Thick & Tight Present Short & Sweet, Salford, London & Edinburgh


Price: £13 - £18


Two dancers's portraits and busts are collaged on a black background. Their faces are extra white and their eyes very black with makeup. They wear a costume of a black hairy top with translucent wings. Their hands are placed in gestural poses. Some of the images of their portraits are repeated or placed upside-down, creating a strange, artful image.

Thick & Tight present Short & Sweet, an amuse-bouche platter of new works designed to excite, provoke and satisfy.

Created by Eleanor Perry & Daniel Hay-Gordon, this thoroughly modern variety show mixes dance, drag, lip-syncing and satire.

Short & Sweet brings a host of famous and infamous characters to life: Sid Vicious, Twiggy, Grace Jones, Rasputin, Edith Sitwell and everyone’s favourite avant-garde duo, John Cage & Elaine Paige. The evening includes a preview of new work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, commissioned by the Noh Reimagined Festival.

Thick & Tight are joined by an incredible line-up of artists: Corali Dance Company, Harry Alexander, Oxana Panchenko, Azara Meghie and Connor Scott, with designs by Tim Spooner, Pam Tait, Claire Ashley and Darren Evans.

Thick & Tight is an award-winning British Dance Theatre company created by Eleanor Perry and Daniel Hay-Gordon. Their work takes influence from a wide range of historical, political, literary and artistic subjects, with a focus on promoting queer culture and accessibility within dance.

“The dance world’s gruesome twosome” The Guardian

Short & Sweet is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, Noh Reimagined Festival, Duckie and Corali Dance Company

It is supported by Arts Council England, The Lowry, South East Dance, Britten Pears Arts, Barbican, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, Kings Place, London Performance Studios, Rambert School & Russell Maliphant

18 & 19 January, The Quays Theatre, LOWRY, Salford

25 – 29 January (Part of London International Mime Festival), The Pit, BARBICAN CENTRE, London

3 February, The Studio, FESTIVAL THEATRE, Edinburgh

BSL interpretation, Level access to venue, hearing loop, relaxed performance


Salford, London & Edinburgh

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