Autumn Theatre Season 2019
World premieres, Edinburgh transfers and returning Soho favourites - a new season of surprise and subversion.
'Take On Me' is a show taking place afterhours in Everyone Active Acton Centre. Set in the 1980s world of headbands and leg warmers, it follows a lonely woman at the gym for the first time and a lifeguard who has never saved anyone.
Live musicians belt out classic 80’s hits including I Wanna Dance with Somebody and Flashdance, and lead you through the changing rooms, gym, an aerobics class and finally the pool. You are a fly on the wall for one extraordinary day in these people’s lives.
Created by celebrated site-specific company Dante or Die in collaboration with playwright Andrew Muir, we promise you’ll never look at your leisure centre in the same way again…
Please note: This is an external event which will take place at Everyone Active Acton Centre, High Street, London W3 6NE.
Take On Me has British Sign Language integrated into the show using a hearing BSL Communicator, who will be present at every performance.
Presented in partnership with Ealing Council.
‘Take On Me’ is funded by Big Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Farnham Maltings and Arts Partnership Surrey, co-commissioned by Harlow Playhouse