One bittersweet Christmas, three generations of the Rummer family are summoned home for one last gathering. Told through the eyes of a daughter, Unbroken weaves fragments of memories into the body of one performer as a dark, previously buried secret finds its way to the surface.
Combining her talent for storytelling and her unique movement language inspired by her acrobatics, gymnastics and capoeira practice, Nikki tells a very personal story with universal resonance.
Duration: 60mins (no interval)
Age Recommendation: 16+ (contains references to sexual abuse and domestic violence).
Accessibility: BSL Interpreted performance and post-show talk on Sat 22 Jan 22.
Post-Show Talk, Sat 22 Jan 22:
Join artists involved in the show for a discussion about the work. This will be BSL Interpreted.
“A funny, touching, and gorgeously choreographed piece of acrobatic theatre” - Circus Diaries (on Knot)
“Rummer’s athletic tumbling is neatly showcased as if she is constantly saying to the men: anything you can do, I can do better” - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (on Kin)
“Magnificently choreographed and blindingly performed, full of wisdom and wit, segueing seamlessly from expressive dance to awesome balances” - The List (on Knot)
“It’s not often that the words circus performers write and deliver match the strength, commitment and skill of their movement” - The Scotsman (on Knot)
Unbroken is presented as part of London International Mime Festival 2022.
Watch this short video to get an extra insight into the show from Festival Team Directors Helen Lannaghan & Joseph Seelig OBE:
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This is a live performance in The Place theatre.
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Devised and performed by: Nikki Rummer
Dramaturgy: Ben Duke and Jim Manganello
Movement Director: Steph McMann & Temitope Ajose-Cutting
Sound Designer: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting Designer: Seth Rook Williams
Costume Designer: Loren Elstein
Producer: Split Second
Supported by The Lowry, Salford; Watermans Arts Centre, London; Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry; The Place, London; London International Mime Festival, London; Arts Council England.
Click HERE to find out more about Nikki and JD.
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: at The Place