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Stan’s Cafe

Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley
31 Jan - 2 Feb
31 Jan - 2 Feb

Jacksons Lane

London Premiere
Thu 31 Jan - Sat 2 Feb
Thu - Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2.30pm

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Runs: 90 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 12+
£18 / £16
+ £1.95 transaction fee
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Discounts apply.
Tel: 020 8341 4421

After-show discussion:
Sat 2 Feb following 2.30pm performance

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In the relentless flow of the city, to stand still is to fall behind, to rest is to lose and to idle is to see the madness of it all. Welcome to The Capital.

Stan’s Cafe’s latest production brings the cinematic tracking shot to the stage with theatrical playfulness. Sliding down streets, through walls, into and out of nightclubs, through kitchens and tube trains, bedsits and boardrooms, The Capital follows five contrasting lives as they weave through the city, crossing and colliding.

Produced in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Capital is an audacious piece of wordless visual theatre making. Built entirely on twin moving walkways, its action flows seamlessly back and forth as the consequences of inequity in social and financial capital are given physical form and translated into witty and emotionally charged stories of people we pass every day on our streets.

Led by founder-artistic director, James Yarker, Birmingham-based Stan's Cafe has toured its work throughout the UK and abroad for almost thirty years.

‘A company of real artistic innovators who always have new things to say and new ways of saying them’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

‘a capitalist’s idea of heaven, where everyone is always moving, progressing, and life is never fully stopped. In a world where nothing is still, to be in transit is the only way to live… The Capital makes a most perfect mirror image of its audience with no words at all’ Exeunt

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"a masterclass in composition and flow"

The Stage

"Breaking the mould of what theatre can and might be"

The Guardian (on Of All The People In All The World)

"Enthralling theatre like this renders text obsolete"

Total Theatre (on The Cleansing of Constance Brown)

Stan's Cafe


Presented in association with
Jacksons Lane

photos: Graeme Braidwood