China Plate present The Shape of the Pain, London


Price: £12.50 - £25 full price, £10 - £22.50 concessions



Developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe
Written by Chris Thorpe
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
With an original score by Melanie Wilson

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and The New Wolsey Theatre.
Supported by artsdepot.

“I don’t have to remember being in pain. I’m not sure that’s something we can do. And in my case, it’s irrelevant. You can’t remember something that’s still happening.”

One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone, and they want to make this work.

Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception.

An experiment in how we talk about pain – and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand.

Funded by The Wellcome Trust and supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Approximate running time: 70 minutes
Age recommendation: 12+

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Audio described / Captioned / Wheel chair accessible


Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

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