24th May 2023
Multi-award-winning Ad Infinitum brings you a show about care, love, and the end of our lives.
Margaret is a pillar of her local community. Norson is a brilliant cook. He loves cricket and fishing. She loves singing and her lavender plants. They’re both surrounded by loving families. Their lives are full… So what happens when you lose your independence, your voice, your mind – the essence of what makes you, you?
In Ancient Greece, older people were highly respected. In Egypt, old age was a marker of wisdom. Today, in the UK, care for older family members is often outsourced. But the care system is breaking at the seams. If You Fall tells the deeply human stories of older people, their families and carers struggling to approach end of life care with dignity.
Multi-award-winning Ad Infinitum brings you a moving, humorous and sensitive story based on real-life personal testimonies. Filled with a capella singing and their signature style of physical theatre, this intergenerational ensemble cast explore older people’s care in all its complexities.
Content warning: This piece explores themes of Dementia, Death, Suicide, Racism in care, Depiction of grief and loss, specifically in care and death of a parent and Graphic representations of intimate care.
“A theatrical hand grenade”
“This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable”
“High-intensity performance in Ad Infinitum’s signature style”
“One of contemporary theatre’s vital organs”
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 andI 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 15min (no interval)
Age guide: 12+
Image by Extra Strong. Original Photography by Alex Brenner.
Co-commissioned by Northern Stage, HOME and Corn Exchange Newbury and supported by Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Hippodrome, The North Wall, Culture Weston and Theatre Orchard. Made possible through funding from Arts Council England. The production is supported by Paul and Joanna Pearson.