The Roof
Commissioned by LIFT and presented in association with the National Theatre

A door opens and an immaculate figure steps out onto a roof. Knives are sharpened and the game begins...

A 360-degree panoramic performance under the night sky.

Set within the suspended reality of a brutal and unforgiving game, this breathless mix of intimate three dimensional sound and the hair-trigger movement of free running will transport you into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive.

Conceived, directed and choreographed by David Rosenberg (co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt, this is their third collaboration following Electric Hotel (also a Fuel production) and Motor Show. The Roof is a truly unique experience taking place in a purpose built arena designed by Jon Bausor, set designer for the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony.
Saltbox, a transient summer bar, will be open daily to audiences and members of the public.

Conceived, directed and choreographed by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg

Music and sound: Dave Price
Set design: Jon Bausor
Costume design: Hannah Clark
Lighting: Jon Clark
Dramaturgy: Joe Hill-Gibbins

The audience will wear headphones throughout.
Age guidance 12+
Running time 60 mins
30 May – 28 June


Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Backstage Trust and the Binks Trust.