Created by Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg
DeadClub™ is commissioned by The Place, and co-produced by The Place and Fuel. Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust. Dave Price is supported by the PRS Foundation's The Open Fund for Music Creators. Frauke Requardt is a Work Place artist.
'The wheel goes round and round, some are up and some are on the down, and still the wheel goes round.'
DeadClub™ is open to those who are not dead yet. The recently dead need not apply. Standing room only.
Between two heartbeats, the light creeps closer and closer to your number. It won’t be everyone, but it might be you. Now there is only the present moment. Everything unfolds second by second and it’s loud and hot and the body works as if by magic. Now the real trouble begins.
DeadClub™ is a new performance co-directed by Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg, creators of Electric Hotel, Motor Show and The Roof. In a shift from their previous spectacular outdoor collaborations, Requardt & Rosenberg create an up-close experience for a limited audience.
Informed by research into memory distortion following traumatic events, they’ll take out the seats, and get the audience right into the middle of the whole mess
Remember: there is only now. Make the best of it.
Age suitability: 16 years +
‘The performers morph from party kids to Victorians to hipsters in Requardt & Rosenberg’s subversive, surreal spectacle of death and the afterlife.’
★★★★★ The Stage
'Superbly surreal dance theatre'
★★★★ Time Out
The Play Is The Thing
‘accomplished Theatre of the Absurd, it is truthful and tender, it is beautiful and brutal’
What’s On Stage
‘Their work regularly out-Lynches David Lynch; a cutesy, cock-eyed aesthetic with images that gnaw at your like horror. ‘
‘David Rosenberg and Frauke Requardt’s latest surreal exploration of our fears and desires entertains as much as it unsettles.’
‘Like all the best nightmares, DeadClub is constructed on shifting foundations.’
David Price gratefully acknowledges support from PRS for Music Foundation