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Battersea Arts Centre 2019 spring season to feature ThisEgg, Ridiculusmus and Ad Infinitum

The season features ThisEgg's dressed., which announces London dates after winning a number of awards at this year's Edinburgh Fringe

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Battersea Arts Centre has announced a number of shows as part of its 2019 spring season.

ThisEgg and Made My Wardrobe's award-winning dressed., which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe earlier this year, will run at the venue from 25 February to 2 March. The piece has won the New Diorama Untapped Award, a Fringe First and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award.

Ridiculusmus will return to Battersea Arts Centre with the UK premiere of Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!, the third part of their Dialogue as the Embodiment of Love trilogy. Exploring contemporary mental health issues, the piece is also a study of ageing and grief. The entire trilogy will be presented in full on 25 May.

Ad Infinitum's No Kids, which also premiered this summer, will run from 5 to 23 February, while Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin's Status, which also premiered at Edinburgh Fringe, will run from 23 April to 11 May.

Following runs at venues like the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and the Arcola Theatre, Mark Thomas' Check Up: Our NHS at 70 will run from 23 April to 4 May.

Saad-Eddine Said will curate the 2019 Homegrown Festival, which runs from 18 March to 12 April and features gig theatre, live games, virtual experiences, opera, hip-hop, installations and new shows.

Jon Brittain will direct Tom Rosenthal in his new show Manhood (Work in Progress) from 28 January to 2 February, while Sleepwalk Collective's Kourtney Kardashian (27 February to 2 March) will complete their trilogy of performances started by ballet Kim Kardashian, and stage play Khloé Kardashian.

Ben Target will perform nautical extravaganza Splosh! from 26 February to 2 March, while fanSHEN will present their playable theatre piece The Justice Syndicate in its UK premiere from 11 February to 23 February. Figs In Wigs' Often Onstage (6 to 8 February) will explore the ins and outs of the stage through the medium of dance.

The venue will present the Rest and Resistance festival from 4 to 16 March, showcasing the best of the disability arts scene, curated by Touretteshero co-founder Jess Thom. More details are to be announced.

As part of a commitment to becoming a relaxed venue, 95 per cent of all the announced performances in the spring season are relaxed.