• Autumn 2018/ Theatre/ What's On

    Ridiculusmus

    Ridiculusmus

    Give Me Your Love

    Thu 4 Oct 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Theatre legends Jon Haynes and David Woods of Ridiculusmus are back with a funny, fragile and profound fable based on ground breaking medical research and real-life war testimonies.

    Ex-soldier and budding rock star Zach has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives offering recovery – in the form of a capsule containing 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine with which he claims to have successfully treated his own post-traumatic stress.

    Parachuted into their recently fractured pasts, Zach and Ieuan swing between dreamboat heroism and woozy enlightenment via a head warping exchange on patriotism, conflict and supermarket shopping that will tickle, move and appal you in equal measure.

    “It’s Ridiculusmus at their best”

    The Stage

    www.ridiculusmus.com

    Image credit: Sarah Walker
  • Autumn 2018/ Theatre/ What's On

    Rachel Mars

    Rachel Mars

    Our Carnal Hearts

    Thu 11 Oct 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    A Welcome! To you and to me and our spikey, sticky, shameful bits!

    With a raucous chorus of original music, award-winning theatre maker Rachel Mars and four belting female singers bring you a gleeful, dark show about the hidden workings of envy. Part symphony, part exorcism, Our Carnal Hearts is a thrilling and murky celebration of desire, competition and all the times we screw each other over. Performed with a surround-sound choral score by Louise Mothersole, Our Carnal Hearts comes to the ShowRoom after sell outs across the UK and US and a Total Theatre Award.

    “Wickedly funny… soothing and sharp-edged at the same time” ★★★★

    The Stage

    “Not just honest… very funny, too, and streaked with regret” ★★★★

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

    “Deeply engaging… beautifully blends together mundane normality and phantasmal spectacle” ★★★★

    Broadway Baby

    WINNER: Total Theatre Award 2017

    www.rachelmars.org

    Image credit: Claire Haigh
  • Autumn 2018/ Theatre/ What's On

    Christopher Brett Bailey

    Christopher Brett Bailey_SuicideNotes_image-credit-Jemima-Yong

    Suicide Notes …
    the spoken word of Christopher Brett Bailey

    Thu 18 Oct 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    A different-every-night, shouting & reading show… stories, poems and black humour. Bailey’s words deliver a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica. Verbal diarrhoea, dirty jokes, venomous poetry, and tall tales that corkscrew deep into nightmares. Tonight he is a voice box and a microphone and nothing more: a potty mouthed poet, a reverend with a forked tongue, a standup comedian from hell, delivering a symphony of verbal adrenaline and twisted humour, a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled, a live action short story collection for the depraved, the depressed and the death obsessed.

    “A beautiful maniac onstage with a mircrophone”

    Snap Reviews

    “If gonzo journalism ever needed a news anchor, this would be the guy”

    Exeunt

    “A loaded Kerouac…his wit glitters like broken glass”

    Sydney Morning Herald

    “A juggernaut, a plosive onslaught…a mesmeric presence”

    The Stage

    www.christopherbrettbailey.com

    Image credit: Jemima Yong