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Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness

A man and a women in Victorian dress stand on a Victorian stage.

By Anthony Neilson. Directed by Steve Marmion.

A co-production with The Nuffield, Southampton

In 2002, an incredible manuscript was unearthed. Dated 1881, it was a record of the most spectacular, bizarre and eventful performance imaginable. This disturbingly wonderful document was immediately repaired by the loving, tender hands of Mr Anthony Neilson.

Headlong is proud to have secured the work for the nation, and humbly asks you to behold... The Amazing Feats of Loneliness.

Anthony Neilson is one of Britain's most acclaimed playwrights, creating pioneering, taboo-breaking new work in a bold and compassionate way.

Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness is a strange and beautiful exploration of performance and performers, of sadness, mortality and wonder.

  • But what I bring you now is no mere Freak Show.
  • You will gasp, yes, and you will marvel and you will see your share of grotesquerie.
  • But the deformities on show this evening are not the deformities of the frame, but those of the heart and mind.
  • ★★★★ A joyously grotesque, Monty Pythonesque curiosity Scotsman
  • ★★★★ Hard to resist The Independent
  • ★★★★ It’s as if The Mightly Boosh had re-imagined Shockheaded Peter The Herald
  • ★★★★ An odd and delightful treat for the senses What's On Stage