Theatre is the practice of life, rather than wait for masks of emotion and action to possess us in a life moment round the corner beyond our control, in theatre we grasp the masks eagerly, consciously wearing and shedding them, expressing and meditating through them, becoming aware of our deeper selves and how we will act/react to certain circumstances is the ultimate mind and body preparation for the life to come.
11 Minutes of Debt
Siobhan Knox has 11 minutes to get out of debt, armed with just hard work, a cigarette and a dash of panic, will she make it? Or just end up in another downward spiral? Commenting on the constant unending web of debts and duties that constitute urban living, tying the structure of society to the intimate and personal, 11 Minutes of Debt is at once a distressing homage and cathartic journey that everyone can relate to that it's hard to peel your eyes from.
A Tale of Two Scarves
Colours streaking through the air, representing joy, curiosity, fear and anger. Bodies tangled, not knowing where the performer ends and the audience begins. Who is a dancer and who is an oaf? Well we all move and all have meaning, so moving with meaning makes dance, right? Whether pulsing to electronica, stimulated by the band already playing, or reacting to our pop up improvisation mini-orchestra, A Tale of Two Scarves can be told at many occasions whether as a standalone piece or complementing the music on stage, and will have everyone swirling in motion before long.
My Turn My Turn
"Let's play a game" "Oh yeah?" "You do whatever I tell you to" "Ummmmm…" "And then we swap round and it's your turn!" "Oooh, ok, that sounds fun! Can we do anything?" "Anything." My Turn My Turn is a piece exploring power and play between two best friends, how silly will they be? How dark will they go!? It will have you on the edge of your seat, and soon enough shift the lense on the audience providing discomfort and release in equal measure as we ask you to direct the action on stage. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts… delightfully!?
Everyone has their inner OCD or inner slob, everyone has lived with someone who cleans too much or doesn't clean enough. Yet the lines are seldom so clear. Who's the cleanfreak, who's the messmonster? How does one become either? In an intense journey from mutual partners to grotesque power inequality Cleanfreak! explores how the dynamics of a relationship and exacerbation of everyday habits can drive balanced, calm, well-intentioned people to sheer neurosis, with a healthy dose of heart and humour.
I'm late, I'm late! Where are my keys? My phone's not charged. I don't even know the address! Relax, I'm resting, I'm doing nothing today, today is a slow day. *Snore*. In an infinite spacetime continuum, time, like space, can contract and expand… and emotions can fluctuate directly or indirectly proportionally to our sense of time. In an on-stage trip combining physical theatre, panic poetry and comedy we can all identify with, Tick-Tock leads us through everyday situations that warp our time perceptions and leave us wondering if time ever behaves itself!?
Sex Workers' Opera
Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, Sex Workers’ Opera is an award winning, repeat sell-out show created and performed by sex workers and their friends. With music spanning opera to ‘hip-hopera’, and incorporating sound art, projections and poetry, it offers an unflinchingly honest, upliftingly human insight into the lives of sex workers locally and around the world. “You say that sex is all you see, well I think you see me in 2D
because the actual reality is a mosaic blur – a tapestry.”
Duration: 2hrs + 20 minute interval