He's Dead

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (contemporary, performance art)

  • Summerhall - Main Hall
  • 17:45
  • Aug 28
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Marikiscrycrycry
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of violence, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing, More information
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

He's Dead is a dark fantasy choreography asking the unanswerable question: Was Tupac depressed? This conceptual group work uses dance, live action and sound to unearth the unspoken dehumanisation of marginalised people and Black experience of mental health. Underscored by a pulsing, dominating soundscape, He's Dead is a complex, powerful endeavour to shed tears for the things we cannot unearth. Staged in 3 acts, He's Dead interrogates the injustice experienced by those perceived as flawed; those denied sadness, denied acknowledgement and denied a voice. Part of Horizon: Performance Created in England. www.horizonshowcase.uk

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Captioning
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in to the courtyard, follow the signs up the access ramp, around the front of the bar and into the main reception. Down the corridor on your right hand side is the lift on your right hand side. Take this to the first floor, then take a left through the double doors. The Main Hall is on your right.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


Signed performances

  • Dates: 24 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 26 August
  • Type: NotSelected
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 23 August, 24 August, 25 August, 26 August, 27 August, 28 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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