• Archived Events/ Autumn 2022

    Seth Kriebel

    Seth Kriebel and Death of King Arthur

    The Death of King Arthur

    THU 29th Sept. | Full £12 | Conc. £8 | AGE 14+

    The Death of King Arthur is a new version of a very old story, an interactive twist on the enduringly popular tales of Arthur and his knights.

    Choose which parts of the story you want to hear: The bit about the sword in the stone? Lancelot & Guinevere? How Arthur dies?

    Or the other version of how Arthur dies? …or the other other version?

    Sit back and enjoy or actively take part in the decisions that guide the story. Each show is unique, depending on the audience’s choices… bringing a lost Britain back to life and asking what the old tales can tell us in these complicated times.

    Examining British identity, our relationship with Europe and ‘fake news’, The Death of King Arthur explodes the legend we all think we know and asks:
    What story do you want to believe?


    Delivers both laughter and poetry. ★★★★

    The Stage, on Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf
    Photo: Emma Bailey & Illustration: Sarah Ferrari.
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2022

    Holly Spillar

    Holly Spillar and Hole


    THU 6th Oct. | Full £8 | Conc. £5 | 16+

    HOLE is the name of the character Holly Spillar created to help her tell her vaginismus story.

    HOLE is larger than life, surreal, afraid and desperately trying to navigate a world where penetrative sex seems weirdly important.

    Follow her down this comedy rabbit hole of dyspraxic mishaps, men who love Joe Rogan and NHS gifted dildos, all accompanied by the sweet sweet music of a little red loop pedal.

    Holly’s show is darkly comic, informative and unexpectedly emotional.

    She started creating HOLE when she was finally diagnosed with vaginismus after over a year of being told by doctors she was being over dramatic. This is the show Holly would have wanted to watch back then, it teaches people with vaginas that holes have nothing to do with being whole and while that might sound obvious, it’s a whole lot more complicated than that.

    Photo: Holly Spillar
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2022

    James Rowland

    James Rowland, Learning to Fly 2022

    Learning to Fly

    THU 20th Oct. | Full £12 | Conc. £8 | Age 14+

    A new show from James Rowland featuring his captivating mix of theatre, comedy and music.

    LEARNING TO FLY sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street.

    It’s about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love’s eternal struggle with time; about music and its ability to heal.

    It’s also about her last wish: to get high once before she dies.

    Uplifting, big hearted and hilarious, this show is James’ first since his acclaimed Songs of Friendship trilogy.

    **** ‘A master storyteller’


     ***** ‘Joyous… flooded with love’


     **** ‘Thrilling… one mighty, passionate epic’


    **** ‘Captivating… a generous, deepening hymn to friendship’

    Sunday Times
    Made with the generous support of Arts Council England, Arts at the Old Fire Station (Oxford), The Spring (Havant), The Attenborough (Leicester) and Tobacco Factory Theatres (Bristol).
    Photo: James Rowland
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2022

    Proto-type – CANCELLED

    Dead Cats Production -Proto-type Theater, photo Adam York Gregory

    Dead Cats

    We are sorry to announce that due to Covid within the cast Proto-type’s Dead Cats has been cancelled.
    All tickets will be refunded or exchanged.

    THU 27th Oct. | Full £12 | Conc. £8

    In rooms like this room people lie. Not little lies, the kinds of lies that kill people, or worse…

    In this room, or in rooms like this room, they use phrases like collateral damage, like extraordinary rendition, like perception management. They cover up their dirty words with clean ones, in rooms like this room. In rooms like this room they redact the names.

    In rooms like this room, language is laundered. The name of the game is spin.

    Dead Cats blends new writing, performance, film-making, and an obvious plant, to show – not tell – the truths behind the fictions.

    Dead Cats is part of Proto-type’s critically acclaimed Truth to Power Project – a socially engaged exploration of power, democracy, truth- telling, protest, privacy, conspiracy, and control.

    “This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theater with stylish  aplomb.”

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

    “Proto-type’s team have such imagination and clarity of vision… a great antidote to [a] tangled political landscape”

    Exeunt Magazine
    www.proto-type.org | #DEADCATS
    Photo Credit: Proto-type Theatre & Adam York Gregory.