Nine o’clock is the time of day that Councils bury the poor, the isolated, and the forgotten. These are the funerals that no one attends.
Performed in the industrial underground spaces of the Red Gallery in Shoreditch, the play will take you on a downward journey from the world of the living to the off-limits world of the dead and dying. Fusing film, choreography, and spoken-word poetry with skilled physical comedy and even some song-and-dance numbers, this is a 360-degree immersive theatre experience.
ice&firetheatre have an unequalled track record in bringing human rights issues to the wider public. For the past decade,ice&fire have shone a light on urgent, difficult issues with humour, intelligence and style. The Nine O’Clock Slot is their latest timely and absorbing piece.
ice&fireconfront the disturbing rise in the number of ‘paupers’ funerals’ in modern-day Britain, in this experimental new play that retraces the stories of four individuals buried in the same communal grave. The Nine O’Clock Slotis based on true-life accounts where heart-breaking stories find comic touches and uplifting conclusions.
26 March to 19 April 2014
7.30pm (Mon-Sat); 2.30 Sat matinee
£10 tickets for first week