Lawrence Batley Theatre

Lawrence Batley Theatre / Events / Tue 12 to Wed 13 Nov 2019 (2 days)

Wasteland

Wasteland

Gary Clarke Company.

In 1994 hundreds of coal miners hung up their pit boots as Grimethorpe Colliery was destroyed, along with the tight-knit working-class community that surrounded it.

Wasteland, Gary Clarke’s sequel to Coal, looks at how two generations coped in this era of radical upheaval. As we see one generation grind to a halt, we follow the next into the ’90s illegal rave scene, where derelict warehouses and abandoned work spaces became home for a new-found community of music and dance.

Bringing together Clarke’s vivid physical dance language performed by a company of exceptional dancers, a community cast of male singers, brass musicians, archive film footage, a powerful rave soundscore and unique art work by Jimmy Cauty (co-founder of The KLF), Wasteland dives head first into a gritty story of loss, hope, escapism and survival.

Post-show talk Tue 12 Nov

For more information visit https://www.thelbt.org/shows/wasteland/

Event Location

Lawrence Batley Theatre

Queen St
HD1 2SP

Telephone: 01484 430 528
Email: marketing@thelbt.org
Website: https://www.thelbt.org/shows/wasteland/

Event Details

Disciplines

Dance