Insignificance
Oct
18
to Nov 18

Insignificance

A professor, an actress, a baseball player and a senator walk into a hotel room. What happens next, didn’t. Or maybe it did. It certainly could have done – with a little imagination…

Written by two-time Olivier Award winner Terry Johnson, this hilarious and bittersweet comedy receives its first London revival in 20 years, directed by David Mercatali (Cargo) who was nominated for the Evening Standard Outstanding Newcomer Award 2011.

Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe banter about fame, relativity and their personal lives (when they’re not being interrupted by Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy) in this dazzlingly inventive drama about the challenges of being known, and of knowing yourself.

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Roller
Nov
23
to Dec 2

Roller

Mars.tarrab have risked life and limb to bring you an energy-packed performance investigating female competition, ageing and power.

Join this irresistible duo in their makeshift arena. They’re getting their skates on in a bid to understand what roller derby can reveal about bodies, economics and belonging. Throwing off the terrible memories of school sports, they jostle with the status quo, creating their own alternative teams of diverse women to collaborate on this visual show.

Full contact, female-focused, self-organising and community run – roller derby is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Fascinated by its popularity, Rachel Mars and nat tarrab have gone in search of its essence to devise forceful theatre with a soft underbelly. Winners of this year’s award, their work is fuelled by curiosity, queerness, rigorous research and the smashing together of the gut-wrenching and the gleeful.

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Aurora
Dec
15
to Jan 7

Aurora

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Up in the frozen night sky, something is happening.

There’s a flurry of colour and a twinkling of stars, dancing and playing with one another. But why do the stars only come out at night? And will anyone notice if just one star loses its sparkle?

Journey into the Northern Lights on a multisensory adventure this Christmas.

Running Time:  
40 minutes

Times: 
10.30am, 12.30pm & 2pm daily
(Excluding Mondays and Boxing Day)

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Busu & The Damask Drum
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

Busu & The Damask Drum

Following Ashita No Kaze, our co-production with Yellow Earth Theatre last year, Busu & The Damask Drum project gives continuation to our international collaboration with artists and theatre companies from Japan and the British East Asian partners in the UK. This pilot project starts with a six-week theatre lab/rehearsals towards development of a new show in partnership with Japanese company Busu Theatre. The project will culminate in 2 scratch shows in Japan and 7 pilot shows in the UK (London, Portsmouth & Isle of Wight venues). Busu is a classic farce and The Damask Drum, a tragic ghost story, both adapted by Yukio Mishima. Busu Theatre and StoneCrabs join forces to create an irreverent, playful take on the traditional Kyogen and Noh plays, presented with a contemporary twist incorporating Japanese folkloric music.

“Thought-provoking and celebratory”

This project is supported by Arts Council of England, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Philip Bates Trust and Japan Arts.

Click here to book tickets for the pilot on the Isle of Wight (Quay Arts)

Click here to book tickets for the pilot in London (Soho Theatre)

Click here to book tickets for the Edinburgh shows (Jade Studio, Greenside Venues)

 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Aug
24
to Aug 27

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The village of Sleepy Hollow, New York, is shrouded in a cloak of superstition, troubled minds and witchcraft. Ichabod Crane seeks to sort fact from fiction as he competes with Brom Bones for the hand of the wealthy Katrina Van Tassel. But will the terrifying and ghostly figure of the Headless Horseman upset everyone’s plans for happiness?

Following the success of the first Summer Company in 2016, expect another theatrical ‘experience’ as the egg auditorium is transformed into the haunting forest of Sleepy Hollow. Join 40 teenagers under the treetops as they return to the egg to create a stunning new piece of theatre working alongside a professional production team. 

This specially-commissioned adaptation by up-and-coming writer Miriam Battye, promises to bring mystery, suspense and spine-tingling discoveries to the stage this August.

 

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