a quarter plus green

Charles Linehan Company | World premiere

Brighton Festival 2016

My Mother’s Tears & A Quarter Plus Green

Saturday 7 May 2016 | Sunday 8 May 2016 | 8pm

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange

£15 / Schools £10 / Festival Standby £10

T: 01273 709709


Charles Linehan returns to Brighton Festival with a contrasting double bill of new works. Charles pits the conceptual and historically based My Mother’s Tears against the rigorous and inventive choreography of A Quarter Plus Green with an original and dominant lighting installation and a powerful music score to create an immersive and accessible evening. My Mother’s Tears mines the personal history of William Trevitt and Michael Nunn (BalletBoyz) performing classical ballet mime from The Royal Ballet repertoire with unpredictable consequences. Linehan plays with its language and context to create a work both poignant and irreverent.

In A Quarter Plus Green ideas of transformation are applied to movement, light and sound in a unique new setting at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. With enigmatic simplicity and layers of detail, six stunning performers are slowly submerged in an escalating wall of sound and distilled environments are undone by the overlapping of choreographic episodes.


"one of our classiest choreographers"

The Guardian

"as Linehan has proved for over a decade now, the best things often come in the least hyped packages."

The Observer


Duration : 80 minutes (including interval)

Post show Talk : Sunday 8 May Charles Linehan in conversation with Paul Russ, Artistic Director of Dance4

Credits : A Dance4 co-production. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival with South East Dance, Dance4, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and Tanztendenz Munich with additional support by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photography : Main image Charles Linehan, photo of Antonia Grove by Hugo Glendinning, photo of William Trevitt and Michael Nunn by Martina Serra.