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A scientifically and historically accurate panto for children and other childish people.
The comic books are filled with mutants; but what are real mutants like, and could we one-day use genetics to make us superhuman?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.