by Lucy Guerin


Tomorrow inhabits the dark and dangerous world of Macbeth. Building on her recent, landmark production of the play, Lucy Guerin’s dance work gives physical life to the psychological conflict that led a man to murder.

Tomorrow is Lucy Guerin’s first work for Rambert. It features a score by composer, sound and multimedia artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) whose previous dance collaborations include creating detritus with Wayne McGregor for Rambert in 2001. Designs are by Conor Murphy (who designed costumes for Labyrinth of Love in 2012) and lighting is by Lee Curran, who also worked for Rambert on Alexander Whitley’s Frames.

Films about Tomorrow

This playlist of short films reveals more about the work and how it was made:

  1. Extracts from the performance (1’37”)
  2. Choreographer Lucy Guerin on making Tomorrow (2’07”)
  3. Composer Scanner on the music for Tomorrow (2’38”)
  4. On-stage technical rehearsal (2’05”)
Lucy Guerin
Conor Murphy
Lighting design:
Lee Curran

Premiere: 10 May 2016, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.

Tomorrow is developed from the collaboration between Lucy Guerin and theatre director Carrie Cracknell on Macbeth, a Young Vic/Birmingham Repertory Theatre/HOME co-production, in association with Lucy Guerin Inc. It was originally developed at the Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells. The work is part of Shakespeare 400 celebrating the legacy of Shakespeare in his quatercentenary year.

Shakespeare 400 logo

© Toby BorrowsLucy Guerin

Born in Adelaide, Australia, Lucy Guerin graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts in 1982 before joining the companies of Russell Dumas (Dance Exchange) and Nanette Hassall (Danceworks). She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years where she danced with Tere O’Connor Dance, the Bebe Miller Company and Sara Rudner, and began to produce her first choreographic works. She returned to Australia in 1996 and worked as an independent artist, creating new dance works including Two Lies (1996) Robbery Waitress on Bail (1997), Heavy (1999) and The Ends of Things (2000). In 2002 she established Lucy Guerin Inc in Melbourne to support the development, creation and touring of new works with a focus on challenging and extending the concepts and practice of contemporary dance. Works include Structure and Sadness (2006), Corridor (2008), Untrained (2009), Human Interest Story (2010), Conversation Piece (2012), Weather (2012) and Motion Picture (2015).

Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America as well as to most of Australia’s major festivals and venues. She has been commissioned by Chunky Move, Dance Works Rotterdam, Ricochet (UK), Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project (USA), Lyon Opera Ballet (France) and  Skånes Dansteater (Sweden) among many others. In 2015 Lucy co-directed a new production of Macbeth, alongside Carrie Cracknell for the Young Vic in London, Home in Manchester and Birmingham Repertory Theatre. In addition to choreographing a new work for Rambert in 2016 she is developing The Dark Chorus, a new Lucy Guerin Inc work to premiere in Melbourne.

Guerin has choreographed works for The Australian Opera, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and collaborated with several visual artists. In 2008 she made the choreography for Portrait of Cate Blanchett, a video work by David Rosetzky.

Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, two New York Dance and Performance Awards (‘Bessies’), several Green Room Awards, a Helpmann Award and an Australian Dance Award.

Shakespeare Lives is a year-long programme of international activity in the arts, education and English language teaching to celebrate the continuing resonance of William Shakespeare in 2016. The festival is supported by the British Council and content hosted and distributed by the BBC.

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