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London debut for Northern Rascals


Grace Ford and Flora Grant in SHED by Northern Rascals. Pics: Elly Welford
Grace Ford and Flora Grant in SHED by Northern Rascals. Pics: Elly Welford

New dance-theatre piece SHED, from Yorkshire based multi-disciplinary company Northern Rascals, previews at Wakefield’s CAPA college on October 20 (tickets not on sale/unavailable), before an opening performance at the New Adelphi Theatre in Salford (October 25), and a London debut at The Place on October 28. The show returns to the North and a performance at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance on January 27 (tickets not yet available), before a wider tour.

Ed Mitchell and Soul Roberts in SHED
Ed Mitchell and Soul Roberts in SHED

SHED is performed by a cast of four dancers – Grace Ford, Flora Grant, Ed Mitchell and Soul Roberts with voice actors Lamin Touray, Brendan Barclay and Anna Holmes – in an onstage pop-up structure, inviting the audience to stand outside and look in as real-life experiences are told in a series of three linked shorts, each of which offers an insight into the stories that make us, with the object of raising awareness of the mental health issues faced by many young people. Co-artistic director and writer Anna Holmes said: "SHED was born in a period of social disconnection, when our lives were linked through snippets on screens, in windows, through doors. These moments felt isolated and incredibly personal, yet when we regrouped with our creative collaborators and our community, we found our stories weren't unique, but collectively shared." Age guidance 14+


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