Stopgap Dance Company: Lived Fiction

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Wed 4 Sep, 7.30pm
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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Performance & dance
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A dancer in a wheelchair leans upside down on the head with the wheelchair in the air in front of a bright yellow light.
Christopher Parkes
★★★★
The Guardian

The sensual choreography of Lived Fiction, from internationally revered dance company Stopgap, invites you to experience dance from multiple perspectives.

Lived Fiction is the manifestation of Stopgap Dance Company’s 20-year history, a timely intervention that can shape the future of contemporary dance.

The choreography is rendered anew with audio description, exquisite projection art and captioning.and share in a future that is rich with the enterprise, potential, and power of diversity.

Expect masterful performances from Deaf, Disabled, neurodivergent and non-disabled creatives in this dance work that is deep with compassion for the human condition.

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 12+

This event is a Relaxed Performance. These performances have a relaxed approach to noise and movement in the space, and you are free to enter and exit during the performances. A chill-out space and noise-cancelling headphones are available.

The event is Captioned.

This event features integrated Audio Description.

There is a Touch Tour available to ticket holders before this event. This is intended for blind and partially sighted audience members to familiarise themselves with the set, props and costumes ahead of the performance.

To attend or register your interest in the Touch Tour, please select this option as an add-on when booking tickets. Further details will be sent closer to the performance date.

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There is a visual story available for audience members who may benefit from preparing for the performance. View visual story >

The performance is followed by a chaired conversation with the performers on stage.

There are introductory notes and a sonic story available for audience members who may benefit from preparing for the performance.
View introductory notes
View sonic story

You can also listen to the audio version of the introductory notes. Listen to introductory notes

Dates & times

Wed 4 Sep, 7.30pm

Approximate run time: 1 hour 45 mins including a 15 minute interval.

Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

Price

  • Standard entryFrom £15*
  • Concessions25%**


* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. Please visit the Welcome Desk on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, where a member of staff can provide you with the key. You can also use the phone next to the Changing Places toilet to speak to a member of staff. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

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For step-free access from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating (excluding rows A to C) and wheelchair spaces in the Rear Stalls, plus Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the Purcell Room, please use the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

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Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

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