A solo performance that bursts with fury, swagger and humanity, Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery.

Adopting multiple personas of disaffected male youth – too often disregarded and stigmatised – Oona Doherty channels aggression, humour, hedonism, joy and despair in quick-fire succession. Fragmented, yet meticulously detailed, her intuitive social portrait vibrates with blistering physical and vocal energy. Gestures, words and utterances combine in a wholly distinctive body language, contorting ideas of masculinity and morality.

Magnificently inventive and uncannily expressive, Doherty’s thumping dance-theatre work invites audiences to look behind the mask of ego and affectation. Having picked up awards at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, she makes her London debut with Dance Umbrella.


Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Yard Theatre

The post-show talk with Oona Doherty on 15 OCT will be BSL interpreted

The Yard Theatre has level access and is fully accessible with an accessible toilet.

They can accommodate wheelchair users in their theatre.

Access tickets are priced as concessions and can be booked online.

If you would like to discuss any access requirements with The Yard before your visit call 020 3111 0570, or email marketing@theyardtheatre.co.uk

Choreographer / Director Oona Doherty

Lighting Sarah Gordon, Oona Doherty, Simon Bird

Performer / DJ / Film / Photography Luca Truffarelli

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with The Yard Theatre