★★★★ "Gyrating defiantly from the stage to screen, The Spirit, attempts to radically condense the essence of effort, destruction and freedom" A Younger Theatre

★★★★ "Gripping" Reviewsgate

About the show

THE SPIRIT part one - The Camel

A playful, meditative work about living a life of servitude and duty and how we break free of our constraints. Delferiere manipulates objects trying to achieve harmony and balance against the endless pull of chaos. His actions are accompanied by guitarist Giuseppe Lomeo.

THE SPIRIT part two - The Lion

Delferiere at his most primal and fierce. Having rejected servitude, he finds himself enraged and seeking a way out of his prison. Taunted by bait and desperately building his strength, Delferiere fights for freedom against the fragmented beats from drummer Steve Noble. 

THE SPIRIT part three - The Child

Intoxicated by his freedom, Delferiere emerges in a state of joyous, hype, with music by Sharon Gal (vocal experimentalist). Contains adult themes and nudity.

More Reviews

"An enthralling performer. Creating chaos and beauty" Disability Arts Online

"A fundamental interrogation of all human lives" The Stage

Cast and Creative Team

Writer: Thibault Delferiere in collaboration with Jack McNamara
Director: Jack McNamara
Designer: Maxwell Nicholson-Lailey
Lighting Designer: Lucia Sanchez Roldan
Cast: Thibault Delférière, Giuseppe Lomeo, Steve Noble and Sharon Gal


Battersea Arts Centre, London: 25 February – 14 March 2020

Banner image: Thibault Delférière. © Jan Stöckel