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Thick & Tight

Nola Rae
25 - 29 Jan

The Pit

World Premiere
Tue 25 - Sat 29 Jan
Tue - Sat 7.45pm, Sat mat 2.30pm

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105 mins/including interval
Age Guidance: 14+
£18 + booking fees.
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BSL interpreted performance:
Thu 27 Jan
After-show discussion:
Thu 27 Jan (BSL interpreted)
Relaxed performance:
Sat 29 Jan 2.30pm
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“An unlikely concoction of surrealist parody, lip-syncing, drag and some heavenly contemporary dance"

The Guardian

Thick & Tight return to London International Mime Festival at The Barbican with Short & Sweet, an amuse-bouche platter of 9 new works designed to excite, provoke and satisfy.

Created by Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon, this thoroughly modern variety show mixes dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire. Short & Sweet brings a host of famous and infamous characters to life: Sid Vicious, Twiggy, Grace Jones, Rasputin, 8 Edith Sitwells and everyone’s favourite avant-garde duo, John Cage & Elaine Paige. The evening includes a preview of new work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, commissioned by the Noh Reimaged Festival.

Thick & Tight are joined by an incredible line-up of artists: Corali Dance Company, Harry Alexander, Oxana Panchenko, Azara Meghie and Connor Scott, with designs by Tim Spooner, Pam Tait and Darren Evans.

Some strong language.
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"A subversive delight” *****

The Stage

“No one makes work anything like this”

Bach Track

“Cultured magpies”


Thick & Tight

Co-Directors & Chorographers:
Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
(Azara Meghie’s solo created in collaboration with her)

Performers: Eleanor Perry, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Connor Scott,
Azara Meghie, Oxana Panchenko, Harry Alexander, Tim Spooner &
members of Corali Dance Company including Bethan Kendrick,
Veneshia Bailey, Graham Evans, Housni (DJ) Hassan, Jackie Ryan and Sherifat King

Costume Design: Tim Spooner, Pam Tait & TBC
Lighting Design: Lucy Hansom
(Two Moths in Real Time designed by Nao Nagai)
Hair & Make-up Design: Darren Evans
Sound Design: Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
Set Design (for Edith Sitwell piece): Robin Whitmore with the Camberwell Incredibles
Additional designs: Sheila Hay
Photography: Darren Evans, Britten Pears Arts and Dimitri Djuric
Presented by LIMF in association with the Barbican

Short & Sweet is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Noh Reimagined Festival, Duckie and Corali Dance Company

It is supported by Arts Council England, The Lowry, South-East Dance, Britten Pears Arts, Barbican, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, Kings Place, London Performance Studios & Russell Maliphant