DV8 Physical Theatre

Can we talk about this?

8 - 11 December 2011
Main Stage
The internationally-celebrated DV8 Physical Theatre company and the award-winning Lloyd Newson visit Greece with their new work which tackles the issues of multiculturalism and freedom of expression.
15 - 18 - 28 €
Concs 10 - 15 €
The internationally-celebrated DV8 Physical Theatre company and the award-winning Lloyd Newson visit Greece for the first time with the new work they premiered this summer in Australia.
From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and the controversy of the ‘Muhammad cartoons’ in 2005, Can we talk about this? examines how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, press freedom and artistic censorship.

In the follow up to the critically acclaimed To Be Straight With You, this new documentary-style dance-theatre production uses real-life interviews and archive footage. Contributors include a number of high profile writers, campaigners and politicians.

The performance is suited to those 16+ and starts exactly at 20:30.


Conceived and Directed by: Lloyd Newson
Performers: Joy Constantinides, Lee Davern, Kim Jomi Fischer, Ermira Goro, Hannes Langolf, Samir M’Kirech, Christina May, Seeta Patel, Anwar Russell, Ira Mandela Siobhan
Assistant to the Director/Company Manager: Elizabeth Mischler
Set and Costume Design: Anna Fleischle
Lighting Design: Beky Stoddart
Video Artist: Tim Reid
Choreography: Lloyd Newson with the performers

Production Manager: Jamie Maisey
Technical Stage Manager: Tom Pattullo
Stage: Matt Davis
Sound: Adam Hooper
Lighting: Richard Godin
Video Programmer/Operator: Declan McMonagle
Set Construction: Rocket Scenery
Costume Assistant: Ilona Karas
Researchers: Ankur Bahl, Lisa Martinson
Sound Editing: The company with Lloyd Newson & Ankur Bahl
1st Stage Sound Editing: Hannes Langolf, Rachel Phillips, Anshu Rastogi, Wendy Houstoun
Executive Producer: Eva Pepper
Operations Manager: Louise Eltringham
Administrative Coordinator: Amy Jane Clewes

Co-produced by: Théâtre de la Ville and Festival d’Automne (Paris), National Theatre of Great Britain and Dansens Hus (Stockholm)
Supported by: The British Council

10 Dec 2011

19:00 Upper Stage
Free admission


Screening of the film "Strange Fish" DV8 Physical Theatre

9 Dec 2011

19:00 5th floor - Young Theatre Workshop


Pre-performance talk with Lloyd Newson

6 Dec 2011

14:00 Dance Room
20 €


DV8 Professional Workshop