• 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.

    View the What’s On Diary here.
    All bookings are available now online:

  • Archived Events/ Spring 2019

    Figs in Wigs

    Figs-in-Wigs-Clock-Photo-by-Rosie-Collins

    Often on Stage

    Thu 28 Feb 7.30pm | Full £10 | Conc £6 | Age 16+

    Figs in Wigs are often onstage but how did we get here and how do we leave?

    Often Onstage is an offbeat facetious romp that explores the ins and outs of theatre through the medium of dance. Expect nods to the new, bows to the bard, blood baths and drag kings. With one step forward and two hundred steps back, this choreographic exercise in comings and goings gleefully disrupts traditional theatrical conventions.. unearthing dormant anxieties about life choices along the way.

    What if the only thing keeping you going are inspirational quotes and a subsidised income from your side project as a Backstreet Boys tribute act? It’s only a matter of time before we sell out, and we don’t mean tickets.

    “There is a life-affirming joyfulness to their routines, which fuse a happy daftness with more formally complex and layered repetitions.”
    Total Theatre

    “Colourful, irreverent and unashamedly daft”
    “pitch-perfect mimicry and humorously questionable dancing”
    Exeunt

    www.figsinwigs.com

    Image credit: Rosie Collins
  • 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

    www.lizaggiss.com

    Image credit: Joe Murray