• Archived Events/ Autumn 2018

    Liz Aggiss

    Liz Aggiss - SLAP & TICKLE

    Slap and Tickle

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

    Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Liz never had a clue what she wanted to do. She just knew she wanted to be seen and heard.

    Slap and Tickle is an award winning, dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores and sexual taboos: a disorientating display of interpretations and contradictions about women, girls, mothers, bitches and senior citizens. Beating a path through the personal and historical, Aggiss creates a feminist soup that lurches from spoken word to expressionist movement, from music hall to radio nostalgia, from costume change to prop manipulation. SLAP AND TICKLE won a Total Theatre Award Edinburgh Festival 2017. Come on everybody lets have a party!

    “The hilarious tickle never undermines the serious slap in this solo – sheer brilliance”

    Mary Brennan, The Glasgow Herald

    “Slap and Tickle is a pointed and bawdily funny exploration of what it means to refuse to act your age”

    Lyn Gardner, theguardian.com


    Image credit: Joe Murray
  • Archived Events/ Spring 2016

    Mapdance 2016

    mapdance 2016

    10th Anniversary

    THU 28 APR | Full £10 Conc £6 | 7.30pm | AGE 13 Plus

    mapdance celebrates its 10th anniversary with an enticingly varied set of exciting commissions of new works and reconstructions by renowned and upcoming international contemporary choreographers.  The gratifyingly varied roster of artists includes Kevin Finan (Motionhouse), the wacky maverick Liz Aggiss, Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer (ilDance- Sweden).

    The company will also restage Richard Alston’s vibrant, evergreen Roughcut (1990) as well as Abi (Lila Dance) Mortimer’s elegant, Leonardo-inspired  Schemes, Dreams and Machines from mapdance’s 2015 tour. The University of Chichester’s MA touring company is an established group of dynamic young dancers recruited nationally and internationally. Their richly diverse repertoire offers audiences a refreshing mixture of gritty dance-theatre, wry humour, and intricate and questioning choreography.

    Happy birthday, mapdance!