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Stories from a Crowded Room     

Stories from a Crowded Room
Earthfall celebrate their 25th anniversary year in style with a new intimate and explosive production Stories from a Crowded Room, touring the UK this autumn. This production is an all embracing experience for the audience; Earthfall physically embed you within the action on stage, as dancers and musicians move fast and close around you. Earthfall tour across the UK, following the success of their previous award winning shows Chelsea Hotel (Wales Theatre Awards) and At Swim Two Boys (Theatre in Wales Award). Earthfall are revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

The audience are invited to touch, smell, and breathe as they walk the room or hide amongst the crowd. Earthfall explore people’s stories in motion, through highly physical dance with live music, text and encircling film. With a mixture of autobiographical stories and a nod to political protest this production allows you to discover unique moments and connections as you wander through the crowd. With 8 incredibly talented dancers and 2 brilliant live musicians this is Earthfall’s largest scale production to date.

“We celebrate our 25th year with the creation of a new style of performance for us, which takes the audience on stage and directly into the world of the dancers. This immersive style has been around longer than us, but we are using new technology to help enrich audience experiences before during and after the performance. This is one of the most exciting shows we’ve made and can’t wait to revisit venues in Wales with a fresh Earthfall approach.”
Jim Ennis, Joint Artistic Director

Earthfall are inviting audiences to become part of the production by submitting their own personal apology through digital media using the hashtag #EFsorry.
“I’m sorry I have cold hands”
“I’m sorry I’m too tired to have sex.”
These contributions will be integrated into the production through photography, text, video and audio, allowing audiences to get their own #EFsorry story into Earthfall’s crowded room. These #EFsorry’s will be stored online at to create an online installation. Add your own #EFsorry or browse through the gallery to discover other people’s stories.

Earthfall launched Stories from a Crowded Room as part of the BBC Arts Gets Creative campaign, a yearlong celebration of British arts, culture and creativity. Get Creative aims to boost creativity in the UK, as well as celebrating the millions of people already doing something artistic and creative everyday. The campaign was launched on 19 February 2015, by BBC Arts in partnership with cultural movement What Next? and leading arts and cultural organisations across the country.

Become part of the production and send Earthfall your #EFsorry on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook YouTube and Soundcloud. Go to to find out more and to see full tour dates.

Earthfall are offering education and participation opportunities, such as workshops and professional development classes alongside the production. To find out more please visit
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