Chelsea Theatre's artistic director Francis Alexander has announced the new Sacred season, an exploration of live art and contemporary performance which runs from 27 March - 6 July.

It opens with BLACKOUTS: Twilight of the Idols, a show from actor Dickie Beau channeling the ghosts of his childhood as he talks us through exclusive access to the final interviews of both Marilyn Monroe and brings artefacts from Judy Garland to life. It runs on 27 March and 28 March 2013.

The season also includes RUFF, a solo performance by Peggy Shaw looking at the effects and aftermath of her recent stroke (4-5 April), Rat, Rose, Bird, a performance exploring empire, colonialism, mortality and love (25 April) as well as two shows from Stacy Makishi - The Making of Bull: The True Story (20 May) and The Falsettos (24-25 May).

Taking a break from live-action performance, cross-platform artists Grace Surman and Cathy Butterworth will present a sculptural performance double act in Two Four One One, (29 May). The season will also feature performances called Internal Terrains (1 June) and An Invitation to Fall (8 June).

The theatre will also play host to poetry and performance collective Rubix, who will present their Red Album on June 27, and the premiere of Richard DeDominici’s show Anarchitecture in the UK, where he explores the rise of punk at the birthplace of punk, on 6 July.

Chelsea Theatre is also hosting a series of lectures throughout the season on their Wishful Wednesdays, hosting performances from performance artist Franko B (13th March) and artistic director of National Theatre Wales John McGrath (5th June) as well as Mem Morrison (27th March), Lois Weaver (3rd April), Rajni Shah (10th April), Ernst Fischer (17th April), Kazuko Hohki (24th April), Marisa Carnesky (8th May), Karen Christopher (22nd May) and Robin Deacon (19th June).

-Katherine Boone