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Rhiannon Faith Company presents...


Wednesday 24th May 2023, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £17.25 / Concessions Price £14.25 (including booking fees) / Group Rate £11 (Contact our Box Office to discuss school ticket prices)

  • An image of three dancers swaying in unison, one in camo trousers, one in a dressing gown and the other in a Hawaiian shirt, in the background a yellow life guard's chair can be seen

A dance theatre show to save the world from drowning.

Six strangers, weighed down by individual darkness, come to a 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 amplifies the voices of the vulnerable and unheard. With tenderness and honesty, DROWNTOWN holds up a mirror to a 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.

Trigger Warnings: The show explores themes of isolation and suicide and domestic violence.

  • If you feel you need some extra support you can contact the the Samaritans 24-hours a day: Call 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org

  • “Rich, compelling, intriguing, and frequently beautiful, this is a piece that needs to be experienced”
    Reviews Hub ★★★★
  • “Thought-provoking physical theatre”
    The Stage ★★★★
  • “Impressive”
    The Observer ★★★★

Season Ticket Offer

If you’re struggling to decide what to come and see this season, you can take advantage of our season ticket and benefit from a 25% discount when you book at least 3 of the following shows in the same transaction: Bromance, Sherlock Holmes: Valley of Fear, Made in (India) Britain, Drowntown, If You Fall and I Believe in Unicorns – the 25% discount will be automatically applied at checkout. This offer is subject to availability and cannot be applied retrospectively to tickets already purchased.

Information about your visit

Our 2023 live events have gone on sale at full capacity with no social distancing. Should government or industry guidelines change, we will update visitor information and will contact all those who have booked tickets. As a publicly funded organisation, we need to ensure everyone, including those who are disabled or clinically extremely vulnerable, can attend if they wish. If you would like to come to one of our performances but would not be able to attend unless a space was left either side, please contact our Box Office team to discuss your booking. Find out more about your visit.

Duration: 1hr 30mins (no interval)

Age guide: 16+ (Contains strong language and scenes that some people may find upsetting)

For group bookings, buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free

Image credit © Foteini Christofilopoulou