Rhiannon Faith Company: Drowntown- Online Stream

Entertainment / Mon 28th Jun 2021 at 08:47am

This is a pay what you can online performance, please add a donation if you can upon checkout. 

RHIANNON Faith Company presents the international premiere of Drowntown in partnership with the Barbican Centre, London 2021.

Six strangers, weighed down by individual darkness, come to coastal land. Seemingly abandoned, there is no one to help but themselves.    Stuck between the remains of a broken community and the vast bleakness of the sea, they struggle with isolation, shame, and failed support systems. 


Gritty dance theatre, with autobiographical testimonials and text, this timely performance gives voice to the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to society at tipping point.

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith makes socially conscious work that raises awareness and lobbies for change. She asks here how we can champion authentic belonging for every person and save them from drowning.

DROWNTOWN was rehearsed in isolation, following government Covid guidelines. The performance was filmed by BigEgg Films at Harlow Playhouse, Harlow, without an audience, and has its world premiere with partners The Barbican Centre, London.

DROWNTOWN Co-produced by Harlow Playhouse    

Commissioned by Cambridge Junction with commissioning support from DanceEast.    

Supported by Brighton Dome & Festival Ltd, SouthEast Dance, and using public funding from Arts Council England.

Rhiannon Faith Company is an associate artist at Harlow Playhouse


Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes(no interval)    

Age Guidance: 16+    

(Contains strong language and scenes that    some people may find upsetting) 


Choreographer/Director: Rhiannon Faith

Executive Director:Maddy Morgan

Creative Producer: Kerry Andrews

Associate Producer:Olive Kane

Devised with and Performed by Dominic Coffey, Sam Ford,Shelley Eva Haden, Donald Hutera, Finetta Oliver-Mikolajska, Marla King 

Voice Over: Jodie Fink

Dramaturgy: Lou Cope 

Production Manager: Kieran Enticknap

Design by Amelia Jane Hankin

Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr

Music Direction by Molly O’Brien

Music Composer, John Victor

Costume, Alice Barbero

Film Direction by Adam Sheldon & Big Egg Films

Photography by Foteini Christofilopoulou

With thanks to Harlow Playhouse production team and staff , Mark Webber Sound Technician, Bethany Gupwell LX programmer & Operator and our creative collaborators pre-covid Lewis Bramble, Cherie Coleman, Thomas Heyes and Maddy Morgan.


The film explores themes of isolation. If you feel you need some extra support you can contact the Samaritans 24-hours a day:

·         call 116 123

·         or visit www.samaritans.org


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