Photo Zoe Manders
 

Like Rabbits
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s short story Lappin and Lapinova

On a night in a city a man and a woman meet and have sex and fall deeply in love. Each night the lovers slip away from their real lives and disappear into a world that exists only in their shared imagination. A world that belongs to them, in which tax returns and shopping lists and commuting do not exist. A world in which they are not their normal selves, but King of the Rabbits and Queen of the Hares.

But what begins as a game soon becomes a battleground, and the couple hurtle towards a tragedy of the quietest, saddest and most ordinary type.

★★★★ A strikingly elegant and funny piece of dance theatre (The Guardian)

★★★★★ Stunningly staged and beautifully lit, Like Rabbits is taught, compact and moving (Latest 7)

Devised by Ben Duke in collaboration with Lucy Kirkwood. Performed by: Ino Riga and Ben Duke. Original performers: Ino Riga and Chris Tandy. Costume design: Holly Waddington. Lighting & Set design: Jackie Shemesh

 

Tour Dates

25.02.15
Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX, United Kingdom
24.01.15
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN, UK
22.01.15
University Theatre, Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom
16.01.15
Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
 
Photo Benedict Johnson
 

Partners

Like Rabbits was commissioned by Brighton Festival and The Place, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additionally supported by South East Dance and CCN de Caen / Basse-Normandie, Direction Héla Fattoumi – Eric Lamoureux, under the programme “Accueil-Studio” / French Ministry of Culture and Communication through DanSCe Dialogues 2 funded by Interreg IVA and co-financed by ERDF. Originally commissioned by the Almeida Festival.

 

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Past Dates

22.07.13 - 24.07.13 - Work in Progress
Almeida Festival, Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, London N1 1TA
15.05.14 - World Premiere
Brighton Festival, Brighton Dome Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE
10.10.14 - 11.10.14 - London Premiere
The Place, 17 Duke's Road London UK WC1H 9PY
16.01.15
Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
22.01.15
University Theatre, Bath Spa University, Bath, United Kingdom
24.01.15
The North Wall Arts Centre, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN, UK
25.02.15
Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX, United Kingdom