• What's On

    What’s On

    Mapdance 2019

    The ShowRoom has built a reputation for presenting some of the most exciting companies touring on the UK circuit to the South East.

    We’re very excited by this season’s line-up which brings to Chichester:
    The Sleeping Trees, Bert & Nasi and Made in China.

    There’s also the Contemporary Arts Research sharings which are free to anyone wishing to engage in discussion around contemporary arts practice, so we hope that you will join us at one of these events this season, as well as an ample programme of Music and Visual Arts in our other sister venues across the University Campus.

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  • Autumn 2021/ Dance/ Theatre/ What's On

    Bert & Nasi

    The End, Bert & Nasi, photo by Richard Perryman

    The End

    Thu 14 Oct 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+ 

    In this new piece, Bert and Nasi dance the end of their relationship, imagining what a future without each other might look like. 

    Above the stage and projected onto a screen, two parallel narratives run alongside each other: the end of the Earth and the end of their collaboration. In the vein of their previous work, it is a poignant, sad and funny account of the ongoing ecological crisis. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality, and that of everything around us. 

    The End, Bert & Nasi, photo by Richard Perryman

    Time unravels and stretches on into infinity, but the end has never seemed closer

    Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor.

    Both insistently silly and unreservedly heart-rending

    ★★★★ Guardian

    Like shaking your muscles out, like a long-waited exhale of a show

    Ava Wong Davies, Exeunt. 

    bertandnasi.com

    Image credit: bertandnasi.com

  • Autumn 2021/ Theatre/ What's On

    Made in China

    Made In China, Super Duper Close Up, 2021

    Super Duper Close Up

    Thu 18 Nov 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 16+

    We’re all starring in the movie of our life. Selfie after selfie, post after post. It’s exhausting. So take a break. Bask in the glow of the big screen as someone else has a go. See the heroine all dewy-eyed as the camera zooms in. And in. And in. 

    Get set for a live-filmed ride through the anxieties of an unsettlingly ordinary woman’s existence. An epic journey to everywhere and nowhere, through a labyrinth of click-bait and pop cliché, via an infinite stream of frozen pouts and desperate smiles. 

    Made In China, Super Duper Close Up, photo by John Hunter 2021
    Made In China, Super Duper Close Up, photo by John Hunter 2021

    Razor sharp innovators Made In China return following the ‘brilliantly subversive Double Double Act’ 

    ★★★★ Time Out

    Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me was murderously entertaining

    ★★★★  The Guardian

    ★★★★ The Stage
    ★★★★★ Spyinthestalls
    ★★★★★ Reviewshub

    madeinchinatheatre.com

    Image credit: madeinchinatheatre.com
  • Autumn 2021/ Theatre/ What's On

    The Sleeping Trees

    Sleeping Trees Western, Mark Dawson Photography 2021

    Western

    Thu 16 Sep 7.30pm | Full £12 | Conc £8 | Age 15+ 

    The Sleeping Trees continue their decimation of the big screen and bring you another sordid tale, this time from the sandy depths of the Wild West. 

    The show follows unlikely hero Harry Sudds as a simple trip to the town bank quickly descends into the worst day of his life. Before he knows it he’s confronted by native Indians, talking wasps and one of the most majestic tumbleweeds ever seen in the west. With another rip roaring live score, The Sleeping Trees bring their fast, physical and farcical comic style to one of the most well loved film genres of all time. 

    Sleeping Trees Western, Mark Dawson Photography 2021
    Sleeping Trees Western, Mark Dawson Photography 2021

    Not a cue was missed in a show where they come roughly every five seconds

    The List ★★★★ 

    With a script that steers left field of convention and indulges every whim, Sleeping Trees have created a lawless comedic style of their own

    Broadway Baby ★★★★★ 

    thesleepingtrees.co.uk

    Image credit: thesleepingtrees.co.uk 

  • Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    Formation Series

    formation-series

    development | collaboration | partnership research | engagement | dialogue

    We strive to support and develop a safe environment where creativity can flourish, ideas can be challenges and new work can be made. Working with artists and companies whose arts practice is innovative and exploratory in form. We hope to support a programme of extraordinary work which questions and develops arts practice in the 21st century as well as presenting opportunities for audiences to experience new work at every stage of its development.

    The Formation Series gives artists the space and resources so that they can try out ideas as part of their development of new work. Audiences are invited to take part by giving feedback, which will support artists as part of this process.

  • Student & Graduate Performances/ What's On

    Research Dialogues

    The ‘Research Dialogues’ series includes presentations, performances and informal discussions from external guest speakers and Arts researchers from the University of Chichester. The events will engage researchers in a consideration of research themes in relation to their own area of practice and research and aims to instigate an informal and lively exchange of ideas, practices and opinions.

  • Theatre/ What's On

    Experience Days

    Theatre BA at The University of Chichester

    The University of Chichester’s Theatre department hosts an exciting range of open days where students can come and explore what the Theatre department has to offer. These range from Discovery Days to Insight Days which include workshops and lesson examples. The Theatre Departments Experience Day is a unique opportunity for students from sixth form and colleges, as well as arts professionals, to come along and see work created by our Third year students. A range of work will be on show, from devised productions to solo performances, as well as some more intimate Theatre experiences.