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    Strange Contagions

    Thu 7 - Sat 9 Dec at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £12
    Strange behaviours leap between a community of women, spreading like a bolt of lightning. A devised theatre piece where the dance at the end of the world begins.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 50 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned PerformanceAll shows captioned
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeReferences to hysteria, mental illness, death, sexism. Suitable for 16+

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    Strange behaviours leap between a community of women, self-replicating and spreading like a bolt of lightning. The memory of students in an empty school auditorium, laughter at a funeral, an impatient canker sore. Bodies twitch, meow, laugh and jive as the dance at the end of the world begins. Maybe it’s her imagination, or maybe it’s the hormones... 

    Welcome to Strange Contagions, a devised, collaborative theatre piece that explores the weird and mystifying episodes of mass hysteria throughout history, particularly in female-centric communities. Returning after its premiere in the SPRINT Festival, Strange Contagions takes a creative look at the mythology behind psychogenic illness and what happens when a group of women rebel against their constraints.

    "Welcoming, inclusive, creative and life-affirming. I have learnt a lot myself in so many ways that will seep into all parts of my life. My self-confidence has massively increased"

    Human Jam participant