21CC present a double bill: The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother I 43 Percent, London


Price: £16 (£12 concs)



The Ballad of the Apathetic Son and his Narcissistic Mother

“ Underneath this hugely entertaining, hi-energy prowess Is something very deep and personal, laid out before us With such unflinching honesty it stirs your own memories And tears.” ****the herald

The Ballad features Lucy and Raedie, a mother and son who both REALLY love the singer Sia. They love her music, her videos and especially her hair.

This high-energy performance exposes the inherent narcissism that is at the center of motherhood and how this becomes a burden to the child embarking on adulthood. It shares something of Lucy and Raedie, past and present. It discovers their new dynamic.

43 Percent

“It’s cheeky, yet ready to grapple with darker issues that touch on the meaning of life.” **** The Herald

As human beings, we are complex and impressive machines, consisting of 57% water and 43% other matter. But if we rely on a physician’s checklist to measure our human capacity, then what might we be reduced to?
43 Percent is a dynamic new multi-media work that explores the medical and social definitions of being human. Using dance, video, movement and spoken word, it considers our bodies and the water contained within them, and how a medical world view might quantify, measure and sum us up – are our dancing bodies more than the sum of their parts?

43 Percent is the new show from the team behind Dancer.

Age recommendation 14+

Supported by Creative Scotland, Tramway and Imaginate.

Wheelchair access Sennheiser induction loop system with pre-bookable head sets.


The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London. WC1H 9PY

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