Enter Achilles by Lloyd Newson, © Hugo Glendinning
Tom Davis Dunn, who graduated from NSCD with a BPA in 2017, has joined the cast of Lloyd Newson's Enter Achilles, twenty-five years after the original landmark production. Presented by Rambert in association with Sadler's Wells, this reworking drags British pub culture kicking and yelling onto the stage, examining "the terrors and tenderness of beer-soaked testosterone."
First staged in 1995, Enter Achilles toured 18 countries and was made into an International Emmy-winning BBC film. The Daily Telegraph called the original production "a rare, rich, devastating, triumphant work of art", the Sunday Times describing it as a "powerful and spectacular new work... about violence and vulnerability of manliness - funny, moving, disturbing".
Tom Dunn was selected to join the new cast by Lloyd Newson (Artistic Director of DV8 Dance Theatre) out of hundreds of worldwide auditionees. Tom was previously a company dancer for Gary Clarke's Wasteland, and has worked with Jamaal Burkmar, performed at the TEDxBrum conference, and toured New York and Washington with Rosie Kay Dance Company.
Tickets are now on sale at many venues across Europe, with more dates soon to be announced.
Enter Achilles is at Sadler's Wells in London between Tue 26 May and Sat 6 June - visit sadlerswells.com/whats-on/ to book.
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