• Facebook ad pixel tracking

  • Creation (Pictures for Dorian)

    (UK / Germany)

    Gob Squad

    Southbank Centre

    'A WOOZILY BEAUTIFUL MEDITATION ON INTENTION, PERCEPTION, WHAT WE SEE AND WHAT REMAINS INVISIBLE.'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

    ‘GOB SQUAD CONJURE THE EPIC THROUGH THE PARTICIPATION OF ORDINARY PEOPLE…’

    The Guardian

    Creation is the realm of gods and artists, who create beauty through sheer will and their own bare hands. But who decides what is beautiful?

    Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s iconic character Dorian Gray, who remains eternally youthful at a terrible cost to his soul. There’s probably a little bit of Dorian in all of us. Joined onstage by older and younger local performers, Gob Squad peeps behind the vanity mirror to question beauty, morality and power – and ask why we so crave the eye of the beholder.

    British/German arts collective Gob Squad have performed all over the world for 25 years. Now middle-aged, they have no desire to exit the stage just yet.

    Gob Squad return to LIFT following their previous productions Before Your Very Eyes (LIFT 2014) and Revolution Now (LIFT 2010).


    Mon 4 - Thu 7 June, 7.45pm

    TICKETS £20

    Limited Availability

    'THE FACES OF THEATRE PAST, PRESENT AND YET TO COME ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THIS UNFORGETTABLE NEW WORK BY BRITISH-GERMAN COLLECTIVE GOB SQUAD'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Stage

    'GOB SQUAD VIRGINS, PLEASE STOP READING NOW, AND GO GET YOUR TICKETS!'

    Time Out

    Audience members with additional access requirements are advised to book directly with the Southbank Centre on 020 3879 9555
    Tickets booked via liftfestival.com are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction. LIFT has a limited number of tickets available, if your preferred performance is sold out please book via Southbank Centre’s website.
    For assistance with booking via liftfestival.com, please call the LIFT booking helpline on 020 7968 6808 Monday – Friday between the hours of 12-6pm

    Co-commissioned by LIFT and presented by LIFT and Southbank Centre. a production by Gob Squad and HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin. Developed with support from Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, CA and the Goethe-Institut London. In co-production with Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Leipzig, Wiesbaden Biennale, Schlachthaus Theater Bern. A LIFT, Brighton Festival and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts commission. An Imagine 2020 (2.0) project, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by Arts Council of England. This production is part of Season for Change, a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. Creation (Pictures for Dorian) is funded by the state of Berlin, Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe. Gob Squad is regularly funded by the state of Berlin (2015 – 2019), Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.
    Image: Jade Mainade
    Thank you to LIFT’s Commissioning Circle