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It needs Horses / Home for Broken Turns

Saturday 3 November, 7.30pm


Via the Trestle Box Office only*

Lost Dog’s Place Prize winning duet It Needs Horses comes to Trestle Arts Base alongside the company’s newest work Home for Broken Turns.

Blackly comic and highly physical dance theatre performed by an international cast of performers from some of Europe’s most reputable dance and physical theatre companies including Hofesh Shechter Company, Fabulous Beast and Gecko.

It Needs Horses tells the tale of a down at heel circus duet and their increasingly desperate attempts to entertain the crowd.  The glamour has faded the performers have forgotten their acts but the show must go on.

Home for Broken Turns follows the characters from this disastrous double act as they leave the circus ring for the last time.  The Show looks at how fictional characters continue to exist even after the piece that called them into existence has finished. The Home for Broken Turns is where these characters gather, watched over by a fierce matriarch who is both protector and pimp for these lost children of the theatre.

[quote style=”1″]…Duke and Meseguer’s highly theatrical and subversively humorous style, marked by keen ears for a good rock tune, is a welcome change from the derivative fare peddled by their peers.

[quote style=”1″]A very bright new voice in dance theatre.
Time Out [/quote]


*To claim this offer please contact the Trestle Box Office 01727 850950 (not available for online bookings)

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  • £12 Adult
  • £10 Concessions
  • £40 Family (Maximum 2 Adults)

Suitable for ages 14 +
Runtime approx 70 mins. (no interval)[/box]

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It Needs Horses from ben duke on Vimeo.

It Needs Horses: commissioned by The Place Prize, sponsored by Bloomberg
Home for Broken Turns:
supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and commissioned by The Place and The Almeida with additional support from European Dance House Network and Modul Dance through Danshuis Station Zuid; Tilburg, The Netherlands; Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain; Tanzhaus NRW, Dűsseldorf, Germany.

 Ben Duke is a Work Place Artist and Associate Artist at South East Dance.  Lost Dog is an Escalator company.
Image Credits: Commissioned for The Place Prize for Dance, sponsored by Bloomberg. Image: Benedict Johnson