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An absurd lecture performance for a small audience

from Edinburgh Fringe First Winner Helen Tennison

"A mad beauty of a show"


8000 years ago Doggerland was a rich and fertile land stretched between the UK and mainland Europe.

Remnants of its drowned people still wash up in Dutch fishing nets. If you take a walk along the shifting Norfolk marshes at low tide, you might be lucky and stumble upon one of their broken trinkets.

You have your own private Doggerland.

We all do.

You are invited to a presentation about its secrets.

This will include multiple-choice, maps, spilt drinks and a touch of cabaret.

Doggerland is about boundaries, real and imaginary, and how they shape our experience of being human. It is about the arbitrary notion of political borders, the implications of ecological barriers, the threshold of our inner world and the porous nature of skin.

The performance takes the form of an absurd lecture/presentation on the history of Doggerland featuring movement, substandard projection and visiting characters.

As an audience member you get to sit with the performer, you can answer questions and interact, or just watch - whichever suits you.

"She takes us on a journey we will not be able to forget"

Roy Lie Jonasson, Oslo Fringe Reviews.


click here to read the review

"overflows with creative energy" 

Tamine Sandal, Scenekunst, Norway.


Audience reactions:

"Different, amazing, interesting"

"Refreshing, funny, energetic"

"Intense, thought-provoking, fascinating"


Created and Performed by Helen Tennison
Direction & Dramaturgy Arjan Gebraad with Roel Swanenburg
Sound Matt Eaton
Design Simin Ma
Dialect Coach Katherine Heath
Movement Consultant Olga Masleinnikova
Photography Andy Barker

With thanks to Lucy May Constantini, Illona Linthewaite,
Tamsin Shasha & Dave Hockham

Supported by Arts Council England & Het Zuidelijk Toneel
Additional support from AOD, University of Greenwich and
The Festival of Europe.

R&D initial sharings at Het Zuideljk Toneel, Netherlands Autumn '21
& Bathway Theatre, Greenwich University Jan '22
Preview Performances Brighton Fringe May '22
First Performances
Oslo Fringe Festival August 24th & 25th '22
Stockholm Fringe Festival September 15th & 16th

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