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FC Bergman
300 el x 50 el x 30 el

Nacho Flores
31 Jan - 3 Feb
Jakop Ahlbom Company and Alamo Race Track
31 Jan - 3 Feb

Barbican Theatre

Wed 31 Jan - Sat 3 Feb at 7.45pm

Booking opens
Barbican Members 2 Nov
General Public 10 Nov

Tel: 0845 120 7511
70 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 16+
£16 - £28*
*Membership, Young Barbican, student, school, access, group and business discounts apply
£3 transaction fee applies online.
£4 transaction fee applies by phone.

After-show discussion:
Fri 2 Feb

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Theatre and film are ingeniously interwoven in a wordless production that follows the inhabitants of a small village community gripped by the fear of an impending disaster – a flood.

Six humble dwellings sit in a wild forest clearing. At first, we see only their exteriors. But when a live camera crew emerges, surreal, peculiar and humorous slices of life are captured and revealed on a big screen. From the mundane to intimate, sinister to absurd, a symphony of symbolic and unsettling images are served up, making us voyeurs of these atmospheric vignettes.

Young Belgian theatre collective FC Bergman are experimental and daring in their approach, devising visual and poetic work with an anarchist edge. The story of Noah’s Ark – the title alludes to the vessel’s dimensions – is the starting point for this production, which touches upon hidden desires, the search for life’s meaning, the beauty of human failure and, finally, hope. With a cast of thirteen actors, 300 el x 50 el x 30 el unfolds to a soundtrack that includes Vivaldi, The Persuasions and Nina Simone.

"A live event takes shape, a visual spectacle unfolds"

De Morgen (Belgium)

"A bombardment of wordless images"

De Volkskrant (Netherlands)

FC Bergman


Presented in association with the Barbican

Creative Team
Creation: Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Bart Hollanders, Matteo Simoni, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck
Set Design: FC Bergman
Camera: Thomas Verstraeten
Co-produced by
Theater im Pfalzbau,
Taipei Performing Arts Center,
KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg,
Grec Festival de Barcelona/Mercat de les Flors,
Hellerau – European Center for the Arts Dresden,
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg,
Maison de la Culture de Bourges,
La Rose des Vents,
Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri,
La Bâtie Festival de Genève