• 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
  • 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