Dead On Her Feet

6 – 15 September 2012 // UK PREMIERE The North Wall, Oxford
3 October – 3 November 2012 // Arcola Theatre, London

An abandoned dance hall. Six young people desperate for fame, fortune and next week’s rent. An unscrupulous promoter. A ravenous audience and a stranger with a past he’s trying to hide.

Out of the real-life phenomenon of 1930s dance marathons comes a new and powerful play which uses a thrilling blend of drama, music and movement to speak directly to our younger generation: those brought up on a diet of X Factor and reality TV, against the backdrop of a world seemingly in financial freefall.

Dead On Her Feet was the first show to be created by The North Wall Art Centre’s producing arm, The North Wall Trust.

Written by Emmy award-winning playwright Ron Hutchinson and directed by Barry Kyle, Dead On Her Feet is an electric and powerful physical work on that considers the extraordinary phenomena of 1930’s dance marathons, drawing direct parallels with the recession today.


Dead On Her Feet


Jos Vantyler
Ben Whybrow
Sam Trueman
Kelly Gibson
Rowan Schlosberg
Victoria Fischer
Sandra Reid
Lloyd Thomas

Creative Team

Directed by Barry Kyle
Written by Ron Hutchinson

Choreography - Stephanie Roberts
Set Design - Alex Berry
Design Assistant - Tom Atkinson
Costume Design - Genevieve Beller
Costume Assistants - Anouska Lester and Bryony Arciszewska
Lighting Design - Eric Voecks
Sound Design - Richard Sprecker
Technical Director - Clive Stevenson
Stage Manager - Stephen Dix

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