• Archived Events/ Spring 2013


    Map Dance 2013

    mapdance 2013

    Thu 25 Apr 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Celebrating its seventh year, mapdance has firmly established itself as an exciting company of young, dynamic dancers recruited nationally and internationally. mapdance performs a diverse repertoire by renowned and upcoming contemporary choreographers. This year the company is performing three new commissions from Charlie Morrissey, Jorge Crecis and Yael Flexer as well as re-staging a signature piece by Lucinda Childs and Nigel Charnock’s XX to honour his memory and choreographic legacy.

    This mixed bill offers a refreshing combination of dance theatre, intricate lyrical choreography, fast-paced athleticism and wry humour.

    “Inches from its audience, the troupe radiated energy. A sharp and pithy showcase … rare to find and thrilling to watch”
    Lisa Wolfe, Total Theatre.


    Photo credit: Chris Nash
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013


    B Group 2013

    Just As We Are

    Thu 18 Apr 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    bgroup returns with a brand new show by choreographer Ben Wright. Just As We Are opens at walking pace, moves through a series of solos and duets and culminates in a spectacular group finale.

    It is a tribute to an act of uncertainty, an invitation to the audience to consider the level of its participation…how will you share the moment?

    Ben Wright is an internationally-commissioned artist whose work moves between extremes – sometimes dark and mysterious, sometimes funny and flippant. Ben’s passion for creating extraordinary experiences and curious yet accessible work is the driving force behind bgroup’s growing popularity and success.

    For Just As We Are, Ben Wright is joined by an exceptional team of performers – Robert Clark, Lise Manavit, Allison Ahl,

    Michael Barnes and Andrew Garfield – lighting designer Guy Hoare, Composer Alan Stones and costume designers Theo Clinkard and Elizabeth Barker.

    “Probing, bonkers … leaves you effervescent with compassion and aching for a hug”
    The Stage.


    Photo credit: bgroup
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013


    Big Hit 2013

    Big Hits

    Thu 14 Mar 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    “Hello, Welcome, You look very nice. We’re Big Hits and we’re on a mission. You’ll learn SELFIMPROVEMENT here with us tonight and you will COMPLETELY improve yourself. That way you can be better in the world. Are you ready? Because if you’re not you’re running out of TIME. We’re going to blast our hearts RIGHT OUT for you right here for you. Do you feel FREE? This one’s for you.”

    Big Hits rises up in the space between live art and theatre, looking for a good time and staring hard at censorship, propriety, and the violence that can erupt when noise is stifled. An Unruly Voice is at large; the music’s turned up high.

    “Big Hits is funny, sexy, frightening, essential.…a genuine ground-breaker.”
    Mark Ravenhill.


    Photo credit: Ludovic des Cognets
    Big Hits is a production of Belluard Bollwerk International, made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. In co-production with PACT Zollverein (Essen), Bora Bora (Denmark) and Colchester Arts Centre (UK).
    With the support of Migros Cultural Percentage, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Camden People’s Theatre (London), Royal Victoria Hall Foundation (UK), and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    Clout Theatre

    Clout 2013

    How A Man Crumbled

    Thu 7 Mar 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 14+

    “Art is a cupboard! We are not cakes!”

    Award winning Clout Theatre invites you to dive head first into the absurd world of the Russian poet, iconoclast and false moustache wearer Daniil Kharms. Three bouffonesque characters intent on telling ‘The Old Woman’ story let narrative escape them as comic vignettes, metaphysical ponderings and bouts of senseless violence provide constant distraction. Expressionist silent film meets grotesque slapstick in a world where clocks have no hands and a cucumber can kill a man.

    Winner: Physical Fest Audience Award 2012

    “An hour of sheer pleasure”
    The Scotsman


    Photo credit: Heike Kandalowski
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2013

    Brian Lobel

    Brian Lobel - Purge


    Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm Full £4 | Conc £3 | Age 16+

    Part game show, part lecture, part love story, Purge explores where online friendship stops and real friendship begins.

    Last year, Brian Lobel played a brutal game of friendship maintenance in which he gave strangers one minute to decide which of his 1342 Facebook friends to keep or delete. The deleting was real, the pace was maniacal, the results were final.

    50 hours of performance, 800 emails from angry, amused and intrigued friends and over 2500 comments from people watching via live stream later, Purge (the stage show) examines the process of and fallout from Purge and explores how we emotionally and socially interact with digital media.

    Development of Purge supported by Arts Council England.

    Brian Lobel is a senior lecturer at the University of Chichester.

    “Lobel creates endearingly brave work”
    The Economist.


    Photo credit: Pekka Makinen