27 July - 7 August, 2021


A blazingly original, critically acclaimed arrangement of theatrical realism and contemporary dance - excavating a day in the life of a woman following a tragic event.

A hairdryer, an oven, a letter opener. The local church, fiscal policy and Marie Kondo’s folding technique. 

Civilisation is about the things we’ve lost and the things we’ve built.

With music by ABBA and Bach.

This bold, compelling show was was created from a collaboration between director Jaz Woodcock-Stewart of award-winning Antler Theatre (Lands, Bush Theatre) and celebrated choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple. Wildly acclaimed for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, Civilisation now receives its long-overdue London run.

Quotes & Reviews


'Thrilling... Complex, raw and insensibly smart...I could watch it forever'
★★★★ The Guardian

'Civilisation is many things at once: theatre, dance, performance art, illuminating and baffling, hilarious and heart-breaking'
★★★★ The List

★★★★ Reviews Hub 

The Company

About Antler Theatre:

Antler is an award-winning company led by artistic director Jaz Woodcock-Stewart, telling stories through theatre and film. Debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012, the company has previously won the Ideastap Underbelly Award and a nomination for The Stage Best Ensemble Award. Prior to Civlisation, their last show Lands ran at The Bush following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017.

Creative Team: 

Director: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart
Choreograper: Morgann Runacre-Temple and the company
Designer: Charlotte Espiner
Lighting Designer: Alex Fernandes
Assistant Producer: Eve Allin
Videographer: Richard Perryman


To be announced. 


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