Be.

Thu 30 Jun • 8pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre

Written by Gabrielle Finnegan
Presented by Greedy Pig Theatre Company

“Feminine? Masculine? Why can’t we just… be?”

The moment you were born, the doctor announced your gender, and the world put you in a box. And maybe that’s a comfortable box, and you’ll sit there happily for the rest of your life. But maybe it’s not… and what happens then? Be. follows three characters trying to break out of their boxes, as they discover what it means to be ‘Her’, ‘Him’ or ‘Them’, in a story intertwined with the authentic collective experiences of over 60 real people.

With enchanting music and provocative, poetic storytelling, Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s latest production gives a voice to those made restless by the constraints of gender within our communities, and asks why sometimes it’s so difficult to just… be.

Please note that Be. contains strong language and discusses themes of a sensitive nature, including discrimination, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, sex and mental health.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

Thu 26 May • 8pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Written and Performed by Mark Farrelly 
Directed by Linda Marlowe 

Mark Farrelly’s riveting, kinetic solo show portrays one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, and classic novels Hangover Square and The Slaves of Solitude. But Hamilton was also an alcoholic, whose wit darkened as his inner and outer worlds collapsed.

Covering the entire sweep of Hamilton’s thrilling life and writing, The Silence of Snow entertains and challenges, asking: why do so many of us get through life without feeling we ever truly knew another person?

★★★★ “You won’t be able to take your eyes off this magnetic actor Mark Farrelly. He inhabits the character of Hamilton with a blazing fluidity” The Times
★★★★ “Farrelly’s performance is electric” What’s On Stage
★★★★ “Master of the monologue Mark Farrelly intriguingly deploys his many skills and all his talents” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “Clear and sharp-eyed characterisation and performance of a very high order” Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ “Farrelly’s achievement is to portray a life so lacking in personal happiness so entertainingly” British Theatre Guide
★★★★ “Wonderful passion and charisma…a complete embodiment of a complex character” Exeunt
★★★★ “Horrifyingly funny snapshot of the wit, novelist and playwright… brilliant” The Spectator
★★★★ “Farrelly’s revelatory autopsy of a cauterised heart of darkness is intimidatingly implosive: stand well close” The Reviews Hub

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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DOG/ACTOR

Sat 4 Jun • 8pm • Full £11 • Professional Theatre

By Steven Berkoff
Presented by Threedumb Theatre 

Two explosive and comedic short plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-to-back by the same one actor. 
DOG follows a day in the life of a racist football hooligan and his beloved pitbull terrier, Roy, who changes his life.

ACTOR is a spoken word monologue which delves into the heart of the acting industry, humorously and poignantly portraying the trying life of a struggling artist.

Without the use of any set or props, DOG/ACTOR presents a masterclass in physical theatre and comedic storytelling, promising a thrilling theatrical experience.

★★★★★ “An exceptional example of Berkovian theatre” Everything Theatre
★★★★★ “Truly a masterclass in both physical and comedic theatre” North West End
★★★★★ “Tour de force… Riveting and stylish” Broadway Baby

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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The Predicament of Jackson Scott

Wed 1 Jun • 8pm • Full £11 • Professional Theatre

Written by Josh McGrillen
Presented by Black Hound Productions

Deadly secrets don’t stay hidden for long. 
Jackson has killed his boyfriend Ted and has no choice but to cover up his death. However, a vision of Ted still lives on in his mind, tormenting him about his new secret. His friends and his counsellor are concerned for Jackson’s welfare, realising something’s not quite right with his recent behaviour, as Ted plays on Jackson’s mind.

The Predicament of Jackson Scott is about queer relationships, grief, and secrets, showing how keeping them from others can have disastrous consequences.

This debut play from local writer Josh McGrillen is brought to life by Lex Kaby, co-founder of Greedy Pig Theatre Company.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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AUTO-ENGRAIN

Unfortunately, this performance has been cancelled by the theatre company.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Failure Studies

Wed 8 Jun • 8pm • Full £11 • Professional Theatre

By Marco Biasioli
Presented by Precarious Theatre 

A journal editor, a co-editor, and their intern explore what it means to work, live and rebel in our world today. Our society constantly reassures us that failure is an intermediate stage in a process that eventually leads us to happiness, but how truthful is this? Do we fail better, or do we fail ‘worse’? 

“A highly confident production… Satirising the absurdities, petty cruelties and extreme practices of the modern workplace” 
BTG

“A brilliantly acted piece devised from a novel concept that feels as if it is ready to immediately hit a much bigger stage.” The GM Reviewer

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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The First Broadcast: The Battle for the Beeb in 1922

Sat 28 May • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Professional Theatre

By Paul Kerensa
Presented by The Comedy Agency

A one-man play written and performed by British Comedy Award-winning writer Paul Kerensa (MirandaNot Going OutTFI Friday).

100 years ago, two rival voices in The Marconi Company unite art and science to create British broadcasting. Arthur Burrows seeks to inform and educate. Peter Eckersley just wants to entertain. Before Reith, this ‘BBC two’ duel for the soul of British broadcasting – but who will give The First Broadcast?

Based on the podcast The British Broadcasting Century (podfollow.com/bbcentury).

“Ingenious” Evening Standard 
“As effortless a writer as he is a performer” The Stage 
“Dazzlingly funny” The Spectator 

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Gallery of Screams: Two Stories by H P Lovecraft

Sat 25 Jun • 7:30pm • Full £16 Concs £14 • Professional Theatre

Adapted and Performed by R M Lloyd Parry
Presented by Nunkie Productions

“Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around and call it a ‘Witches’ Sabbath’ or ‘Portrait of the Devil.’ But only a real artist can make it scare you…” 

In these two tales of terror by H P Lovecraft, an art critic and a philosopher get pushed to the edge of sanity by the images and sounds they confront.

Pickman’s Model introduces the uncannily brilliant work of Richard Upton Pickman – a genius shunned by the artistic establishment because of his sickening canvases. It is paired with The Music of Eric Zann, an eerie tale that Lovecraft himself counted as a personal favourite.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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MANIC

Thu 23 Jun • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written and performed by Raina Greifer

When Raina arrives at her spoken word gig to see her exes in the audience, all the questions she’s had about her past sexual experiences begin to surface. Through poetry, comedy, and one very awkward encounter with a cheese string, she begins to explore questions about bad sex, drunk sex, and the grey areas of consent. 

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-breaking, MANIC is a solo show that combines spoken word, puppetry, and theatre to ask whether it is possible to say you were violated without implicating a partner.  

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 

Contains discussions of sexual assault, and strong language. Contains discussions of sexual assault, and strong language. For a full list of content warnings, please click here.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Am I Invisible Yet?

Wed 22 Jun • 8pm • Full £15 Concs £13 • Professional Theatre

Written and performed by Dunstan Bruce
Presented by Mosh Pit

Dunstan Bruce, ex-frontman with chart-topping band Chumbawamba, performs his new 1-hour play; a rollercoaster of despair, anger, love, and ultimately, hope. Join him on this riotous journey that will resonate with anyone who once thought they could change the world and is still determined to get back up again. 
In this personal and irreverent 1-man show, Dunstan takes the audience on an existential voyage told through poetry, prose, music and projection. Am I Invisible Yet? is no cosy fireside chat reminiscing about his Tubthumping past – it’s a vital blast of angst, anger and despair. It is Theatre du Coeur, a love letter to hope, humanity, and the haphazard heart.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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