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Lost Dog & Lucy Kirkwood

Like Rabbits

World Premiere
Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival

'Profoundly moving and exquisitely crafted... the very best of dance and theatre.' Total Theatre Review on It Needs Horses

One night in a city a man and a woman meet and have sex and fall deeply in love.

Each night the lovers slip away from their real lives into a world that exists only in their shared imagination. A world that belongs to them; a world in which they are not their normal selves, but King of the Rabbits and Queen of the Hares. But what begins as a game soon becomes a battleground, and the couple hurtle towards a tragedy of the saddest, most ordinary kind.

Inspired by Virginia Woolf's short story Lappin and Lapinova, dance theatre company Lost Dog have collaborated with award-winning writer Lucy Kirkwood to create this intimate and quietly devastating new work for two performers.

Co-programmed in partnership with South East Dance

Thu 15 May, 8pm
£12.50, £15, Festival Standby £10
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Duration: 50 minutes

Age 14+

Please note that this show contains on-stage smoking of real cigarettes

Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and The Place, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additionally supported by South East Dance and CCN de Caen / Basse-Normandie, Direction Hela Fattoumi - Eric Lamoureux, under the programme "Accueil-Studio" / French Ministry of Culture and Communication through DanSCe Dialogues 2 funded by Interreg IVA and co-financed by ERDF. Originally commissioned by the Almeida Festival. Ben Duke is a South East Dance Associate Artist and a Work Place Artist.

Image: Katherine Leedale

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