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Jamie Wood: I Am a Tree

Jamie Wood: I Am a Tree

When Jamie is still for any length of time, someone finds him and tells him about their life. His girlfriend says he is like a tree that dogs like to piss on. He gets this from his grandfather. Last year, Jamie walked 150 miles back to his grandparents's birthplace to look for what he'd lost. From the creator of O No! (***** Stage) comes something else entirely. A dance party with ghosts, in a forest, in a theatre. An invitation to drink deep, face the shadows that growl inside you and Continue Reading

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord\'s Saloon

Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Saloon

The nation's favourite pub landlord turns pop-up publican and invites you to his raucous saloon. Comedy, music and variety are all on tap in this headline show led by the ringmaster of rabble rousing. The guvnor returns for a strictly limited run so ladies and gents place your orders now! 'A supremely polished performer' ***** (Mail on Sunday). 'Wickedly witty stuff' (Daily Telegraph). 'Firing from both comedy barrels' (Metro). Continue Reading

The Darling Monologues

The Darling Monologues

Meet Lily, Sadie and Ruby, acutely observed characters brought to life by their creator, award-winning writer Angela Jackson. Fresh from the pages of her novels, these women and their relationships are fully revealed in three frank and darkly funny, monologues. Sex, secrets, birth, death, infidelity and Russian Red lipstick – no subject is out of bounds. Compelling, with a northern nod to unsentimental compassion and wry wit. Limited run. 'Hilarious and heartbreaking. Jackson can make you look Continue Reading

What If I Told You

What If I Told You

Let’s spend an hour playing together. As members of The Mayers Ensemble we’ll explore boundaries, personal histories, gender and race. Throughout her life, choreographer Pauline has defied assumptions made about her based on gender, background and skin colour. Now we are invited into this skilful blend of theatre and dance as she tells her story and the history that has informed it. The story of James Sims, self-ascribed father of modern gynecology who operated on slaves without anaesthetic Continue Reading

Stand By

Stand By

Four police officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute which may turn violent, they are on standby; waiting to enter a flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. We wait with them, experiencing the relationships forged through the stress of the job and the turmoil of being caught between following orders and protecting themselves. Written by a former police officer, Stand By lays bare the modern day police service. Uniquely, audiences are asked to wear single-earpiece Continue Reading

The Last Post

The Last Post

Trumpet, electronics and text. One man’s love letters from the front line. Towards the close of WW2, Army signaller Dennis Marshall wrote a series of moving letters to his fiancée, tracing his journey and his experiences. Dennis's grandson, trumpeter Tom Poulson, composer Alistair MacDonald and director Susan Worsfold, explore these letters in an extraordinary immersive performance, with music reflecting the technology and sounds of the era. Inspired by the Last Post bugle call, the work Continue Reading

Wired

Wired

'They said I'd be good at it.' The story of a young woman soldier's journey through post-traumatic stress by award-winning playwright Lesley Wilson, developed in collaboration with the British Army. Following training, Joanna is deployed to Afghanistan and believes she is prepared for what lies ahead. What she is not prepared for is a visit from her past. As the realities of war close in around her, Joanna struggles to make sense of the voices, memories and flashbacks that wage war inside her Continue Reading

Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish and Chips

Daniel Cainer: More Gefilte Fish and Chips

Master songwriter and Fringe favourite returns with more of his trademark smart and funny story songs (plus new gems). Highly Recommended Show 2014 and 2015 (FringeReview.co.uk). SoHo Playhouse Fringe Encores Season (Best of Edinburgh and New York Fringe) 2014, 2015 and 2016. 'An extraordinary performer... at times heartbreakingly poignant, at others laugh-out-loud funny' (Edinburgh Fringe Guide). 'Heart-rending, delicate and witty' (Daily Express). ***** (ThreeWeeks). 'You Continue Reading

Daniel Nils Roberts: The Causeway

Daniel Nils Roberts: The Causeway

The year is 991 and the Vikings are coming. Punctured Dark Ages epic from a star of Austentatious and Racing Minds. A misjudged hour of lecture and iffy reconstruction circling the obscure 10th century Battle of Maldon (curveball), as one of the UKs hottest new character comics barrels into his fiercely-anticipated second show with wild-eyed abandon. And a sword. Nominee for Best Comedy (Fringe World Australia 2017). 'Some of the best character comedy you're going to see' **** Continue Reading

Geoff Norcott: Right Leaning but Well Meaning

Geoff Norcott: Right Leaning but Well Meaning

'Objectively funny regardless of your political leaning' **** (Fest). 'Absolute tonic' **** (Telegraph). As seen on Question Time (BBC One) and Edinburgh Nights (BBC Two). Written for Alternative Election (Channel 4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), The Sarah Millican Television Programme (BBC Two) and Live at the Apollo (BBC One). Tour support for Katherine Ryan. Continue Reading