Physical Theatre and the Art of Rock Climbing

After performing to sell out audiences with their promenade adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure last year, RoguePlay Theatre are preparing to transform a second unlikely space into a performance venue with their new piece, Climbing The Walls. Created in collaboration with Birmingham’s rock climbing community, RoguePlay Theatre present a new site-responsive piece of Physical Theatre involving the art of rock climbing and some daring rope work.

A sister desperately trying to hold onto her relationship with her brother. Two friends, one who never gets the chance to speak what is on her heart, and the other doing all she can to get what she wants. All the while, the man they have as their focus makes a life changing decision for them all. The four are taken on a journey that leaves them exactly where they start, but in turn changes their world. Through a combination of physical theatre, rock climbing, text, song and contemporary dance, it discovers the complicated private lives of four individuals literally Climbing The Walls.
Kim Charnock, writer and director, has a track record for producing innovative pieces of theatre and Climbing The Walls is no exception. With funding support from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust, and support in kind from Vertical Limits and Creation Climbing Centre, Climbing The Walls proves to be an exciting night of theatre.

Climbing The Walls is on at the Creation Climbing Centre, Moseley, Birmingham on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July at 8pm. And again at Vertical Limits Climbing Centre, Worcester, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July at 8.30pm. Tickets cost £8 and can be bought on or over the phone on 07746327284.

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