IN PERSON / PERFORMANCE

The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

Date UK Premiere: 19 - 22 October 2022
Location Battersea Arts Centre, London
Date 26 - 28 October 2022
Location Attenborough Centre, Brighton
Date Presented by TRANSFORM and Leeds Playhouse, 2 - 5 November 2022
Location Leeds Playhouse, Leeds

The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes
UK Tour

“an extraordinary play” New York Times
“an indisputable must-see” ★★★★★ New York Stage Review

Join us this Autumn for a rare opportunity to watch award-winning, Australian theatre company Back to Back.

Internationally acclaimed, Back to Back Theatre’s ensemble of artists with disabilities weaves the personal, the political and cosmic – their stories challenging the notion of what is possible in theatre.

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a sly theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, mis-readings, mis-leadings and misunderstandings, SHADOW reminds us that none of us is self-sufficient and all of us are responsible and poses the question: how do we come together to make decisions that are in the best interest of a civic society? This is a play about individual and collective responsibility.

Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with a disability, giving voice to social and political issues that speak to all people.

Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.

In addition to its professional practice, Back to Back collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.

Credits

  • Authors: Mark Deans, Michael Chan, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben
    Director: Bruce Gladwin
    Performers: Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price
    Composition: Luke Howard Trio – Daniel Farrugia, Luke Howard, Jonathon Zion

    Authors: Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben
    Director: Bruce Gladwin
    Performers: Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price
    Composition: Luke Howard Trio – Daniel Farrugia, Luke Howard, Jonathon Zion
    Sound Design: Lachlan Carrick
    Lighting Design: Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
    Screen Design: Rhian Hinkley
    Costume Design: Shio Otani
    AI Voice Over: Belinda McClory
    Script Consultant: Melissa Reeves
    Translation: Jennifer Ma
    Creative Development: Michael Chan, Mark Cuthbertson, Mark Deans, Rhian Hinkley, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Pippin Latham, Andrew Livingston, Sarah Mainwaring, Victoria Marshall, Scott Price, Brian Tilley, Sonia Teuben
    Touring Director: Tamara Searle
    Stage Manager: Alana Hoggart
    Sound Engineer: Damien Charles
    Company Manager: Erin Watson
    Production Manager: Bao Ngouansavanh
    Senior Producer: Tanya Bennett
    Executive Producer: Tim Stitz

    The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes has been co-commissioned by Carriageworks, Theater der Welt, Düsseldorf 2020, the Keir Foundation, the Thyne Reid Foundation and TheAnthony Costa Foundation, supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1, with development support from the Geelong Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Une Parkinson Foundation,The Public Theater (New York City)and ArtsEmerson (Boston).

    The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes was developed, in part, at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.

    Supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons, the Australian Government, the British Council, and Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22.

    Back to Back Theatre is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Greater Geelong and acknowledges the support of the Department of Education & Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.