When Did You Stop Dancing?

Dates and Times

Wed 13 - Sat 16 Nov 2019 at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Presented by What A Little Bird Told Me Theatre 

A storytelling, live art, theatre mashup that tells the true story of The Dancing Plague intermingled with autobiographical material from Rach McBride that asks when did she, and when did you stop dancing? 

Told with pop culture references, shoe puppetry, tenderness, tenacity and truly terrible jokes it’s a story of when 500 years ago, one woman danced alone in the streets. And how that became hundreds. And they didn’t stop…. 

A beautifully bold and brave performance with perfectly pitched movement that explores female solidarity, what it costs to take a stand. And to stand together? And how do you find your groove again when just the idea of putting one foot in front of the other feels like walking through tar? 

Don’t miss what audiences have been calling ‘Bold and Uplifting’, ‘Inspiring and Emotional’, ‘Something Quite Wonderful’, ‘Extraordinarily moving, funny, sad, witty and resonant’ and ‘A show that EVERYONE should see.’ 

A heartfelt & humorous piece with an utterly captivating performance that intimately explores our relationship with movement and joy in context to our current mental health climate. You’ll love every step. And it might help you to find a skip back in yours. 


Please be aware that this performance contains emotive content about depression and grief.


The company don’t believe there is any health warnings in this performance.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

Supported by Arts Council England and developed in association with Unity Theatre, The Witham, The Dukes and Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester. 

A BSL Performance will take place on Fri 15 Nov 2019 at 7:15pm. 

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