Date & Time

28 Mar 2019, 20.00


Connaught Theatre,
BN11 1LG

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From £19.50 full / £10 students


SHUT DOWN at Worthing Theatres

Directed and Designed by Charlotte Vincent
Composer Jules Maxwell
With additional tracks by Young People from AudioActive
Lighting Design by Nigel Edwards

‘Vincent identifies, with forensic precision, the way men react to changing times’
The Observer

Directed by one of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today (The Observer) SHUT DOWN explores the spectrum of modern day masculinity and investigates the pressures, contradictions and confusions of being a man.

Vincent Dance Theatre’s first ever all male production is timely, humorous and highly charged political and poetic dance theatre (London Dance), from one of the UK’s most risk-taking and rigorous choreographers.

Dance, spoken word, rap and real-life testimony collide to ask: what is it like to live as a man today?

“Once again I was blown away by @VincentDT. #VDTShutDown is fearless, meaningful and so relevant. Everyone needs to see it.’
Audience Feedback, London

‘SHUT DOWN seems to present simultaneously a manifesto, a rebellion, a cry for help, and a mapping of the many identities ‘a man’ could take on.’
Exeunt Magazine

‘As a 22 year-old man growing up in the world, I cannot thank you enough for reflecting a mirror back to me during struggle to understand manhood today.’
Audience Feedback, London

Vincent Dance Theatre is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England, and Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Festival. SHUT DOWN premiered at The Place London in November 2017, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Adult supervision for under 14s is advised.

Project info: Shut Down