OCT 31 - NOV 12
Monday – Saturday, 7:30pm (2:30pm matinees on Thurs 3rd, Sat 5th, Wed 9th, Sat 12th November), 90 mins
Follow The Faun brings its unique blend of ancient Bacchanalian rite and participatory theatre to the West End’s Arts Theatre. Guided by swirling projections and a banging electronic soundtrack, the audience travel through new worlds and dimensions to experience ecstasy, transformation, and a serious attack of the giggles. Dress to dance. Expect to sweat.
Follow The Faun is about connecting two worlds – bringing the joyful, hedonistic highs of festivals around the country to the cold, austere city. It draws on the history of ecstatic music: tribal dance, spirituals, folk, jazz, musical theatre, disco, right through to house music, bringing their legacy to a contemporary audience. It’s a chance to let loose, let down your hair, and reconnect.
The production features original disco compositions by Richard Gallagher and a banging house soundtrack mixed exclusively for the show by DJ Mojo Filter (Ben Zaven Crane), who has worked with Fatboy Slim and BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, among many others.
Follow The Faun was originally produced for Artful Badger’s Wild Worlds: Darksides, winning Spirit of the Festival Award at The Vaults Festival 2015. Performer Andy Black performed in Billy Elliot: The Musical in the West End before creating The Faun and performing at festivals across the UK, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Morning Gloryville. The show toured the USA in September, dancing through San Francisco, New York and Burning Man Festival.
“A psycho-spiritual odyssey” THE GUARDIAN
"Ludicrous, giddy and strangely intoxicating" WHAT’S ON STAGE
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ SCOTSGAY / ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ THE OUTLIER / ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ TO DO LIST
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ BROADWAY BABY / ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ FRINGE GURU
An underground festival sensation” – THISISCABARET.COM