Highly visual, unabashedly experimental and underscored by generous humour, Recreation is a choreography about the things we do that aren't work. It's about caring, cooking, sex, gardening, meditating, singing in the kitchen and playing 5-a-side, and, of course, dancing.
In 1998, while Marco Pantani was winning the Tour de France, Simon was racing his brother on second-hand bikes. Six years later, Marco committed suicide after being caught cheating. Simon tells the epic story of his hero, in a preview of an explosively physical solo show about what it means to succeed.
It is just after the election in Never-Never Land and the peasants grow restless whilst the leaders drink champagne on expenses...sound like ground hog day? It is. Pauline Heath has created a rich fairytale, a complete fantasy of horrors, delivered as stand-up theatre.