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Rosie Kay - 5 Soldiers by K2CO

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5 SOLDIERS is the award-wining show, created by Rosie Kay which has toured the world since its original creation in 2010. A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of four men and one woman serving on the front line. Intensely physical and powerfully athletic, this one-hour show goes through the training, the boredom, the deep bonds and relationships between the soldiers, and the shock of warfare.

In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the Defense and National Rehabilitation Centre for our Armed Forces. What came of these observations is this award-winning, five-star work.

Deeply realistic, stark, bold and thrilling, 5 SOLDIERS questions what it is that we ask of professional soldiers and explores how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.

The performance on the 20th will be followed by a post-show discussion with the company, community members and local military representation.

The performance on the 22nd will be opened by a group of dancers from the Norfolk Institute for Performing Arts. It is a group of 6 young dancers in study. 

Important information

Ticket prices: £20 - £24

Age recommendation: 12+

On Sale
15th November – Gold Friends and Corporates
17th November – Friends
24th November – General

Gold Friends:    Gold Friends 10% off 
Friends:  5% off


Please note this show contains scenes of violence and of a sexual nature.



“War is an overwhelmingly male business, but the power of 5 Soldiers derives from Kay’s female perspective… Rosie Kay’s taut, visceral, compassionate piece, the body is the frontline…War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate “
The Observer

The Herald

The Scotsman

“Lust, shock and awe… In its fierce physical accuracy and its compassion, the work is unlike any other war-themed dance I’ve seen…For us civilians, 5 Soldiers is a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world that we mostly prefer to ignore”
The Guardian 

“A very moving experience. I wasn’t expecting it to have that sort of effect on me. A clever and evocative representation of combat presented in a medium that I never thought it could be before.”
General Sir Nick Parker, former Commander of the British Land Forces


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