The Weight of Shadow

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (dance, circus)

  • Assembly Checkpoint - Assembly Checkpoint
  • 12:15
  • Aug 1-6, 8-21, 24-25
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Ireland
  • Group: Sasha Krohn and Flabbergast Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strobe lighting
  • Accessibility:
    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 18 months
Dates, Times and Prices

Description

Symbolically based on true events, The Weight of Shadow depicts mental health deterioration. Inspired by Sasha's partner, Ciana Fitzgerald, it blends dance, mime and aerial acrobatics, reflecting the enigmatic language of the psyche. The show immerses viewers in the 24-hour struggle of a psychiatric patient to grasp reality, echoing Sasha's artistic vision. Fitzgerald's influence infuses the performance with emotional depth, portraying the complexities of mental illness through Sasha's lens. The production serves as a poignant exploration of the human mind's resilience amidst turmoil, resonating with audiences through its portrayal of inner struggles and external manifestations.

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Large flight of stone steps up to the performance venue, which is on the first floor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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


Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 11 August, 18 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • 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
  • 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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Dates, Times and Prices