Solitary

Theatre (physical theatre, drama)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Powder Room
  • 21:35
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Dutch Kills Theater Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)(Contains Distressing Themes)
  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    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 18 months

Description

Right now, there are between 60,000 and 80,000 people held in solitary confinement within United States prisons – many of whom have served months or even years in extreme isolation. Nearly 80% of these inmates will be released back into society, where they will be expected to face the challenges of reintegration and leave their punishment behind them. Drawing on extensive research, Solitary uses intense physical performance, music and sound to communicate the devastating psychosocial experience of solitary confinement, telling the story of one man's descent into memory and madness – and what happens when the door opens.

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General venue access

  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Situated on an astroturfed outdoor site.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Is She 33 days ago

Absolutely mesmerising. Despite no dialogue and minimalist action, I was totally invested the entire time. A must see!

Rosalie Metze 37 days ago

With some extremely well carried out mime, the lead actor shows the emotions of being locked up in solitary confinement. Very powerful! For me, the second act was sometimes a bit confusing, but still very much worth the watch.

TinaC 40 days ago

Vivid, powerful & visceral physical theatre by this New York based company
- still haunted a day later by their mesmerizing piece 'SOLITARY'. With only a soundscape & wordless, it harnessed the audience's imagination & we were left shaken to the core.


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British Theatre Guide (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

There is a moment early on in Solitary where the audience is confronted with the unnamed protagonist's method of dealing with his confinement being upturned. It's a simple thing, but one that throws the entire situation into stark relief and is also the moment that marks the genius of both...

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The List (5/5 stars) 36 days ago

A devastating account of the prison system...

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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 36 days ago

Solitary has a lot of things going for it and presents a lot of ideas that haven’t been presented in a piece of theatre before, or at least not to my knowledge.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

In a solitary confinement cell, a male prisoner’s day becomes a numbing routine  from bed to exercise to toilet (to urinate or masturbate) to the only human contact of the day; the ever-changing series of uninterested or disdainful guards who slump by, pausing only to slam the day’s gruel into...

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