The Shape of the Pain

Start date: 20th February 2018
End date: 10th March 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
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‘I don’t have to remember being in pain. I’m not sure that’s something we can do. And in my case, it’s irrelevant. You can’t remember something that’s still happening.’

One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone, and they want to make this work.

Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception.

An experiment in how we talk about pain – and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand.

A Scotsman Fringe First award-winning show exploring life in extremity and the joy that can be found there.

Presented by China Plate. Developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe. Conceived and Directed by Rachel Bagshaw. Written by Chris Thorpe. Original Score by Melanie Wilson.

All performances are captioned, audio described and wheelchair accessible.

Time: 8pm


20 Feb, Preview performance | £10
21 Feb – 10 Mar | £12.50, £10 concs

Running Time: 70 mins
Age recommendation: 14+

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‘Exhilarating theatre. Funny and sad and wise‘ – ★★★★
– The Guardian

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Supported by artsdepot. Funded by The Wellcome Trust and supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.