Hofesh Shechter Company presents


Choreography and music by Hofesh Shechter. Performed by Shechter II

“There is no sitting in thoughtful contemplation at a Shechter gig. For pure, heart-pounding excitement, there is simply no one to touch him.” – Daily Express

Following January’s sell-out show Grand Finale, internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter returns with SHOW, a wild and wicked performance composed of three acts.

Performed by the hottest new talent of the Hofesh Shechter Company, SHOW is composed of three acts: The Entrance, Clowns and Exit.

Combining Hofesh’s bold, exhilarating and tribal choreography with a pulsating score, SHOW revolves around a group of anarchic performers as they play their parts in a macabre circus of comedy, murder and desire.

SHOW offers a bitingly comic vision of a topsy-turvy world where fools can be kings and kings fools, performed in the company’s unique and unforgettable theatre-dance-rock-gig style.

Clowns originally debuted to rapturous acclaim at NDT in 2016 and now returns alongside new material by Hofesh Shechter.

★★★★★ “A mind-bending conundrum of surrealist modern dance… Easily one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen in a theatre.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer

“Highly atmospheric and stunningly performed, SHOW is a dance macabre that is perfect for the Halloween season.” – British Theatre Guide

★★★★½ “Shechter and the company have made a remarkably fresh and unusual work that plays with the conventions of dance, theatre, gig and film, of comedy, carnival and horror… Hugely entertaining and memorable” – The Reviews Hub

” I feel this performance deeply. And it is one of the best things I have seen on this HOME main stage.” – Quiet Man Dave

“What makes SHOW truly remarkable is the choreographer’s relationship with light and sound… Delightful!” – Reviewer Number 9

“Their energy is incredible… You can only applaud the technical accomplishment of all concerned (the lighting design team of Lee Curran, Richard Godin and Alan Valentine have achieved amazing things) and the superb skills and dedication of his young dancers.” – Manchester Theatre Awards

“A show full of a gleeful, diabolical energy… [The] choreography had violence and danger, yet also elegance and precision, and the dancers brought into this full pelt.” – Jildy Sauce

“A breathtaking and mesmerising spectacle. SHOW is a tribal rush (of) circus parade, baroque ball, techno rave, carnival and guerrilla war.” – Le Monde

SHOW is produced in association with HOME Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith, and received production support from Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia and a production residency at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton.

  • Recommended age 13+
  • Running time 1 hour (no interval)
  • The performance contains smoke effects and loud music
  • £16.50 full (conc. available)