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  • Lady Eats Apple

    (Australia)

    Back to Back Theatre

    Barbican Theatre

    “WE SEE THE EPIC NARRATIVE ARCS THAT CAN BE BUILT FROM THE SMALLEST, INTIMATE INTERACTIONS”

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Guardian

    Enter an inflatable universe for a tale of creation and chaos in which the epic and everyday, mythic and mundane coexist.

    One of the most exciting and urgent companies in contemporary theatre today, Australia’s Back to Back Theatre is driven by an ensemble of actors with perceived intellectual disabilities who devise and perform the work. With binaural sound design and visuals used to ingenious effect, Lady Eats Apple is an experiential production that exposes us to the ‘fragility of existence’ while challenging the assumptions we hold about others and ourselves.

    Back to Back Theatre return to LIFT following their previous productions Ganesh Versus the Third Reich (LIFT 2012) and Food Court (LIFT 2010).


    Thu 14 - Sat 16 June, 2.30pm + 7.45pm

    TICKETS £12.50 - £25

    Limited Availability

    ‘THEY DON'T JUST PRODUCE SUPERB DISABILITY-LED THEATRE, THEY PRODUCE SUPERB THEATRE IN EVERY WAY.’

    The Guardian

    1 hour 15 mins / no interval
    Age guidance 14+
    For audiences with additional access requirements, please contact the Barbican’s Box Office on 020 7638 8891
    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 the Barbican’s website at barbican.org.uk (£3 booking fee applies)
    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

    Presented by LIFT and the Barbican. Supported of the Australian High Commission in London, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and City of Greater Geelong. This project has been co-commissioned by Holland Festival. Lady Eats Apple has been supported by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program 2016). This presentation has been supported in its development by the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Coleby Consulting. (First developed in residence at the V&A as part of LIFT 2014). Part of the Barbican’s 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.
    Image: Jeff Busby