Date: Wed 26 Sep – BSL-interpreted performance, Thu 27 Sep – Relaxed performance
Venue: The Pit, Barbican Centre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk
This is theatre for a generation engulfed by the fog of information in the digital age, where the storytelling is disrupted, never fully taking shape, as our narrators try to recall an event.
A man on the front line of a conflict between two countries is told by his general to relay a message to the king: ‘we’ve lost the war, the enemy is coming.’ The journey he takes and the people he meets along the way lead him to question his faith in the mission.
Marathon is less about the Greek myth and more about the performers onstage struggling to re-enact the play they’ve created of the same name. Under a kind of collective amnesia, they experiment with form, style, live music and pyrotechnics to evoke the sense of confusion felt by many in our times. JAMS are a group of young, international artists intent on creating unpredictable and collaborative theatre.
1 hour 10 minutes/no interval
Age guidance 14+
Presented and co-produced by the Barbican