Fight Night

Ontroerend Goed and The Border Project in co-production with Richard Jordan Productions
Theatre Royal Plymouth Kunstencentrum Vooruit in association with Adelaide Festival of Arts

FIVE PERFORMERS.  FIVE ROUNDS. YOUR VOTE.  ONE SURVIVOR.

As one of the most controversial elections in the world is underway in the United States this November, we bring you an acclaimed show that examines the notion of how we choose our political candidates and how we ultimately decide on who to support.

As a courtesy to our presenters and the audience members, we request that you arrive on time as latecomers will not be admitted.

FIGHT NIGHT takes the form of an actual election. We in the audience are the electorate. We are each given a mobile electronic device with which we can cast our votes. Five candidates offer us their background and platforms. We then have to decide who to vote for.

But then, we are given more information, some of it quite surprising. All of a sudden how we view each candidate changes.

How much of our choice is based on preconceived notions on each candidate’s looks, clothing style, race, gender, age and speaking style? How much of it is based on the content of each candidate’s speech?

FIGHT NIGHT is playful, immersive theatre. It is a timely, exciting exploration of democratic processes. Every performance is different because the vote is yours and can never be predicted. But can it be? After all, do we really have “free choice” in any election?

TALKBACK SESSIONS: Join us after the show when the actors return to the stage to answer your questions and provide insight into the play you have just experienced. These Q & A sessions last approximately 15 minutes.

A PLAYFUL AND IMMERSIVE NIGHT OF THEATRE. – The Daily Review
This is witty, engaging political theatre. – Arts Hub
A CROSS BETWEEN BIG BROTHER AND AN ITALIAN ELECTION – The Independent