the fall



We are all indebted! Socially, financially, romantically. Tied to each other. But what are the terms of these often unspoken agreements? And crucially, what are the costs?

Babel’s latest creation delves into the complex nature of everyday pressures and the pursuit of happiness and success professionally and socially! The physical and mental challenges of living in the modern world

This show is currently in development and we're always looking for fresh voices and perspectives so we'd love you to be part of the show’s creation period by joining us in conversation HERE, and look out for lots of opportunities to jump on the floor HERE too. 



We were thrilled to return to HOME’s brilliant festival celebrating the best of North West Theatre with a very early sharing of The Fall and to perform to an almost full house.

If you had a chance to see our work in embryonic stages, why not be a part of it’s development and tell us what you thought:


THE FALL is currently under development. Sign up to our email and we'll let you know when and where you can see it: 

creative team

Created by Joseph Lynch

Devising Performers: 
Sally Hendry, Robin Lyons, Rachel Maffei, Briony O’Callaghan, Fern Wareham


During Research and Development
Sound: Owen Rafferty

With thanks and acknowledgement to:
Wiebke Acton, Sophie Coward, Christopher Finnegan, Sophie Giddens, Ayesha Gwilt, Kayleigh Hawkins, Emmy Lahouel, Katherine Lunny, Tilda O'Grady, Katie Robinson and Micheal White


The first stages of research for The Fall were generously supported by HOME and the Waterside Arts Centre

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 Inside the Tower

rehearsals and process



research and resources 


We’re going to use this as a space to record our process of researching and creating. We'll aim to include as much as we can about our process and the journey into the world of a Babel show. 

If you have any questions for us, or anything to add to our research please get in touch via Twitter, we love to chat. 

For One Who Is Exhausted

This beautiful poem, we feel really taps into the weight and fogginess that comes when our fire begins to burn out. 

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic,
Time takes on the strain until it breaks;
Then all the unattended stress falls in
On the mind like an endless, increasing weight.

A short history
of mental illness in art

A fascinating collection of visual art exploring mental health and anguish. As we begin working on The Fall we are hugely interested in unpicking the subjective nature of what our experiences feel like. 

The main focus of The Fall is not looking necessarily at what happens to us, but what it feels like. 

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A short blog about New Year’s resolutions and a link to Andrew Simonet’s brilliant free pdf of his book Making your life as an artist.