Drowntown: Thought-provoking, Dance Theatre Show Heads To Corn Exchange Newbury

Double National Dance Awards nominated Rhiannon Faith Company presents Drowntown, a powerful dance theatre show on Wednesday 24 May at Corn Exchange Newbury.

Drowntown is a politically powerful and thought-provoking performance focused on six strangers who, are weighed down by individual darkness, come to a forgotten coastal land and seek refuge on the beach. Seemingly abandoned, there is no one to help but themselves. The individuals are stuck between the remains of a broken community and the vast bleak landscape of the sea.

The show presents how they struggle with isolation, shame and failed support systems. This honest and compassionate work brings people together and questions how we can champion authentic belonging for every person and save them from drowning.

With social change and care at its heart, Best Independent Company nominee (2021 & 2022) Rhiannon Faith Company makes radically tender dance theatre and choreographer Rhiannon Faith is one of the few UK artists to make socially conscious work that raises awareness and pushes for change.

The company spent time in the research phase of Drowntown in coastal towns such as Brighton and Great Yarmouth meeting participants to discuss and explore themes around the show and writing provocations. Due to Covid-19 the company filmed a live version of the show which premiered at the Barbican Centre in 2021.

Drowntown is the study of society at tipping point which includes autobiographical testimonials and text, this timely performance fearlessly pushes the boundaries to amplify the voices of the vulnerable and unheard. This unforgettable show aims to shift attitudes and focus on how to value all members of our community and to offer them care, kindness and love.

Drowntown comes to the Corn Exchange Newbury on Tuesday 24 May at 7.45pm. Tickets £17.25, concessions £14.25 including booking fee. Age Guide 16+ (contains strong language, themes of isolation, suicide, domestic violence and scenes that some people may find upsetting).

To book tickets or for more information please visit www.cornexchangenew.com or call 01635 522733.