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In ten years' time, we discover a way to store memories externally. Molly watches thousands of other people's pasts at work every day. Billie decides to sell just one clip. But being responsible for someone else's personal history is harder than either of them had anticipated.
Their worlds collide in this new production from exciting West Midlands-based company Clown Funeral. A thoughtful and funny exploration of how we remember, what we remember, and why. Work in Progress.
Helen Martin Studio. Emerge Festival 2017
She's standing in what used to be her bedroom. She's come back to reclaim what she buried. The car waits outside. Debt, eviction, childhood, and the thing under the floorboards. What remains, long after you've paid it off?
From multi award-winning company Barrel Organ, Anyone's Guess How We Got Here is a road-trip. A haunted-house. A bedtime story. A photo-album. An 80s fantasy film. A demolition project. A riot.
Helen Martin Studio. Emerge Festival 2017
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.
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she's in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk. They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk... Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards. This story is part of Revolution Mix - a movement that is delivering the largest ever number of new Black British Stories nationally. It is inspired by and dedicated to the Black Men's Walking Group, and is a compelling, constantly surprising new show that turns a spotlight onto Britain's missing histories.
This is a rip-roaring account of Fleabag, a twenty-something female trying to find her place in the world. With an incredible original score, we follow Fleabag's journey through life, love and work. Fleabag is an anti-heroine, a refreshingly unique example of today's modern woman. It's like meeting a friend for an up-close and personal chat. This is comedy story-telling at its very best with all the unspoken nitty-gritty of real life.
A 12-year-old girl sneaks across the border of her own country, watched by her parents, viewing on a computer screen. Instructions for Border Crossing is an exposed gearbox of a political thriller, mixing writer and performer Daniel Bye's trademark storytelling with a series of live interventions from the audience - the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes
Sh!t Theatre are Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit. They have lived together for five-and-a-half years now. From their kitchen in Windsor House they've been watching a London and a friendship that's changing. This housing crisis gets personal. Starting with letters they found in the flat they moved in to, this yet again potentially illegal work-in-progress by Sh!t Theatre takes advantage of a loophole in the Postal Services Act that says you can open other people's mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance... Stories, song, dodgy landlords, detective work and moving on: The Singing Detectives for Generation Rent.
Meet Mark. The thing is I've got myself into a bit of a mess... Mark's an actor. I keep forgetting my lines. I've left my girlfriend and I'm beginning to stink. Mark was an actor. And to make matters worse I've met the Devil. Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers, Living with the Lights On is a gripping story of a life lived at the edge.
When the celebrated author Mark Styler arrives at an experimental hospital for the criminally insane, hoping to interview the notorious serial killer, Easterman, he stumbles into a nightmare world of murder and deception. What secret is Dr Farquhar hiding and why is Nurse Plimpton so afraid of him? Who is the mysterious Borson and where does he get the meat for his liver sandwiches? And why isn't the skeleton in the closet? By turns darkly humorous and macabre, intriguing and terrifying, Mindgame is a stage thriller for the Silence of the Lambs generation; a roller-coaster ride of mayhem and illusion whose twisting plot will keep you guessing right up to its shocking climax..and beyond.
Polly has a reliable husband, two bright children, a well-paid job at the council and detached house with a double garage. She's got it all. She may not be living the life she dreamed of back when she was a teenager, but who does? Bali is a successful businessman. Loving his jet set lifestyle he swore he'd never return to the small town he grew up in. So why is he back? Is it too late for second chances? And is love, actually, all you need?
"Tell me what makes you so sad. Tell me your dark secret and I promise to keep it safe for you". The Good Daughter wants to make her father happy. He whispers in his daughter's ear and a great weight lifts from his shoulders. Feeling jubilated, he invites the whole town to confide in his miraculous daughter. Soon everyone is flocking to unburden themselves on The Secret Keeper. But what happens when a murderer confesses. And who is to blame for the consequences...? Told using puppetry, music and fiendish storytelling, The Secret Keeper is a witty and playful adult fairy tale with a murderous gothic heart from Angela Clerkin, Associate Artist with Improbable and Chris Goode and Co.
Homeless Tino McGoldrig once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the raw and wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of his namesake Rudolph Valentino.
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart - from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this legendary singer-songwriter and performer right down to the last detail - from the distinctive vocals to the swaggering showmanship and sheer fun that have made Rod Stewart one of the most loved performers of all time. The show includes all the massive hits from Rod's incredible career, classic rockers like Maggie May, Baby Jane and Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? through to big ballads such as Sailing, You're In My Heart, and Tonight's the Night as well as favourites from his days with the Faces such as Stay With Me and Twistin' The Night Away and timeless Motown tunes from the album Soulbook.
Set in a bar in a remote part of Ireland, the local lads are swapping spooky stories to impress an attractive young woman, Valerie, recently arrived from Dublin. What begins as a simple visit to the local pub soon turns out to be an evening of both funny and spellbinding stories, until the final tale takes a strange and unexpected twist...Hailed as the best new play of the nineties, when The Weir premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre, London in 1997, it won McPherson the Evening Standard ‘Most Promising Playwright Award, and in 1999 it won the prestigious Olivier Award for ‘Best New Play .