The Promised Land

Dates and Times

Tue 23 - Wed 24 April 2019 at 9pm

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£12/10 (conc.)

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Presented by Rhiannon & Scott

It’s OK. Don’t be scared. It’s all going to be fine now. 

We are just going to sit here and wait for the world to end.

A story of a childhood in a doomsday cult.

Rhiannon is thirteen and has a recurring dream about the end of the world.  She is not like her classmates; there are no birthday parties, Christmas trees, pop music or make-up.  She can recite all the books of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, the twelve sons of Jacob and is fearful of being possessed by the devil.  Despite her fears she is beginning to find her voice and her own identity and she secretly loves peering at the twinkly Christmas lights in wintery windows.

Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre for Dare Festival The Promised Land is based on Rhiannon’s experiences as a child brought up in the Worldwide Church of God.  It is a haunting tale told through scriptures, songs, and recurring dreams.

Written by Rhiannon Brace
Performed by Rhiannon Brace & Scott Swinton

Rhiannon is a Freespace Artist with Studio Wayne McGregor.

“…expertly choreographed….inspiring, innovating theatre..” – ★★★★★ Mark Savage (The Open Door)
(about Rhiannon’s Baby at Camden Fringe 2017)

Audience Reactions on Twitter from the The Promised Land at Dare Festival 2018

Brilliant, well performed and great way to tell the story…”

Incredible theatre

About the Company

Rhiannon creates performance from a female perspective often rooted in personal experiences.  She has specialised in creating dance theatre often working with intergenerational and community casts. The Promised Land marks a change in her work as it focuses more on writing and performing her own material. | Twitter: @rhiannonbrace| Instagram: rhiannonbrace

Image credit (c) ClickSka Photographer

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