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Ben Duke in conversation

Join us on 26 Nov for an informal chat with Ben from Lost Dog Dance to find out what he has been up to in lockdown

Half eulogy, half lecture, In a Nutshell, a 16 mins film, questions what is real in life if we cannot share it together in real life. Sitting alone in a theatre auditorium, Ben Duke laments over never having thrown his shoe at Poseidon! What do you miss about going to the theatre? Watch the film at your leisure and then, on afternoon of 26 Nov, join us in conversation with Ben about both In a Nutshell and his other works.

Conceived in the early days of the pandemic when it was unimaginable, this short film envisages a world in which theatres will never open again.  A man explains, to an unseen future generation, what live theatre was - reliving moments that had been particularly powerful to him personally and lamenting the loss of real-life connections in a world where nobody is allowed near one another.  

With his unique blend of melancholia and self-deprecating humour, Lost Dog's Ben Duke touches on themes of loneliness and isolation, the loss of human connections, and in particular the temporary community of strangers that make up a theatre audience. 

This is an opportunity to spend an hour with Ben on Thurs 26 Nov 4pm to hear more about how he works and what lay behind the making of In a Nutshell, commissioned by The Place and Rural Touring Dance Initiative, supported by Worthing Theatres.  Book your free place online below and you will receive the link and log in details on your confirmation email