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A self-destructive, visceral excavation of our role in climate change.
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.
Cartoonopolis is a funny and touching portrait of family life. Based on real events, it gives an insight into the world of Lewis' brother, Jack, who is a young man with severe autism, and their parents. As a child Jack's autism meant he found it difficult to express himself until a chance encounter with Buzz Lightyear changed his life forever. After watching Toy Story, Jack found cartoons provided him with a gateway and now as a young man he has created a huge imaginary world: Cartoonopolis. His world is filled with characters as diverse as Porky Pig and Batman, and also including characters of his own invention, like the evil Mayor Sharp. One day Jack invited Lewis into this world and that was the beginning of a big adventure for them both. This is juxtaposed with scenes with their Mum and Dad and their daily routines. The real highs, real lows, real laughs and genuine real life love.
Candid, poignant and intimate, this new play by award-winning playwright Ali Taylor offers a timely reflection on the social impact of spiralling rents and forced relocation.
Acclaimed Theatre Company Cardboard Citizens presents this powerful and emotive Forum Theatre show, provoking discussion and debate, inspired by Ken Loach's pioneering drama, Cathy Come Home.
1914. The Western Front. The cold of winter sets into the trenches amidst the worst war the world has ever seen. The soldiers on both sides huddle in their trench-coats to wait out the night and hope tomorrow brings a brief respite. Silence descends on the trenches and belief hangs in the air. As goodwill and Christmas cheer spreads from man to man, from trench to trench, something magical starts to happen and the enemies soon realise that they have more in common then they could ever imagine.
World Premiere. Adapted from the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy's poem of the same name The Christmas Truce promises to be the event of this Christmas season. A touching celebration of the power of community and resilience of the human spirit, this is a family friendly retelling of one of the most famous events in modern history.
This event takes place at 530two, Lawrence House, 8 Albion Street, Manchester M1 5NX
When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious call seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a thriller of his own. He falls under the spell of a strange and seductive woman, who engages him to protect her young husband from his sociopathic father. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality. Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?
Conceived for the eve of the 2015 UK General Election, Cock and Bull sees three females convene to perform their own, alternative, party conference. Exploring power, voice, agency and sustainability, they use the most heard phrases from governmental rhetoric to dismantle and redress dominant paradigms of power and Politics. Part protest, part catharsis, part exorcism, the work becomes also in part, a demonstration of togetherness.
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.
If someone you knew committed an unspeakable crime, did you ever really know them at all? In 2013, an 18-year-old boy was imprisoned for the possession of over 50,000 indecent images of children. Daniel follows those left behind through a combination of devising and new writing, exploring the unheard stories of his friends and family who are forced to deal with the aftermath.
The show explores identity, nationality, masculinity - and what it means to belong in a world weighed down by the expectations of others. Tender and tough, honest and true, FATHERLAND is a vital and necessary show about what we were, who we are and what we'd like to become.
FATHERLAND is a bold new theatre show created by Scott Graham from Frantic Assembly, Underworld's Karl Hyde and playwright Simon Stephens, focusing on contemporary fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions. Inspired by conversations with fathers and sons from the trio's home towns in the heart of the country, FATHERLAND is a survey of life in England's towns today. The show will transform the familiar spaces of Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre, with a cast of 13 men and a remarkable, all-embracing musical score by Karl Hyde and Matthew Herbert.
'Good Mourning Mrs. Brown' is part of the hilarious series written by and starring Brendan O'Carroll. This is the first time the production is heading out as a full UK arena tour. In this hilarious show in which Brendan has received some of the best reviews of his career, we see Agnes Brown planning Granddad's funeral. The only problem is granddad is not dead. What could go wrong?
The House of Bernarda Alba follows the plight of the widow Bernarda. After her husband's death, she locks the doors and windows against the world and imposes a strict period of mourning on her five daughters. Under the shadow of the church and the rules of society, the women conflict and spiral into emotional chaos.
Each performance will creatively integrate British Sign Language, Audio Description and Captioning.
Every Wednesday evening, Jimmy calls Kitty. For precisely nine minutes. At ?1.20 a minute. Jimmy is 34, lives with his mum and works at Newport's only drive-through doughnut restaurant. Kitty is an adult chat line operator, living in the granny flat of a topiary enthusiast. Things were looking up for Jimmy when he met Kitty for the first time, but then he loses his job and starts to feel a strange tingling in his fingers. Kitty's not a psychologist yet, but she has some theories about why Jimmy has started to disappear. With Kitty's advice and Jimmy trying to reconcile himself to eventual invisibility, this unlikely duo succeed in turning each other's world upside down.
Louise Wallwein tells the urgent story of our times, migration, from a personal perspective of being a volunteer with Kos Solidarity in Greece. A small island wakes up to find itself at the epicentre of a humanitarian crisis. How do the inhabitants respond? Using first-hand experience, recorded interviews and film, Wallwein explores the migration stories of Kos, Greece. What motivates local people to take action, to provide comfort to the thousands that arrived? What motivates volunteers to put their lives on hold and get involved? What makes refugees set out on a perilous journey, leaving their homes? What would you do?
margate/dreamland is about an island, a town and its people. It is our response to the current state of the world and its imminent collapse. It is about the kaleidoscope of competing narratives of who we are. It is a love song.
Made with generous help from the people of Margate and with support from Arts Council, England; Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate; Shoreditch Town Hall and National Theatre Studio.
Set in World War II, Narvik tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time. Lizzie Nunnery explores her dual creative strands - writer and singer/songwriter - to conjure a play where music and words meet, creating a patchwork of memory and dream, truth and fantasy.
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that's what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.
When teenager Pierre Anthon cheerfully announces that nothing in life has meaning, his friends decide to prove him wrong. Fearful he might, in fact, be right, their desperate actions spiral out of control and lead to terrifying consequences.
Richard Willey, a Government Junior Minister plans an evening with Jane Worthington, one of the Opposition's typist, but things go disastrously wrong, beginning with the discovery of a 'body' trapped in the hotel's only unreliable sash window. Richard calls for his Principal Private Secretary, George Pigden who, through Richard's lies, sinks deeper into trouble with everybody and goes through an identity crisis. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Ronnie, Jane's distraught young husband: with the addition of an unscrupulous waiter, Mrs Willey and Nurse Foster, things really come to a head.
The cupboards are bare, and the night is full of fires, there are witches in the wood and the cities have new names... A little girl struggles for survival in a sinister fairytale landscape. As the soldiers overrun the villages, who knows what song to sing?
Austen's heroine, Anne Elliot, has 'claims of birth, beauty, mind and fortune'. She and the handsome Captain Wentworth of His Majesty's Navy have met and separated some years before. Their reunion forces a recognition of the false values that drove them apart. A charming story of love and marriage, Persuasion sparkles with Jane Austen's perceptive wit and her wry observations of nineteenth century English society.
It explores the space in which we exist.
Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece.
World Premiere. With local participation at its heart, The Suppliant Women revives the tradition of Ancient Greek theatre by recruiting performers from the local community to form a chorus who drive the narrative forward and create an extraordinary theatrical event. With choral odes composed by John Browne and accompanied on the aulos (the rarely heard original Greek double pipe), the local participants represent 50 young women who flee forced marriage in Egypt to seek asylum in Greece. This is a story about the plight of refugees, moral and human rights, civil war, democracy and ultimately the triumph of love - a tale that echoes down the ages to find striking and poignant resonance today.
An evening of urgent script-in-hand responses to the US Presidential Election.
Or What You Will. Shakespeare comedy of mistaken identity, practical jokes and unrequited love. Rescued from a shipwreck the twins Viola and Sebastian arrive independently in Illyria, both thinking the other is drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy and finds employment with the Duke who is in love with Olivia. Malvolio is the subject of a cruel joke played on him by Sir Toby Belch (yellow stockings cross-gartered) leading him to believe that Olivia loves him. But Olivia has fallen in love with the disguised Viola, while she is in love with the Duke (following it so far?!).
What do we really know about the world behind the labels on our clothes? METIS have set out to investigate the UK-China background to contemporary clothing manufacture, talking to everyone from clothing makers and menders in Ipswich to factory workers in Shanghai. World Factory is a live multimedia show that shares the stories discovered along the way - and promises to make you want to talk about them too! Find our research here: www.world-factory.co.uk