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OCTOBER & NOVEMBER
EDITOR'S TOP PICK
OCTOBER 10TH, 14-17TH & 21ST-24TH // 2:30 & 7:30 // £14/£12
Resident company Exploding Whale return with their snappy 5***** revival of William Shakespeare's'Much Ado About Nothing'. Directed by Ellie Morris, Member of the Olivier Award winning Mischief Theatre.
This abridged modern twist on one of Shakespeare's most loved comedies was a sell-out hit in 2015. Packed full of laughs, life and love, Exploding Whale's adaptation is completely accessible to all audiences - whether it's your 1st Shakespeare show or you 100th.
About The Show
The setting has been moved from Shakespeare's Messina to the world of a contemporary office, combining social comedy with all the sexual tensions generated by the unavoidable proximity of the environment and the impossibility of privacy.
Young lovers Claudio and Hero, have their upcoming marriage jeopardised by the schemes of a jealous and manipulative executive, Don John. Meanwhile the apparently cynical and detached pair of sparring-partners Beatrice and Benedick, bicker hilariously back and forth, disguising their unrealised love for each other behind a facade of lightning-quick banter.
As stock taking looms and the workload becomes increasingly heavy, everyone is desperate for an excuse to release the stress and tension. A wedding would be ideal but will one ever happen?
OCTOBER 28TH - 31ST // 7:30 // £10
A US nuclear submarine crew who, having gone through and been part of a Nuclear Apocalypse one month previous, are now slowly going insane as they try to survive with each other hundreds of feet below sea level.
A sixty minute Tour De Farce through the darkness of the human psyche; A crude dark comedy brought to you by Artshole Productions.
DISCLAIMER: Much to our regret, there are no actual chimps in this show. Just five chumps.
NOVEMBER 4th-6th // 2:30 & 7:30 // £15/£12
As part of their New Voices season, the UnDisposables present a double bill of new writing. Both plays explore the importance of friendship, challenging how relationships survive through loneliness, loss and everyday life.
November 18TH & 19th // 7:30 // £10
To The Bone Theatre Company Present: Motherhood or Madness & Specky Ginger C*nt - A double bill of new writing exploring modern identity. These pieces challenge societal norms and the idea of conformity by pushing the boundaries between comedy and drama.
Motherhood or Madness - By Didi Cederstrom
A mother who has difficulties connecting to her daughter is trapped in a silence. This one-woman show takes the audience on a journey from the end of a mother’s pregnancy until her daughter is 10 years old. By exploring the mother’s lack of connection to her child this piece challenges the expectations of motherhood and the concept of the “ideal” mother. What is considered as an ideal mother today and how do you possibly become her? And what happens if you feel that you are simply not cut out to be a mother?
Specky Ginger C*nt - By Eoin McKenna
Labels, great for food, not so great for people.
What happens when a twenty-something acting student has an identity crisis? They exploit it and make a piece of theatre.
Specky Ginger C*nt is a piece of autobiographical solo performance. It is a coming-of-age comedy drama which, as the name suggests, is a completely self-deprecating, no-holds-barred exploration of what it means to be me. The central theme of the piece is identity and the piece moves swiftly between comedy and drama whilst exploring how I learnt to wear the badge ‘Specky Ginger Cunt’ with pride. And who doesn’t love listening to a soothing northern voice for the best part of an hour?