Performance: We are Ian
  • The House, Plymouth University

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1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher… Remember it?

Because we don’t. We weren’t even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We’ve got f*ck all now (Ian tells us). So, we’re going back to 1989. We’re gonna neck a brown biscuit. We’re gonna get off our peanuts. We’re gonna bounce around like idiots. And Ian’s going to show us how. We’re mad fer it. And you will be too. Let’s party.

A messy multimedia mish-mash of dance, clowning and lip-syncing; WE ARE IAN is a technicolour trip through the highs and lows of the last proper youth movement, told straight from the horse's mouth.


Warning: this performance does include strobe lighting and flashing images.

Please note, this performance provides food to audience members. An allergy list will be available and more information can be provided by Front of House staff on the night.

Running time: 50 mins

5/5 stars “Be Ian, be you but really, just be in this audience.” 5/5 stars – A Younger Theatre
5/5 stars “We Are Ian’ demonstrates how having a dance can be a defiantly political act. You need to experience it for yourselves.” – Three Weeks
5/5 stars “You won’t see anything else like it” – Broadway Baby
4/5 stars “Absurdly original” – Reviews Hub
4/5 stars “The unbelievable amount of energy injected into the piece is infectious and for an hour we are definitely Ian.” – The British Theatre Guide
4/5 stars – The Scotsman

Date: Wednesday 4 October
Time: 19:30
Location: The House, Plymouth University

£10/£7
Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA.

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