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One morning not very long ago Paul began to walk St Michael's Ley Line. Following the path of the sun from Land's End to the coast of Suffolk he's been bewitched in Dartmoor, danced with Boudicca and, if we believe him, fought a dragon (or two). Now Paul's here to tell you the story. Mixing travelogue with historical fact (and fantasy) Beneath The Albion Sky is WBN's award-winning walking story about our relationship with England's past, the landscape around us, and the things our imaginations do to cope with loss.
'This is the minute I imagine most of all. I imagine it because though I know it happened I can't actually remember it. Why would I? I'm five weeks old and wrapped in yellow wool.' Kate's not exactly sure how long she's been talking to you. Maybe it's a second. Maybe it's a minute. Maybe it's ten. What she does know - and what you need to remember - is that this moment is the most important moment in the universe. It's the moment before Kate dies.
Presented as a work in progress in Blueprint WBN explore what might happen when you give a writer, a director and a group of performers a stopwatch and tell them they have 60 seconds to tell a story. And then get them to tell another. And another. Can you tell the story of someone's life (and death) in fifty individual minutes? Exploring the science of small, as well as big, things, memories that refuse to come unstuck, and how we tell our stories Blueprint is a jigsaw of the end, the beginning, and the middle.
Rebekah is back at her parents' house, holed up with her old university essays and family records. Determined to move on with her life, she begins writing the story of her great-grandfather, a World War One conscientious objector. But each page brings the events she is trying to outrun ever closer. Rebekah's own story needs to be told... How, as a new graduate, she was just grateful for a job. But when volatile Michelle became her best friend then her worst enemy, her life descended into misery. As office became battleground, she saw the things she loved destroyed until... but that's the part she doesn't want to remember.
Written by Adam Z. Robinson and performed by Rachel Ashwanden, this gripping one woman show asks us to consider the consequences of our actions and inactions when pushed to the edge. Parental guidance 12+
Welcome to Winton, a darkly-tinged town where all is not as it seems. A quiet place where routine rules and the clock reigns. Here snow falls but its meaning is lost. Things slip away but no-one seems to notice... In the depths of this town with a tick, Edgar feels empty. He has forgotten how to live. He has forgotten what he has lost. But one day, when a forbidden door is tentatively pushed, a memory is stirred, and everything changes.
This Winter, come into the cosy basement of The Bike Shed Theatre and Join The Wardrobe Ensemble on a physical, musical, magical journey of discovery, empty photo frames and stolen memories. An epic adventure into the known but unknown, the familiar unfamiliar; The Land of Lost.
A comic drama about adolescent schoolboys. A group of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results, and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.
Commanding demons and controlling storms, a lone man walks out of the desert and, gathering a nation around him, he walks towards certain death in an occupied land. Ridding the tale of two thousand years of religious baggage, Applecart tells the epic story of Mark's Gospel over two nights.
The swinging 60s and Reg and Henri are living the dream. Resident musicians in the smoky enclave of a Soho jazz club, they enjoy a glamour and verve that others envy. Life is a party but this party comes at a price... Gay men at a time when homosexuality is a criminal offence; interracial lovers in a racist society; jazz warriors in the time of the flop-haired Beatles: they are existing on the fringes of a society that shouts free love but can't always deliver. As brutality spills into their world and gangsterism seeps into the Club, Reg and Henri's old demons rise up...
Icarus in Love will be preceded by Drifters, a short play by Martin Malcolm, and is part of Theatre West's One Day season of plays all kick-started by a single date, 1st October 2013. This is the company's first project since its recent move from the Alma Tavern in Clifton, Bristol. Drifters is suitable for ages 16+
Joseph's here to tell you a story. It's a story about the internet, and living on your own for the first time, and taking photos, and Mums, and a friend named Penny who is an internet-friend and not a friend-friend, and having a favourite seat in the library, and Arsenal mugs, and Albert Einstein, and lists. A lot of lists. Joseph's also here to ask: 'what makes you happy?' Reuniting the team behind Beneath the Albion Sky, winner of a Wildfire Critics' Choice Award at Ignite 2013, Write By Numbers bring their storytelling performance and accompanying installation, The List of Everything That Makes Us Happy, to Exeter. Exploring autism, growing up, and the things that make us happy, Reasons for Listing is a big story about a small adventure.
A mesmerising story of passion, courage and sacrifice, Lotty's War is a thriller set in WWII enemy occupied Channel Islands. Based on unpublished diaries found in Guernsey. With the last boat to England gone, Lotty is housed in close quarters with the enemy. In a struggle between her loyalty to the island and the temptations of forbidden love, does Lotty dare to tread a passionate and dangerous path? A passionate wartime thriller.
It's the scribble in a notebook. It's the words written in biro on the back of a folded phone bill. It's the impossible idea that wakes you up at 3am. It's the character you're just about to fall in love with. In Notebook Write By Numbers invite you to come and see these impossible ideas brought to life for the first time. Presented as work-in-progress showings, during their Bike Shed residency WBN will be performing two double bills of short plays, each play written by a different member of the company. Combining epic storytelling and everyday adventures Notebook is your chance to see what WBN are imagining first - and maybe help shape where it goes next.
The Pearl tells the story of Kino, a Mexican pearl diver whose life is transformed when he finds a pearl as 'perfect as the moon'. Kino believes that the pearl will make his dreams reality, he will marry Juana in the church and their son Coyotito will be educated. Obsessed by this dream, Kino is blind to the greed and fear the pearl arouses in his neighbours, and ultimately himself. Soon the dream of wealth and riches turns to dust when the pearl attracts only enemies, misfortune and grief.
Running time: 1hr 35mins inclu. interval.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife... The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books. When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.
The show premiered at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds in 2013 and offers a brand new interpretation of one of the nation's favourite love stories. This inventive adaptation sees two actors juggle the full gamut of Austen's well-loved characters; they journey from the Meryton Assembly to the grounds of Pemberley; and take Darcy and Lizzy from instant dislike to something altogether more different, all in just two hours. Every word that is spoken is Austen's.
Winner- IdeasTap Underbelly Award. No-one's been into the White before. Except Crab. Battling against icy blizzards, mythical beasts and her own imagination, Crab leaves the safety of her village to journey across a vast and desolate frozen landscape. She's searching for something else. Where the White stops. Using polyphonic song and playful physical storytelling, Antler tells the great adventure of Crab, and her tragic obsession with the unknown.
What happens when you want a different life to the one chosen for you? A story of desire, duty, deceit and revenge. An innovative re-telling of an ancient Welsh myth where nothing is quite as it seems. Rose cannot remember what came before the house at the edge of the isolated forest. Gwynne says he magicked her out of the flowers, but she's not so sure. She has played the part of the perfect farmer's wife for Lewis, who is kept firmly in place by his uncle Gwynne, and accepted her lonely existence. Then a stranger is seen in the forest. What lengths will she go to, to escape the life chosen for her? Using a cross-art form approach, this beautiful piece of storytelling will feature live music, dance, video, integrated sign language and surtitles.
All performances use surtitles throughout, with sections of integrated sign performance. Suitable for age 12+. All performances use surtitles throughout, with sections of theatricalized sign.