Friday, 27 Mar
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Running Time 1 hour 25 mins
Venue Main House, York Theatre Royal
Price From £15.00
By Gary Clarke
As industrial Britain fell, a new sub-culture emerged…
In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it. WASTELAND, Gary Clarke’s sequel to COAL, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As we see one generation grind to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.
Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language performed by a company of exceptional dancers, a community cast of singers, brass musicians, archive film footage, a powerful rave soundtrack and unique art work by Jimmy Cauty (co-founder of The KLF), WASTELAND dives head first into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.
Don’t miss the post-show Q&A following the 7.30pm performance on Friday 27 March.
"a truly wonderful piece of dance-theatre"The Stage
“Brilliant”The Herald On Sunday
"Blisteringly fierce"The Herald
“Poignant and thrilling”The Skinny
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