Inspired by real events, this new dance theatre piece tells the story of a mysterious illness that infects a group of young women in small town America. As the girls and their families search for a diagnosis to their strange affliction, they come face to face with their personal and collective demons. Drawing on the conventions and tropes of true crime podcast, documentary and horror movies, this thrilling show mixes dance, video and text to interrogate how a community deals with abnormality in its midst.
This preview is a one-off opportunity to see Afflicted ahead of its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Conceived by Jake Jeppson and groupwork, co directed by Vicki Manderson and Finn den Hertog
Recommended for ages 14+
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Image: Lewis den Hertog