DROWNTOWN shines a light on towns and cities that experience suffering; where a sickness is aboard the land.
Dark autobiographical stories of loneliness, forgiveness and change are performed by a cast of intergenerational performers.
Rhiannon Faith's bold and brave dance theatre delves into the symptoms and diseases found within poorly communities.
Tender, humorous and confrontational; DROWNTOWN is here to save the world from drowning.
Choreographer/Director, Rhiannon Faith · Creative Producer, Maddy Morgan · Devised with and Performed by Lewis Bramble, Cherie Coleman, Shelley Eva Haden, Thomas Heyes, Donald Hutera, Maddy Morgan · Dramaturgy by Lou Cope · Design by Amelia Jane Hankin · Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr · Music Direction by Molly O’Brien · Video by Big Egg Films · Photography by Foteini Christofilopoulou.
Co-produced by Harlow Playhouse. Commissioned by Cambridge Junction with commissioning support from DanceEast. Supported by Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd, South East Dance, and using public funding by Arts Council England.
The DROWNTOWN Project includes a series of participatory workshops with people in recovery from addictions. The aim of the workshops is to give a voice to people marginalised from their communities.
Led by Rhiannon Faith, autobiographical Solo Stories around the themes of the show will be created by the participants, and filmed and presented alongside the touring DROWNTOWN performances. We have currently prototyped these workshops in collaboration with charities Cascade Creative Recovery and GamCare and successfully created the first Solo Stories with people in recovery from addictions. The aim is to engage participants in collaboration with partner venues across the UK.