This Really Is Too Much

Dates and Times

Sat 27 - Sun 28 May at 9pm & 8:30pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10 (conc)

Book Tickets

Part of our Spring 2017 season, running from January – June 2017. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full programme here.

Presented by Gracefool Collective


Look. (point) You’ve never had it so good. We. Are moving. Forward.

Outlandish, theatrical and highly entertaining, This Really Is Too Much delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. With irreverent physicality, four characters wrestle with restriction, gender and performance of identity, trying desperately to work out which box they fit into.

Amusing and thought provoking in equal measure, this dance theatre performance reveals the downright absurd realities of what it means to be a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-man in modern society.

“Humour, cheekiness and fun with an intellectual rigour and political content which is so rare” Wieke Eringa, Artistic Director, Yorkshire Dance

“Important components include iceberg lettuce, water, moisturiser and cleaning spray.” Read Gracefool Collective’s guest blog here.

Click here to read London Dance’s interview with Gracefool Collective as they talk cake in the face, body language and collaboration. 


“Sharply funny about the way in which women are pigeon-holed into different roles…everything is performed with striking discipline and skill.” Sarah Crompton, former editor-in-chief for The Telegraph

This Really Is Too Much is entertaining first, then intelligent and meaningful on top. Gracefool Collective have set a standard in visual storytelling, whilst being unapologetic in what they say… a delight to watch” A Younger Theatre

“The hilarity is borne of impassioned engagement with contemporary absurdities… a gleeful, compelling piece” Exeunt Magazine

“A well-constructed treasure box of ideas and execution… (Gracefool) are revealed as strikingly distinctive performers in a lighthearted but laugh-out-loud work that is intelligent, creative, fully-realised, multi-layered, cleverly soundtracked and completely engrossing. More please.” The Reviews Hub

About the artist

Feminist, forthright and fiercely funny, Gracefool make wildly entertaining dance theatre about the absurdities of modern existence. Made up of four female dance artists, all graduates of Northern School of Contemporary Dance, the Gracefools mix sharp observation with quick wit, energy and playfulness to create performances which provoke, delight and defy convention.


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