Neon Candle, Ceriann Williams and Sherman Theatre

Dance to the Bone


Written by Eleanor Yates and Oliver Hoare

Directed by Joe Murphy and Matthew Holmquist


  • Thu 31 Mar - 7:30pm Captioned
  • Sat 2 Apr - 2:30pm Audio Described
  • Sat 2 Apr - 2:30pm BSL interpreted


25 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
Various times


Standard £20, Previews £18, Concessions £2 Off, Under 25s Half Price, Earlybird £16 (Book by 24 Feb)

Further details

  • Space: Studio

We want to take you dancing.

“I feel the sunlight on my arms as they fly above me, hairs straining, static, the air around me electric. I must begin to move. It’s involuntary, it’s jerky, it’s painful. It’s not dancing. It’s like I’m covered in bees or flames, my feet on fire, my head flung back.”

Strasbourg, 1518. A mysterious and occasionally deadly fever which forces those infected to dance, grips the streets of the city. 500 years later in South Wales, the fever has returned. Joanne Bevan, a lonely and frustrated call centre worker, finds herself disconnected from her family, her community and her own body.

One day she is visited by St Vitus, the Patron Saint of dancing, who invites her to dance away her problems. But what happens if she’s forgotten how to dance? What happens if she can’t stop? What happens if the fever spreads?

Dance to the Bone tells Joanne’s story through a beautiful and beguiling mix of new writing, live music and dance, creating a transcendent night at the theatre. Join us for this euphoric trek from the city into the woods.

We want to take you dancing. It’s been a while.

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