Unbroken is the debut solo performance by physical theatre
and circus artist, Nikki Rummer.
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.
About Nikki Rummer
Nikki is one half of the duo Nikki & JD whose show Knot
has toured extensively nationally and internationally since 2016, including an
award-winning Edinburgh Fringe run.
Nikki was born in the USA and trained in Washington State
and at National Centre for Circus Arts (NCCA) in London.
This is Nikki’s first solo work.
The work features powerful acrobatics and is very physical,
theatrical and uses storytelling throughout. It is narrated live by Nikki, who
is the solo performer.
Overall, the show is very warm with its themes of family and
home. However, there are some darker moments when some emotionally hard hitting
family secrets are revealed.
This is a very personal work for Nikki who has drawn on
inspiration from her own family life.
There is some use of religious imagery in the show. For
example, the opening scene resembles Leonardi Da Vinci’s famous painting of The
Age guidance 16+.Contains references to sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Devised and performed by Nikki Rummer
Dramaturgy: Ben Duke and Jim Manganello
Movement direction: Steph McMann & Temitope Ajose-Cutting
Sound designer: Alberto Ruiz Soler
Lighting designer: Seth Rook Williams
Costume designer: Loren Elstein
Producer: Split Second
Supporters: The Lowry, Salford; Watermans Arts Centre, London;
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry; The Place, London; London International Mime
Festival, London; Arts Council England.