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Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love. With shrapnel sharp voices and moves as smooth as an oiled tank chain, this cabaret troop invites you on a journey into the core of a conflicted Jewish State.
Running time: 1hr 20mins. Age 14+. Produced in association with Tara Arts, Redbridge Drama Centre and The Lowry
The Time: The not too distant future. The Place: The TV Studio of a popular soap. The Action: Our Director is struggling to make the best of a limp script with a cast of ‘ actoids’ - lifelike humanoid actors. All is going well until a young and pretty actoid begins to display human tendencies and an equally young trainee director starts forgetting she’s a machine... Life in the TV studio rapidly disintegrates into farce, going from chaos to pandemonium!!
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+. Contains strong language.
This event takes place at Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9JT. Box Office: 0113 343 8730
Salem, Massachusetts 1692. When the stories of three local girls are taken as gospel, a small village populated by Puritans and petty local rivalries, is thrown into panic by talk of witchcraft. The community begins to purge itself, and as accusations fly suspicion alone is accepted as evidence. Written during the vigorous and unscrupulous investigations of Senator J R McCarthy in 1950's America. The Crucible is a timeless portrayal of communal hysteria and the evil of mindless persecution.
Welcome to Eden. The year is 2044 and Earth is a lifeless wasteland. The only chance of survival is to be accepted into Eden, a city enclosed in a protective dome where the inhabitants are free from the dangers of the Outside but the promise of paradise may not be all that it seems. Eden follows two individuals, their emotional journey of social exclusion, and their struggle to survive in a world where there is little room for forgiveness. Dynamic movement is fused with poetic text and woven throughout is a powerfully composed soundtrack. Using satirical commentary and physical interpretation, Displace Yourself Theatre present parallels of the challenges surrounding homelessness and explore the social divides that exclude many communities.
You chose your company; select four from eight captivating monologues that offer a group-portrait of Britain’s youth. From high-class hookers and 7/7 survivors, to squaddies making friends in morgues, these monologues are beautifully crafted and hugely effecting. New kid on the British writing scene, Ella Hickson, scooped a Fringe First and 'Best of the Edinburgh Festival' with this, her debut show. After sell-out runs in London and New York, this thrilling piece of new writing takes up its rightful place in the West End.
An uplifting and powerful story about the young men and women of Huddersfield who believed passionately in a better world. Motivated by the revolutionary art, music and literature of the times, they refuse to take arms against their fellow workers and fight in the First World War.
A good old British farce. In Afghanistan. Hilarious and controversal.
Pip's s impoverished childhood takes on a new dimension when he meets the strange Miss Havisham. An unknown benefactor turns Pip into a gentleman but he falls prey to the corruption of money.
A new adaptation of Charles Dickens' tale of crime and criminality, join Pip on a journey through a modern Dickensian England meeting some of the most elaborate characters in literature. Age 10+
She's a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She's pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now, she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over Pakistan. She struggles through surreal 12 hour shifts far from the battlefield - hunting terrorists by day and being a wife and mother by night. Grounded is a gripping, compulsive new play that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence.
Duration: 65mins. Recommended Age: 14+
A Story of Soldiers, Football and Heroes. A young man's dream of becoming a footballer is brought to the fore when he meets his hero on a very different front line. This powerful and heart breaking new play shares the true story of footballing star Walter Tull, the first black combat officer to serve in the British army in the First World War, told through the imagined letters of a young unknown soldier. Featuring Oraine Johnson (The Tin Violin, Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs) and Kaine Barr (BBC Doctors, Waterloo Road), this is an incredible story of new ground broken, bravery, friendship and the true horrors of life in the trenches. From Pamela Cole Hudson, the writer and director of the ?outstanding' Sorry! No Coloureds, No Irish, No Dogs and Jamaica 50.
The Johal family invites you to a surprise birthday party for Sunita, but as the curries simmer and rotis are smothered in butter, years of family drama bubbling under the surface start to boil over. Today, four decades after arriving in this country, things are set to change.
A new comedy drama about family from the producers of Britain's Got Bhangra and Break the Floorboards.
The Fenwick brothers are trying to hold a quiet, respectable wake for their father. Not helping matters are decade-old rivalries, familial debt, a blizzard and a blues band that have turned up unannounced. Join The Hot Air Ballues for a night that has a bit of everything: storytelling, live music, acappella singing, arguments, laughter and tears. Allow them to take you back in time to their first gig and become immersed in the trials, tribulations and trivialities of three young men suffering from the inheritance blues. Go on - it's what he would have wanted.
Duration: 1hr 15mins. Suitability: 14+
Bertie, the Duke of York, was never meant to be King. Shy, fragile, afflicted with profound stuttering, his occasional public speeches were a torment to himself and worse to those forced to listen. When his older brother David, now Edward VIII, abdicates his throne in exchange for the bed of a twice divorced American with Nazi sympathies, Bertie s wife Elizabeth turns to a Harley Street speech therapist from Australia: Lionel Logue. What transpires in the privacy of Logue s consultation room is the heart of this drama. Can Bertie, the reluctant King, be ?cured to get through his Coronation, and even more daunting, speak via the BBC to anxious millions throughout the world, rallying the troops, a nation, and an Empire to defend democracy? At the crucial moment comes the disclosure that Logue is not what he seems. Carefully researched, this is the true story of a friendship that changed history.
Kings of England premiere the follow-up to their esteemed show Where We Live & What We Live For. Father and son perform a series of meditations on the precariousness of the aging body and the fragility of memory, reworking their family archives into a singular exploration of love, loss, happiness and the passing of time.
Presented as part of the city-wide Compass Festival 2014.
Based on Khaled Hosseini's hugely popular international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner. This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and childhood friends, Amir and Hassan are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.
He deposited a fake junk mail cheque into his account as a joke. It cashed!!!! The rest is actual history. Man 1, Bank 0 is Patrick Combs' amazing-but-true story of how he deposited a $95,093.35 junk-mail check marked 'non-negotiable' - hoping to spread a little banking cheer to tellers - and what happens when his bank clears it. He's rich! ...or is he??
The outrageous and dramatic comedy that quickly becomes a staggeringly funny David v. Goliath real-life adventure, comes to Carriageworks Theatre after a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh festival and Soho Theatre, London, bragging 'smash hit' sold out shows in New York; Montreal and Los Angeles among others.
Of all the stories ever told - Of all the figures in history - Of all the men that have lived. Look at Jesus through the eyes of those around him: his mother, brother and followers, the political and religious elite. What do you see? The Son of God or a Jewish terrorist? A poet-philosopher or a fraud? Whoever the man Jesus was, he inspired the history of the world.
How Now Mrs Brown Cow is part of the hilarious series written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll.
Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed the role of King Lear - then a major stroke left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, he made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit.
Bea and Dee stand with their noses pressed together in an empty room. They sit in the bath and sing Lady GaGa. Dee falls over. Bea lifts her up. They are scared that the world will end before they do, they are scared they might not love anyone else as much as they love each other. They don't fancy each other, but does that matter? They're going to change the world. They're going to watch the next episode of Made In Chelsea.
Private Peaceful tells the heart-wrenching story of Tommo, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he relives his short but vivid past: his terrifying first day at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; late-night poaching with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that have brought him to the Front Line. Age 8+
Running time: 1hr 40mins (inc. interval), Age recommendation 8+
The story of a rock 'n' roll wannabe who dreams of making it big in the 1980s male dominated Manchester music scene. The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star, offers a peculiar blend of comedy and tragedy interspersed with original music and rhythmic pacey dialogue. The script was developed from nine original songs which formed the basis of a concept album and offers a peak into the darker aspects of the music business.
Throughout two weeks, five different shows will be performed. We're keeping the titles and the authors a secret, creating a genuine surprise and an intriguing chance to discover something new. Age guideline: 14+
Courtyard Theatre and Barber Studio
Do you like your theatre fearless? Never the same show twice pushing the limits of human endeavour to the brink of failure or triumph. The Secret Theatre Company is a 20 strong ensemble of actors, writers, directors and designers created to challenge the way theatre is produced and presented in Britain. The company has taken London by storm since their first provocative show in September 2013 courting controversy and sparking debate and discussion. Now they bring their innovative and inventive style to the Edinburgh Fringe.
A unique and thrilling journey through gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy.
Mistaken identity, lust and class are at the heart of this classic comedy set in the rustic England of the 1760s. Sub-titled The Mistakes of a Night. A rich handsome single man, Marlow, is very good at chatting up barmaids, but bashful in front of society ladies. The he falls for Miss Kate Hardcastle and things start to go wrong when his friend persuade him that her family home is in fact the local inn!
Age guideline: 14+
Katy made it past 25, made it out of Hull, got the job, got the guy, got the engagement ring on her finger, all the big plans ticked off- all them happening - and then something bigger. And unplanned. And bang! Everything changes. And suddenly she is floundering, untouched and unseen in a mass of people going about their daily routines and there's so much to say and she just needs someone to listen. How do you go about your life when you're not entirely sure what it means anymore? Katy Carr discovers at 27 that she has to re-evaluate her life. Do the things that she once thought were so important mean anything at all now?
Blanche DuBois arrives in New Orleans to visit her sister Stella. In the seedy apartment she shares with her brutish husband Stanley, the truth about Blanche unfolds. The delicate, hopeless, neurotic Blanche meets her match in Stanley. Despite her southern belle charm and her airs and graces Stanley can see right through her.
Running time: 2hrs 40mins (with interval). Recommended Age: 14+
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.
Georg Buchner died aged 26, a victim of typhoid fever. Unknown during his short lifetime he nevertheless left behind a valuable body of work, one of which is this, his only unfinished piece, but close to his Expressionistic heart. Woyzeck is the story of a troubled man in a troubled world, a hostage to fortune, class and his sadistic superiors, Woyzeck's fate is played out in a series of nightmarish encounters. He stumbles through a world of macabre carnivals, sexual betrayal and cruel oppression, pursued by the demons of his own paranoid fantasies. Pushed beyond breaking point Woyzeck's last love crazed act tragically destroys the one thing he truly cares for.
Recommended Age: 14+