Directed and Devised by Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart
Performed and Devised by Leah Brotherhead and Sophie Steer
Produced by Claire Gaydon
Additional devising with Richard Perryman and Nasi Voutsas
Photographs by Meurig Marshall
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre
Kindly Supported by The Bush Theatre and New Diorama Theatre
Lands toured in 2018 before playing a month run at Bush Theatre
2 performers, a mini trampoline and a 1000 piece puzzle
Leah and Sophie have been together, here, for a long time. They are happy here.
But there's a problem. There's a massive fucking problem and soon they're going to have to talk about it.
The award-winning Antler present a playful, intimate dissection of a relationship teetering on the edge of collapse. Exploring our inability to understand one another, and the lands we isolate ourselves on, this is an absurd tragi-comedy for our times.
Antler’s two-hander is a clever piece of contemporary theatre…Lands asks whether we can ever really understand each other or relate to other people’s tragedies. Smart stuff.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Recommended Shows 2017
A late and very welcome addition to the programme is LANDS by Antler Theatre, a sparse, desolate evocation of loneliness.
Exeunt recommended shows 2017, The Word of Mouth Favourites
Incisive, tender, tough and heartbreaking.
Definitely enormously recommended.
Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
Unlike anything I’ve seen at the fringe before.
Hannah Greenstreet, Exeunt
Lands is an instantly engrossing exploration of obsession, of relationships and communication, of drive and determination, and fear of failure.
Expect to be taken on a surprising rollercoaster of emotions, from belly-laughs to anguish.
★★★★ To Do List London
delicate and poignant while also acknowledging the inherent humour…very affective and eloquent about the harm we sometimes do to ourselves and the people who care about us.
★★★ Natasha Tripney, The Stage
The simplicity is genius
Sheer brilliance of the writing, directing and acting
★★★★ Broadway Baby
Difficult to tie it up in a neat conclusion.
Lands is a fantastic, quietly intelligent allegory
★★★★ Arthur’s Seat
★★★★ Ed Fest Mag