By Antler

 

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

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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.

Theatre Bubble

 

Lands is a fantastic, quietly intelligent allegory 

★★★★ Arthur’s Seat

 

Genuinely distressing

★★★★ Ed Fest Mag

LANDS