• Archived Events/ Autumn 2014


    YouMake ReMake

    YouMake ReMake

    Thu 23rd October 2014 | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6

    YouMake ReMake is a unique and multi-disciplinary performance, consisting of artistic responses to Youtube videos, live on stage. During the show, the audience gets to see both the reaction – the “Remake” – and the original YouTube video, in either order and sometimes simultaneously. A chain of reactions and their “original” muses is created onstage. All in all, it’s a simple concept. It’s a unique format. It’s a captivating, entertaining and thought provoking show. Basically it is a form of dialogue, where stage and web merge together and continue one another.

    Concept, direction and choreography: Renana Raz
    Assistant of Direction: Shani Ben Haim
    Music, selection, text: Hillel Kogan
    Costumes: M. Mokrá
    Light design: S. Šmalík
    Production: V. Pavelková
    Performers: Company elledanse: Zuzana Hianiková, Zuzana Sehnalová, Edita Antalová, Dana Okáliová, Michaela Šimonová, Jana Šuchová, Stanislav Stanek, Pavol Kovalčík and Michal Heriban

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2014

    Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion

    Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion

    The Quiet Dance & Body Not Fit For Purpose

    Thu 2 Oct | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    The work of Burrows and Fargion radiates delight even as it makes the audience think. Over the past ten years the two artists have built a body of duets which mix the formality of classical music composition with an open and often anarchic approach to performance and audiences, bringing them a worldwide following. The Quiet Dance is an absurd confusion of movement and sound, where a simple walk becomes a call for help and looping rhythms build to an hysterical pitch. Body Not Fit For Purpose is their newest work, commissioned by the Venice Biennale and featuring 33 short table dances set to a series of non-conformist mandolin pieces.

    The Quiet Dance and Body Not Fit For Purpose are supported by public funding through the National Lottery from Arts Council England. Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion are co-produced by Kaaitheater Brussels, PACT, Zollverein Essen, Sadler’s Wells Theatre London and BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen, and are currently in-house artists at th Nightingale, Brighton England.

    “There are few performers who can hold an audience captive like this double act…
    the timing of every note, shrug, laugh and gesture is awesome”
    ★★★★★ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian


  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2014

    Tortoise in a Nutshell with Cumbernauld Theatre



    Thu 9 Oct | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+

    Combining puppetry, immersive soundscapes and multimedia technology, the multi award-winning company Tortoise in a Nutshell build an entire world in front of the audience’s eyes. With barely a word spoken, Joe looks back at his childhood home and traces its journey from idyllic seaside town to community gripped by anarchy. Feral is a Fringe First Award winner, Total Theatre Award nominee and Edinburgh Festival sell-out show.

    Supported by Arts Council England

    “Mesmeringly inventive… technically, visually, aurally and politically, it’s a tremendous show”
    ★★★★ The Scotsman.


    @TortoiseinaNut | @Show_And_Tell

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2014

    Sleeping Trees



    Thu 25 Sep | 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 15+

    Last year John and Josh of Sleeping Trees, realised James had never watched The Godfather. After watching parts one and two in quick succession, James then decided he was going to leave the world of theatre to become a real life Sicilian gangster.

    This show is the compromise.

    Award winning comedy-theatre makers Sleeping Trees, join forces with Brighton based Physics House Band to create a live gangster film, complete with an unrelenting live score, soundscape fuelled shoot outs and lashings of hair cream.

    “Through hysterical repetition, this show teaches you one thing: there’s a common theme in gangster films, and that is that everyone seems to spend most of their time killing each other. Luckily for us, in this show we spend most of our time killing ourselves laughing instead”
    Jesse Thompson, IdeasTap 2014.


  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2014

    Action Hero

    Hoke's Bluff

    Hoke’s Bluff

    Thu 16 Oct | 8.00pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Everything rests on this one free throw. On this one last shot. On this power play. On these last few seconds. Action Hero have got their game faces on. Bring it.

    With a nostalgic yearning for the simplicity of a world that never really existed, Hoke’s Bluff meets its audience on the bleachers and tells them an underdog story that’s been told a million times before. By shifting and rearranging the trite narratives of high school storylines and inspiring locker room speeches, Action Hero use hackneyed formulas and cheap sentimentality to find out what it means to be a winner (on the inside).

    Co-produced by China Plate and Warwick Arts Centre. Co-commissioned by Bristol Old Vic Ferment. Funded by Arts Council England. Action Hero are supported by Theatre Bristol’s Company Producer.

    “The key to the show’s success is that it is all done with love. A very clever piece of theatre; a cracking night out”
    Total Theatre