Date:Wed 28 & Thu 29 Sep 2022
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:Pay What You Feel (suggested £12.50)

Presented by Jaz Woodcock Stewart with Morgann Runacre-Temple 

An award-winning collaboration between Jaz Woodcock-Stewart and Morgann Runacre-Temple; Civilisation is an experiment in theatrical realism and contemporary dance. 

A hairdryer, an oven, a letter opener. The local church, fiscal policy and Marie Kondo’s folding technique. Civilisation is about the things we’ve lost and the things we’ve built. Civilisation is a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event.  

From the creator behind critically acclaimed Lands, Civilisation is a sideways look at the untheatrical reality of loss. Music by ABBA and Bach.

Director Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
Choreography Morgann Runacre-Temple with the company

Made in collaboration with original performer Sophie Steer 
Designer Charlotte Espiner
Lighting Designer Alex Fernandes
Rehearsal & Production Photography Alex Brenner
Additional material created by original performers Alethia Antonia, Emily Thompson-Smith, James Olivo
Produced by Antler
Associate Producer Eve Allin
Producing Mentor Louise Blackwell
Commission by New Diorama Theatre
Supported by HOME Manchester, Battersea Arts Centre & Arts Council England  
Photo credit 
Alex Brenner 




Complex, raw and insensibly smart...I could watch it forever. Under Jaz Woodcock-Stewart’s astute direction, nothing is of note and everything is noticed. ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN 

A profound piece of visual poetry...Civilisation is many things at once: theatre, dance, performance art, illuminating and baffling, hilarious and heart-breaking. ★★★★ THE LIST 

Civilisation has immense confidence and wears its broken heart with a dignified sorrow. This is a show about loss and grief which begins by appearing to be about a single woman’s grief in the wake of a death but becomes about collective loss, the need to move beyond grief for what we have built and for what has been destroyed to create a new world... 
Jaz Woodcock-Stewart has always had a consistent willingness to push at the boundaries and play with form. That's something that is all too rare with UK companies, and Antler's Civilsation is no different as it shifts from one form into another as it dances its way across the stage with under-stated authority. It is like quietly watching a bruise spread. LYN GARDNER, STAGE DOOR 

With poise and precision, Civilisation conjures a dreadful kind of beauty  BEN KULCHIVIT, EXEUNT 

Wonderfully understated, this snapshot of civilisation is fascinating in its mundanity ★★★★ REVIEWS HUB 

Age: 14+ (contains brief nudity and some sexual content)

Warning: contains sudden loud music 

Duration: 80 minutes (no interval)

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.


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