Co-created by director/choreographer Jennifer Malarkey and writer Lee Mattinson (Encounter).
The Kids Are Alright is a surreal and confronting new work from cult duo Encounter, combining dance and new writing, participation and performance, children and adults.
When a day trip to the Natural History Museum turns to tragedy, one family is left as hollow as the cold bones of the blue whale. At home, they attempt to make sense of the unimaginable in ways as unpredictable as the incident itself. At the same time, with sound protective headphones and in an auditory world of their own, children storm the stage with a mandate for change.
Smashing two restricted worlds into one radical show, children and adults attempt to come to terms with their lives spinning out of control.
In their unique, experimental style, Encounter shed light on the state that we are in and ask what happens when generations collide in a battle where hope and despair fight for centre stage?
“It’s ridiculous, absurd, infuriating and, at points, very, very sad. Which makes it an almost perfect portrayal of an attempt to navigate loss in the aftermath of an utterly unfathomable event.”- **** The Stage
Commissioned by The Place, supported by The Albany, Quarterhouse Folkestone and Arts Council England.
Age Recommendation: 16+. This show is recommended for audience 16 years and older. The content and theme of the production may be upsetting for some audience members. The dialogue in the show contains references to self-harm, swearing and violence toward animals.