• Archived Events/ Autumn 2021

    Bert & Nasi

    The End, Bert & Nasi, photo by Richard Perryman

    The End

    Thu 14 Oct 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+ 

    In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. 

    Above the stage and projected onto a screen, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their collaboration. In the vein of their previous work, it is a poignant, sad and funny account of the ongoing ecological crisis. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality, and that of everything around us. 

    The End, Bert & Nasi, photo by Richard Perryman

    Time unravels and stretches on into infinity, but the end has never seemed closer

    Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor.

    Both insistently silly and unreservedly heart-rending

    ★★★★ Guardian

    Like shaking your muscles out, like a long-waited exhale of a show

    Ava Wong Davies, Exeunt. 

    bertandnasi.com

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  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2021

    Made in China

    Made In China, Super Duper Close Up, 2021

    Super Duper Close Up

    Thu 18 Nov 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+

    We’re all starring in the movie of our life. Selfie after selfie, post after post. It’s exhausting. So take a break. Bask in the glow of the big screen as someone else has a go. See the heroine all dewy-eyed as the camera zooms in. And in. And in. 

    Get set for a live-filmed ride through the anxieties of an unsettlingly ordinary woman’s existence. An epic journey to everywhere and nowhere, through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché, via an infinite stream of frozen pouts and desperate smiles. 

    Made In China, Super Duper Close Up, photo by John Hunter 2021
    Made In China, Super Duper Close Up, photo by John Hunter 2021

    Razor sharp innovators Made In China return following the ‘brilliantly subversive Double Double Act’ 

    ★★★★ Time Out

    Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me was murderously entertaining

    ★★★★  The Guardian

    ★★★★ The Stage
    ★★★★★ Spyinthestalls
    ★★★★★ Reviewshub

    madeinchinatheatre.com

    Image credit: madeinchinatheatre.com
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2021

    The Sleeping Trees

    Sleeping Trees Western, Mark Dawson Photography 2021

    Western

    Thu 16 Sep 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 15+ 

    The Sleeping Trees continue their decimation of the big screen and bring you another sordid tale, this time from the sandy depths of the Wild West. 

    The show follows unlikely hero Harry Sudds as a simple trip to the town bank quickly descends into the worst day of his life. Before he knows it he’s confronted by native Indians, talking wasps and one of the most majestic tumbleweeds ever seen in the west. With another rip roaring live score, The Sleeping Trees bring their fast, physical and farcical comic style to one of the most well loved film genres of all time. 

    Sleeping Trees Western, Mark Dawson Photography 2021
    Sleeping Trees Western, Mark Dawson Photography 2021

    Not a cue was missed in a show where they come roughly every five seconds

    The List ★★★★ 

    With a script that steers left field of convention and indulges every whim, Sleeping Trees have created a lawless comedic style of their own

    Broadway Baby ★★★★★ 

    thesleepingtrees.co.uk

    Image credit: thesleepingtrees.co.uk 

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2020

    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

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2020

    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

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2020

    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