Landscape (1989)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 1
  • 12:45
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Emergency Chorus
  • Warnings and additional info: Mushrooms feature heavily in the show and are cooked, so will not be appropriate for anyone with serious mushroom allergies
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


As of 2018, the Doomsday Clock is the closest it's ever been to midnight. In an age of climate change and nuclear anxiety, we like to tell stories about apocalypse, disaster and endings. This isn't quite one of those stories. Combining text, choreography and music, Landscape (1989) is a slow zoom in on an Oregon National Park and the people passing through. Following their award-winning debut show Celebration, Emergency Chorus present a meditation on forgotten histories and lost futures, asking what we do when there's nowhere left to go. 'Beguiling and enchanting work' (Guardian).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Rosalie Metze 92 days ago

To begin with, both actors show a lot of theatrical potential. The piece itself contains some interesting ideas, but needs to mature a little further.

TinaC 100 days ago

Popped along to this show based on a recommendation and it was an utter delight. Both performers are completely compelling, part meditation/dance/art installation, it's a gem of a piece.

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The List (4/5 stars) 86 days ago

Dance and performance art re-examine humanity's place in the natural world...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

Some fringe shows are battering rams. They thunder around in gumboots, stamping their feet. Others are more delicate, lace-like and trusting. Emergency Chorus’ meditative new show is a good example of the latter. The New Diorama Graduate Emerging Companies’s second piece could accurately be subtitled ‘The Show With the Mushrooms’....

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

Straight off, ‘Landscape (1989)’ almost loses us. The opening narration drags, and moments of physicality feel rough and under-rehearsed. But it’s a pleasure to be won over by a show, and this soft, meditative exploration of our long, slow climate apocalypse does manage it, mostly. Its two performers zoom in...

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The Empty Blogspace 93 days ago

This is the second show from Emergency Chorus, now a New Diorama Graduate Emerging Company 2018/19. Ben Kulvichit and Clara Potter-Sweet’s partnership is seamless. Their work feels rebellious, like they have read the rule book, and are methodically dismantling it page by page.

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Exeunt 96 days ago

In all likelihood the world as we know it won’t end with either a bang or a whimper, but with a gradual accumulation of individually-inconsequential events. A few degrees-worth of temperature change here, an inch or two of seawater there. A show designed, as performer and co-creator Clara Potter-Sweet puts...

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