Fierce Festival 2019

Fierce Festival is truly special. It’s unusual to see this volume and quality of international performance in the UK. The programme is World Class and much of it is hugely unlikely to be here in the UK again. Don’t miss out!

We’ve literally curated every performance in the programme and so are clearly big fans of all of them. They all reflect the best of what’s going on in international performance, in their own ways.

These are the shows we think are unmissable and by UNMISSABLE, we mean, if you miss it at Fierce, then you’ll probably never see it…


Kate McIntosh In Many Hands

This participatory piece has been a huge hit around the world. It’s BRILLIANT. It’s also very tricky to stage, and with Kate working on a new project next year we reckon this will be the only UK chance to experience this show. Literally one of the best times we’ve had in a theatre in the past 5 years.


Justin Shoulder Carrion

Justin is a visionary artist. We’ve been in dialogue with him since 2016 trying to make this happen, and he’s coming all the way from Sydney. What other show you’ve seen has giant inflatable intestine? You won’t have seen anything like it. Seriously. It’s the perfect show for our current ecological and political crisis with his Carrion spectre spanning the whole arc of human evolution. It’s HUGE.


Andrew Tay & Stephen Thompson Make Banana Cry

We’ve been granted rare access to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s Waterhall to stage this unique performance, in a catwalk format within a beautiful installation by visual artist Dominique Petrin. This is a truly site responsive work, and you’ll never get to see it in this stunning space again. Also check the all-star cast including DANA MICHEL, winner of this year’s ANTI Prize, Finland!!!


Miet Warlop Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

We’ve said it before, Miet Warlop has waited too long to bring one of her shows to the UK. Don’t miss this spinning rock concert not least because it’s so fucking cool!


Marco Berrettini iFeel2

We just think this is the perfect show to close this festival, in this political moment. Made in 2012 it resonates now more than ever.


This isn’t to say we don’t think everything else in the programme is AMAZING, but these five works feel particularly of the moment, and unlikely to happen in the UK again.

See you there!

The Fierce Festival Team, Oct 2019

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Date Posted: 17 October 2019