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  • Start: Tuesday 26 February - 19:30
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

‘Vincent identifies, with forensic precision, the way men react to changing times’ ★★★★ The Observer


Directed by ‘one of the most important feminist artists working in Britain today(The ObserverSHUT DOWN explores the spectrum of modern-day masculinity and investigates the pressures, contradictions and confusions of being a man.

Vincent Dance Theatre’s first ever all-male production is timely, humorous and highly-charged ‘political and poetic dance theatre’ (London Dance), from one of the UK’s most risk-taking and rigorous choreographers.

Dance, spoken word, rap and real-life testimony collide to ask: what is it like to live as a man today?


 ‘Once again I was blown away by @VincentDT. #VDTShutDown is fearless, meaningful and so relevant. Everyone needs to see it.’  Audience Feedback, London

 ‘SHUT DOWN seems to present simultaneously a manifesto, a rebellion, a cry for help, and a mapping of the many identities ‘a man’ could take on.’ Exeunt Magazine

 ‘As a 22 year-old man growing up in the world, I cannot thank you enough for reflecting a mirror back to me during my struggle to understand manhood today.’ Audience Feedback, London


Running time: 90 minutes. No interval. Followed by a post-show Q&A with the company.

Age guidance: 14+ due to adult content of strong language and sexual themes.