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Friday Nights Live : Unbroken by Nikki Rummer

Running Time: Friday 20 May, 8.30pm (60mins)
Price: £15(£14)

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About this event

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.

About Unbroken

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 Last Supper.

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.

This is great work, sophisticated, sexy and yearning, Brutally honest and highly personal -★★★★★

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