Wasteland edit

Gary Clarke Company


Fri 20 Mar 2020

Suitable for ages 14+ | 85mins

The sequel to Coal, looking at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval.

Friends Discount applicable

Tickets: £13.50 / £11.50 conc / £6.50 students

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it. Created to mark the 25th anniversary since the demolition and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture, WASTELAND is the highly anticipated new dance theatre show from acclaimed British choreographer Gary Clarke and the sequel to his multi award winning production COAL.

This thrilling yet deeply touching production takes a close look at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. A fractured relationship between a father and son is at the heart of the story, and as we see one generation grind exhaustedly to a halt, we follow the next into the 90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.

"Blisteringly fierce" **** The Herald

“Poignant and thrilling” **** The Skinny

“Brilliant” ***** The Herald on Sunday

“Wasteland is a truly wonderful piece of dance-theatre: humane, politically charged, by turns funny and sad.” ***** The Stage

Stay after the show for a chat with Gary Clarke and the Company on Thu 19 Mar.

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