In this epic production, we follow a father and daughter gradually coming to terms with the loss of Jackie – their wife and mother.
Combining exquisite detail in movement with evocative text and design, The Enormous Room takes the audience somewhere in between this world and the next.
Thoughtful, moving and uplifting, this is a show about saying goodbye and moving on.
An absorbing encounter with grief and loss ★★★★
A wonderful exploration that comforts and provokes long after the piece has ended
Work that can take dance into a new genre
Artistic Direction & Choreography
Performer - Dave
Performer - Sam
Performer - Sam's mum
Meritxell Checa / Elia Lopez / Hannah Rotchell
Performer - Dave's wife (role share)
Performer - Chock
Performer - Sam's friend
Anna Jones (Curious Space)
Charlotte Mackie / Callum Graham
Alexandra Anzemberger / Ethan Duffy
Stage Manager (role share)
James Lewis (Tin Shed)
Laura Jones / Siobhan Hayes
Cherie Brennan / Millie Clark
Access Officer / Assistant Stage Manager
Creative input during research & development
George Adams (La Petite Mort Theatre), Ben Duke (Lost Dog), Dan Huxley (ethnomusicologist), Caroline Leroy & Michael Pallandre (Collectif Pret a Porter), Thomas Noone, Chris Thorpe (Unlimited Theatre), Lenka Vagrenova and Dan Watson
“Smalltown Boy” Written by Steve Bronski, Jimmy Somerville and Lawrence Cole. Published by Bucks Music Group Limited and BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
“Grinding Halt” and “Hanging Garden” written by Simon Jonathan Gallup, Robert Smith, Laurence Tolhurst, Michael Stephen Dempsey (for Grinding Halt) and used by kind permission of Fiction Songs Limited
Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, PASS – Circus Channel (Interreg), Pavilion Dance South West, The Point, University of Chichester (Department of Theatre) and University of Surrey
St. George’s Church Portsmouth, Frensham Heights School, Joel Brown, Aya Kobayashi, TJ Lowe, KJ Mortimer, Femi Oyewole and all those who donated to our crowdfunder to get the set rebuilt following the theft of our touring van.