The Roof

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  • Project: The Roof
  • Artist/Company: Requardt & Rosenberg

Fuel presents

Requardt & Rosenberg’s

The Roof

Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre

If you enjoyed The Roof, buy the original soundtrack here

What would happen if you found yourself inside the head of an avatar? What if that avatar was then thrust into a brutal and unforgiving game?

The Roof’s intimate three dimensional sound, delivered via headphones transports you into the body of a reluctant hero desperate to stay alive. The performers blend free running and contemporary dance in a fast paced, perilous performance in a purpose built arena.

Following Electric Hotel and Motor Show, The Roof is the third REQUARDT&ROSENBERG production, conceived, directed and choreographed by David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt.

“thrillingly intense...”The Guardian (Electric Hotel)


Conceived, directed and choreographed by: Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg

Music and sound: Dave Price

Set design: Jon Bausor

Costume design: Hannah Clark

Lighting design: Jon Clark

Dramaturg: Joe Hill-Gibbins

Music and sound associate: Ben Hales

Design associate: Rebecca Brower

The audience will be standing and will wear headphones throughout.

Age restriction 12+

Duration: 1 hour approx

All tickets booked through the Fuel site are non exchangeable and non refundable.

Bad weather: As the performance space is completely uncovered, and you will be standing throughout, please dress appropriately. The performance is designed to take place in all weathers, and will continue unless the weather makes it impossible for the dancers to perform. If the weather creates circumstances where it is unsafe for the performers to continue the show will be stopped. If the show cannot be restarted and has to be cancelled ticket holders will be transferred to one of three performances in the last week of the run.

Tickets cannot be exchanged unless a performance is cancelled or abandoned when less than half the performance has taken place.

Commissioned by LIFT as part of the Imagine 2020 network, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Backstage Trust and the Binks Trust.

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