PLAY (2024)


Directed by Charlotte Vincent | Composer Jules Maxwell |Artistic Associate Robert Clark

Commissioned by Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival

Vincent Dance Theatre is renowned for making highly crafted, socially engaged performance work, on stage and on film.

Celebrating the company’s 30th Anniversary (1994-2024), VDT’s new live production PLAY captures the messy reality of how girls and young women currently experience the world.

Laced with Vincent’s trademark dark humour and driven by real life testimonies from young people, parents and carers, four teenagers, glued to their mobile phones but yearning for physical connection, wreak havoc on the only adult present, VDT’s brilliantly inventive Polish collaborator, Aurora Lubos.

PLAY is a humorous, impactful new work that embraces the emotional upheaval of the past few years, unpacks the way we manage our children and ourselves, and celebrates young people’s incredible resilience in the face of abrupt and long-lasting personal and global change.

For audiences aged 12+

Photo Credit: Bosie Vincent

VDT is Associate Company at Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival. VDT is a National Portfolio Organisation, funded by Arts Council England. PLAY has emerged from workshops with young people across Brighton and Sussex, throughout 2023. With thanks to All Sorts, Third Space, Hummingbird Refugee Group, South East Dance Boys Group, Theatre Workshop, B Starz Academy, B-Fest at Brighton Youth Centre, Ceyda Tanc’s Youth Group, BACA, Youth Drama Group in Newhaven, Hazel Court School in Eastbourne, Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Lancing, Cavendish School Eastbourne and participants at VDT’s 2023 Summer School, supported by Brighton Holiday and Food (HAF) Programme.

Brave, intelligent entertainment’ The Times

Charlotte Vincent is shouting from the spaces that matter’ The Guardian