Brighton Festival 2018Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Still House

Ours Was the Fen Country

Created by Dan Canham and the company

‘One of the most original talents around’ Independent

There are still tickets available for this show today. At 8pm online booking will close, but you can still purchase tickets at the door.

For two years Dan Canham captured conversations with people of East Anglian fens. Eel–catchers, horse–breeders and young farmers have all been interviewed. In this ethereal piece of documentary dance-theatre Dan and his team fuse movement and sound with the words and memories of their native collaborators to get to the heart of the fens – a beautiful, bleak and mysterious expanse of flat land.

Ours Was the Fen Country is a celebration of and eulogy to universal stories of rural communities that are fading from view; a poetic look at the inevitability of change from the voices of those who still know the old words.

Harsh, bleak and richly beautiful’ The Guardian

Mon 12 May, 9pm
£10 Festival Standby