AUGUST & SEPTEMBER
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24 July - 18 August 7.30pm
Part theatre. Part game. Part improv comedy.
Neil Connolly, your Spymaster, has lost an agent in the field. There’s a mystery to solve, villains to thwart and secrets to be stolen.
But he can’t do it alone. He needs he’s spy network. That’s where you come in.
For those who leap from their seat at the chance to be a spy, this mission is for you. For those who want to watch their espionage escapades from a safe distance, we got you covered.
An interactive spy game to some, a hilarious evening of comedy for others.
performed & co-written by neil connolly
directed & co-written by dean rodgers
Presented by rogue productions
SIX ATTEMPTS TO SWALLOW A SCREAM
2 August 9pm
“WE WRESTLE. WE SPIT. WE ARE BURNING. WE’RE RAGING AND NO DEAR, WE WON’T CALM DOWN”.
We want to get under the skin of the complexities of female rage to ask: what happens in the moments before we explode? How do we express the seemingly inexpressible?
Six Attempts to Swallow a Scream is a devised piece interrogating our struggle to understand our emotions, both as women and artists. Through movement, sound, the grotesque, and the occasional ironic song this piece attempts to articulate the frustration of the inexplicable.
Formed on MA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, TOBECONFIRMED Theatre are a collaborative of six women. Through ensemble-led practice, we make experimental work that interrogates questions of female identity.
Thursday 16th August at 9.00pm
Friday 31st August - Saturday 1st September at 7.30pm
Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, a dystopian society has formed as a result of the strict rules placed on what it means to be the ‘ideal image’ of femininity. How close are we getting as a human race to making this hypothetical future a reality? Using the myth of lycanthropy… yeah, that’s right, as in werewolves….four women interrogate this question using real life experiences to tell a new version of a well known fairytale.
Devised and performed by Drifting Magpie Theatre Collective.
Friday 17th August 2018 at 9.00pm
Tuesday 21st August 2018 at 7.30pm
A Drag Queen, a Clown, and a Frenchman walk into the theatre and they want to make you laugh…no matter what!
We present for your delectation an exploration of two of theatre’s great anti-traditions: clowning and drag. Both with particular relationships to the audience, both with a desire to be loved, and both with an intrinsic relationship to failure. Yet rather than a clown in drag or a clowny drag queen, we want to explore what happens when you try and combine them together. As a company, we engage with the features of theatre, cabaret and comedy.
As well as this, our desire is to make YOU laugh. Laughter is our main concern. It is laughter that allows us to be silly and ridiculous. We want to entertain you and are prepared to stop at nothing to achieve it. So strap yourselves in for a joyful, chaotic, beautiful mess that raises questions about gender, theatrical traditions and layers of identities.
THAT GIRL BY HATTY JONES
Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th September
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinee 3.00pm
‘IT’S LIKE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT ‘BRUNCH’ IS A HOBBY. AND GO TO THE GYM, AND WATCH SPORT. AND LIVE FOR FRIDAY NIGHTS SO THEY CAN GET DRUNK WITH THEIR SAD LITTLE FRIENDS.’
Hatty was a child actor, picked from obscurity and thrust into the limelight when she was aged just 10. As the young star of the film Madeline she travelled the world and became the toast of Hollywood. She’s now approaching 30, works in advertising and enjoys jogging. She’s also being kicked out of her flat because her housemate is getting married.
Inspired by the writer’s own experiences as a child actor, That Girl is a touching and brutally honest new play that places female friendship at its heart, investigating how they develop and erode as women approach their 30’s. The play explores the inevitable loss of youth and the contrasting effect it can have on a group of friends.
That Girl is produced by Brighton’s multi-award-winning Broken Silence Theatre (Crushed - Best New Play, Brighton Fringe) and directed by the company’s artistic director Tim Cook.
“Captures a generation’s voice” (The Stage)
Hear Me Howl by Lydia Rynne
Tuesday 11th - Saturday 29th September 2018
Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees 3.00pm
Jess is turning 30 when she presses pause on the conventional life she's been living and joins a post-punk band.
Sure, some might argue that punk is dead, others could say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn’t she be settling down by now?
From behind her drum kit, warming up for her very first gig, Jess lurches defiantly into an unknown future.
Hear Me Howl returns after a sold-out work-in-progress run at The Landor Space in March and The Plymouth Fringe in May.
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