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February 2017

Fish Eye

Wed 22 February 2017, 7:30 pm

Pam’s already got a low opinion of her neighbours. So when someone pinches her Elizabethan sideboard, it’s all-out war.

Join our busy-body hero as she becomes a one-woman MI6, ramping up her operation from curtain twitching to spy cameras hidden in hand-knitted novelties. But what Pam unearths is what she already suspects – that everyone around her is a thief, a pervert or a terrorist. A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild.

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Engine Room

Fri 24 February 2017, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including sci-fi adventurer Georgia Murphy, Omnibus Associate Artists High Hearted Theatre, and a blazing punk fairytale from Sally Pomme Clayton with Georgia Kalogeropoulou.

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March 2017

Heart of Darkness

Thu 2 - Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | Sun 5 Mar, 4pm

Following their sold-out show in the Autumn, Scandal and Gallows return with their gripping one-man adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the book that inspired Apocalypse Now, for six performances. Join Marlow on the deck of his steamboat, as he tells the story of his journey down the Congo River deep into the dark, greedy heart of European colonialism.

★★★★★
“Great things will come of this company.”
British Theatre Guide

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Heart of Darkness

Thu 2 - Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | Sun 5 Mar, 4pm

Following their sold-out show in the Autumn, Scandal and Gallows return with their gripping one-man adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the book that inspired Apocalypse Now, for six performances. Join Marlow on the deck of his steamboat, as he tells the story of his journey down the Congo River deep into the dark, greedy heart of European colonialism.

★★★★★
“Great things will come of this company.”
British Theatre Guide

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Elephant & Castle

Fri 10 March 2017, 7:30 pm

Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Does your sleep talk even make sense? And could it just be that you analyse your relationships in a way that’s more honest than you do when you’re awake? That’s the dangerous premise behind Elephant and Castle, a new, experimental show that springs from two years of recorded sleep talk. Using live music and extracts from those recordings, Elephant and Castle is a show about how honest it’s possible to be and have your relationship survive.

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Engine Room

Thu 23 March 2017, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think.

Be part of the conversation.

This month’s Engine Room features three different works, including a mother and daughter pairing from Josie Dale-Jones, beautiful puppetry and music from Paul Mosley, and inspiration from the Cthulhu mythos arising from Lucy Grace.

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Offside

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar, 7.30pm

A new play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, Offside is told through lyrical dialogue, poetry, and punchy prose, placing the audience on touchline of a game of a lifetime.

Four women from across the centuries live, breathe, and play football. Whilst each of them face very different obstacles in pursuing their dream profession, the possibility that the beautiful game will change their futures – and the world – is tantalisingly close.

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April 2017

Spring Offensive

Tue 18 - Sun 30 Apr | Tue - Sat 7.30pm| Sunday 4pm

Expat April runs a quality establishment on the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Death surrounds it. And sheep, lots of sheep.

There’s dinner to be served and history to pay tribute to. The guests are coming, the sheep are closing in. The table is set for an evening they’ll all remember.

Victoria Willing’s new play is a dark comedy about war, lost boys and fighting for survival.

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May 2017

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Wed 3 - Fri 5 May, 7.30pm

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.

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Bookish

Wed 10-Thu 11 May, 7.30pm

Five mini shows each inspired by a book of your choosing. Each show is a blend of comedy, live original music, a quiz, and stories. Hear tales of taxidermy, learn more about Torville and Dean, find out about stately home ghosts, be reminded of how much cucumber was involved in 1980s cookery or hear a kazoo rendition of a classic eighties ballad! Bookish is a brand new comedy project from performers and comedians Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams.

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Circled in the Radio Times

Fri 12 May, 7.30pm

John Osborne tells a beautiful, funny story about how finding a collection of old copies of The Radio Times leads to him piecing together the life of his father, someone he barely knew, and looks at the changing nature of the way all of us watch television.

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The School of Night-Improvised Shakespeare

Sat 13 May, 7.30pm

Revived by maverick genius Ken Campbell, the theatrical heretics have re-formed to summon the muses, raise the dead, and spontaneously create a new Shakespearean play from audience suggestions.

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Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

Tue 16- Thu 18 May, 7.30pm

Narnia doesn’t exist. Lucy’s just realised. She’s 26.

Lucy’s still reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can’t guide her through the real world, then perhaps C. S. Lewis’s dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.

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We Are Brontë

Fri 19-Sat 20 May, 7.30pm

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style.

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Omniwritten: Adaptations

Sun 21 May, 7.30pm

A new take on an old story. We present an evening of adaptations, new collaborations of much loved stories and their authors rewritten especially for the stage.

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Engine Room

Wed 24 May 2017, 7:30 pm

Four compelling theatre makers perform their new work in a special ‘And That’s Another Story’ edition of Engine Room.

See artists work across different art forms and explore shadow images, tell stories about the flowers referenced in Shakespeare and an adaptation of the compact history of infinity. Putting you at the heart of the creative process, these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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June 2017

The Faerie Thorn

Thu 8- Sat 10 June, 7.30pm

Based on the book ‘The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories’ by Jane Talbot, Big Telly recreate these dark, imaginative and entrancing tales, propelling the audience into a world of devilish debts, broken bargains and unjust trials.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 16 Jun-Fri 30 Jun, 7.30pm|Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Starting in a secret Clapham location, team up to navigate your way through the misunderstandings and mishaps of Shakespeare’s finest comedy. Follow the trails and deliver the wedding invitations, picking up clues and characters along the way. But most importantly, watch out for the scheming fairies… It’s Midsummer Night’s Dream like you’ve never seen it before.

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July 2017

Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Fri 21 July, 7.30pm

Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get the story right.

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Macblair: Charlie Dupré (Falling Sparrow)

Sun 23 - Mon 24 Jul, 7.30pm

It is 1994. Returning from a successful parliamentary meeting, Macblair and Macbrown meet three weird hacks on a stairwell in the House of Commons. They prophesy that Macblair will become…

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3 years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle

26 July, 7.30pm

3 Years, 1 Week and a Lemon Drizzle pieces together a number of Alexandra and Kate Donnachie’s sometimes heart breaking and often hilarious memories of growing up together and managing their close bond when older sister, Alex, developed a severe eating disorder as a teenager.

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Pixel Dust

Fri 28 - Sat 29 July, 7.30pm

Daniella swings from meme to meme, a Tarzan of the datafields. Can she find the answers she needs about who she really is through this digital odyssey?

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Wondr

Thu 27 & Sun 30 July, 7.30pm

Distracted by giving an imaginary Ted talk to her bathroom mirror, social media phenomenon Faith Allgood (@WondrWomanUK) is running late for the school run. She’s glitching. Little does she know her world is about to implode…

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September 2017

JUDITH: A Parting from the Body

Wed 13 – Fri 15 Sep, 7.30pm

This powerful one-act play radically reimagines the legend of Judith – the daring widow who infiltrates the enemy camp the night before battle to kill the blood-crazed head of the army, Holofernes…

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 28 Sep, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a…

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Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea

Wed 27 – Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm

Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t quite get the story right.

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There Will Be Cake

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Sep

An all-star improv show from award-winning improvisers Marcus Brigstocke, Rachel Parris, Pippa Evans and Paul Foxcroft. There Will Be Cake brings together 4 of the best improvisers in the country…

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October 2017

The Overcoat

Wed 4 - Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pm

Fresh from the success of Heart of Darkness last spring, Scandal and Gallows Theatre are back with a new staging of Nikolai Gogol’s famous short story.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go?

Sat 7 Oct, 7.30pm

With felt-tip pens, and his ex-girlfriend’s overhead projector, Scott Turnbull takes us on a journey through space and time. This frolic of cartoon and comic reason miraculously weaves science fiction, memoir, parable, fairy-tale and farce… it’s weird, fast and inventive.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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Free

Omnibus Theatre Fun Palace

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct, 11am-4pm

The Omnibus Fun Palace will have something for everyone, of all ages, embracing the fun and creative nature of the national Fun Palaces movement.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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A Dangerous Woman

Wed 11 - Thu 12 Oct, 7.30pm

A Dangerous Woman tells the story of one woman’s struggle to carve her own path in a family of six women. Women who are both allies and enemies. Based on Manjeet’s own experience this bold and unapologetic new play explores what happens when you dare to challenge conformity, and make your voice heard.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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The Frog Princess Punked

Fri 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Crazed Russian fairytale meets punk rock! What happens when Ivan marries a frog? A wicked racket! Urban meets forest. Patriarchy meets feminism. Baba Yaga meets Koschey the Deathless! Pioneering storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musicians Georgia Kalogeropoulou and Dawn Rose embark on a provocative collaboration, combining girl-punk with a surreal narrative, mixing spoken word, distorted guitar, demonic drums, and a collage of fragmented images v-jayed live by digital artist Fotios Begklis. It’s gonna be loud! Adults only! “Disgusting! Get out before the doors close!” The Guardian

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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Schutte the Unromantic

Sat 14 Oct, 7.30pm

Schutte the Unromantic is Katy’s new storytelling stand-up comedy show fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A comic solo show written and performed by Katy Schutte about trying to find love despite freezing up at chocolates, serenades and thoughtful surprises.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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Mary and Me

Tue 17 - Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm

Ireland, 1986 and a fifteen year old girl dies giving birth at a grotto. An original and sometimes humorous imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding in a conversation with the statue of the Virgin Mary.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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I’m Unique… Just like Everyone Else: An evening of Theatre, Film and Spoken Word

Fri 20 Oct, 7.30pm

In a world where everyone is as unique as the next person, Omnibus Theatre collaborates with theatre makers Rachael Black and Naomi Joseph in an evening that celebrates individuality. Join us for an evening of theatre, film and spoken word as we explore conforming and rebelling in today’s world.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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I Walk in Your Words

Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm

Interview-based headphone verbatim theatre work challenging cultural stereotypes in the sharing of personal stories about identity and belonging.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 26 Oct, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

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A Cracked Plaster Sky

Tue 24- Sat 28 Oct, 7.30pm

“And it is then I finally realise. I am lost” Inspired by real stories of women working in street prostitution, A Cracked Plaster Sky tells the irreverent and painfully amusing story of Grace, and the voice inside her head.

This event is part of Perception Festival 2017.

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November 2017

The Trap

Tue 31 Oct – Sun 19 Nov

Tom and Clem are deep in debt. Alan, Tom’s boss, owes big bucks. Meryl, Alan’s manager, is mortgaged to the hilt. When The Debt Duck’s owner liquidates the company and retires to his luxury chalet, Tom, Clem, Alan and Meryl each decide to crack the safe, steal some cash and put an end to their financial woes.

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The Society of Strange

Sat 25 Nov, 7.30pm

From the creators of the Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, a fresh new take on improvised theatre.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 30 Nov, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a…

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December 2017

The Turn of the Screw

Thu 7 – Sat 9 Dec | Thu 14 – Sat 16 Dec , 7.30pm

In the tradition of Victorian fireside ghost stories, Strange Fish bring you Henry James’ classic tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality.

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Zeraffa Giraffa

25 Nov – 17 Dec

Across the plains of Ethiopia where grass grows tall and acacias taste sweet.  A young giraffe is sent as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, but Paris is very far away…

This brand new adaptation is told using beautiful hand-made puppets and an original musical score that will bring you along Zeraffa’s epic journey across land and sea.

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January 2018

Jack and the Beans Talk

Sat 6 Jan | 11am & 2pm

A charming and inventive story with plenty of audience interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant, Jack and the Beans Talk is a cautionary tale about what might happen if you throw things out of the window…

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Engine Room

Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pm
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The Overcoat

Tue 9 - Thu 18 Jan, 7.30pm | 4pm Sundays

A delightfully dark and absurdist staging of Nikolai Gogol’s famous short story, a bitingly funny commentary on social disparity that’s still all too relevant today.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 25 Jan, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

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Badback Mountain

Tue 23 - Sun 28 Jan, 7.30pm | 4pm Sunday

A funny and poignant evening of Alt Country music and canny theatrics in the company of two vigorous and very British misadventurers.

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February 2018

96 Festival Launch

Thu 1 Feb, 7.30pm

Join us on Thursday 1st February to celebrate the launch of 96 Festival, a festival of theatre and music that champions progress, achievement and possibility for everyone.

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Question 13: What is The Substance of Bisexuality?

Fri 2 Feb, 7.30pm

In this solo conversation-musical, which is totally a thing, bisexual theatre maker Jenifer Toksvig asks all the really big and important questions…

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Drag Me To Love

Sat 3 Feb, 7.30pm

This autobiographical show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling. Set against a backdrop of pop anthems and glitter, we follow Cameron as he throws himself into a pair of 6-inch stilettos. 

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Tiny LGBTQ+ Shows

Sat 3 – Sun 4 Feb, 10am – 6pm

Fifty LGBTQ+ creative practitioners, two days to write and rehearse and tons of tiny LGBTQ+ shows spontaneously devised by collaborators who may have only just met.

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BRUCE

Fri 9 Feb, 9pm

Georgia Bruce takes the traditional character comedy formula, queers it up, shakes it up and adds a healthy dose of Dolly Parton for good measure.

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I Guess Ideally I’d Be Me

Sat 10 Feb, 9pm

Hal Coase and Mary Higgins present a night of poetry readings and monologues about desire, doubt, and what they want to tell each other.

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HIP

Fri 16 Feb, 9pm

Your host Jolie Booth welcomes you into her squat in 2002, before transporting you away in space and time, to the home of Anne Clarke during 70s Bohemian Brighton. A semi-autobiographical one-woman show based around found objects.

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Once Upon a City

Sun 18 Feb, 11 am & 2pm

Join us in this interactive storytelling session, as we follow the story of one brilliant princess in her journey from the North to the South of the City to meet another, equally brilliant princess.  

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Engine Room

Mon 19 February, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 22 Feb, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

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The Other Team

Fri 23 Feb, 9pm

Jessy and Nicholas are Grown Up Gays. They feel like they’ve been there, done that, got the queershirt.

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Hotter

Sat 24 Feb, 9pm

Devised by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, HOTTER is a show about blushing, sweating, pinkness and pleasure. It’s about your body and being able to love it and laugh at it.

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The Soul of Wittgenstein

Tue 6 – Sun 25 Feb, 7.30pm | 4pm Sundays

1941. Guy’s Hospital, London. A battered copy of War and Peace, an illiterate Cockney dying of cancer, and a philosopher handing out pills. Is this all that defines them, or could they become something more? 

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Tell Me the Truth About Love

Sun 25 Feb, 7.30pm

A new play by Sue Blundell celebrating the relationship between the composer Benjamin Britten and his long-term partner, tenor Peter Pears.

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Learning to Swim in the Abyss (A Live Improv Death Show)

Mon 26 – Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pm

An improvised solo show about life and death, grief and joy, and making some sense of the space in between.  

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March 2018

The North! The North!

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Mar, 7.30pm

In 1985, a fissure formed at England’s centre and split the North from the South…

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Tom and Bunny Save the World

Wed 7 – Fri 9 Mar, 7.30pm

As 2018 falls to a zombie apocalypse, Tom and Bunny begin their perilous journey to Yorkshire in quest of sanctuary and a proper cup of tea.

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Get a Proper Job: Discuss

Sat 10 Mar, 7.30pm

Two girls graduate from university. The possibilities seem endless. Mum and Dad couldn’t be prouder. Two months later, Stella the Court Jester has messed up her moves for an audition and Alice is still hopeful for the part of Old Woman 2. “Get a proper Job” rings in their ears. Come and join us for an evening of confrontation and conversation about young people pursuing artistic careers and the barriers that they face. Grab a drink, hear from a varied panel of professionals, and laugh with us as we tackle the impossible.

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Engine Room

Mon 12 March, 7:30 pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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Beyond Borders: Improbable Devoted and Disgruntled Conference

Tue 13 March, 6pm | FREE EVENT

Improbable present the Improbable Devoted and Disgruntled conference – asking “What Are We Going To Do About Borders?”

Devoted & Disgruntled is a nationwide conversation about theatre and the performing arts, run by theatre company Improbable.

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Beyond Borders: Private Dancers – Belly Dance to Burlesque

Wed 14 March, 7:30pm

Egyptian trained belly dancer, burlesque star and academic Faustina Fahrenheit will take dancers of all levels of experience through the history and practice of Middle Eastern and Western erotic dance forms.

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Beyond Borders: Drawing A Veil

Thu 15 March, 7pm

Talks and life drawing class led by #InkyLayla. When a woman wears the veil she is seen as oppressed. When Salome wears seven veils she’s seen as sexy.

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Beyond Borders: Lipstick – A Modern Fairytale of Iran

Fri 16 - Sat 17 March, 4pm & 7:30pm

Part theatre, part drag cabaret, Lipstick: a fairy tale of modern Iran is inspired by time writer/director Sarah Chew spent in Tehran during the Green Uprising of 2010.

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My Dad, The Magician

Sun 18 Mar, 11am & 2.30pm

The year is 1991. Tom is 11 years old. His Dad is a magician and Tom is his assistant. Using handmade magic tricks, live music, cassette players, DJ skills, audience interaction and a rabbit called Horace, this nostalgically inventive show tells the story of the man behind the magician.

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Beyond Borders: Amie Taylor – Storytelling for 3-7 Year Olds

Sun 25 March, 10:30am

Amie Taylor is a storyteller and theatremaker, and makes performance for both children and grown ups. She is also the Editor of The LGBTQ Arts Review. This event is aimed at 3-7 year olds and their families. It will take the fairytale elements of Lipstick as a starting point to exploring themes of cultural and gender integration, through storytelling, puppetry and creative play.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

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The Fever

Tue 27 – Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pm

Only two years ago the World Bank declared that nearly two billion people live on less than $2 a day. In 2017, can we still claim ignorance of the deprivation and exploitation around the world? A pertinet play that examines our mostly unacknowledged collusion with a pervasive situation.

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Mortgage

Fri 30 – Sat 31 Mar, 7.30pm

A horror-farce which draws on theatre of cruelty, magic and sacrifice.

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April 2018

Kaleidoscope

Mon 23 Apr, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

Inspired by research into how a baby’s sense of sight develops and how they instinctively begin to categorise colour, watch as your baby enters the multicoloured world of Kaleidoscope.

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So, This Is What Happened…

Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories.

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Shadwell Opera Double Bill

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr, 7.30pm

Award-winning company Shadwell Opera present their sell-out production of Janacek’s dramatic song cycle, The Diary of One Who Vanished, as well as a newly commissioned piece by Edward Nesbit.

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Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident

Tue 10 – Sun 29 Apr | 7.30pm, 4pm Sundays

Gauhar Jaan: The Datia Incident is a multilingual play fused with live music and dance that celebrates the early 20th century musical revolution, and the remarkable story of a talented musician who only ever craved control over her own fate.

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May 2018

Memories of Fiction: The Living Library

Wed 9 May - Sun 13 May

Omnibus Theatre transforms into a ‘living’ library. Be taken on a sensory journey around the building and explore powerful stories of comfort, discovery, self-learning and escape, translated from memories of local readers who were asked about what they valued about reading and why.

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A Substitute For Life

Tue 15 - Thu 17 May, 7.30pm

Born to affluence in the middle of the nineteenth century, Francis has always used his love of books as a means of insulating himself from real life. But books can’t protect him when a family accident brings him face to face with reality. Tim Hardy plays Francis Kenworthy, directed by Alison Skilbeck.

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The Non Parent Trap

Fri 18 May, 7.30pm

When tabloid magazines conjure celebrity pregnancies out of post-dinner bloats, when the leader of the free world might grab your pussy at any moment, every woman’s reproductive status seems to be public property.
This funny and poignant show from writer/performer/broadcaster Nina Davis explores our modern obsession with other people’s procreation.

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Bicycles And Fish

Fri 18 May, 9pm

How I became a woman. A period piece. With songs.
Combining comedy, storytelling and original songs, writer Katie Arnstein wants to talk about why feminism is discovered so much later than misogyny and how we might change that.

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Perfect

Sun 20 May, 11am and 2pm

An imaginative retelling of the book by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher. Perfect is a remarkable story of anticipation and disappointment, acceptance and love, and the power of nature in all our lives.

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The Power Behind The Crone

Sun 20 May, 5pm

This one-woman show sets out to disprove that “there are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women.” The Power Behind The Crone opened the 2016 RADA Festival and played in Edinburgh Fringe Assembly Rooms 2017.

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[Working Title]

Tue 22 May, 7.30pm

An evening of writing in development from distinctive new voices.

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The Man On The Moor

Wed 23 - Thu 24 May, 7.30pm

In December 2015, an elderly man was found dead on Saddleworth Moor. Train tickets in his pockets showed he’d travelled 200 miles, apparently just to die.
Written and performed by Max Dickins, this powerful drama looks at how people come to disappear and the impact on those they leave behind.

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The Fate We Bring Ourselves

Tue 29 May, 7.30pm

Join performance storyteller Ben Haggarty at his most alarming, as he presents three remixed, extended and explicit Greek myths. This is world-class storytelling: dark, magical and provocative.

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Engine Room

Wed 30 May, 7:30pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 31 May

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life-affirming, cathartic and true. Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary…

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June 2018

The King With Dirty Feet – and other stories of global shoes

Sat 2 Jun, 10.30am

Can you help solve the problem of the king’s dirty feet? Come and explore how shoes are represented in fairytales and myths around the world.

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Penguinpig

Sun 3 June, 11am & 2pm

A play about the dangers of the Internet for 3-8 year olds, based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow. Educational and fun-filled.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

Tue 5 Jun – Sun 24 Jun, 7.30pm (4pm Sundays)

Alice has not formed the correct bond with her baby. That’s what her doctor and husband say. Isolated from her child and banished to the country for ‘rest’, Alice falls further down the rabbit hole of her own mind.

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Engine Room

Wed 27 June, 7:30pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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So, This is What Happened…

Thu 28 June, 7.30pm

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life-affirming, cathartic and true. Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary…

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July 2018

Sisterhood: Jolie Booth

Tue 17 - Wed 18 July, 7.30pm

Three women, aged 20, 40 and 60 (But not a virgin, mother or hag in sight) set about unpicking the fine weave of existence, re-examining with fresh and furious eyes the threads of gender, fertility, sexual assault, our collective future and the state of feminism today.

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Killymuck

Thu 19 - Fri 20 July, 7.30pm

An Irish housing estate built on a paupers’ graveyard in the 70’s. Niamh navigates life through the parameters of the benefits class. Lack of opportunity, education, impoverishment, addiction and depression are the norms, the struggle to escape becomes priority. From the award-winning writer of Belfast Boy, Wasted and Mule.

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The Rockford File: Presented by Badback Mountain

Sun 22 July, 2pm & 7.30pm

The Rockford File, a funny, poignant evening with two likeable misadventurers. Home truths, outright lies, jokes, exaggerations and superlative live Rocking Country music.

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