ENGINE ROOM

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. Give feedback, offer ideas and be a part of the next generation of innovative and engaging theatre. Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process. Be part of the conversation.

24 July

Shame Spiral Joyride
By Joanna Greaney

Ever felt shame about who you are? Joanna has. ‘Shame Spiral Joyride’ is a solo-show about her shameful life as Catholic-raised, bisexual, Irish woman and how she survived. The cabaret lovechild of Hannah Gadsby and Dame Edna Everidge, with the heart of Fun Home and the spirit of Oh! What A Lovely War. Shame only grows in secrecy and silence. This shameless cabaret party is the antidote.

Break free from the gloopy soup of shame to reveal the brilliance of human resilience through original songs, dance and maybe mime. And lipsync. We’ll try anything to rid ourselves of shame.

Babies/No Babies
By Louise Wilcox and Dirty Rascals

Louise has a womb, and no idea if she wants to try and use it… Babies/No Babies is her attempt to untangle this decision, using the power of crafts! Louise likes to tackle complex problems with simple crafting. She likes to do it with people. She’d love it if you joined her and helped her decide whether or not to have a child. Let’s dive into this mess of thread and biological possibilities!

Green
By Amie Taylor

When the local library is threatened by closure, Sue, who Is now retired, comes up with an amazing, if not illegal, plan of how to save it. With the help of her neighbour Liz and her ice-cream van they do all they can to save the library.

24 July
31 Oct
25 Nov

7:30pm

£6

#engineroom

ENGINE ROOM

Dynamic and talented theatre makers and writers present daring, new work in the first stages of development. Give feedback, offer ideas and be a part of the next generation of innovative and engaging theatre. Engine Room puts you, the audience, at the heart of the creative process. Be part of the conversation.

24 July

Shame Spiral Joyride
By Joanna Greaney

Ever felt shame about who you are? Joanna has. ‘Shame Spiral Joyride’ is a solo-show about her shameful life as Catholic-raised, bisexual, Irish woman and how she survived. The cabaret lovechild of Hannah Gadsby and Dame Edna Everidge, with the heart of Fun Home and the spirit of Oh! What A Lovely War. Shame only grows in secrecy and silence. This shameless cabaret party is the antidote.

Break free from the gloopy soup of shame to reveal the brilliance of human resilience through original songs, dance and maybe mime. And lipsync. We’ll try anything to rid ourselves of shame.

Babies/No Babies
By Louise Wilcox and Dirty Rascals

Louise has a womb, and no idea if she wants to try and use it… Babies/No Babies is her attempt to untangle this decision, using the power of crafts! Louise likes to tackle complex problems with simple crafting. She likes to do it with people. She’d love it if you joined her and helped her decide whether or not to have a child. Let’s dive into this mess of thread and biological possibilities!

Green
By Amie Taylor

When the local library is threatened by closure, Sue, who Is now retired, comes up with an amazing, if not illegal, plan of how to save it. With the help of her neighbour Liz and her ice-cream van they do all they can to save the library.

24 July
31 Oct
25 Nov

7:30pm

£6

#engineroom

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Previews

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Concessions

Concessions apply to students, under-18s, over-60s and more. For more info on our concession policy click here→

Accessibility

All performance spaces and facilities are fully wheelchair-accessible. For more info click here→

Ticket Collection

We operate a paperless box office system. You will be emailed a receipt once you have booked in advance. There is no need to print this off, just state your name at the box office on arrival.

Age Recommendation

14+

Duration

2hr