• Archived Events/ Autumn 2023

    OnTheNose Productions

    On the Nose - 60 Minutes of Mood Swings Alumni Performance

    60 Minutes of Mood Swings Alumni Performance

    Thursday 28 September 7.30pm

    Full £5 | Concessions £3 | Age 16+

    60 minutes of Mood Swings is a part of the ShowRoom’s Alumni Performance Project. Providing
    a platform for recent graduate performance. We are women. Women. Perfectly normal women.
    No one listens to women who talk too much, so we sing instead – music, self-deprecating humour
    and mood swings galore. Welcome to Camp TartTamer, here you will learn how to become the
    better you.

    “Distracts you with comedy, then gut punches you”
    “A drunk yet somewhat poetic man”


    Image credit: OnTheNose Productions.
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2023

    emma + pj

    emma + pj, Ghosts Near Future

    Ghosts of the Near Future

    Thursday 19 October 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Concessions £8 | Age 16+

    Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, this is a cowboy-noir fever dream about extinction
    with music, storytelling, and live micro-cinema. Ghosts of the Near Future is a road trip through
    a vanishing landscape, a haunting collage of miracles and misdirection. The end of the world is
    a magic trick — are you watching closely? Combining visual theatre and campfire storytelling,
    this is a genre-bending journey into a disappearing America. Part warning for the future, part
    elegy for what we’ve yet to lose.

    ★★★★★ “Challenging and rigorous” Darker Neon
    ★★★★ “A boldly powerful and important theatrical experience” British Theatre Guide
    ★★★★ “Captivating storytelling” Everything Theatre
    ★★★★ “Multimedia feast for the senses” Voice Mag


    emma + pj is a UK-based performance duo working at the intersection of theatre,
    installation, and live art. Their recent work explores humanity in extreme landscapes, creating cinematic,
    otherworldly environments that invite us to reimagine our place in the world.
    Image credit: Mihaela Bodlovic
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2023

    Luca Rutherford

    Luca Rutherford, You Heard Me

    You Heard Me

    Thursday 26 October 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 14+

    An ARC Stockton Production, co-commissioned by The Albany, BAC, Cambridge Junction, Northern Stage and Theatre in the Mill.

    Made by Luca Rutherford with Maria Crocker, Melanie Wilson, Tanuja Amarasuriya, Bethany Gupwell, Bethany Wells, Linzy Na Nakorn, Jenni Jackson and Stephanie McMann.

    Are you listening? 

    You Heard Me is for anyone who has been underestimated. 
    Anyone who has been told to shut up. 
    Anyone who has been afraid to walk home. 

    You Heard Me celebrates the quiet as well as the loud, the soft as well as the hard. 

    You Heard Me is a true story about the power to re-make, re-mould and disrupt. A celebration of a single moment of noise that freed Luca from an attack. Made her understand what it means to take up space. To heal. To be part of something much bigger than yourself.  

    This is a show about refusing to stay quiet. This show exists because without using her voice, Luca wouldn’t.

    Are you still listening?

    CONTENT WARNING: contains references to sexual violence.

    ★★★★ The Stage (Free School Meals)
    ★★★★ The Scotsman (Hold On Let Go)
    ★★★★ The Independent (Hold On Let Go)

    Image credit: Camilla Greenwell.
    Title and Credits:
    You Heard Me

    Writer + Performer: Luca Rutherford
    Director: Maria Crocker 
    Dramaturg: Tanuja Amarasuriya
    Composer: Melanie Wilson
    Designer: Bethany Wells
    Lighting Designer: Bethany Gupwell
    Movement Director: Linzy Na Nakorn
    Initial Movement: Jenni Jackson & Stephanie McMann
  • Archived Events/ Autumn 2023


    Ridiculusmus, Beautiful People

    Beautiful People

    Thursday 30 November 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+

    In the award-winning ‘Beautiful People’, comedy duo Ridiculusmus – UK theatre’s most enduring
    double act – play Violet, Norman and Arthur, three crustaceous centenarians who move at the
    pace of turtles mating and discharge their bodily gases into conveniently placed receptacles. As this
    hopelessly endearing trio shuffle with relentless positivity through a slow-mo ballet punctured by
    fond fumbling and the manic popping of their pills, they attempt to navigate the murky memories
    of a ménage à trois, lumbering from drawing-room farce to the tragi-comedy of death and the
    inevitable bleak landscape of loss.

    Like all Ridiculusmus works, ‘Beautiful People’ – the final part of a trilogy of plays looking at various
    aspects of mental health – is a conflation of painstaking research and lived experience, liberated by
    the apparatus of comedy and imagination. Informed by close relationships with inspirational elders,
    research into drug treatments for ‘complicated grief’ and the study of ancient mourning rituals, it
    began its life with acclaimed seasons in Melbourne, London and Edinburgh, where it was selected
    as part of the 2019 British Council Showcase and received the Herald Archangel Award.

    “Dangerously funny, scatological, surreal, clever and ultimately powerfully humane”

    Mark Brown, The Sunday Herald


    Image credit: Bryony Jackson