• Autumn 2018/ Dance/ What's On

    Liz Aggiss

    Liz Aggiss - SLAP & TICKLE

    Slap and Tickle

    Thu 27 Sep 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Liz never had a clue what she wanted to do. She just knew she wanted to be seen and heard.

    Slap and Tickle is an award winning, dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores and sexual taboos: a disorientating display of interpretations and contradictions about women, girls, mothers, bitches and senior citizens. Beating a path through the personal and historical, Aggiss creates a feminist soup that lurches from spoken word to expressionist movement, from music hall to radio nostalgia, from costume change to prop manipulation. SLAP AND TICKLE won a Total Theatre Award Edinburgh Festival 2017. Come on everybody lets have a party!

    “The hilarious tickle never undermines the serious slap in this solo – sheer brilliance”

    Mary Brennan, The Glasgow Herald

    “Slap and Tickle is a pointed and bawdily funny exploration of what it means to refuse to act your age”

    Lyn Gardner, theguardian.com


    Image credit: Joe Murray
  • Autumn 2018/ Dance/ What's On

    Casson & Friends



    Thu 22 Nov 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+

    A new dance & technology collaboration that puts YOU in control more than ever before… RecordBreaking Dance Artist Tim Casson and BAFTA award-winning Digital Artist Seb Lee-Delisle, present their first collaboration: CHOREOCRACY: The fun interactive dance show that puts the audience in control of the performance. Seb and Tim will be your guides through the show, and using innovative mobile technology, will give you control over the three highly skilled dance performers in real-time -with no experience of dance required. Find out what happens when we ask the public what would make a good show, decide what you do or don’t want to see, and have your say about what the dancers do next: as we explore whether a dance performance can be truly democratic…

    Commissioned by DanceEast and Supported by Theatre Delicatessen, South East Dance, and Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace Programme.

    Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    “Casson is a choreographic provocateur in the way he blurs the distinction between audience and performerby combining or inverting the two”

    Nicholas Minns, writingaboutdance.com


    Image credits: Alisa Boanta