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A giant space rock is hurtling through the sky, heading for us! Where will it land? How big is it? What is it made of? When will it reach us? Are there aliens on board? What things shall we put in our ARK to save them from being destroyed? Friends? Animals? Toys? Smashfest UK is coming to London in 2015. An innovative, exciting, and unique new festival for all the family. This glorious mash up of entertainment will provide workshops, theatre shows, music and comedy performances and lots to see and do.
Produced by twelve new directors, this eclectic four-night festival is a delicious blend of one-act offerings. It brings you twelve plays, from the classic to the surreal, exploring the different possibilities of life. Treat yourself to as many as you like and get yourself a sweet deal with a Pick and Mix selection.
Critically acclaimed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, this new work from Ridiculusmus is a dual family drama about recovery from schizophrenia. It simultaneously stages the first psychotic episodes of a mother and son as they navigate stress and change with fantastical results involving Finnish Folk, Margaret Drabble, Adolf Hitler and the knitted cover for a toilet roll.
Written by Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela.
Nikki doesn't think that her Dad is a racist…. He just cares deeply about his community… But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking…the local kids start lobbing stones… and her Dad starts laying down the law.
Curated by Mr Gee (host of Radio 4's Bespoken Word, and Rhyme and Reason), Raymond Antrobus, Deanna Rodger, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling, Chill Pill, South London's coolest spoken word night returns full of brand new material, including tightly-spun tales inspired by the day's headlines, and the ever-popular Classics Corner.
Written by Spanish playwright Enrique Jardiel Poncela
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.
This Other Island is a re-working of Aime Cesaire’s seminal anti-colonialist version of the Tempest, it weaves a tale of a fantasy land of poetry and dance now ruled by Shakespeare’s Caliban in which concepts of belonging, diversity and otherness are radically questioned. 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.
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.
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.