ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
CAMDEN PEOPLE’S THEATRE Commission
Camden People’s Theatre
Fri 5 April, Sat 6 April : 19.15 - 20.15
Something’s wrong. Can’t get out of bed, can’t concentrate, can’t shake the mounting tension. Something unspoken is building up, leaking out, taking over...
Fusing physical theatre, hip hop dance and spoken word, Elephant in The Room is an explosive solo that explores the mental health crisis and the phenomenon of toxic masculinity. This semi-autobiographical work, created and performed by Lanre Malaolu, takes a sharp sideways look at the insidious stigma around mental health issues, asking how race, class and culture can affect the way we choose to address them. And what happens when we don’t…
Supported by Arts Council England, Camden Peoples Theatre, Talawa, The WellcomeTrust, MGCfutures andThe Place.
Lanre Malaolu is a London-based director, choreographer & performance artist; chosen choreographer for the inaugural Old Vic 12 in 2016. He is interested in developing timely, socially engaged work which may particularly resonate with POC from working class backgrounds. Lanre creates work that is informed by his personal experiences, his extensive background in theatre and dance, and his passion for creating impactful, resonant performance. His body of dance work is connected through the exploration of themes such as toxic masculinity, race/racism and mental health.
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