DECEMBER 2018 - JANUARY 2019
Founded in 2011, The Blank Slates are London’s finest student improv troupe.Grounded in devised theatre, their focus is ‘European physical’ and experimental formats. With gripping characters and unexpected twists, this troupe has performed in five Edinburgh Fringe runs and venues around the country. Previous formats have included a heist, revolution, a superhero play and more!
Edinburgh Free Fringe Institution WRONG Comedy brings a Chritmas Special to London for SHITMAS. Rude blue lairy SWEARY in your face stand up n music from people you’ve never heard of. It’s what we do.
As part of our platform to provide accessible opportunities to nurture new talent, The Scenic Route, has been working with a group of artists on an intensive course to explore creating original theatre collaboratively. We invite you to join us for a sharing of the emerging work from our ’Creating Theatre Lab’.
Through a series of masterclasses, practical exercises and rehearsals this diverse group of performers, composers and playwrights have devised a cross-disciplinary piece which brings together physical theatre, text and music.
This evening will showcase excellent new up and coming talent alongside more established comedy sketchwriters who have written for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland and BBC TV. It offers the reassurance of a proven track record and the tantalising chance that you may witness the career start of the next Monty Python, Fast Show, French and Saunders or Cardinal Burns! Wingspan Comedy is part of Social Enterprise endeavor Wingspan Group Ltd. All profits for this show will go to support registered charity BIRD who run one-to-one creative sessions for 16-25 year olds as a way of building mentoring relationships and improving and sustaining wellbeing. www.bird.org.uk
Presented in it’s stage format before shooting as indie film director Al Carretta’s 14th indie feature. New York, 1991. Mafia associate and FBI informant Michael Trudon struggles in a dangerous relationship with the mysterious and manipulative ‘Karen’ aka Lilian or Gaia Petrovic, an identical twin he helped traffic into the US years previously. Learning his girlfriend’s sister might be a brutal killer his handlers want proof his love is innocent, even though Michael himself can barely tell them apart. Offered immunity for his involvement in a Christmas sting that will snare them both he interrogates Karen to learn her true identity. With the possibility of the wrong ‘Karen’ going safely with him into witness protection the challenge before him is simple; get the right twin out.
FREAK tells the often painfully frank stories of Leah and Georgie as they come to terms with their sex lives. Georgie is 30 and in a downwards spiral, having just quit her job, broken up with her long-term boyfriend, and taken a job at a strip club. Leah is 15 and is nervously anticipating her “first time”, and spends her time practicing different sexual positions on the double bed which the two share.
As these two deeply personal and at times very bittersweet monologues finally interlock, the play finds a natural finale, though it’s not one that either would have anticipated; control and vulnerability are as flexible as each other and both play their part in this riveting and contemporary drama.
Mark, a young man in 21st Century Britain, is struggling. In a small rural farming community he's trying to juggle work, family, friends and a relationship. Looking at how family traditions can shape your life, how stressful the modern farming industry can be and how we hide from opening up about our struggles. Will he give up everything that generations of his entire family have worked for?
Howard H Smith (Talking Bollocks Podcast) and Godless (The Metal Podcast) come together for this one-off extravaganza of live chat. Howard, the host of Talking Bollocks sits down with co-host and former co-host of The Metal Podcast Godless to put the world of metal to rights. They will be tackling all your favourite topics and be open to your questions throughout, no lame Q&A section just ask your question when you want, speak up!This is a world class, no holds barred heavyweight smackdown of metal discussion. Three falls, a submission or a knockout will decide who will be able to call themselves the King Of Metal Chat.