Equations for a Moving Body

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Tue 31 May - Sat 4 June at 9pm

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Presented by Hannah Nicklin


“So interesting, engaging and relatable. Beautifully human.” – Audience member, Newcastle.

Equations For A Moving Body is a story about the physiology of endurance – when our brains tell our bodies to stop – and the psychology of carrying on. It is the story about preparing mind and body for a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles of cycling, then running a marathon. About the people who share that journey with us: family, coaches, friends, ex-boyfriends, and the people we swim, ride and run alongside. What carries us to the finish line? What’s left at the end of 141 miles of swimming, cycling and running?

Alongside scientists and psychologists from the University of Northumbria, documentary footage from filmmaker Niall Coffey, and with help and direction from collaborator Alexander Kelly, Hannah Nicklin will attempt to tell the story of what it means both psychologically and physiologically to train for and attempt a great feat of endurance, and the reasons we do these (frankly ridiculous) kinds of things.


“brutally honest, life-changing and utterly riveting. […] we find among the sheer self-determination a sense of solidarity and social idealism fuelling her drive and energy.” The Reviews Hub.

Catch Equations For A Moving Body in a double bill with The Joke (7pm). Two shows for just £16!

About the Artist

Hannah Nicklin is a theatre maker, writer, game designer, and academic. Hannah is most interested in DIY, community storytelling, games as tools that break systems, and the spaces between ‘what is’ and ‘what if’ where new thinking happens. She makes theatre and games in public and community settings, and has worked on games and interactive work with organisations such as The RSC, Slung Low, Invisible Flock, Hide & Seek, Coney, The V&A, The Wellcome Trust, The Space, Gamecity, Videobrains, Rock Paper Shotgun, and on housing estates, on the internet, in swimming pools, on the streets of cities, and rural market towns.

@hannahnicklin | hannahnicklin.com


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