Wed 1 April

WTF Wednesday: Jo Bannon - We Are F****d

WTF Wednesdays presented in association with Word of Warning

A Pay-What-You-Decide event (suggested donation £5)

Soft flesh contends with hard metal as vibrating bodies and hysterical voices attempt to unseat the hidden interior of anxiety, desire, daily exertion, sexuality and relentless penetration.

Three bodies are working hard. They’re using an assortment of utilitarian domestic objects and a choreography of subtle shaking and relentless labour to produce moments of operatic melodrama and brooding states of dissent, quaking and eruption.

What is the role or necessity of pain in personal and social change? And who pays the price? We Are Fucked uncovers the hard work it sometimes takes to live in a world which is not designed for you. It is both ecstatic and excruciating, euphoric and unforgiving. It’s also quite sexy.


Venue: The Studio

Duration: Approximate run-time 60 minutes

Additional information

On-sale date: Fri 28 Feb 2020

Age guidance: 16+

Captioned performance: Wed 1 April 2020, 8pm.

Audio described performance: Wed 1 April 2020, 8pm.

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‘Doubt and disturbance come to a climax in Jo Bannon’s powerfully penetrating performance.’

Springback Magazine

‘In its own unassuming way, this show is a little miracle.’

The Guardian on Jo Bannon’s previous show ‘Alba’

About Jo Bannon

Jo Bannon is a UK artist making live art and performance. She has presented work in the UK, Europe, South America and Australia including The Barbican, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Arnolfini, Itau Cultural Brazil, Battersea Arts Centre, PAD Mainz and the National Theatre. She is a founder member of artist collective Residence.

For this show, Jo Bannon is joined by Rosada Case and Louise Ahl.

WTF are WTF Wednesdays

WTF Wednesdays are series of evenings presenting work that is challenging, quirky, off-the-wall, on-the-nose and really pushing the boundaries of performance.

We want you to take a risk, to step outside your comfort zone and experience something totally new.

And to make things easier for you, all of our WTF Wednesday events are ‘Pay What You Decide’ (with a suggested donation of £5) – meaning that you don’t pay until after the show, and even then you only pay what you think the performance was worth!

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