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Image:Growing Up Club
Sun 25 Jan - Sun 10 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Growing Up Club

Indoor and outdoor gardening activities for ages 2+. Dig, grow, play, make and discover before or after watching the show in the theatre. Adults do not require a ticket.

Image:The Boy Who Bit Picasso
Thu 9 Apr - Fri 10 Apr
OXFORD PLAYHOUSE AND UNTIED ARTISTS PRESENT

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

My name is Tony. When I was a little boy I had the most extraordinary friend… Pablo Picasso!

Image:THEN
Fri 10 Apr
Yve Blake & Co present

THEN

In October 2013, Yve Blake created the interactive website WhoWereWe.com where she asked strangers who do they felt they used to be. So far, strangers from 154 cities around the world have contributed more than 1000 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. THEN is a vibrant collage of these memories.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 13 Apr
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:The Complete Works: A work-in progress
Fri 17 Apr
THE COMPLETE WORKS & THE ALBANY PRESENT

The Complete Works: A work-in progress

The Complete Works bring a brand new work-in-progress to the Albany featuring internationally known artists, including: playwright/poet Inua Ellams (2 sell out shows at the National Theatre), Malika Booker, Warsan Shire and dancers Sean Graham & Ella Mesma.

Image:Buttercup
Fri 17 Apr
Tom Wainwright presents

Buttercup

Buttercup is a half-cow half-woman from Lancashire... need we say more?!

Image:Shh... Bang
Sun 19 Apr
PEUT-ETRE THEATRE PRESENTS

Shh... Bang

A delicate dance-theatre performance for children and their adults, playfully exploring silence and noise.

Image:Chewing the Fat
Tue 21 Apr - Wed 22 Apr
SELINA THOMPSON PRESENTS

Chewing the Fat

Selina invites you to her own version of a midnight feast: somewhere between the confessions made over coffee at Weight Watchers, and the sloppy drunken story-telling that accompanies that 3am kebab. 

Image:Emergency Story Penguin
Wed 22 Apr - Sun 26 Apr
DEP ARTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SLUNG LOW PRESENTS

Emergency Story Penguin

The Emergency Story Unit is a secret organisation that deploys at a moment's notice to wherever in the world there's a story emergency.

Image:The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian
Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
MARS.TARRAB PRESENTS

The Lady's Not For Walking Like an Egyptian

What do you get if you cross all of the words of Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches with all of the words of every top ten hit by a female artist from the '80s?

 

 

Image:My Son & Heir
Thu 23 Apr
Search Party presents

My Son & Heir

My Son & Heir is an anarchic celebration of the everyday heroism of parenthood, set amongst a never-ending mess of plastic, flashing-beeping, bubble-blowing chaos.

Image:Bites:Remix
Fri 1 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Bites:Remix

Bites:Remix is cabaret night of unusual artistic collaborations, with circus at its heart. Forget everything you think you know about circus; BITES:Remix offers new perspectives by placing outstanding acts alongside artists from the worlds of music, dance, theatre and spoken word and comedy.

 

Image:Family Circus Workshop
Sat 2 May
UPSWING AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Family Circus Workshop

Tumble, fly, swing and spin with your children.

 

Upswing presents their Family Circus Workshop. Come and learn how to fly and tumble in partnership with your child: bold, brave and bonding!

Image:Rapunzel
Sun 3 May
TUTTI-FRUTTI PRESENTS

Rapunzel

This is a story about a girl.  The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

Image:The Journey Home
Sun 10 May
LITTLE ANGEL THEATRE PRESENTS

The Journey Home

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting.

Image:Cabaret Playroom
Mon 11 May
TRICITY VOGUE, LISA LEE AND THE ALBANY PRESENT

Cabaret Playroom

Welcome back to the second season of Cabaret Playroom, a space for new cabaret performances.

Image:Benefit
Tue 12 May - Wed 13 May
Cardboard Citizens presents

Benefit

Three interwoven stories unlock the frustrations and passions of characters struggling with their bank balances, their addictions, their histories and their own sense of self.

Image:Disco Kids: Down on the Farm
Sun 17 May
THE ALBANY PRESENTS

Disco Kids: Down on the Farm

Jump on your tractors, round up your sheep and head to the Albany’s disco barn for an afternoon of farmyard fun.

Image:Mess
Tue 19 May - Wed 20 May
CAROLINE HORTON & CO AND CHINA PLATE PRESENT

Mess

Josephine is putting on a play - Boris and Sistahl help. It's about anorexia. But don’t let that put you off. Unflinchingly they confront big issues (and extremely tiny ones). Today they will tackle a particularly thin elephant in the room.

 

Image:From the Cradle to the Bin
Thu 21 May
Ship of Fools presents

From the Cradle to the Bin

From the Cradle to the Bin follows Mr. Whitey, an affable English gent, who will spend his final days living on the edge of a broken care system.

Image:Nina (performed in English)
Fri 22 May
Spanish Theatre Company Present

Nina (performed in English)

Written by Spanish playwright José Ramón Fernández.