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Posted on: 28th November, 2013

Marathon ’33

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Posted on:
28th November, 2013

By June Havoc

Rachel Grunwald director
Emma Annetts choreographer
Nicky Shaw designer
Mark Jonathan lighting designer
Mikko Gordon sound designer 
Ehud Freedman composer

1933: the height of the Great Depression. A savage contest is about to kick off. This is a Dance Marathon, an endurance test in which couples must dance perpetually, until one by one they succumb to exhaustion and madness, in a spectacle of cruelty rigged to keep audience members hooked and spending. 

Eighty years on, in an era of reality TV and ‘poverty porn’, the Guildhall School presents the British premiere of this extraordinary, visceral show. 

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