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Season One | Groundbreaking Theatre

Hackney Downs Studios is proud to be working with The Big House (theatre company in residence), Renato Rocha for LIFT festival and Living Structures, three innovative theatre companies and firm believers that theatre and art can transform lives.

The season promises three promenade productions of exceptional quality and provocative content, each exploring the vulnerability of the human condition. Season One takes its audience on a journey, a life-cycle of pregnancy, birth, displacement and death, concluding with a tale of astonishing rebirth and renewal.

BABY/LON | Apr 14th - May 3rd | Written by Andy Day Directed By Maggie Norris

Inspired by the real-life stories and experiences of a care-leaving cast, The Big House return with their second show exploring the harsh realities of having a child taken into care.

TURFED | Jun 9th - 21st | Directed By Renato Rocha

Inspired by the ‘beautiful game’, Rocha and an international team of young artists use spoken word, sharp choreographyand stunning visuals to explore experiences of homelessness in London and across the world in a production that will make you see your home, family and friends in surprising new ways.

Created in partnership with Street Child World Cup and commissioned for the 20th LIFT festival.

LEVIATHAN | Jul 15th - 26th | A homage to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick | Created by Living Structures

A stunning reimagining of Captain Ahab’s relentless pursuit of the great white whale, Leviathan is imbued with the monochrome colours, geometric shapes and functionality of Russian Constructivism. Pioneers of immersive theatre - Living Structures - take its audience through an adventurous journey of stunning landscapes, choruses of singers, giant objects, sailor aerialists and hauntingly beautiful songs that fill you with wonder and break your heart.

Tickets going like hot cakes, book your seats now to avoid disappointment.

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