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Hope Hunt & The Ascension Into Lazarus

14 October — 16 October

Having picked up awards at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Oona Doherty makes her London debut as part of Dance Umbrella 2019, London’s international dance festival.

A solo performance that bursts with fury, swagger and humanity. Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery.

Adopting multiple personas of disaffected male youth Oona Doherty channels aggression, humour, hedonism, joy and despair in quick-fire succession. Fragmented, yet meticulously detailed, her intuitive social portrait vibrates with blistering physical and vocal energy. Gestures, words and utterances combine in a wholly distinctive body language, contorting ideas of masculinity and morality.

Magnificently inventive and uncannily expressive, Doherty’s thumping dance-theatre work is faultlessly judged – inviting audiences to look behind the mask of ego and affectation.

“It’s riveting and moving, and she’s simply a phenomenal performer” – The Times


Prices increase as the theatre fills – the earlier you book the cheaper it will be, and here’s a guide to when to find the cheapest tickets throughout the run.

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Access tickets are priced as concessions and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (0333 320 2896) or by emailing

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