• Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

    Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company

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    Every Brilliant Thing

    Thu 22 Sep 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+ (limited seating)

    By Duncan Macmillan
    With Jonny Donahoe
    Directed by George Perrin

    You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.
    So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for.

    1. Ice cream
    2. Kung Fu movies
    3. Burning things
    4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
    5. Construction cranes
    6. Me

    You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own. A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Based on true and untrue stories.

    Tickets:
    Due to limited capacity this performance will only be selling tickets at the box office on the night of the event.

    Every Brilliant Thing is supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts and was developed with the support of nabokov and the Jersey Arts Trust.

    “Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see”
    The Guardian

    www.painesplough.com | @painesplough | www.pentabus.co.uk | @PentabusTheatre

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

    Liz Aggiss

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    The English Channel

    Thu 24 Nov 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 15+

    After 63 years, Liz Aggiss finally gives herself permission to do what she damn well pleases. Better late than never! She’s reached an age where doing the right thing is optional. Should she please you, or should she please herself?

    THE ENGLISH CHANNEL is the story of a career forged in the heady waters of performance art and dance-film. Using her body as the medium through which to act out and act up, Aggiss becomes a conduit for wilful women and a cunning connection to ‘the other side.’ She is a witty commentator on life, death and the pain, pleasure and paradox of the stage. Choreography and texts are backed by contemporary and archive film, with knock-out musical numbers by Wevie.

    “To say that Liz is unafraid would be an understatement. The English Channel is an inspiring irreverent clever solo performance that looks at age, beauty and being seen and very definitely heard”
    Zoe Parker, Culturevul

    www.lizaggiss.com

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

    Umanoove | Didy Veldman

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    The Happiness Project

    Thu 17 Nov 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 12+

    Best known in the UK for her productions for Rambert, Northern Ballet and HeadSpaceDance, international dance artist Didy Veldman launches her own company Umanoove with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfillment.

    This supremely physical and theatrical full length work for four dancers is made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live, and designer Kimie Nakano.

    @didyveldman1

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

    Flexer and Sandiland

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    Disappearing Acts

    Thu 20 Oct 6.00pm & 7.45pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+ (limited seating)

    Disappearing Acts is the latest immersive performance by digital dance team Flexer and Sandiland.

    Looking at the idea of illusion and its disintegration from a choreographic point of view, the work weaves together movements that we see and movements that we think we see. Working at low light levels, the Company explores the uncertainties of perception; movement that disappears into the shadows or which slips through unseen gaps in the curtains leaving lingering traces on the retina.

    Drawing together personal stories and political threads around darkness, five dancers interpret specially written texts by Wendy Houston to a sound score by Karni Postel and Nic Sandiland and direction from Pete Phillips (Search Party).

    Choreography is by Yael Flexer and the company, with bespoke lighting by Natalie Rowland and Nic Sandiland.

    www.flexerandsandiland.com

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

    Sh!t Theatre

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    Women’s Hour

    Thu 6 Oct 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 14+

    Women’s Hour – I’M FINE – Women’s Hour. First on Women’s Hour: Men, then us. Women’s Hour.

    Later on Women’s Hour: Ankle Socks? Women’s Hour.

    Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre and winner of Three Weeks Editors Choice award 2015, Women’s Hour is a cabaret piece of “giddy, freewheeling silliness” (Exeunt) about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman.

    “Frantically funny and unapologetically forceful, this show isn’t just a must see, attendance should be compulsory”
    ★★★★★ Three Weeks

    “Surreal, clever and hilarious…the standing ovation at the end was equal parts male and female”
    ★★★★★ Five Best Plays to see in Edinburgh

    www.shittheatre.co.uk

  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

    Action Hero

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    Wrecking Ball

    Thu 29 Sep 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 15+

    A male photographer is taking a photograph of a female celebrity. She wants to be reinvented.
    She wants to be For Real. Wrecking Ball is about consent, power, authorship and putting words in other people’s mouths. It’s about the seductive power of make-believe. That’s not a real pineapple she’s holding, that’s not his real cooler full of beers, those aren’t her real thighs, those aren’t his real feelings. But does the real really matter?

    In this funny, surreal and unsettling new play for 2 performers and an audience, “maverick company” (The Guardian) Action Hero ask who’s really in control and how subtle abuses of power shape our relationships –with art, language and with each other.

    Commissioned by the Spring Festivals Commission 2015: Sprint, Watch Out, Mayfest, Pulse and Latitude Festival.
    Seeded by greenhouse, A Farnham Maltings initiative, and developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio, The Point,
    Eastleigh and The West End Centre.
    Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    “Action Hero, who cleverly play on the act of theatre and its suspensions of disbelief, make us complicit in this cunningly constructed and entertaining show”
    The Guardian

    “They create and wreck imaginary worlds with an explosive force”
    Exuent

    www.actionhero.org.uk