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Equations for a Moving Body - Camden People's Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

HANNAH Nicklin is presenting Equations for a Moving Body, a one woman show about what it takes to compete in a triathlon, at Camden People’s Theatre – from May 31 to June 4, 2016.

This is a story about the physiology of endurance, both physical and psychological. The story of what happens when our brains tell our bodies to stop but we keep going on.

Supported by a blend of documentary footage, blogs, diary entries and field expertise, Hannah Nicklin’s one-woman show follows the true life journey she took as she trained and attempted a full-distance triathlon, known as ‘Ironman.’

Her journey will push our minds into a world that our bodies can’t follow as Hannah prepares for a 2.4k swim, 112 miles of cycling and a running marathon. As she tests and pushes her body to limit, she discovers that it is the relationship with the self that is the scariest part.

Written and performed by Hannah Nicklin, using the expertise of top scientists and psychologists from the University of Northumbria, and with help and direction from collaborator Alexander Kelly (Third Angel), Equations for a Moving Body questions what carries us to the finish line and what is left at the end.

Hannah Nicklin is a theatre-maker, poet, game designer/writer, producer, and occasional academic. Recent projects include a Social Housing Arts Network commission, working in East London on a new piece of community-based storytelling; Your Home from Here, a headphone theatre piece in Hannah’s home town; and Songs for Breaking Britain, a show made up of stories from members of the public and turned into punk music.

Tickets: £12, £10 concessions – available from the box office on 020 7419 4841 or online at

Time: 9pm.