An image of a dancer with arms outstretched blurred in front of her.

Political Mother: The Final Cut


Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £10)

Running Time: 33 mins

Age Guidance: 13+

This film is available to watch for UK audiences only. You will not be able to access this stream from outside the UK.

To watch the performance, you’ll need a laptop or desktop computer.

Hofesh Shechter’s iconic stage work Political Mother explodes onto the screen as an UNPLUGGED, unapologetic and exhilarating new short film. 

Directed, choreographed, composed and filmed by world renowned artist Hofesh Shechter, POLITICAL MOTHER: The Final Cut gets under the skin of the original; bringing a fresh, new dance energy onto the screen.

From behind the lens, Shechter brings Battersea Arts Centre’s imposing architecture and intimate spaces centre stage. Set against a backdrop of Shay Hamias animations and Shechter’s cinematic score, this film is performed by Shechter II, a new generation of young, exciting world-class dancers. 

‘As ambitious and as heads-down, hair-prickingly exhilarating as modern dance gets’
★★★★★ The Telegraph on Political Mother.

Part of our Wild Times Season


This film is available to watch for UK audiences only. You will not be able to access this stream from outside the UK.


As part of our wider commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, all performances at Battersea Arts Centre will now be part of our universal Pay What You Can pricing model.

Use the slider on the booking page to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, the slider is set at a recommended price for each event. Any amount paid over this will help us continue to make our events accessible to everyone, whilst supporting our activities with artists, young people and our local community.

Head to our blog to find out more about Pay What You Can.


Once you have booked your ticket for your chosen show, you will receive a confirmation e-ticket from our box office to confirm your purchase. Ahead of the start date of your performance, you will receive a pre-show email from us containing everything you need to know about how to stream your content.

You will be directed to the event page where there will be the option to login with your account details used to buy your tickets, and from there you will be able to stream your content.



Please note whether your chosen performance has a specific start time or is available ON DEMAND for the duration of the show run.


This event takes place online.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information.


  • This film will contain flashing lights and strobes.
  • There will be some sudden loud noises and music.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to. You can adjust the brightness and volume of your device at any time.

If you need to take a break, we recommend moving away from your device to do so. If you decide to turn off the performance, you will be able to re-login to watch providing it is before the end of the stream.

Further Information

Pre-show Information

Visit our ACCESS PAGE 

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