaplin skit penned by Harold Pinter"

The Telegraph

"Getting the balance between slapstick and story just right"

Evening Standard

Jakop Ahlbom Company and Alamo Race Track


Stichting Pels/Wilma Kuite
photos © Stephan van Hesteren & Matusi
Presented in partnership
with Sadler's Wells