Barbican Centre
Sat 8 Jun 2024
2:00 pm
Creative Captions by Barbican Centre
Perfect Show for Rachel

This show has multiple captioned performances, to see other dates in the run click here

Perfect Show for Rachel Zoo Co/Improbable image

Step into Rachel’s world as this experimental show returns following a critically acclaimed run. Discover how a learning disabled artist has the power to lead the creation of her ‘Perfect Show’.
Rachel is a theatre-loving, enigmatic 33 year-old who loves Kylie Minogue, heckling from the front row and seeing people falling over. She is a learning disabled care-home resident, and sister to Flo, Zoo Co’s Artistic Director.
Sitting on-stage on a throne with her custom-built tech desk, she takes charge as the director of every unique performance in real-time. A touch of a button can trigger music, lighting, theatrical scenes or choreography, brought to life instantly by a company of performers.
Perfect Show for Rachel was developed with Rachel, to create a show on her own terms. It explores who defines artistic taste, and questions who that currently excludes. Created by Zoo Co Theatre, a multi award-winning company creating theatre that loudly champions access, with Improbable, a pioneering company of improvisers and theatre-makers.