Ad Infinitum presents

If You Fall

A show about care, love, and the end of our lives

Margaret is a pillar of her local community. Norson is a brilliant cook. He loves cricket and fishing. She loves singing and her lavender plants. They’re both surrounded by loving families. Their lives are full… So what happens when you lose your independence, your voice, your mind – the essence of what makes you, you?

In Ancient Greece, older people were highly respected. In Egypt, old age was a marker of wisdom. Today, in the UK, care for older family members is often outsourced. But the care system is breaking at the seams. If You Fall tells the deeply human stories of older people, their families and carers struggling to approach end of life care with dignity.

Multi-award-winning Ad Infinitum brings you a moving, humorous and sensitive story based on real-life personal testimonies. Filled with acapella singing and their signature style of physical theatre, this intergenerational ensemble cast explore older people’s care in all its complexities.

There will be two performances with integrated BSL and captions on Sat 6 May (matinee) and evening of Wed 10 May.

Co-commissioned by Northern Stage, HOME and Corn Exchange Newbury and supported by Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Hippodrome, The North Wall, Culture Weston and Theatre Orchard. Made possible through funding from Arts Council England. The production is supported by Paul and Joanna Pearson.

About Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre company. They return to HOME following their sold out run of ‘Extraordinary Wall of Silence’ in 2020 as well as ‘A Small Gathering’ a digital film made during lockdown as part of HOMEs Homemakers programme. Compromised of an international ensemble of theatre-maker, Ad Infinitum are the award-winning creators of Light, Ballad of the Burning Star and Translunar Paradise amongst many others.


The Times, (Light)

A theatrical hand grenade

The Guardian, (Ballad of the Burning Star)

This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable

The Stage, (Odyssey)

High-intensity performance in Ad Infinitum’s signature style

The Stage, (Beautiful Evil Things)

One of contemporary theatre’s vital organs

Time Out, (Beautiful Evil Things)

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1 hour and 10 minutes

  • Running time: 70mins (no interval)
  • Age recommendation: 12yrs+

Content warning.

  • This piece explores themes of dementia, death, grief, and loss. It also includes strong language, microaggressions, and graphic representations of intimate care.
  • It also contains a few subtle light flickers and some fast snap changes in lighting states but
    no strobe lights.
  • Tickets: £15
  • 10% discount if you book tickets for 3 or more shows in the Theatre 2 season, in one transaction

British Sign Language Interpreted: There will be two performances with integrated BSL on Sat 6 May (matinee) and evening of Wed 10 May.

Captioned Performance: The performances on Sat 6 May (matinee) and evening of Wed 10 May will also be captioned

Audio Described Performance: Thursday 11 May 7.45pm

Touch Tour: Thursday 11 May 6.45pm