When a day trip to the Natural History Museum turns to tragedy, one family is left as hollow as the cold bones of the blue whale. At home, they attempt to make sense of the unimaginable in ways as unpredictable as the incident itself.

At the same time, with sound protective headphones and in an auditory world of their own, children storm the stage with a mandate for change.

Smashing two restricted worlds into one radical show, children and adults attempt to come to terms with their lives spinning out of control.

In their unique, experimental style, Encounter shed light on the state that we are in and ask what happens when generations collide in a battle where hope and despair fight for centre stage?

Commissioned by The Place, supported by the Albany, Folkestone Quarterhouse and Arts Council England.

Co-created by Director/Choreographer Jen Malarkey
Co-created by Writer Lee Mattinson


Can’t see it at the Albany? The Kids Are Alright is at The Place on Tue 9 & Wed 10 April.