Vincent Dance Theatre
Punch Drunk

Against a backdrop of decaying theatrical grandeur, Punch Drunk finds six extraordinary performers moving like ghosts through a disused theatre. Slipping in and out of half-remembered acts, they piece together the tatters of a show long since past its prime. Emotionally raw and darkly humorous, Punch Drunk is an enthralling journey into the world of vaudeville and burlesque. Created in 2004 in celebration of Vincent Dance Theatre’s tenth anniversary.

Punch Drunk was originally commissioned in 2004 by Sheffield Theatres, and the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster and funded by Arts Council England and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

(from the company's production notes)

direction: Charlotte Vincent
artistic associate: TC Howard
design: Richard Lowdon
soundtrack: John Avery, The Magic Wurlitzer, J.S.Bach, Fryderyk Chopin
lighting design: James Harrison
costumes: Amanda Griffin
devised and performed: Lindsey Butcher, TC Howard, Geir Hytten, Patrycja Kujawska, Aurora Lubos, Janusz Orlik
prduction manager: James Harrison
Dates

Premiere
October 8th, 2004

Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, United Kingdom

October 9th, 2004
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster, United Kingdom

October 12th, 2004
Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

October 15th, 2004
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, United Kingdom

October 16th, 2004
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, United Kingdom

October 19th, 2004
Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

October 20th, 2004
Tonbridge School, Tonbridge Wells, United Kingdom

October 23rd, 2004
Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds, United Kingdom

October 27th, 2004
Mercury Theatre, Colchester, United Kingdom

October 29th, 2004
Stanwix Arts Theatre, Carlisle, United Kingdom

November 8th, 2004
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom

November 9th, 2004
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter, United Kingdom

November 11th, 2004
The Arc Theatre, Trowbridge, United Kingdom

November 13th, 2004
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

February 1st, 2005
The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom

February 11th, 2005
Corn Exchange, Newbury, United Kingdom

February 22nd, 2005
Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex Campus, Brighton, United Kingdom

February 24th, 2005
Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell, United Kingdom

March 1st, 2005
Unity Theatre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

March 2nd, 2005
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre, Taunton, United Kingdom

March 4th, 2005
Helford Theatre, Truro College, Truro, United Kingdom

March 11th, 2005
The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 12th, 2005
The Place: Robin Howard Dance Theatre, London, United Kingdom

March 7th, 2007
The Junction, Cambridge, United Kingdom

March 13th, 2007
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, United Kingdom

March 16th, 2007
Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, United Kingdom

March 28th, 2007
Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom

March 31st, 2007
The Tron, Glasgow, United Kingdom