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    The ShowRoom has built a reputation for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit to the South East. This season, Spring 2019,  brings to Chichester; Figs in Wigs, Lila Dance, Luca Rutherford, Seth Kriebel, 3fall dance and mapdance 19.

    There’s also the Contemporary Arts Research Sharings which are free to anyone wishing to engage in discussion around contemporary arts practice, so we hope that you will join us at one of these events this season, as well as an ample programme of Music and Visual Arts in our other sister venues across the University Campus.

    What’s On
  • Spring 2019/ Theatre/ What's On

    Luca Rutherford

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    Political Party

    Thu 25 Apr 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+

    Do you ever get confused or overwhelmed by politics?

    Do you ever feel like the only way to make a difference is to change everything?

    Do you ever think that if you can’t change everything immediately there’s no point trying?

    Luca reached a point where thinking about politics made her want to lie down on the pavement and not get up. Instead of doing this she is throwing a party. A political party. There will be drinks, dancing and eggs! No experts. No big words.

    This is a show about getting messy with the messiness of politics.

    An ARC Stockton Production co-commissioned by the Albany, Camden People’s Theatre, Northern Stage and Unity Theatre

    Luca Rutherford’s Political Party, Written & Performed by Luca Rutherford, Directed by Alex Swift

    Designed by Bethany Wells, Original Music + Sound Design by Jamie Cook, Script Advise from Chris Goode & Dougald Hine, Movement by Lizzie J Klotz & Alys North, Lighting Design by Michael Morgan

    www.luca-rutherford.co.uk

    Image credit: Luca Rutherford

  • Spring 2019/ Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    Our Burials

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    The Theatre Department at the University of Chichester presents two new plays, commissioned for its BA (Hons) Acting programme.

    By Adam Barnard

    Directed by Tara Robinson

    8th May 2019 | 1pm | £8/£5

    Our Burials is set in a nightmarish future where, following environmental catastrophe, Britain has returned to pre-industrial rural life – and where further disaster is kept at bay through human sacrifice to appease an angry Earth.

    Cast:
    Mary Grove Phoebe White
    Hana Cottingley Tabitha Catlin
    Sara Grove Hollie Lemoual
    Uncle D (David) Ted Vaudrey
    Tansie Tangle Rachael Hickton
    Col Tangle Murray Burgess
    Tom Fulmer Connor Powles
    Grant Culver Michael Bonilla Garcia
    Cooper Pollock Adrian Walker
    Mrs B Matilda Ingram
    Mr Archer Scott Bell
    Wolf Theo Moore

    Our Burials and Ephebiphobia
    Creative

    • Set/Costume Designer Mayou Trikerioti
    • Set/Costume Assistants Georgia Cusworth and Hiba AlHussein
    • Lighting and Sound Kayleigh Hunt, Mike Spice and Vince Field
    • Creative Producer/Production Manager/Marketing Evi Stamatiou
    • Production Assistants Kayleigh Hunt, Jo Loader and Matthew Nicoll
    • Stage Managers Lucy Jenkinson and Lucy Vincent
    • Assistant Directors Laura Price and Zane Alecio

    Follow us at @ActingUoC @ChiUniTheatre @chiuni.

  • Spring 2019/ Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    Ephebiphobia

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    (The Fear of Teenagers)

    By Tamsin Oglesby

    Directed by Joe Harmston

    8th May 2019 | 3pm | £8/£5

    Ephebiphobia looks at what happens when there is somewhere you could send a ‘teenage nightmare’, what might bring anyone to outsource parenting, and what it means to be a parent without control and a teenager looking for boundaries.

    Cast:
    Alen Zaxo
    Charlie Adams
    Charlotte Howes
    Craig Unadkat
    Emma Hutchison
    Grace Watkins
    Harry Franklin


    Job Bertrand
    Lara Taylor
    Lauren Haskett
    Maria Carleton
    Nathan Collins
    Will Seebohm

    Our Burials and Ephebiphobia
    Creative

    • Set/Costume Designer Mayou Trikerioti
    • Set/Costume Assistants Georgia Cusworth and Hiba AlHussein
    • Lighting and Sound Kayleigh Hunt, Mike Spice and Vince Field
    • Creative Producer/Production Manager/Marketing Evi Stamatiou
    • Production Assistants Kayleigh Hunt, Jo Loader and Matthew Nicoll
    • Stage Managers Lucy Jenkinson and Lucy Vincent
    • Assistant Directors Laura Price and Zane Alecio

    Follow us at @ActingUoC @ChiUniTheatre @chiuni.

  • Dance/ Spring 2019/ Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    3 Fall

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    Thu 14 Feb 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+

    3Fall Dance Company presents 3 new professional works as well as pieces from emerging choreographers from the University of Chichester. Carmine De Amicis, who dances for Richard Alston Dance Company, has created the work ‘1943’. The piece is situated in a small Italian town under invasion during World War II.

    Antonia Grove’s ‘Ha Ha Ha’ explores uniformity and individuality within a group, as well as ideas of ritual practices and tribal dance.

    James Wilton’s ‘R504’ is an intense work exploring the regimes of Stalinst Russia.

    The show offers a mix of theatrical and captivating representations of contemporary dance theatre within a variety of themes.

    www.3falldancecompany.weebly.com

    Image credit: Andrew Worsfold
  • Spring 2019/ Theatre/ What's On

    Figs in Wigs

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    Often on Stage

    Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Figs in Wigs are often onstage but how did we get here and how do we leave?

    Often Onstage is an offbeat facetious romp that explores the ins and outs of theatre through the medium of dance. Expect nods to the new, bows to the bard, blood baths and drag kings. With one step forward and two hundred steps back, this choreographic exercise in comings and goings gleefully disrupts traditional theatrical conventions.. unearthing dormant anxieties about life choices along the way.

    What if the only thing keeping you going are inspirational quotes and a subsidised income from your side project as a Backstreet Boys tribute act? It’s only a matter of time before we sell out, and we don’t mean tickets.

    “There is a life-affirming joyfulness to their routines, which fuse a happy daftness with more formally complex and layered repetitions.”
    Total Theatre

    “Colourful, irreverent and unashamedly daft”
    “pitch-perfect mimicry and humorously questionable dancing”
    Exeunt

    www.figsinwigs.com

    Image credit: Rosie Collins
  • Spring 2019/ Theatre/ What's On

    Seth Kriebel

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    Beowulf

    Thu 7 Mar 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Before we begin, I should warn you: This story ends with a dragon. But every story ends with a dragon. If you make it to ‘Happily Ever After’ and there isn’t a dragon nearby … the story isn’t over yet.

    Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf is an interactive performance-game inviting you to explore the world of a legendary story from our ancient past … without leaving your seat.

    An evocative soundscape accompanies your journey through strange lands, discovering forgotten monsters and bringing a Viking hero’s tale back to life 1,000 years after his adventures. Each show is unique, guided by your choices… illuminating the original epic and asking why, after all these years, we still tell each other stories about monsters that lurk in dark.

    “Delivers both laughter and poetry”
    The Stage

    www.sethkriebel.com

    Image credit: Photo by Mark Vessey, Illustration by Sarah Ferrari
  • Dance/ Spring 2019/ What's On

    Lîla Dance

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    The Hotel Experience

    Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+

    A man checks into a hotel the night before his wedding, unaware that things may not be as they seem.

    As the clock ticks the walls around him seem to blur and dissolve. As fragments of his memories begin to tumble into the room, the hotel staff are transformed into past friends and lovers as they step through the walls and into his Hotel Experience. They fall from the ceilings, crawl out from under the bed and step out of wardrobes to face him once more with full force and in vivid colours. His stay becomes a night of doubt, hope, crisis, and unexpected encounters. When the sun rises, he has an important decision to make.

    Check-in to your local venue to watch your friends and family guest star alongside our four mesmerising dancers in this extraordinary night of dance. Come and find out why Lîla Dance are rapidly becoming one of Britain’s fastest growing dance companies, with a reputation for redefining community involvement in professional productions.

    www.liladance.co.uk

    Image credit: Dougie Evans