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Image:SMASHfestUK: Dr Death and the Medi-Evil Medicine Show
Thu 18 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: Dr Death and the Medi-Evil Medicine Show

A scientifically and historically accurate panto for children and other childish people.

Image:SMASHfestUK: Cracking the Code: the Genetics of Superheroes
Thu 18 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: Cracking the Code: the Genetics of Superheroes

The comic books are filled with mutants; but what are real mutants like, and could we one-day use genetics to make us superhuman?

Image:SMASHfestUK: Cosmic Jives
Thu 18 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: Cosmic Jives

Premiere of a new play by Rebecca Manley about girls, science & a solar storm.

Image:SMASHfestUK: Mutant Circus
Fri 19 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: Mutant Circus

Roll up, roll up! An array of human-sized fruit flies from Guerilla Science’s Mutant Circus is coming to town…

Image:SMASHfestUK: Throwing Spanners at Nanobots
Fri 19 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: Throwing Spanners at Nanobots

Without plants the human race couldn’t survive on the planet – we need nanobots for that!

Image:SMASHfestUK: The Ugly Animal Roadshow
Fri 19 Feb - Sat 20 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: The Ugly Animal Roadshow

Why should the panda get all the praise? Join Simon Watt for a performance that celebrates and explores the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most monstrous.

Image:SMASHfestUK: Level Up Human
Sat 20 Feb
SMASHfestUK

SMASHfestUK: Level Up Human

Combining biology and ambition, Level Up Human takes a light hearted look at what it means to be human, and what the alternatives might be.

Image:i know all the secrets in my world
Thu 3 Mar - Fri 4 Mar
TIATA FAHODZI PRESENTS

i know all the secrets in my world

i know all the secrets in my world is a play about what happens when speaking is impossible. A story that breaks your heart and then pieces it together, putting plasters touched with tiny kisses over the cracks.

Image:Hatched: Playing On present Hearing Things
Fri 4 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: Playing On present Hearing Things

Exploring the dilemmas and challenges faced by people working or living in psychiatric hospitals, Hearing Things draws on experiences of patients and staff, the ‘healthy’ and the ‘ill’, to consider if and how healing is possible in that context.

Image:The Crows Plucked Your Sinews
Sat 5 Mar
DERVISH PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

London today, Somalia under British rule. Two women and two worlds collide.

Image:Meta
Tue 8 Mar - Wed 9 Mar
Cardboard Citizens

Meta

By Sarah Woods

 

Meta is the story of young people, their lives and their brains.

Image:Theseus Beefcake
Wed 9 Mar - Fri 11 Mar
PANICLAB AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Theseus Beefcake

A hero and minotaur are locked in the ultimate death match. Theseus Beefcake journeys into the dark labyrinth of masculinity, colliding mixed martial arts, death metal, American frat culture, rodeos, pornography and Greek mythology along the way.

Image:Hatched: On The Button present Britain's Got Tenants
Fri 11 Mar
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Hatched: On The Button present Britain's Got Tenants

Theatre company On The Button teams up with award-winning writer Che Walker to bring you a show about the housing crisis: sing songs of protest and listen to stories of slums, utopias and struggles for better homes.

Image:The Maiden's Consent
Fri 11 Mar
Spanish Theatre Company

The Maiden's Consent

The Maidens’ Consent presents the love triangle formed by Doña Paquita, a young girl of 16, the rich and old Don Diego and his nephew, Don Carlos.

Image:Headways Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival
Wed 16 Mar - Fri 18 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival

Produced by eight emerging directors, Headways is a festival that presents a kaleidoscopic collection of plays, each director with their own story to tell.

 

Image:A Raisin in the Sun
Wed 16 Mar - Sat 19 Mar
ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY, BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND SHEFFIELD THEATRES PRESENT

A Raisin in the Sun

‘Never before, the entire history of theatre, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage.’ JAMES BALDWIN

Image:Headways: Samaritans, Can I Help You?
Wed 16 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: Samaritans, Can I Help You?

Place yourself in the mind of the person who listens without judgement, who gives up their hours to be a voice at the end of the phone. Each call is different, all bringing a unique kind of strain. Alex is here to listen, and John has come to tell.

Image:Headways: The Fat Man's Wife
Wed 16 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: The Fat Man's Wife

New Year's Eve is bubbling with tension in Joe and Vera's Manhattan apartment. When Joe disappears to buy aspirin, Daniel Merriwether arrives sparking Vera's desire to escape from everything she knows. In a play of heart vs. mind, brimming with temptation, Vera knows she has to make a decision before Joe returns.

Image:Headways: She Talks to Beethoven
Thu 17 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: She Talks to Beethoven

Set in Ghana in 1961, shortly after independence, Suzanne is a writer living in Accra with her husband, David, a revolutionary. Suzanne is ill. David is missing. Throughout the play Suzanne fluctuates between her home in Accra, and 19th century Vienna, where she talks to Beethoven.

Image:Headways: The House of Cards
Thu 17 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: The House of Cards

In an empty room, a man is building a house of cards.

 

Suspended on the edge between dream and reality, Mee’s play is an exploration into the recesses of memory, an airing ground for moments randomly snatched from a universal mind searching for meaning in the rubble of existence.


 

Image:Headways: The Jewish Wife
Thu 17 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: The Jewish Wife

Germany, 1935. Judith is quietly driven out of her home. She must leave her husband behind.

 

A gripping snapshot of a woman struggling to escape the growing shadow of Nazi terror. A parable for any political system based on the demonization of minorities and the cult of national values.

Image:Headways: Ironmistress
Fri 18 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: Ironmistress

Set in the industrialisation of the Victorian age we join Little Cog, and her mother Martha, the evening before her nuptials. DeAngelis closely examines and exposes the unique relationship shared between mother and daughter. She approaches the nuances of gender and power with a strongly poetic and deliberately theatrical style.


 

Image:Headways: Poof!
Fri 18 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: Poof!

When Loreen comes to the end of her rope with her abusive husband, Samuel, she doesn't expect him to spontaneously combust. With help of her neighbour, Florence, she tries to figure out what has happened to Samuel and now that he’s gone how to claim her life back.

Image:Headways: The Worker
Fri 18 Mar
STONECRABS THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Headways: The Worker

“Anyway, the point is that every day there are fewer and fewer people doing the same amount of work [...] I do everything!” And if you cannot keep up with the demand, you might as well not exist. But at least they’ll throw you a party to celebrate.

Image:The Old Woman, the Buffalo and the Lion of Manding
Fri 18 Mar
Adverse Camber

The Old Woman, the Buffalo and the Lion of Manding

From a royal family torn apart by jealousy, plots and exile, from an outcast, shape-shifting grandmother and insulted mother, comes the story of the birth of a child who can bring together kingdoms.

Image:Contained
Wed 23 Mar - Thu 24 Mar
MIND THE GAP PRESENTS

Contained

Testing testing, my name is Liam, testing, I am 28, testing testing and I live in Bradford, testing.

 

Contained is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company: nine interwoven true stories about family and friendships, love and loss, the everyday and the extraordinary.

Image:Blake: Remixed By Testament
Thu 24 Mar
West Yorkshire Playhouse and LittleMighty

Blake: Remixed By Testament

Celebrating the greatest counter-cultural voices in British history, Blake Remixed fuses music and storytelling with a live DJ and interactive video.

Image:Backstage in Biscuitland
Tue 29 Mar
TOURETTESHERO PRESENTS

Backstage in Biscuitland

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she’s about to unleash on the world.

Image:The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective
Fri 1 Apr - Sat 2 Apr
20 STORIES HIGH AND THEATRE-RITES PRESENT

The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective

20 Stories High and Theatre-Rites join forces to create a unique mash up of hip-hop, theatre and puppetry bringing together four amazing artists: beat-boxer Hobbit, b-boy Ryan LoGisTic Harston, singer/rapper Elektric, and puppeteer Mohsen Nouri, to form The Broke ‘N’ Beat Collective.

Image:Until You Hear That Bell
Tue 5 Apr - Wed 6 Apr
BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE PRESENTS

Until You Hear That Bell

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about amateur boxing and family. It’s about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it.

Image:An Icy Man
Wed 6 Apr
Matthew Bellwood in association with LittleMighty

An Icy Man

On a winter’s night, a woman goes out walking in the snow and encounters a stranger in a frozen field. The next morning, she wakes up and finds that everything has changed …

Image:(The Story is Not) Set in Stone
Thu 7 Apr - Fri 8 Apr
MATTHEW BELLWOOD AND ALISON ANDREWS IN ASSOCIATION WITH LITTLEMIGHTY PRESENT

(The Story is Not) Set in Stone

This show is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016.

Image:BITES: Remix
Fri 15 Apr
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

BITES: Remix

BITES: Remix returns for a fifth instalment of unusual artistic collaborations. Outstanding circus acts connect with musicians, dancers, poets and a host of other artists to produce a one-night-only showcase of body-bending, heart-stopping talent.

Image:Alaska
Tue 19 Apr
CHERYL MARTIN IN ASSOCIATION WITH HÅB FOR DOMESTIC II AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Alaska

This show is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016. Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression.

Image:Black
Thu 21 Apr - Fri 22 Apr
LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT PRESENTS

Black

'There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ MAYA ANGELOU

 

 

Image:Flying Solo
Thu 21 Apr
Manjeet Man

Flying Solo

Join Amber as she races against the clock, herself, and a man with a fridge on his back. She’s trained hard, she’s been eating right, she’s ready to run, she loves to run. Nothing can hold her back.

Image:National Theatre Connections Festival
Wed 4 May - Sat 7 May
NT CONNECTIONS AT THE ALBANY

National Theatre Connections Festival

The National Theatre’s Connections festival celebrates the talent and passion of young theatre-makers.

Image:The Judge of the Divorces and Others
Fri 6 May
Spanish Theatre Company

The Judge of the Divorces and Others

Next year we commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s and Cervantes death…

Image:Near Gone
Tue 10 May - Wed 11 May
TWO DESTINATION LANGUAGE PRESENTS

Near Gone

This show is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016.

Image:Untouchable
Wed 25 May - Thu 26 May
RIA HARTLEY PRESENTS

Untouchable

‘Growing up in the ‘90s, in a violent home on an East Midlands council estate, wasn’t what I would have chosen for an upbringing. But who gets to choose?’