“extraordinarily eloquent and startlingly intense” – ★★★★ The Times
A child climbs onto an adult’s shoulders and they look out. They see hope but also destruction. One generation after another reaches higher, sees further, hurtling toward a future they can’t control.
Pushing themselves to the limit, dancing with abandon, colliding into each other, children and adults perform feats and leaps that grow ever bolder, ever more impressive, revealing an intricate and resilient bond. As their roles are subtly reordered, this intergenerational show becomes an unlikely metaphor for how we consider age, pitting our instinct to protect children against the wild abandon and joy of childhood.
Directed by Ellie Dubois and Pete Lannon, Nosedive uses contemporary theatre and circus to look at how cooperation, trust and security shift at varying stages of life, especially as we get older.
Nosedive is the winner of the 2019 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust award, and premiered at Platform, Glasgow before a run at the Barbican in November 2019.
Presented in co production with the Barbican and in association with Platform.
“Everything is vibrant and exciting about this show. It is a journey shared between the audience and the performers, a collaborative hope that everything will be okay in the end.” – ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
Creators + directors Ellie Dubois & Pete Lannon
Devised + performed by JD Broussé, Albie Gaizely-Gardiner, Lachlan Payne, Michelle Ross,and Nikki Rummer
Composer + sound designer Kim Moore
Scenographer Rachel O’Neill
Lighting designer Michaella Fee
Light wall design Rachel O’Neill
Light wall programmer Michaella Fee
Costume designer Rachel O’Neill
Costumier Isabelle Ferger
Producer Nicola Lawton
Production manager Michaella Fee
With additional devising by Holly Middleton