CHOKE ME

A DARK AND CONTROVERSIAL NEW WORK OF CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEATRE ABOUT POLLUTION.

Sheffield’s own unique cult of nihilistic, political, anarcho-theatre makers – Doppelgangster – bring a very special performance work to the SHU Performance Lab stage for Off-the-Shelf Festival 2019. This spellbinding juggernaut features violent comic riffs, rapid-fire physical spectacles, an exceptional young ensemble, and a collection of new and appropriated texts ranging from raging panic to doom-laden rituals. CHOKE ME is a production, as pioneering as it is a Pandora’s Box.

 

#pollution #poison #generationalneglect #climatecrisis #wecantbreathe #classdivide #rebellion

 

#radical #activist #spectacle

WARNING
Yes it is.

FOR AUDIENCES
That breathe

REACTIONS

“A BRUTAL ASSAULT OF THE SENSES.”
“ACTIVATING YOUNG PEOPLE AS AGENTS OF CHANGE THROUGH THEATRE-MAKING.”

EcoHustler

 

“GRABS POLITICS BY THE UNMENTIONABLES, IN A VICE-LIKE GRIP OF PERFORMANCE THAT IS BOTH INTENSELY INTELLECTUAL AND VIOLENTLY VISCERAL.”

Now Then

 

“A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE… IMMEDIATELY GRIPPING… DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION”
“WHAT DOPPLEGANGSTER HAVE ACHIEVED (WITH THE STUDENTS OF HALLAM) IS REMARKABLE”

BigStamp

 

“IT WAS RIVETING… A COMPELLING PIECE OF ABSTRACT THEATRE AND AN EFFECTIVE ATTACK ON OUR APATHY TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE.”

LastNightIDreamtOf

CREDITS

Lead artists
Tobias Manderson-Galvin + Dr Tom Payne

composer/ sound design
Jules Pascoe

choreographer
Sarah April Lamb

company
Doppelgangster Youth Company ’19

ACKNOWLDGEMENTS

Originally Commissioned by

Presented in association with

in partnership with

DATES

Premiere
SHU Performance Lab,
Sheffield, Sep-Oct 2019

 

Cancelled
Divadlo Inspirace,
Prague, May 2020