The Audience. The Host. The Guest. The Band. The Ants.

On the set of a live TV chat show, the host interviews the guest, the film rolls, and the band plays. People and power and pop music. We’re here to get to the heart of the matter but everything keeps on changing.  Including time, space, and the audience.

Them! is a visionary new performance event from Stewart Laing and Pamela Carter exploring identity in a changing world.  Can we ever really change who we are?  Or, if change is inevitable, then what are we so scared of?

Content Warning: Contains strobe lighting

Running Time:

120 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Captioned

  • Audio Described

  • Touch Tour

  • Autism Friendly

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Announcing our biggest cast ever

Following an extensive casting process, we’re delighted to announce that 150,000 leaf cutter ants have been chosen to perform in our upcoming production Them!

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27/06/2019 - 06/07/2019