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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


About Vincent Dance Theatre

Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) makes crucial performance for the critical times in which we live.

Artistic Director / Choreographer Charlotte Vincent and her brilliant, cross-generational ensemble have been ‘moving people and making them think’ since 1994, distributing productions on stage, on film and online to place the work at the heart of public debate.

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.