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  • Lady Eats Apple (#LIFT2018)

    14 June - 16 June

    2:30pm + 7:45pm

    Lady Eats Apple (#LIFT2018)


    Back to Back Theatre

    Barbican Theatre

    Enter an inflatable universe for a tale of creation and destruction in which the epic and everyday, mythic and mundane coexist – and for which binaural sound design and visuals are used to ingenious effect.


    Adam and Eve join an insecure God in a dark paradise, as He creates the world hoping for a little worship. But when temptation takes over, man and woman are expelled into a timeless landscape before this story of immense vulnerability, of tenderness and redemption, resumes in more familiar terrain.


    One of the most exciting and urgent companies in contemporary theatre today, Australia’s Back to Back is driven by an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities who are co-authors and performers of the work. Lady Eats Apple is a large-scale, experiential production that exposes us to the fragility of existence while challenging the assumptions we hold about others and ourselves. ‘Engaging and disarming,’ says Australian Stage.

    Please note that due to the layout of the auditorium, tickets are extremely limited and we recommend you book now to avoid disappointment.

    LIFT has a limited number of tickets available, if your preferred performance is sold out please book via the Barbican’s website at barbican.org.uk

    Thu 14 June - Sat 16 June, 2:30pm / 7:45pm

    TICKETS £12.50-£25.00

    Limited Availability

    1 hour 15 mins/no interval

    Age guidance 14+

    Full price: £25
    Under 17s: £12.50
    Tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee per transaction

    For assistance with booking please call the LIFT booking help line on 020 7968 6808 Monday – Friday between the hours of 12.00 & 18.00

    It’s rare to spend time with the fragility of our own existence, and even rarer to spend time in the space in between living and dying, described so beautifully in the show as a place of ‘pure love’.

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    Time Out

    we see the epic narrative arcs that can be built from the smallest, intimate interactions

    ★ ★ ★ ★

    The Guardian

    Presented by LIFT and the Barbican

    Direction: Bruce Gladwin
    Devisors: Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Romany Latham, Brian Lipson, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price

    Part of the Barbican’s 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.
    Image: Jeff Busby