World Premiere – April 2013, Vooruit, Gent
The Border Project & Ontroerend Goed in coproduction with Drum Theatre Plymouth, Kunstencentrum Vooruit & Richard Jordan productions Ltd.
Fight Night - Five contenders. Five rounds. Your vote. Only one will survive!
Live in a boxing ring on stage the stakes are high. The contenders fight for your attention, your support, your approval and ultimately your heart!
You decide who to vote for as the evening pulls all the political punches. Each contender must win – using whatever means necessary.
An exciting new collaboration with leading Belgian Company Ontroerend Goed, Fight Night is a playful and immersive political exploration into our shared crisis of faith in our political processes. Through the lens of a demented night of sanitised violence (i.e the sport of boxing) the audience is taken on a twisting and turning popularity contest placing the spotlight firmly on the cult of celebrity surrounding our political leaders.
Thursday 13th March – Sunday March 16th
Thursday 20th March – Sunday 13th April
Thursday 26th February – Sunday 1st March
Thursday 16th April – Sunday 3rd May
Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th May
|Directed by:||Alexander Devriendt|
|Charlotte De Bruyne|
|Scenography & Costumes:||Sophie De Somere|
|Scenography, Lighting Design & Technician:||Lilith Tremmery|
|Tour Technician:||Jasper Taelemans|
|Composers:||Cameron Goodall & David Heinrich|
|Sound Designer:||David Heinrich|
|Photography:||Sarah Eechaut & Reinout Hiel|
“A precarious analysis of the consensus politics our democratic system seems to be stuck in. ★★★★” De Morgen (Belgium)
“An utterly clever political game. ★★★★” De Standaard (Belgium)
“A vital exploration – conducted by all of us, and brilliantly led by Sophie Cleary, as the leading candidate, and Roman Vaculik as the rebel – into why we cling to our democratic institutions despite their failures, and what the alternatives might look like. ****” The Scotsman (Edinburgh)