• Spring 2020/ What's On

    What’s On

    Mapdance 2019

    The ShowRoom has built a reputation for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit to the South East.

    We’re very excited by this season’s line-up which brings to Chichester:
    Sh!t Theatre, 3Fall dance, James Rowland, mapdance and She Goat.

    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.

    View our What’s On diary in brief here.

  • Spring 2020/ Theatre/ What's On

    Sh!t Theatre 2020

    sh!t theatre 2020

    Drink Rum with Expats

    THU 23 JAN 2020 | 7.30pm | Full £12 Conc £8 | AGE 16 +

    Celebrating their final year as Europeans, island-monkeys Becca and Louise got invited to the 2018 European Capital of Culture in Malta, having missed out on Hull last year. They went to drink rum with Brits abroad but found a lot more than they expected.

    Lads on tour Sh!t Theatre want to talk about home, your home, what we are doing in your home, what you might be doing in our home and how cheap the beers are. From our small island in the sea to another small island in the sea, Sh!t Theatre found mystery and murder in the fight to be European.

    Here it is: another excuse for the multi award-winning Sh!t Theatre to get drunk on stage.

    2019 The Scotsman Fringe First Award winner

    “The show is a masterclass in controlled chaos… Sh!t Theatre’s irreverent, energetic, rum-fuelled new show is the company’s best yet.”

    ★★★★★ The Stage

    Image credit: Bronwen Sharp

  • Dance/ Spring 2020/ Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    3Fall Dance2020

    3 fall 2019/20

    THU 13 FEB 2020 | Full £12 Conc £8 | 7.30pm | AGE 14 +

    3Fall Dance Company is proud to present four professional works celebrating contemporary female choreographers. Kay Crook’s Phoenix is an emotive and infectious work based on her company piece ‘Khaos’.  Marisa Zanotti makes reference to Roland Barthes brief visit to a Bognor Regis nightclub in the work A Lover’s Discourse in Bognor  which reconstructs a dreamy night in a fantasy ballet.

    Carrie Whitaker’s Tracker is a fast moving work where the dancers shift through a spectrum of dynamic intensities as they tune into the ever-changing energy, tension and drive of each encounter.  with momentum, energy and texture.

    Finally, we celebrate a recent 3Fall dancer who has now established her own company Morvell Dance. Her work 7 Minutes of Mind Mischief  is fast, frenetic and fun.  The show offers a variety of dance theatre works that celebrate the talent of these young dancers and includes new works from emerging choreographers from the University of Chichester third year dancers.

    Image credit – Andrew Wolsfold

  • Dance/ Spring 2020/ Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    mapdance 2020

    Mapdance 2019/20

    THU 5 MAR 2020 | Full £12 Conc £8 | 7.30pm |AGE 16 +

    mapdance 2020 offers an enticingly varied set of exciting new works by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers. The gratifying roster of new artists this year includes Gary Clarke, Ceyda Tanc and Noa Shadur plus the revival of Inside the Animal by Jose Agudo from the 2018 tour.

    mapdance, the University of Chichester’s MA touring company, is an established group of dynamic young dancers recruited and touring nationally and internationally. Their diverse repertoire offers audiences a refreshing mixture of gritty dance-theatre, wry humour, and both intricate and questioning choreography. It is a programme that will appeal to both seasoned dance viewers and audiences new to dance.

    ‘… leaping and turning in zesty spurts with an insouciance that leaves nothing to chance’

    Donald Hutera (2016)

    ‘Agudo’s Inside The Animal delved even deeper into the existential swamp with a contemplation on reflexes and instincts that truly underscored how little human nature has changed during the so-called ascent of Man.’           

    Miles Hedley (2019).

    Image credit – Toni Nandi

  • Spring 2020/ Theatre/ What's On

    James Rowland

    James Rowland & Team Viking

    Team Viking

    THU 19 MAR 2020 | Full £12 | Conc £8 | 7.30pm | AGE 16 +

    Five years ago, James’s best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.

    From one of the UK’s most celebrated storytellers, James Rowland’s Team Viking was a breakthrough hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, combining storytelling, comedy and live music. A comic ode to death and friendship – featuring an actual Viking helmet – the show has since toured across the world to international acclaim.

    ‘Joyous – heart-lifting and incredibly moving… as accomplished a piece of storytelling as you could hope to see’

    ★★★★★ The Stage

    ‘Equal parts sad, funny and ridiculous… a show of real courage combined with warmth and lyricism’

    ★★ ★★ Three Weeks

    ‘Masterful… one might, passionate epic’

    ★★★★ The Scotsman
  • Spring 2020/ Theatre/ What's On

    She Goat

    The Undefinable by She Goat

    The Undefinable  

    THU 12 MAR 2020 | Full £12 | Conc £8 | 7.30pm | AGE 16 +

    Live radio gig-theatre about unconventional relationships and the underrepresented qualities of love.

     Two dudes. Well, kind of dudes. A garage studio. A late night broadcast.  Time slips between noughties love-pop, 70s folk fever and 18th century French philosophy. The dudes slip between instruments. Everything gets tangled.  Our kind of love is tangled and slippery. Love in the in-between. Love that doesn’t have language yet.  This is the Undefinable.  

     Clear the decks for historical wigs, irreverent nudity, reckless dancing, and a whole lot of coffee – as we embark on a queer-platonic mix-tape into the unknown future and forgotten past of doing love differently. 

      ‘surreally funny…delightful playfulness’ 

    ★★★★ THE STAGE on DoppelDänger 

     ‘completely engrossing – both Pastor and Turner are incredibly multi-talented’ 

    EXEUNT on DoppelDänger

    Image Credit James Allen