If Not Now

An Icon Theatre Production

Rochester Castle
11 & 12 February 2022, times tbc

Devised by the ensemble
Directed by Nancy Hirst
Projections: Novak
Creative team: to be announced

This stunning large-scale outdoor movement and dance-based production will feature a cast of 100 performers, breath-taking visuals projected onto the walls of Rochester Castle, original new music and spoken word.

In Icon’s signature style, the production will be performed by professional dancers and parkour runners alongside a collective of residents including community groups, local schools and young people supported by Icon Theatre’s Theatre31 programme.

Influenced by the sweeping changes worldwide that have been unleashed through the response to Covid-19, If Not Now will give voice to local stories and explore how communities can come together to challenge and transform poverty, prejudice, and the climate crisis, and look at historical movements and moments which have launched extraordinary social change, including the establishment of the NHS and welfare state.

If Not Now is an Icon Theatre, Medway Council and Theatre31 co-commission.

Help us create an extraordinary show
No experience necessary

We are looking for Medway-based groups, schools, and individuals of all ages to be involved in this show If you’re an individual or group interested in acting, singing, dancing, backstage or front of house roles – we would love to hear from you. You will work with a professional choreographer, director and creative team to create something extraordinary.

Performance dates: 11 & 12 February 2022 (evenings)
Location: Rochester Castle, outside
Running time of show: 20-minutes (2 or 3 performances each evening)

Rehearsals start in January 2022 (a small time commitment is required)
Hot drinks, snacks and heated indoor dressing rooms will be provided (brr!)

How to get involved

If you would like to find out more, from late autumn we will be holding drop-in sessions to discuss the show.

You can pop into our office at any time for a chat: Icon Theatre, The Brook Theatre, Old Town Hall, Chatham, Kent ME4 4SE.

To let us know you’re coming to a drop-in session or that you want to be involved, contact Naomi Rosser E: naomi@icontheatre.org.uk / T: 07810 772946

If Not Now show: dancers and performers in front of Rochester Castle.