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Rhiannon Faith presents

Smack That

(A Conversation)

Beverly is having a party and you are her guest. Shameless and subversive dance theatre about human resilience, survival and how we care for one another. #SmackThatAC

  • Wed 27 Feb – Sat 16 Mar, 7:30pm (irregular performance days) | Sat 2 Mar, 2:30pm

Running time: 80 mins

Venue: Downstairs

Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. Expect games, dancing, humour and a very raw and honest account of domestic abuse.

Each member of the all-female cast, a close-knit group of non-performers and dance artists, fearlessly takes on the persona of Beverly to convey turbulent, real experiences. The unusual setting creates a safe space for them to reveal the challenges they have faced and celebrate their endurance with the audience. Rhiannon Faith’s work with a support group at charity Safer Places underpins this show, which seeks to raise social consciousness around domestic abuse by supporting women to openly talk about it. 

Warning: This show discusses themes of an adult nature, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

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‘Party games to change the world’
The Guardian

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‘Bold, inventive and discomfiting, this is a work of urgent importance’
The Stage

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‘Smack That… Treats its subject matter with huge sensitivity and honesty’


BSL interpreted performance: Tue 12 Mar 7.30pm. Signer: Jacqui Beckford

Relaxed performance Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm


  • Wed 27 Feb, 7:30pm
  • Fri 1 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Sat 2 Mar, 2:30pm
  • Mon 4 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Tue 5 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Thu 7 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Fri 8 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Mon 11 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Tue 12 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Thu 14 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Fri 15 Mar, 7:30pm
  • Sat 16 Mar, 7:30pm

Rhiannon Faith Director
Maddy Morgan Creative Producer
Lou Cope Dramaturgy
Amelia Jane Hankin Design
Azusa Ono Lighting

Additional information

Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse. Supported by DanceEast, with additional support from Arts Council England, Essex County Council, Rich Mix and artsdepot. Developed through the Open Lab at Barbican/Guildhall. With special thanks to Safer Places.

Age recommendation: 16+

**Alcohol is served during the performance. The Challenge 25 policy is in force in this venue and valid proof of age for all ticket holders will be required upon collection. Under 18s will not be served alcohol.

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