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Would the world be a better place if we were all honest? Fringe First winner Katie Bonna (Dirty Great Love Story) is giving a TED talk on the science of lying. Well, that's not quite true. TED haven't actually asked her to do one - yet. From duping her sister into drinking wee to repeated infidelities, Katie unpicks her history to confront humanity's obsession with fibs.
When Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout board the train in London in 1875, he has only 80 days to travel round the world to win the wager between him and his friends at the great Reform Club. A grand adventure lies ahead, using conventional and more often unconventional travel arrangements; his journey will, of course, include romance, danger and surprises with the redoubtable Scotland Yard pursuing him at every turn.
The World's most notorious terrorist tells his story in this remarkable, provocative and Multi-Award-Winning One-Man show.
This incendiary, intelligent debut from Kna?ve Theatre provides a fresh perspective, creating within the unthinkable a space for debate and dialogue.
The Cherry Orchard premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre 17 January 1904, on Chekhov's 44th birthday and only six months before his death. Overjoyed at being back at her large country house Madame Ranyevskaya is reassured to find the cherry orchard looking unchanged. But for how long? The family's wealth has gone and their only hope is to destroy the beloved orchard. The axes are ready to swing through the orchards of Russia ..
Black comedy, mayhem and murder. Clifford Anderson has written a new thriller titled 'Deathtrap' and sends it to Sidney Bruhl for comment. Sidney hasn't had a successful play for years and plans how he might plagiarise this new script. When Clifford turns up at the isolated New England home of the Bruhl's events start to take a sinister turn.
A man leaves a consultation room facing a choice. It should be a pretty straightforward choice. Take the pill and live. Don't take the pill and die. But the decision proves to be more difficult; does he risk losing his life or risk no longer being the person he has been all of his life? Challenging perceptions of what it is to live with mental illness, Gods & Kings is a bracingly honest and often hugely funny real-life story.
Former soldier Grace joins a community group on her return to the UK. But as the group starts taking action she is forced to question the very foundations of her beliefs and finds herself back on the front line, but who is she fighting? Patriotism and modern Britain collide in Nessah Muthy's devastating exploration of the UK today.
Based on the charred remains of a true story. The 5th Marquis of Anglesey was one of the wealthiest men who ever lived. He burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely at the end of the 19th Century, blowing his family's colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed poodles, putting on amazing plays to which nobody came, touring Germany performing the inexplicable "Famous Electric Butterfly Dance", and generally desperately trying to make himself a legend. After he died at 29, his family, in vengeance, burned every proof they could find that he existed, and carried on as though he never was. How to Win Against History is a hilarious, ripped-up musical about expectations, manliness, disappointment and being totally fabulous: Hedwig and the Angry Inch meets Noises Off in a ballgown. A frothy, glossy costume drama about the stories we tell to convince ourselves it's all going well, and the moments we realise it's not.
Set in Germany between 1930 and the 1980s, Man to Man is based on the fascinating true story of an ordinary working-class woman who, in order to survive in the Germany of the Weimar Republic and of Hitler, simply takes on the clothes and the identity of her husband.
Emerging and experienced writers present short new plays presented by the best actors and directors. The A Play, a Pie and a Pint series are script in hand readings of brand new plays from the region's most exciting playwrights. Enjoy the play with a pie and a pint (or a soft drink!)
This season's play is a vivid account of perhaps Hollywood's greatest real life love story, the tempestuous on-off relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
January 1916: Bert Brocklesby is a schoolteacher, and preacher at his local Methodist chapel; Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest philosophers of his time. With the advent of military conscription their worlds are about to be turned upside down.
Michael Mears portrays conscientious objectors, army generals, Prime Ministers, world-famous mathematicians, and many more, in this compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war.
In a radical adaptation of Dickens' classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre transform Oliver's struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global phenomenon fast defining the 21st century. His home is dust. His friends are few. His hands are as rough as the seas he has crossed. Humanising the anonymous plight of our generation, we follow one refugee's desperate journey, buffeted between borders and bad company. Teeming with Dickens' audacious characters and invigorated by the writing of award-winning Chino Odimba, this retelling marks a bold collaboration for Theatre Centre, pioneers of new writing for young audiences. Rising-star Odimba has written for Clean Break and National Theatre and was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize. In a world where home is but a fragile thing and good fortune just a turn of fate, Twist is about having the temerity to ask for more.
Thriller. Alone in her flat Susie is anxious - so much so that when a stranger turns up claiming to be a family friend she is glad of the company. Suddenly she finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation and her only hope is to solve the mystery of the missing doll.
I want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me. At the outbreak of World War one, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. he's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. but Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Do I look like I know the latest on every effing ?orse in the war? Do I look like an effing equine expert or even an effing equestrian enthusiast? Your squadron no longer exists. That's all I know, Private. Suitable for 12yrs+
Welcome to Night Vale the wildly popular serial podcast that brings it's dedicate listeners stories from the strange desert town of Night Vale. Delivering rich and nuanced drama in the form of a community radio show hosted by Cecil Palmer. Welcome to Night Vale has grown to be one of the most popular podcasts in the world while remaining fiercely independent, entirely listener supported, and ad-free.
In a bombed out building during the First World War in the French town of Ypres, two officers discover a printing press and create a newspaper for the troops. Far from being a sombre journal about life in the trenches they produced a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper designed to lift the spirits of the men on the frontline. Defying enemy bombardment, gas attacks and the disapproval of many of the top Brass, The Wipers Times rolled off the press for two years and was an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.