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Loaded will be performed at the Old Rep, Birmingham 5th - 6th October 2017. To book tickets click here. 

  • School tickets just £8

  • 1 free staff  ticket for every 10 tickets booked

  • 1 hour performance of Loaded at The Old Rep

  • Q&A with creative team and scientific advisors

  • Digital resource pack for KS3 & KS4 physics students

Key topics covered for KS3, 4 & 5 include:


  • speed, velocity and acceleration

  • resultant forces

  • forces and motion

  • terminal velocity

  • devised theatre

  • physical theatre

  • live performance




Loaded's education work spanning both devised theatre and physics has been designed alongside advisors from Ormiston Academy Trust. Work includes

workshops and peformance opportunities for     both arts and      science students.

For more informaton on Loaded and our educaton work please contact Steph Connell at

Gravity shapes us. From birth to death, what bodies can do is bound by what they weigh. Things fall, softly or heavily, constantly or all at once. Some things are too heavy to carry, or to lift. Some things carry us.


Sinéad Rushe, director of the Olivier nominated Out of Time with Colin Dunne (The Pit, Barbican, Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York) joins forces with leading choreographers and scientists to create a startling new show about the mechanics of weight and what happens when we face the limits of our strength.


Violent, lyrical and funny, Loaded combines an evocative original sound score with texts ranging from ancient literature to modern scirence. Its performers use everything from sandbags to ballast and from pulleys to planks, to explore how bodies and structures learn to bear loads - or fall apart.


Loaded is supported by Arts Council England, Ernest Cook Trust, The Place, Unity Theatre Trust, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London and British Science Association.

Directed by Sinéad Rushe and commissioned by The Place as part of Choreodrome 2017.

Scribbled Thought and Out of Inc. present



"Loaded is an exciting mix of science and performing arts. It is an innovative learning experience with facts and demonstrations - yet reaches out to the creative side in us all through the experience of live performance, participation and exploration. It really is too good to miss out on!”

Stuart Adams, Enrichment Coordinator, Ormiston Academies Trust

"Exquisite, ironic and sharply engaging theatre... a bold and intelligent delight.”

Evening Standard (on Life In The Folds, Sinéad Rushe)


Theatre at its innovative, exuberant best." The Independent (on Out of Inc)

Click here to learn more about Loaded's creative team