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Opening this week!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Funny, thought-provoking and consistently entertaining, Border Tales celebrates our differences, acknowledges our sameness and does more to repair the rifts than politics ever could.’ THE SCOTSMAN
Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold out audiences, Protein will be touring the UK with Border Tales this autumn.
Reimagined for 2017, the acclaimed show makes a come-back this year for our post-Brexit Britain. With a blend of dance, dialogue and live music, this is a witty and poignant commentary on stereotypical thinking in our multi-cultural society.
The Point, Eastleigh
Thursday 2 November
Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth
Friday 3 November
The House, Plymouth
Saturday 4 November
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Wednesday 8 November
Forest Arts Centre, West Midlands
Thursday 9 November
The Place, London
Tue 14 - Sat 18 November
Tuesday 21 November
Teatro delle Muse, Ancona, Italy
Friday 24 November
Join the conversation
Post show debate
Wednesday 15 November
Following the show on Wednesday 15 November at The Place, Protein will host a post-show debate, led by Hakeem Onibudo of Impact Dance.
We want to hear what you think about the themes in Border Tales! We collectively live in a post-Brexit Britain but what does this really mean? How does this really affect you, your family, or your neighbour? Come to the show and check in afterwards, we would love to hear what you have to say.
The Place Late
The Place Late
Friday 17 November
The Place - until midnight
We are going to be celebrating everything that is Border Tales, after the show at The Place on Friday 17 November. Join us in the bar area where the space will be transformed for a late night groove!
Your host Hakeem Onibudo will guide you around the globe with a playlist inspired by multicultural Britain from Alick Macheso to Damian Marley via Stone Roses, and Jazztronik to Dhaffer Youssef via Ibeyi. Grab yourself a ticket for the evening and we will see on the dance floor!
Professional Development Workshop
The Curve, Leicester
Saturday 11 November
£25 (inclusive of ticket to the show)
Join members of the Protein team for a practical workshop, based on the themes of our acclaimed show Border Tales and Luca's own approach to making work.
I think you think...
Have you ever been stereotyped? For you colour? Or maybe for your beard? What do you really think of others, or more importantly, what do you really think of yourself?
Stereotypical thinking can be a trap especially when we deny its existence. In Border Tales, the performers question who they are and how much of what they think of themselves is largely based on what they think people think.