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Battersea Arts Centre announces new Apples and Snakes, Sue MacLaine and more

The shows will be running as part of the theatre’s autumn season

Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre
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Battersea Arts Centre has announced a new line-up of shows to add to its autumn programme.

This year marks 35 years of the performance poetry company Apples and Snakes and the organisation will stage Rallying Cry between 4 and 6 OCtober, a protest-themed piece. The roster of poets taking part will be announced in due course.

Sue MacLaine Company explores privilege, consent, and representation in Vessel (6 to 24 November) and is performed by four diverse female voices. It takes the medieval practice of living life confined within a locked cell as its starting point.

In November, Miriam Sherwood will stage Rendezvous Bratislava (13 to 24 November), a cabaret piece about Sherwood and her grandfather who was a writer of cabarets and was born in 1913. It's performed in the 50th anniversary year of the Prague Spring.

Elsewhere, The Paper Cinema return to Battersea Arts Centre to stage their take on Macbeth (9 to 27 October), where 400 puppets and ink illustrations are used to perform Shakespeare's play. Ross Sutherland will also perform The Exorcism (30 October to 3 November), a new ghost story by the writer behind Stand By for Tape Back-Up. The pieces join the already announced shows including I'm a Phoenix, B**ch, Frankenstein and Superblackman.