|Production Company: Made In China||Duration: 65mins|
|Recommended Age: 14+|
A razor sharp and darkly comic exploration of our universal desire to win. Three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games, from the hilariously stupid to the arbitrary and downright heart-breaking. Chris, Jess and Ira fearlessly do whatever it takes to win – to please you, the audience. They are also eager to share their stories, perspectives and awkward dances in between.
Anarchic, thoughtful and ultimately moving, Gym Party speaks to anyone who frets about the state of the world and how we treat each other – then gets distracted by a dumb celebrity tweet.
“One marvellously unusual hour…Gym Party finds the sweet spot between pure play, sociopolitical satire and personal confession…sharp, silly and surprisingly tender.” ★★★★ The Times
Contains loud music and strong language, mild sexual references and a mirror ball.
Comissioned by and developed at Battersea Arts Centre. Co-commissioned by Pulse, Mayfest, Sprint and Sampled festivals. With support from Almeida Theatre and National Theatre Studio. Funded by Arts Council England.