• Archived Events/ Spring 2023

    mapdance 2023

    Mapdance 2023

    Thursday 27th April, 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Concessions £8 | Age 14+

    mapdance 2023 offers an enticingly varied set of exciting new works by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers, plus the revival of On Your Marks by Gary Clarke from 2020.

    The gratifying roster of new artists this year includes Seeta Patel, Kay Crook (Chhaya Collective), and Luke Brown.

    The University of Chichester’s MA touring company is an established group of dynamic young dancers recruited nationally and internationally.

    Their diverse repertoire offers audiences a refreshing mixture of gritty dance-theatre, athletic and fast-paced choreography. 

    “Breakneck energy, ironic vulgarity and voracious vitality”

    mapdance.org | chi.ac.uk/mapdance
    Image credit: Chris Nash.
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2023

    Vijay Patel

    Vijay Patel, theatre, 2023

    Brotherly. Otherly. Disorderly. 

    Thursday 16th February, 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Concessions £8 | Age 14+

    Brotherly, Otherly, Disorderly is a show by two autistic siblings, an access rider in the form of a neurodivergent pop concert. It’s a joyous and celebratory theatrical toolkit for supporting themselves and each other; while navigating the barriers they face within a neurotypical world. In this narrative of care and brotherly support, watch what happens when their disabling barriers are transformed into something that is better designed for their needs 

    B.O.D is a love letter to sibling care and neurodivergent solidarity, a theatrical access rider and a dream of a better world. 

    “Vijay Patel is a dynamic young artist exploring the contemporary condition with humour, pathos and heart. Mark him as one to watch”

    Simon Casson
    Image credit: Holly Revell.
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2023

    Shepard Tone

    Shepard Tone - Coming Out Of My Cage 2023

    Coming Out of My Cage (and I’ve been doing just fine)

    Thursday 23rd February, 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Concessions £8 | Age 16+

    ‘Mr Brightside’ hasn’t left the UK charts in 19 years. How did it end up like this? An interactive investigation with karaoke, lip-syncing, and absolute bangers. 

    Tim and Hannah discover a viral video of a bar singing ‘Mr Brightside’ to their recently departed friend. Reading online comments they uncover stories of incredible people – all united by one song. Together they conduct an investigation into the chart-busting phenomenon and give you an unashamedly good night out in the process. 

    “The award winning, sold out Fringe sensation, a ‘Must See’.”

    The Independent

    Show recommended by The Guardian and Time Out. 

    Image credit: Alex Brenner
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2023

    Shôn Dale-Jones

    Still Floating by Shon Dale-jones. c.Jaimie Gramston

    Still Floating 

    Thursday 2nd March, 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 14+

    When someone suggests that Shôn should remount his 2006 Total Theatre award-winning hit show FLOATING (Barbican, Sydney Opera House) about the Isle of Anglesey floating away from mainland Britain, he is sure it isn’t what the world needs right now. 

    2006 is not 2022. As Shôn explains why he shouldn’t present the show we find out that sometimes going backwards helps us move forwards.

    Told by two-time Fringe First winner, this is a funny, uplifting and moving story, making the real and unreal fit together in one surprising whole. 

    “Reduces audiences to tears and rapture”

    The Guardian
    Image credit: Jaimie
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2023

    Action Hero

    The Talent by Action Hero, Deborah Pearson © Ana Viotti 2022

    The Talent

    Thursday 9th March, 7.30pm

    Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+ | Theatre

    A woman in a sound booth is talking. She is talking to herself. She is talking to you. She is talking to everyone. She is gifted, professional, mercurial; it seems as if she can summon almost any kind of voice and create any kind of world. 

    She is selling you something
    She is telling you a story 
    She sounds like a cereal ad 
    She sounds like a cartoon 
    She sounds like a meditation tape 
    She sounds like a shapeshifter 
    She sounds like the ocean 

    You would listen to her say anything. Her voice is all around. Her voice is all there is. Her voice is all that’s left. She conjures her own ghost in real time. 
    The Talent is a new show by Action Hero and Deborah Pearson about the legacy of the human voice in a non-human future. 

    “Some of the most thrilling work currently being produced in the uk”

    The Guardian
    Image credit: Ana Viotti