A fretful young foursome raises the heat on the dancefloor. They are looking to the future and wondering how it will feel when we get there. They have questions for you, things on their minds, and a playlist of great songs that tug at the memory and the muscle fibres. Tell them what you think of the atmosphere, where you last danced your heart out, and who you reckon is the coolest. Learn to do the Reverse Croissant. Expect sweat, sequins, and a thoughtfully upbeat take on what unites or divides us in these uncertain times.
When we announced our intention to make a show for the strange and troubled times we are living through, it was inevitably interpreted as a ‘Brexit show’. This is only true inasmuch as it belongs to the moment in which it is made – you will not find in The Populars an analysis or a re-enactment of what happened in June 2016, or a desire to point the finger at one side or another. Instead we look to the future, thinking about where we go from here and how it might feel when we get there. The Populars dance their hearts out, plumbing the layers of emotion and meaning contained in popular songs, and rejoicing exuberantly in moving to their rhythms, alone and together…
Running time approx 60 minutes.
The Populars is available for touring in 2020 and can be performed in a range of spaces from theatres to halls to site-specific locations. Minimal set/lx/freight. Age guidance 14+.
A Volcano Original™, conceived and directed by Paul Davies.
Movement Director - Catherine Bennett
Featuring Roanna Lewis, Neal McWilliams, Elin Phillips and Rick Yale
Costume by Al Edge and Allie Saunders
Please note that The Populars is a promenade show.
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