A bitter pill

Exploring the complex, often hidden, and intensely discomforting cycle of panic attacks, in collaboration with 4Motion Dance Theatre.

Taken from the true-life accounts of family, friends, work colleagues and the general public, John Darvell, as Associate Choreographer for 4Motion Dance Theatre Company, invited audiences to clasp on to a rush of adrenaline and enter a fast pace, abrasive world of disorientation.

Fascinated by the erratic and overwhelming inevitability of this destructive and incontrollable cycle, John asks ‘which path do you take, to fight or flight?’

Performed at both the Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture, Windsor and Corn Exchange, Newbury.


Creative Team

John Darvell, Choreographer


Dianna Duff, Dancer

Fran Gkotsi, Dancer

Bryony Leach, Dancer

Elaine Macey, Dancer

Jessica Marsh, Dancer

Dean Soden, Dancer