Kind Words Spoken

“Young doesn’t simply transform herself. She seems to turn the whole world inside out; inverts it, subverts it....Like Jones, Young makes herself alien, but she ends by changing the planet: a new world and a background that better suits blackness.” - [star-4] What’s on Stage

“Young’s text is gorgeous, her thinking exact, so that Nightclubbing becomes both dreamy and fervent.” - Matt Trueman

 The Stage

“Fiercely political tribute to Grace Jones and clubbing in an age of Afrofuturism....Nightclubbing is a show of grit and glitter: an uncompromising original tornado.”- Francesca Peschier

Exeunt “Young is incredible. She is an awe-inspiring presence. The room rumbles because of her. The noise grows, and the walls shake because of her....She is an alchemist, a self-anointed light-catcher.” - Freddie Machin

“Even trying to explain the show in simple words seems impossible and gives it an orthodoxy that is beneath it, for this is a pulsating, dynamic, innovative presentation that blends Afrofuturism and heavy beats with poetry and prose. And, let me tell you, the results are phenomenal.”- Victoria Sadler  

Live Collision present



Dates: 25 Apr - 25 Apr

Show Time: 7:30

Tickets: €14-16


Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans 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, traveling through time, preparing for our moment to land…IT’S NOW!

People of colour to the front, women to the front, LGBTQIA++ to the front!

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Sound designer, Musician, Performer: Mwen

Sound designer, Musician, Performer: Leisha Thomas

Set and Costume Design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen

Lighting Design: Nao Nagai

Outside Eye/dramaturgy: Season Butler

Directorial Collaborator: Nadia Latif

Chorographic consultants: Alleyne Dance, Joseph Mercier and marikiscrycrycry

Sound Engineering: Naomi Jackson

Company Manager: Anna Smith

Associate Producers: Kat Bridge and Lydia Warf

Musical contributions from: xin, Naomi Jackson, Alicia Jane Turner and Kiera Cow­ard-Deyell

Photographs: Marcus Hessenberg

NIGHTCLUBBING was created with support from 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.

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