Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company

every brilliant thing

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.

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 | @painesplough | | @PentabusTheatre

Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

Liz Aggiss

liz aggiss

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. The drug is very effective if it is used according to the intended purpose, but at the same time it is not safe. It is better not to try it without prescription. Initially, this drug was developed as a cardiovascular tool, and then its other properties were found. So, it is better not to risk with heart. But if there is no desire, sincere relationship, then the process will be like a workout in the gym. In general, the night was stormy and lasted until the morning). Viagra is really effective. 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

Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

Umanoove | Didy Veldman

happiness project

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.


Archived Events/ Autumn 2016

Flexer and Sandiland

flexer and sandiland

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.