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April 2018

Gauhar Jaan – The Datia Incident

Tue 10 – Sun 29 Apr | 7.30pm, 4pm Sundays

Gauhar Jaan: The Datia Incident is a multilingual play fused with live music and dance that celebrates the early 20th century musical revolution, and the remarkable story of a talented musician who only ever craved control over her own fate.

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Shadwell Opera Double Bill

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr, 7.30pm

Award-winning company Shadwell Opera present their sell-out production of Janacek’s dramatic song cycle, The Diary of One Who Vanished, as well as a newly commissioned piece by Edward Nesbit.

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May 2018

A Substitute For Life

Tue 15 - Thu 17 May, 7.30pm

Born to affluence in the middle of the nineteenth century, Francis has always used his love of books as a means of insulating himself from real life. But books can’t protect him when a family accident brings him face to face with reality. Tim Hardy plays Francis Kenworthy, directed by Alison Skilbeck.

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The Non Parent Trap

Fri 18 May, 7.30pm

When tabloid magazines conjure celebrity pregnancies out of post-dinner bloats, when the leader of the free world might grab your pussy at any moment, every woman’s reproductive status seems to be public property.
This funny and poignant show from writer/performer/broadcaster Nina Davis explores our modern obsession with other people’s procreation.

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Bicycles And Fish

Fri 18 May, 9pm

How I became a woman. A period piece. With songs.
Combining comedy, storytelling and original songs, writer Katie Arnstein wants to talk about why feminism is discovered so much later than misogyny and how we might change that.

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Perfect

Sun 20 May, 11am and 2pm

An imaginative retelling of the book by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher. Perfect is a remarkable story of anticipation and disappointment, acceptance and love, and the power of nature in all our lives.

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The Power Behind The Crone

Sun 20 May, 5pm

This one-woman show sets out to disprove that “there are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women.” The Power Behind The Crone opened the 2016 RADA Festival and played in Edinburgh Fringe Assembly Rooms 2017.

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[Working Title]

Tue 22 May, 7.30pm

An evening of writing in development from distinctive new voices.

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The Man On The Moor

Wed 23 - Thu 24 May, 7.30pm

In December 2015, an elderly man was found dead on Saddleworth Moor. Train tickets in his pockets showed he’d travelled 200 miles, apparently just to die.
Written and performed by Max Dickins, this powerful drama looks at how people come to disappear and the impact on those they leave behind.

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The Fate We Bring Ourselves

Tue 29 May, 7.30pm

Join performance storyteller Ben Haggarty at his most alarming, as he presents three remixed, extended and explicit Greek myths. This is world-class storytelling: dark, magical and provocative.

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£6

Engine Room

Wed 30 May, 7:30pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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June 2018

La Manche: The Sleeve

Fri 1 - 2 June, 7.30pm

Twenty-one miles (as the gull flies) to France. So near yet so far. Flashback to a golden age of bathing when Channel fever gripped the nation. Expect one woman, witty physical theatre and a gloriously absurd tribute to The Channel.

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The King With Dirty Feet – and other stories of global shows

Sat 2 Jun, 10.30am

Can you help solve the problem of the king’s dirty feet? Come and explore how shoes are represented in fairytales and myths around the world.

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Penguinpig

Sun 3 June, 11am & 2pm

A play about the dangers of the Internet for 3-8 year olds, based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow. Educational and fun-filled.

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The Yellow Wallpaper

Tue 5 Jun – Sun 24 Jun, 7.30pm (4pm Sundays)

Alice has not formed the correct bond with her baby. That’s what her doctor and husband say. Isolated from her child and banished to the country for ‘rest’, Alice falls further down the rabbit hole of her own mind.

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A Life On The Wind – Telling a Story for Absolute Beginners

Sat 23 June, 10am

Discover the creative process of liberating a story and bringing it back to ‘a life on the wind’.

This interactive workshop will give you the confidence to develop your own unique version of a fairytale, myth or legend through a series of creative, thoughtful and fun practical tasks.

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£6

Engine Room

Wed 27 June, 7:30pm

Dynamic and talented theatre makers perform new work in front of an audience, often for the very first time. Engine Room puts you at the heart of the creative process – these artists want to hear what you think. Be part of the conversation.

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July 2018

So, This is What Happened…

Thu 26 July

True stories told by you. Ordinary people tell their extraordinary stories. They’re poignant, funny, life-affirming, cathartic and true. Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary…

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