Placebo effect for Lowry

Published: 7 September 2018

Clod Ensemble opens the UK tour of its latest production Placebo at The Lowry from October 11 to 13.

The new show uses art to explore the placebo effect and what makes us feel better.

It follows seven dancers through a series of ‘experiments’ to explore what makes us feel better and what control we have over our treatment. Some of the experiments are made with the help of the audience.

Founded more than 20 years ago by co-artistic directors Suzy Willson and Paul Clark, Clod is known for performances that cross multiple art forms.

A practical interactive workshop, Doctor You, will be held on the Saturday daytime. Dr Jeremy Howick will explore how people can enhance their health with the science of placebos.

David Upton