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Internationally-acclaimed performance at the Contact

18 Feb 2016

A love story, slapstick comedy, action and melodrama – not a single word spoken

Internationally-acclaimed Anglo-Belgian performance company Reckless Sleepers bring their touring production of Negative Space to the Contact theatre from Tuesday, 1 to Thursday, 3 March.

Reckless Sleepers are a group of 13 artists who are all specialists in theatre making, but also have expertise in dance, performance, visual art and design.

In 2014, Reckless Sleepers started putting the pieces of Negative Space together. They built a wooden frame and lined it with plasterboard and for several weeks started smashing up, smashing down, and then piecing the fragments of their destruction back together.

To begin, the stage is a blank canvas, occupied only by one chair, one man and one woman. But it grows and grows. It’s a love story. It’s a slapstick comedy. It’s a slasher, an action, a melodrama and not a single word is spoken throughout. Soon all these different stories are spiralling around each other before they start smashing towards the project’s intense conclusion.

Further information

Negative Space is performed at Contact from Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 March at 8pm each evening.

Tickets priced £13 and £7 concession and are available from: