The Kids Are Alright

Dates and Times

Thursday 5 & Friday 6 November 2020 at 5pm

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‘The Kids Are Alright’ will be performed for residents of local housing estates at the same time as being streamed digitally.

The live performance is free but for residents only. It will take place on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November at 5pm. Please email Daniel on [email protected] for more information about how you can watch.

The live stream is free and can be watched by anyone. It will take place on Friday 6 November at 5pm. To watch, simply head to this Facebook Page on Friday 6 November at 5pm.

Presented by Fuel & Encounter

The Kids Are Alright explores the extraordinary grief of losing a child.

When a day trip to the Natural History Museum turns to tragedy, Karen and Keith return home alone. Behind their four walls, they attempt to make sense of the unimaginable in ways as unpredictable as the incident itself.

But how do you rebuild a family when a whole life has been sucked out of it? Dismantle a dog? Cruise the Algarve? Or fight to the death yourselves?

“It’s ridiculous, absurd, infuriating and, at points, very, very sad. Which makes it an almost perfect portrayal of an attempt to navigate loss in the aftermath of an utterly unfathomable event.” – ★★★★ The Stage

‘The Kids Are Alright’ will be performed for residents of local housing estates at the same time as being streamed digitally.

Filmed with mobile phones and broadcast directly through Facebook this is a uniquely intimate performance that invites you to watch one broken couple explode from their home. And they couldn’t care less who’s watching.

The residents wear headphones in order to stream the live dialogue and can watch the performance from varying distances of their choice. This might be watching through the window of their own home or just outside their front door. The show has been designed to cement the story in the specific environment it plays. The live performance is free but for residents only. It will take place on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 November at 5pm. Please email Daniel on [email protected] for more information about how you can watch.

Co-created by director/choreographer Jen Malarkey and writer Lee Mattinson

Co-commissioned by Fuel and The Place. In partnership with Lewisham Homes, The Albany, Camden People’s Theatre, Byker Community Trust, and Northern Stage. The project is funded by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust and the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER

The recommended viewing age is 14+

The content and theme of the production may be upsedng for some audience members. The dialogue in the show contains references to self-harm, swearing and violence toward animals.

The staging will be abstract with dance-theatre and a style that gives distance and humour to the events of the play.

As the dialogue won’t be audible to those without headphones at the live performance, audience members can easily step away from the show.

Please click here if you would like more detailed information.

HEALTH WARNINGS

The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by  emailing James, our General Manager on [email protected]

About Fuel & Encounter

Encounter are writer, Lee Mattinson and director/choreographer, Jen Malarkey. A pretty unlikely duo, from the different worlds of New Writing and Dance, they got together in a studio with some dancers and actors and started to combine their ideas.

Fuel work with brilliant artists to enable them to share their artistic vision. We develop and present an adventurous, playful and significant programme of live, digital, and multi-disciplinary work for a representative audience across the UK and beyond.

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Upcoming Performances

Thu 5 Nov, 2020
5:00 pm
Fri 6 Nov, 2020
5:00 pm