Promoters information for touring

5 SOLDIERS is a thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of five men and women serving on the front line. In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre for our Armed Forces. What came of these observations is this award-winning, five-star work.

Touring information


  • stage space 9x9m (height negotiable)
  • can be performed in a theatre or built venue in an army drill hall
  • running time 65 mins + optional post-show discussion
  • 5 performers, 10 people on the road including choreographer Rosie Kay
  • no freight, all local hires
  • company are experienced at delivered added value workshops in dance and research driven devising
  • optional curtain raiser created with local young people based on the themes of the show

Contact James Preston, Executive Director


North American Agents: 2Luck Concepts


“not only keeps us riveted, but helps close the gap of understanding between the armed forces and the general public.”

The Scotsman

“a disturbing, illuminating and necessary glimpse into a world that we mostly prefer to ignore.”

The Guardian

“War from a female perspective packs a punch…taut, visceral, compassionate”

The Observer

“Rosie Kay’s five soldiers are dancers, but in-depth background researches have grounded her moves and their delivery in the physicality, camaraderie and mental challenges of army life.”

The Herald




Royal Society for Public Health for the company’s excellent contribution to arts and health practice

Contact James Preston, Executive Director


Rosie Kay Dance Company creates brave new dance in Birmingham that tours to audiences at home and abroad. We thrill and move a diverse public with relevant, important, political and meaningful dance responding to contemporary society.

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