At the Riley Theatre

northern rascals | shed
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Saturday 27th January 2024

Gritty realism meets contemporary dance in a touching portrayal of love, loss and friendship.

SHED is the latest work from Yorkshire-based dance theatre company Northern Rascals.

Performed by an intimate cast of four skilled dancers, SHED weaves together digital art, spoken word and contemporary dance to raise awareness of some of the most common mental health issues facing young people today.

Human relationships are centre-stage and emotions run high as four characters lay bare real-life experiences - about growing up and moving on, and the challenges experienced along the way.

Witness dance theatre at its rawest and most real.

Running time: 67 mins

Suitable for ages 14+

Tickets:£15 (£12)

“It’s rare in dance to find a setup that looks real, but Yorkshire-based Northern Rascals deal in slices of reality and everyday truths.”

★★★★ – Lindsay Winship, The Guardian

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About the company

Northern Rascals is a dance theatre company based in Yorkshire. Driven by social conscience, the company uses theatre and contemporary dance to explore original narratives rooted in the current socio-political climate.  Created in 2017 and led by Artistic Directors Anna Holmes and Sam Ford, the company is recognised nationally for their coherent, moving and engaging pieces, and their dedication to using Northern voices to express them.


Creation & Direction Northern Rascals

Performers Grace Ford, Flora Grant, Theo Arran, Soul Roberts

Digital Artist Aaron Howell

Writer Anna Holmes

Lighting Design Kieron Johnson

Set Design Tabitha Grove

Voice Actors Lamin Touray, Brendan Barclay

Dramaturg Geoffrey Colman

Production Manager Adam Goode

Access & Inclusion Officer Adam Fenton

Marketing Manager Josephine Sillars

Marketing Assistant & Photographer Elly Welford

Producer Callum Holt

Videographer Genevieve Reeves