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West Midlands Circus & Creation Centre, Unit 8, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RT

©2019 by RoguePlay Theatre

 

SNAKES & LADDERS

All female outdoor

'All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you hope to climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner, and for every snake a ladder will compensate. 

 

But it's more than that; no mere carrot-and-stick affair; because implicit in the game is unchanging twoness of things, the duality of up against down, good against evil; [....] Alpha against Omega, father against mother.' 

(Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children)

Suitable for outdoor festivals and medium to large scale indoor venues. 


Snakes & Ladders is a co-directorship between RoguePlay Theatre and Gravity & Levity, with R&D support from The Generating Company, and funded by Arts Council England. Taking place on a specifically designed rig structure, 5 performers play a huge 3D version of the traditional game of Snakes & Ladders. Players can pass over other players, send their co-players tumbling down snakes to start again and cheat their way up by climbing ladders. The piece encompasses dance harness, aerial rope, parkour, physical theatre and performance poetry, and explores the balance of relationships, the good and bad qualities of desire versus destiny and in the words of Salmon Rushdie, ' the eternal truth that for every ladder you hope to climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner, and for every snake a ladder will compensate.' 

 
 

CREDITS

Director & Choreographer: Kim Charnock

       

Co-Choreographer: Lindsey Butcher

Cast: Maria Charles

          Kathryn Clark

          Florencia Leon

          Kate Nelson

          Grace Turner


Rigging: Maurycy Kowalski

Sound Engineer: Liam Walsh

R&D Support: Paul Cockle

                        Abigail Yeates

                        The Generating Company

Photos & Video: Richard Battye

                          Jeff Grant