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Theseus Beefcake - Panic Lab

  • York Theatre Royal Studio Saint Leonard's Place York, England, YO1 United Kingdom (map)
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Guidance - Adult Themes

This performance will be BSL interpreted

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About the work: 

A hero and minotaur are locked in the ultimate death match. Theseus Beefcake journeys into the dark labyrinth of masculinity, colliding mixed martial arts, death metal, American frat culture, rodeos, pornography and Greek mythology along the way. Joseph Mercier and Lennie push against their personal thresholds of pain and pleasure in this unforgettable duet exploring masculine excess, fantasy, friendship and competition.

Written  and  created  by  Jordan  Tannahill, Joseph  Mercier  and  Lennie
Performed  by Joseph  Mercier  and  Lennie
Sound  designer  Dinah  Mullen
Set  and  costumes  by  Rachel  Good
Production  manager Hannah  Moore
Produced  by Clara  Giraud
Lighting  design Joseph  Mercier  and Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn
Fight Coaching  by James Duncalf
Collaborator  for  Research  and  Development  Brendan Healey

The  work  was  co-commissioned  by Homotopia  (Liverpool)  and  The  Albany  Theatre  (London).  It  has  received  support  in  kind  from  Dance  City  (Newcastle),  GLYPT’s  Tramshed  (London)  and  Chisenhale  Dance  Space  (London).

The  project  has  been  funded  by  the  National  Lottery  through  Arts  Council  England.


About the company: 

PanicLab  produces  performance  in  the  fields  of  contemporary  theatre  and  dance  often  using  the  personal  as  a  starting  point.    As  a  group,  PanicLab  is  passionate  about  performance  that  is  raw,  honest,  extraordinary  and  humble.    The  work  the  company  makes  is  political,  personal,  serious  yet  with  a  good  dose  of  humour.  It  is  accessible  to  a  wide  audience,  and  unpretentious.  It  is  always  devised  and  necessarily  collaborative.

Theseus  Beefcake is  a  collaboration  between  Joseph  Mercier  and  Lennie  (performers  and  creators  of  the  work)  and  multi  award  winning  Canadian  playwright  Jordan  Tannahill.

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