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