#PULSE14 – Gym Party

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Meet Chris

Meet Ira

Meet Jess

A razor sharp and darkly comic exploration of our universal desire to win.

Three intrepid contestants compete in a series of games, from the hilariously stupid to the arbitrary and downright heartbreaking. Chris, Jess and Ira fearlessly do whatever it takes to win - to please you, the audience. They are also eager to share their stories, perspectives and awkward dances in between.

Anarchic, comic and thoughtful, Gym Party speaks to anyone who frets about the state of the world – then gets distracted by a dumb celebrity tweet.

‘One marvellously unusual hour…Gym Party finds the sweet spot between pure play,
sociopolitical satire and personal confession... sharp, silly and suprisingly tender’ - **** The Times

Commissioned by and developed at Battersea Arts Centre.
Co-commissioned by Pulse, Mayfest, Sprint and Sampled festivals. With support from the Almeida Theatre and National Theatre Studio. Funded by Arts Council England.

Suitable for ages 14+

All Pulse Festival events offer unreserved seating so you simply choose where you sit on arrival.

Reviews of #PULSE14 – Gym Party

What the press say

Made In China dares to push this theory of human nature to absurd extremes, the better to deconstruct and destroy it.

Scotsman, 4 stars, Joyce Mcmillan

a hugely talented young company who make noisy, bubblegum theatre that often has a melancholic edge

The Guardian, 4 stars, Lyn Gardner

This clever company never preaches, but by playing they not only entertain the audience but also encourage questions and discussion

Three Weeks Edinburgh, 5 stars, Jade Wilson

What the public say

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