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2013

Shows with former students

THE UNCANNY VALLEY

Superbolt Theatre presents a show directed and performed by Maria ASKEW (promotion 2009-2011), Simon MAEDER (2009-2011) and Frode GJERLOW (2009-2011).

Wilson is trapped. The city leaves him lost between the lines. Until the moment he dicovers Her. Eyes light up, connections are made and deep inside a dormant chest, a battery heart begins to beat.
Superbolt Theatre's brand new show uses powerful movment and absurd humour to tell a truly electric love story of a man and a robot.
Step into a canyon where everything is possible ad reality will surpass your greatest dreams.

From Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th November
At Upstairs at Three and Ten, 10 Steine Street, Brighton BN2 1TE

Booking and Information

NEXT DOOR

Out of Balanz present a concept from Katrina BUGAJ (2004-2006), Troels HAGEN FINDSEN (2004-2006) and Marc GASSOT (2004-2006), direction and set design Katrina BUGAJ, performers Ivan HANSEN and Pekka RAÏKKÖNEN.

When Ivan Hansen’s neighbor passes away, Ivan suddenly realizes that he doesn’t know anything about him. As Ivan puzzles over how strange it is that you can live next to someone, for years, and not know them at all, he begins to wonder what it is that connects us.
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A blend of personal memories, shared stories and melodies to remember, Next Door is a low-fi, physical storytelling that celebrates imagination, connection and the importance of relationships.

From 9th to 12 October, London at the Barbican.
Monday 14th October, Kent at the Gulbenkian Theatre.
Tuesday 15th October, Birmingham at the Birmingham Reportory Theatre.
Wednesday 16th October, Bath at the Bath Spa Live.
Friday 18th October, Derby at the Derby Theatre.
Satudray 19th Ocotber, Mansfield at the Create Theatre Mansfield.
Monday 21st October, Bracknell at the South Hill Park.
Tuesday 22nd October, Liverpool at the Unity Theatre.
Thursday 24th October, Aberystwith at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
26th to 27th October, Alcala de Hanares at Corral de Comedias, Spain.
30th October to 2nd November, Madrid at Matadero Madrid, Spain.
Monday 4th November, Gateshead Old Town Hall at GIFT.
Tuesday 5th Novembre, Edinburgh at Summerhall.
Wednesday 6th November, Salford Quays at the Lowry.
Thursday 7th November,
Barnsley at Barnsley Civic.
Friday 8th November, Doncaster at CAST.
Saturday 9th November, Leeds at the HUB.
Trailer for the show.

THE VARIOUS LIVES OF INFINITE NULLITY

CLOUT proudly announces their new show created and performed by George RAMSAY (2009-2011), Sacha PLAIGE (2009-2011) and Jennifer SWINGLER (2009-2011).

The Various Lives of Infinite Nullity based on the works of Irish man of letters Flann O'Brien. If you are not aware of his literature, suffice it to say that there are appearances from policemen with a high percentage of bicycle, men born at the age of twenty five and an encounter with St Augustine in an underwater cave where he declares 'I was a man who was easily sunburnt'. Anthony Burgess described his work as 'an assault on the brain with words, style, magic, madness and unlimited invention', and we aim to do something similar. Continuing our research into absurd realms we will expand and continually push for new forms of expression and surprising approaches to narrative.

The show will be scratched on the 14, 21 and 22 June, 8.45pm and officially presented from 7 to 12 October, 8pm
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TN

More information about the company.

Trailer for the show.

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BALLAD OF THE BURNING STAR

Theatre Ad Infinitum's team, George MANN (2004-2006), Amy NOSTBAKKEN (2005-2007) and Nir PALDI (2005-2007) present their new creation.

Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas, an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love. With shrapnel, sharp voices and moves as smooth as an oiled tank chain, this cabaret troop invites you on a journey into the core of a conflicted Jewish state.

19 and 20 July 2013 - London Preview
Pleasance Theater Islington, Pleasance, Carpenter Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF

25 and 26 July at 9.15pm - London Preview
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT

31 July to 16 August (except 13 & 20 Aug) at 5.15pm (6.35pm)
Pleasance Queen Dome, Venue 23, Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh EH8 9TJ

 

HOW A MAN CRUMBLED

CLOUT presents a play created and performed by Mine CERCI (2009-2011), George RAMSAY (2009-2011), Sacha PLAIGE (2009-2011) and Jennifer SWINGLER (2009-2011).

With physical prowess and devilish humour, a bouffon-esque gang caked in clay take us on a joyful and raucous journey through the backstreets of St Petersburg where babushkas fall from windows smashing like porcelain and a cucumber can kill a man. Switching style and tone the piece goes through expressionist silent film, grotesque humour, slap-stick violence and choreography and all the while dancing on the grave of the ever irreverent genius of nonsense himself, Daniil Kharms.

19 March at 7.45pm
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

12-13 April at 7.30pm
Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

9 May, 7.15pm
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Richard Burton Theatre, Castle Grounds, Cathway Park, Cardiff, CF10 3 ER

11 May
The Roundhouse, Accidental Festival, London
More info soon

25-27 May, 7.15pm
Nightingale Theatre, 29-30 Surrey Street, BN1 3PA, Brighton Fringe

4-8 June, 8.30pm
Recklinghausen Fringe Festival, Fringezelt I Dorstener Str., Fringezelt II Sternwarte, Drübbelken, Rohbau Recklinghausen Arcaden, Germany

12 June, 8pm
The North Wall, South Parade, Oxford OX2 7NN 

25-28 July
Surge Festival, Glasgow
More info soon

Watch the trailer for the show.
More information about the company.

NO PLACE LIKE

Théâtre du Mot Juste present its latest creation, with Ben HADLEY (2009-2011) et Sophie HORTON (2009-2011).

Forbidden cake, a sunset remembered in gouache, and a pigeon that was really an owl. inspired by real conversations, No Place Like, celebrates the everyday experiences and lifelong memories of an older generation living in care homes. As playful and poetic as the voices that inspired it, this new, devised piece asks how we might reconnect with a generation which feels increasingly distant.

Thursday 25th July at 7:00pm.
Mimetic 2013, The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, London, EN2 6DS
Booking Information.

Forbidden cake, a sunset remembered in gouache, and a pigeon that was really an owl. Inspired by real conversations, No Place Like celebrates the everyday experiences and lifelong memories of an older generation living in care homes. As playful and poetic as the voices that inspired it, this new, devised piece asks how we might reconnect with a generation which feels increasingly distant. - See more at: http://www.mimeticfest.com/events/event/no-place-like/#sthash.JSK17fvv.dpuf
Forbidden cake, a sunset remembered in gouache, and a pigeon that was really an owl. Inspired by real conversations, No Place Like celebrates the everyday experiences and lifelong memories of an older generation living in care homes. As playful and poetic as the voices that inspired it, this new, devised piece asks how we might reconnect with a generation which feels increasingly distant. - See more at: http://www.mimeticfest.com/events/event/no-place-like/#sthash.JSK17fvv.dpuf
Forbidden cake, a sunset remembered in gouache, and a pigeon that was really an owl. Inspired by real conversations, No Place Like celebrates the everyday experiences and lifelong memories of an older generation living in care homes. As playful and poetic as the voices that inspired it, this new, devised piece asks how we might reconnect with a generation which feels increasingly distant. - See more at: http://www.mimeticfest.com/events/event/no-place-like/#sthash.JSK17fvv.dpuf
Forbidden cake, a sunset remembered in gouache, and a pigeon that was really an owl. Inspired by real conversations, No Place Like celebrates the everyday experiences and lifelong memories of an older generation living in care homes. As playful and poetic as the voices that inspired it, this new, devised piece asks how we might reconnect with a generation which feels increasingly distant. - See more at: http://www.mimeticfest.com/events/event/no-place-like/#sthash.JSK17fvv.dpuf

BRIMFUL OF ASHA

A Why Not Theatre production by Asha JAIN and Ravi JAIN (2004-2006)

This acclaimed (and very Canadian) laugh-out-loud true story returns after a sold-out extended run this past season. Real-life mother and son, Asha and Ravi Jain, tell the tale of how Ravi’s parents planned a surprise trip to India to intercept him on his vacation and arrange his marriage. Ravi resents the intrusion but, as far as his parents are concerned, it’s time for him to get a wife.

February 26 to March 2, 2013
The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmand Street, London, ON N6A 3E4, Canada
Info and booking under The Grand Theatre.

March 12-17, 2013
The Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia, V8T 1G5, Canada
Info and booking under Belfry Theatre.

April 10-28, 2013
At Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Info and booking under Tarragon Theatre

June 8-10, 2013
The Magnetic North Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

All the information on the website Why Not Theatre.

THE INQUILINE

Written and directed by Sasha MILAVIC DAVIES (2006-2008), performed by Thomas MONCKTON (2006-2008).

What would happen if you refused to be born?  Instead you forced your way into other people’s bodies, lived their lives for them, did things they didn't want you to do. Like some kind of disgusting parasite.
Funny and alarming all at once, this is an exceedingly physical solo-show about the life of a human parasite who, rather than being born, became someone else. It’s a show about the cruelty of survival. ‘Definitions of virtue have changed as often as fashions, but for all their importance in polishing they will never have the same importance to survival as sins.’  The Inquiline has no name. But he has no body, either. He is the universal spirit of instinct, that gut-feeling, bravery and foolishness. He is immoral, grotesque and vile. But he wants you all to know: he loves you very much.

From May 28 to June 1st at 7:30pm
At The Yard Theatre, Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN.
Artistic Director, Jay MILLER (2006-2008).

Booking Information.

Trailer for the show.

THE UNCANNY VALLEY

Superbolt Theatre presents a show directed and performed by Maria ASKEW (promotion 2009-2011), Simon MAEDER (2009-2011) and Frode GJERLOW (2009-2011).

Wilson is trapped. The city leaves him lost between the lines. Until the moment he dicovers Her. Eyes light up, connections are made and deep inside a dormant chest, a battery heart begins to beat.
Superbolt Theatre's brand new show uses powerful movment and absurd humour to tell a truly electric love story of a man and a robot.
Step into a canyon where everything is possible ad reality will surpass your greatest dreams.

Monday 6th May, Wednesday 8th May, Friday 10th May and Sunday 12th May 2013 at 7.30pm
At Camden People's Theatre, 50-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY

Booking and Information

TRANSLUNAR PARADISE

Theatre Ad Infinitum presents a show with George MANN (2004-2006), Deborah PUGH (2005-2007) and Kim HERON.

After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let her go.

From 14th February to the 9th March 2013
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rua Primeiro de Março, 66, Centro, 20010-000, Rio de Janeiro
From 14th March to the 7th April 2013
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rua Alvares Penteado, 112, Centro CEP: 01012-000, Sao Paulo

From 11th April to the 5th May 2013
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, SCES, Trecho 02, lote 22, 70200-002, Brasilia

For further information please refer to Theatre ad Infinitum.

$PENT

Written by Dean GILMOUR, Michele SMITh, Adam PAOLOZZA (2001-2003) and Ravi JAIN (2004-2006), featuring Adam PAOLOZZA and Ravi JAIN

An absurd account of falling off the corporate ladder.
Spent is a two-person comedy highly acclaimed for its fast-paced, intelligent and poetic commentary on the greed that caused recent financial crises. Jain and Paolozza play 20 characters from around the world in this physical and comedic tour de force. A 2010 Dora Award-winner and a hit at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and was originally produced by Theatre Smith-Gilmour, TheatreRUN and Why Not Theatre.

February 12-26, 2013
At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 3C4, Canada
For Info and Reservation click on The Young Centre.