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Smack That (A Conversation)

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Gosforth Civic Theatre

Regent Farm Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE3 3HD

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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. 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.


‘Party games to change the world’ The Guardian


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


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

Smack That (a conversation) was shortlisted for the 2018 One Dance UK Award for ‘Innovation in Dance’

Age Guidance: 18+ (Due to alcohol being served during the show).

Running time: 1 hour 20 min (no interval)

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.


Smack That (a conversation) is set at a party and celebrates human resilience and survival. The show shines a light on the subject of domestic abuse and as such, discusses themes of an adult nature, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

If any of the themes within the show affect you or someone you know and you would like any help or support, please visit www.womensaid.org.uk to find your local service or call the 24hr freephone National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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