A room full of expectation, suggestion and infectious rhythm.
What is fake and what is real? Is the movement the medicine?
Placebo is an invigorating celebration of the power we have to make ourselves feel better, even when things are falling apart.
Seven dancers and an audience attempt a series of experiments to discover what gives them pleasure and what might dull their pain. Movements collide, overlap and multiply, propelled by a rich original score that sweeps mischievously through euphoric club tracks to chewy classical fugues.
Placebo continues Clod Ensemble’s reputation for finely crafted, provocative performance, ambitious in scale and concept.
Direction & Choreography - Suzy Willson
Music - Paul Clark
Costume Design – Art School
Image Credit – Manuel Vason
Commissioned by The Place
Supported by Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust.
Feeling Better Panel Discussion - Monday 15 October, 7pm £5/£3.
What makes us feel better? Join us for a conversation with patients, health professionals & artists to consider how beliefs, expectations and relationships can have a radical impact on a treatment’s effectiveness.
Placebo Pre-Show Artist Talk - Tuesday 16 October, 7pm – free with a ticket to see PLACEBO
“The quality of the performance is astonishing and unforgettable.” The Scotsman on Under Glass.
“Willson’s eye for the power of breaking established movement patterns is revelatory. Her performers create their own visual language onstage: tough, savvy, a combination of classical rigour and popular culture irony and playfulness...” The Stage on Zero.
Guests with Mobility Impairments
Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.
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There is an allocation of Pay What You Decide (PWYD) tickets available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of four PWYD tickets per person. Please phone the box office on 01273 678822 or email email@example.com for further information.
The concession rate is available for students, University of Sussex staff, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting). Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Box Office Opening Times
The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.
Dates & Times
Tuesday 16 October, 20188:00pm
Wednesday 17 October, 20188:00pm