Fight Night

Produced by

Theatre Royal Plymouth, Ontroerend Goed, Richard Jordan Productions and Vooruit in association with Adelaide Festival

Written by

Unknown

About

Five performers. Five Rounds. Your vote. One survivor.

Belgium’s multiple Fringe First-winning company Ontroerend Goed and Australia’s The Border Project put the power into your hands to vote for your favourite candidate amongst our five actors in an immersive exploration into the intricacies and traps of voting systems and mediatized democracy. Fight Night makes elections a theatrical game.

Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth
26th September – 12th October 2013

Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney
20th March – 13th April 2014

Ekerse Theaterzaal, Ekeren
12th May 2014

Frascati, Amsterdam
13th & 14th May 2014

Theater Malpertuis, Tielt
15th May 2014

CC Berchem, Berchem
16th May 2014

Kunstencentrum De Werf, Bruges
18th May 2014

Grand Theatre, Gronigen
20th – 22th May 2014

Minardschouwburg, Ghent
23th – 25th May 2014

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
15th January 2015

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
20th January 2015

Hong Kong Arts Festival
26 February 2015 - 1 March 2015

Unicorn Theatre, London
16 April 2015 - 3 May 2015

Roeselare, Belgium
15 May 2015

Tilburg, NL, De NEW Vorst
December 2015

Reviews

★★★★
"Without even a single political reference, Ontroerend Goed’s ‘Fight Night’ makes a precarious analysis of  the consensus politics our democratic system has fallen into. That’s impressive."
De Morgen, Evelyne Coussens

★★★★
"A cross between Big Brother and an Italian general election."
The Independent

★★★★
"‘Fight Night’ develops into a vital exploration... into why we cling to our democratic institutions despite their failures, and what the alternatives might look like; and how, in the end, we deal with dissent, in a big society or a small room where the majority have decided, but a large minority beg to disagree."
The Scotsman

Cast

David Heinrich

Angelo Tijssens

Roman Vaculik

Sophie Cleary

Maria Dafernos

Charlotte De Bruyne

Valentijn Dhaenens

Creative Team

Director
Alexander Devriendt

Scenography, lighting design & production
Lilith Tremmery

Costumes & scenography
Sophie De Somere

Music
Cameron Goodall & David Heinrich

Technical
Jasper Taelemans