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  • Phobiarama

    (The Netherlands)

    Dries Verhoeven

    West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross

    'PHOBIARAMA DEBUNKS THE MECHANICS OF FEAR AND POWER IN OUR SOCIETY IN A GRIPPING WAY.'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Trouw

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    Dutch theatre maker and visual artist Dries Verhoeven invites you to step on board his political ghost train in this immersive excursion into our contemporary culture of fear, bringing you face to face with the ever-increasing threats and paranoia engulfing a society obsessed with safety and perfection.

    Audience members will be taken through a tour of today’s angst-fuelling media landscape that’s so flawlessly exploited by politicians, terrorists, marketers and fake news. This 21st century theatrical haunted house comes to London for the first time following sell-out performances at festivals across Europe.

    Described by the Observer as a ‘visionary athlete who has taken an extraordinary imaginative leap’, Dries Verhoeven is a world-renowned artist who makes installations and performances highlighting the socio-political reality we live in. His work Life Streaming was presented at LIFT 2010.


    'STRIKINGLY UNUSUAL PERFOMANCE PIECE'

    The Stage

    'OFFERS AN INCREASINGLY PIERCING COMMENT ON THE WAY WE PLAY INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE INTENT ON EXPLOITING OUR FEAR'

    Lyn Gardner

    'THIS IS A PERFECT THEATRE OF FEAR…'

    De Volkskrant

    'HAUNTED HOUSE CONFRONTS COLLECTIVE FEARS'

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    TheaterKrant

    Duration: 40 mins / no interval
    Age guidance 16+
    PHOBIARAMA takes place in a non-theatrical venue and is not fully accessible to those with additional access requirements. This immersive experience contains moments of total darkness and uses strobe lighting therefore it is not suitable to audience members who are hard of hearing or suffer from epilepsy or claustrophobia – to discuss this please contact us on 020 7968 6808  Monday – Friday between the hours of 12-6pm.
    Tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction
    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
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    Presented by LIFT, co-commissioned by Onassis Cultural Centre Athens and Holland Festival. Supported by King’s Cross, the Fonds Podiumkunsten and the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands.  An Imagine 2020 (2.0) project, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. 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. Image: Willem Popelier