Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING – an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution.  

1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album ‘Nightclubbing’; her body is brown and soft.
2015: Three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.

Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms to become an international superstar. Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded; ‘undesirable’.

WE are those women, we zoom through galaxies and solar systems, travelling through time, preparing for our moment to land…IT’S NOW!

Women to the front, People of Colour to the front, LGBTQIA+ to the front!!!

NIGHTCLUBBING is kindly supported by Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, The Lowry (‘Developed with’), Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership (Compass Commission), Live Art UK, Diverse Actions, The Marlborough Theatre and Greenwich University.


Sound Designer/Musician/Performer: Mwen
Sound Designer/Musician/Performer: Leisha Thomas
Lighting Design: Nao Nagai
Set and Costume Design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Dramaturgy: Season Butler
Movement Consultants: Alleyne Dance
Directorial Collaborator: Nadia Latif
Producer: Anna Smith
Music development collaborators: xin, Naomi Jackson, Alicia Jane Turner and Kiera Coward-Deyell

All image credits:
Photographer: Marcus Hessenberg
Stylist: Naomi Gray
Make-up Artist: Umber Ghauri

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Upcoming dates:

Autumn 2018 dates for NIGHTCLUBBING

TRANSFORM! #3 Festival, Marseille, France 
Friday 7th September, 7:30pm – info/booking

Inside Out Festival, Curve, Leicester 
Thursday 18th + Friday 19th October, 7pm & 7:15pm – info/booking

Norwich Playhouse 
Tuesday 23rd October, 7pm – info/booking

Trinity Centre, Bristol 
Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm – info/booking

Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton 
Thursday 8 November, 8pm – info/booking

Stratford Circus, London 
Thursday 22nd November, 2pm & 7pm  – info/booking

New Art Exchange, Nottingham 
NIGHTCLUBBING: Drink from the light of the Universe (a durational performance installation)
Saturday 8th December, 3-5:30pm – info/booking

Plus in September/October 2018, you can catch a 15 min solo version of NIGHTCLUBBING as part of Marlborough Theatre’s New Queers on the Block tour at…

Marlborough Theatre, Brighton 
Thursday 20th September, 7:30pm – info/booking

The Printworks, Hastings
Friday 21st September, 8pm-3am – info/booking

Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
Wednesday 10th October, 7:30pm – info/booking

The Grand Theatre, Blackpool 
Saturday 13th October, 8pm – info/booking

The Quarterhouse, Folkestone
Saturday 20th October, 7:30pm – info/booking