• Autumn 2017/ Theatre/ What's On

    Christopher Brett Bailey

    Christopher Brett Bailey credit nathan hoste

    Kissing The Shotgun Goodnight

    THU 21 SEP 2017 | 7.30pm | Full £10 Conc £6 |AGE 16 plus

    Clouds of haze and crumbling walls of transcendent noise, KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT is a neo-noir fever dream and 120 decibel suicide note. A juggernaut of music-theatre. Three musicians, piano corpses and the sci-fi poetry of a disembodied voice. A nocturnal meditation crooned into the swollen abyss. Soothing drones and crushing metal, swamps of feedback and pools of reverb, clattering rhythms and throbbing bass. A return to the womb for those who wish they could crawl back inside mother to hide.

    Supported by Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Cambridge Junction, Ovalhouse, Theatre in the Mill, and Theatr Iolo. With thanks to Hackney Showroom.

    WhatsOnStage ★ ★ ★ ★
    ‘a hallucinatory journey of dark intensity…a total, immersive sensory experience…a burning-up roar’

    The Stage ★ ★ ★
    ‘a thumping industrial noise-scape, a sensory onslaught…’


    Image Credit – Nathan Hoste
  • Autumn 2017/ Theatre/ What's On

    Publick Transport

    We Are Bronte - image by Alex Brenner

    We Are Bronte

    THU 16 NOV 2017 |Full £10 Conc £6 |7.30pm |AGE 15 plus

    We Are Brontë is a piece of comic visual theatre inspired by the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style. Physical theatre collides with stand-up, clowning and improvisation as two performers deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness, repression and revenge, but also themselves. Part play, part enquiry into the act of putting on a play, this promises to be no ordinary Brontë adaptation.

    Created and performed by Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett.

    Directed by Ed Rapley.

    a mini comedic masterpiece…ambitious, risk-taking, edgy, just downright different.
    ★★★★★ StageTalk Magazine

    masters of their art
    ★★★★ The Scotsman


    Image credit – Alex Brenner
  • Autumn 2017/ Theatre/ What's On

    Jamal Harewood

    Jamal Harewood Word image tara-yarahmadi


    THU 30 NOV 2017 | Full £10 Conc £6 | 7.30pm | AGE 18 plus

    They’re pretty special. They give a person the opportunity to express themselves. They can be read. They can be heard. They can be spoken. They allow us to communicate. I was always told that it’s not what you say, but how you say it – is this true?

    Become the contestant or host in an audience led gameshow that holds a magnifying glass up to the words we use daily.

    Word is a 2016 Spring Festival co-commission recipient; with additional support from Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, the University of Chichester & the Arts Council England National Lottery fund.

    Crucially discomforting
    Megan Vaughan