A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women serving on the front line.

In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the National Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. What came of these observations was the award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS.

Ten years on, Rosie Kay expands the work for the large stage with 10 Soldiers. Now a full Army squad, 10 Soldiers takes a fresh look at life in 2019’s British Army including issues of equality and diversity.

Charged with Kay’s trademark intense athletic dance theatre, 10 Soldiers explores how the human body – with both fragility and incredible inner strength – remains on the frontline of war.

 

10 SOLDIERS is available for touring in Autumn 2020: contact james@rosiekay.co.uk

World premiere: Birmingham Hippodrome 21 May 2019
Edinburgh Festival Theatre 30 May 2019

Choreography and Direction: Rosie Kay
Producer: James Preston
Set, Video & Costume Designer: Louis Price
Composer: Annie Maharani
Lighting Designer: Mike Gunning
Technical Advisor: Anthony Newton

10 SOLDIERS is being created in association with Birmingham Hippodrome.

Research and development commissioned by The Movement, a partnership between Birmingham Hippodrome, Sadler’s Wells and The Lowry with funding from Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence.