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Escape In Chic

We asked people questions about life, questions about death and questions about escaping... 


Escape In Chic
Nuffield Theatre 2004
Edinburgh Festival 2004
Emergency 2004
Method Lab 2005

Can we escape from life and death?  Using chic dresses, responses to a questionnaire, stories, seven days and a timer, Escape In Chic is the struggle to find out. 


The devised material is organised into a series of 'Days'.  The audience are invited at the beginning of the performance to decide which of these 'Days' they wish to see and in their desired order.  Not knowing the exact order or content of the show is the ultimate challenge for the performers - where the audience is in control and no two shows are the same.  Despite the risk, the performers are dressed to impress, in a beautiful set, accompanied by elegant music and fine wine: They may not have control, but they will always remain Chic!    


From waltzing to a tempest, extravagant heels to The Beatles on repeat, this presentational performance delivers Escape Theatre's findings in an innovative and experimental way.  


Escape In Chic got two 5* reviews at Edinburgh Fringe Festival:


Three Weeks: "a superb, original piece of theatre...its genius lies in making exciting new repetitions...they wish for fantastic reviews and sell-out shows and the unequivocally deserve both"


Edinburgh Guide: Read the review here

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