• Archived Events/ Spring 2014

    Search Party

    My Son Heir

    My son & Heir

    Thu 6 Mar 7.30pm | Full £4 | Conc £3 | Age 16+

    My Son & Heir is an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos.

    Search Party are parents, they have a son born in the same year as ‘Baby Cambridge’, and that’s where the similarities end. My Son & Heir confronts the spectacle of the ‘New Royals’ and their strategic attempts to appear just like us. In a playful examination of the relentlessness of raising children, and the guilt-ridden one-upmanship of mainstream baby culture, Search Party consider what sort of man their son and heir will become.

    This new studio performance is part of Search Party’s Growing Old With You series, a life-long performance project exploring their changing perspective of age, as they grow old together.

    My Son & Heir was commissioned by The Showroom Projects, Bristol (UK), made with support from the University of Chichester, (UK). Search Party are associate artists of The Point, Eastleigh (UK).


  • Archived Events/ Spring 2014

    Retina Dance

    Retina Dance


    Thu 27 Feb 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Corporalis explores the relationship between personal space, architectural space and three-dimensional space; the exchange between the inside and the outside; the awareness of our body and its relationship to the environment.

    Retina has worked with Belgian architectural collective Ruimtevaarders to create an environment for one, two and four dancers. This unique space of colour, texture and sound builds a world that contains Retina’s trademark physicality, while evolving throughout this ‘performance meets installation’ experience.

    Corporalis is the third episode in a trilogy about the relationship between the body and different art forms which began with Eleven Stories for the Body, Distance to our Soul collaborating with text in 2005 and This is not a Body collaborating with visual art in 2007.


  • Archived Events/ Spring 2014



    3fall 2014

    Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm | Full £8 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    This performance contains an eclectic selection of works from three renowned choreographers, as well as choreographic work from final year dance students at the University of Chichester. Filip Van Huffel from Retina Dance Company has explored the idea that everyone has a unique code in his piece Argot with music ranging from Zoe Keating to J.S. Bach. Energetic and high speed, the tender duets and wild group ensembles challenge the dancers’ physicality.

    The rework of Volta by Ceyda Tanc, who takes inspiration from her Turkish background, is sharp and dynamic with precision and technique. Premiered at The Place as part of Resolutions! earlier this year, the action packed piece is based on a walking exercise carried out by inmates in Turkish prisons, turning away becomes a gesture of disrespect. Finally, Aya Kobayash, dancer with Flexer and Sandiland, investigates and captures the reality, the touches, the sound and the thoughts of each moment in her piece Between.


  • Archived Events/ Spring 2014

    Ira Brand

    Ira Brand, A cure for aging

    A Cure for Aging

    Thu 13 Feb 7.30pm Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    “I’m sorry to do this so early in the show. It’s really quite rude of me. But do you mind if I ask you how old you are?”

    A Cure for Ageing is a piece about being young and foolish, and becoming old and wise, or about being young and wise, and becoming old and foolish. It asks how we can talk more honestly about ageing, drawing together true personal accounts and shameless speculation in a celebration of life and an attempt to fall in love with our own decline. A show of indelicate questions and immortal jellyfish, it is about numbers, years, the passing of time, and the fact that we have all, already, started dying.

    “It’s powerful, uncomfortable, and beautiful … Her methods are unashamedly unscientific yet the work carries an authority born out of absolute honesty”
    Fringe Review – Highly
    Recommended Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


  • Archived Events/ Spring 2014

    Bootworks Theatre

    Now Listen To Me Very Carefully

    Now Listen To Me Very Carefully

    Thu 23 Jan 7.30pm
    Work In Progress | Free – limited spaces, please book | Age 16+

    A semi-autobiographical piece about Andy’s obsession with the film Terminator 2, which he estimates he has watched roughly 238 times in his lifetime.

    Using tools of stand-up comedy, storytelling and participatory elements, Andy will retell his story of Terminator 2. Which is pretty much the same as the film. But also about obsession, growing up with movies, and some unresolved issues about time travel and sequels.

    Each audience member will be given a character of their own, since the film has more than enough to go around, and Andy – with the audience’s help – will re-tell the story together … this could end up being quite a funny story.

    Developed with support from the ShowRoom Theatre, Chichester & Ovalhouse Theatre.

    “Oozing confidence…expertly improvised…enagaging, side-splitting and chaotic”

    ★★★★★ THE LATEST.