The Knight's Players presents
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
by Philip Wilson

27th & 28th April
7.30pm


The Knight's Players presents
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales
by Philip Wilson

27th & 28th April - 7.30pm

£10.00
Concessions: £7.00

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Once upon a time, way back in the days of old, on the edge of a forest there was life - magical creatures, astonishing beings and blossoming nature.

The fairy stories of the Grimm Brothers have endured as the most timeless tales of all.  This year, the Knight's Players are proud to present a few stories from this extraordinary collection. 

From beloved characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood and the twins, Hansel and Gretel, to sinister spirits; from goodwill strangers, to evil step-parent; from the lightest of melodies to the darkest of spells; from humble beginnings to fantastical ends - these are our stories for us to tell.

The Knight's Players is a youth theatre based in Clifton for children aged 6 - 14.  Established in 2007 by educator Ben Knight, the ensemble provides a wonderful opportunity for pupils to learn about, and engage in, the performing arts.





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  Gatecrash Theatre presents
Constellations
by Nick Payne

3rd - 5th May
8.00pm


Gatecrash Theatre presents
Constellations
by Nick Payne

3rd - 5th May - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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Roland is a bee-keeper. Marianne, a theoretical physicist. Theirs is a love story like no other, played out across multiple different universes.

In Nick Payne's award-winning play, science and romance mesh together to explore human relationships.

Winner of Best New Play (Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012) and the Harold Pinter's Playwright award (2012).

"The nearest I've come across in ages to a play that feels heaven-sent." --Matt Wolf, The New York Times

After receiving rave reviews for it's run in Swindon, Gatecrash Theatre is back to bring you another evening of thought-provoking storytelling which is 'gritty, raw and totally engaging to watch.' (Kelly Jobanputra, Swindon Advertiser).

http://www.gatecrashtheatre.co.uk

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  Ware It's At Productions presents
How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WW2
by Miss Stephanie Ware

6th May
8.00pm


Ware It's At Productions presents
How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WW2
by Miss Stephanie Ware

6th May - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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The official secrecy act is over – and Eva is ready to set the record straight.  Germany’s greatest underground cabaret star is transformed into Britain’s No.1 spy.  After a hair-raising mission in occupied France and an explosive death-defying getaway in Russia... Eva is given the toughest mission of all: infiltrate to the very top.  Back in her mutti-land Germany she embarks on a love affair to end all love affairs.




EVA tells a "gut bustingly funny, daring and witty" action-packed story of love, betrayal, Frankfurters, the ‘other’ Eva…and de-bunks the bunker story once and for all in “a joyful night of hilarious anti-fascist feminist propaganda”.

It’s time to burn your history books.

Written & Produced by Stephanie Ware
Original Score Composed by Oliver Collier
Assistant Directors, Michelle Roche & Mike Carter

“5***** Unmissable! Not a dull moment throughout!” – Everything Theatre Review

“Hilariously filthy”

“Seat-wetting, laugh-a-minute cabaret at it’s best”

"An absolute triumph! One of the funniest, most creative shows I have ever had the pleasure to see”

UKE OF EDINBURGH 2014 WINNER (Scotland's - nay, the world's - most prestigious ukelale competition)

“Hilarious” – Artefact Magazine

A slightly warped randy Marlene Dietrich type.  She makes the whole thing look effortless, which of course means that she’s really good at her job” – London City Nights

I cackled wide-eyed till I nearly cried! Wrongness!” – Arthur Foxaque



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  FrontRow Productions presents
That Face
by Polly Stenham

8th & 9th May
7.30pm


FrontRow Productions presents
That Face
by Polly Stenham

8th & 9th May - 7.30pm

£12.00
Concessions: £8.00

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“Cause you see… you left me here all by myself. So I did what I thought you should have done. Taken care of her. Taken very good care of her. Like she was broken, ‘cept I thought I could fix her.
Thought I’d do anything to fix her.
Used to wish it on eyelashes.”

Mia is suspended from boarding school. She has access to drugs. Henry is preparing for art college. He has access to alcohol. Martha is drunk. Martha is their mother.
Their father is nowhere to be seen.

Polly Stenham’s That Face is an intimate drama that explores dysfunctional family politics, the difficulties of adolescence, addiction, love and choice.

Stenham brings humour and relevance to these difficult issues, offering a powerful combination of heart-rendering and heart-warming moments.

FrontRow is a student-run Theatre Company, comprised of actors across all years and subjects at the University of Bristol. This will be our final show!



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  Fractured Theatre presents
A Well Away
by The Company

10th May
8pm


Fractured Theatre presents
A Well Away
by The Company

10th May - 8pm

£8.00
Concessions: £5.00

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Ever wonder what's at the bottom of the deep dark hole where you toss your coins?

The place where wishes are granted, therein lies the Wellers. A civilisation growing underneath our feet; with their own struggles of belief, love and curiosity.

But what happens when that belief is shaken? When that love is challenged? When that curiosity leads them to bite of more than their incicers can chew?

After a successful debut tour of their show ‘Derlium’, Fractured Theatre, an up-and-coming theatre company, producing ground breaking work, return with their brand new show, 'A Well Away', hoping to change the way you view theatre and leaving you hungry for more,



https://www.facebook.com/FracturedTheatreCompany/

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  Moondog Productions presents
Lost
by A. Wawrowski, P. Gladhill & A. Alderson

11th - 13th May
8pm


Moondog Productions presents
Lost
by A. Wawrowski, P. Gladhill & A. Alderson

11th - 13th May - 8pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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Homeless guy turns private eye in bid to win heart of passerby. Spurned lover clings to kitchenware in terse final stand-off with ex. Unhinged children's entertainer pushed to limit in 'toy monkey goes solo' shock.
We've all been there, right?
OK we haven't.
But in these witty, poignant and occasionally twisted tales, you'll see why - when you've finally lost it – the only possible response is to laugh.
Hopefully.

Pippa Gladhill is an award-winning writer whose work has been performed on BBC R4, and a few other places too.

Andrzej Wawrowski has won a couple of writing competitions – he also penned the two 'funny ones' in last year's sell-out Escapists show at the Alma Theatre.

Andy Alderson is an award-coveting writer of over two plays. Come and see his work before he is too famous to speak to you.

June Trask is the Director at Moondog Productions, dedicated to producing professional, engaging theatre, whether serious drama or flat-out comedy. She has extensive experience directing theatre, from children to professionals and has directed short plays in London at The Pleasance and Soho.

http://www.moondogproductions.co.uk

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  TWorx Productions Ltd presents
The God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza, Trans. by Christopher Hampton

16th - 20th May
8.00pm


TWorx Productions Ltd presents
The God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza, Trans. by Christopher Hampton

16th - 20th May - 8.00pm

£12.00

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After a playground altercation between two eleven year old boys, their respective parents get together to try and resolve the matter in a calm and diplomatic way.

At first, niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses and the alcohol flows, tensions emerge. Any attempt at having a civilized discussion about whose child is responsible for such destructive behaviour quickly dissolves into chaos. Finally leaving both couples with more than just their liberal principals in
tatters...

TWorx Productions Ltd is a new Bristol production company and are investing producers of Broadway shows Side Show (2014) and The Great Comet (2016) and The Life at the Southwark Playhouse, London (2017).

This is their first local production.



http://www.tworxproductions.com

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  The Big Act presents
Hamelin
by The Big Act Students

24th - 26th May
7.30pm


The Big Act presents
Hamelin
by The Big Act Students

24th - 26th May - 7.30pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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Family. Belonging. Acceptance. Peer pressure. Behaviour. Social change. Morality. Shifting political landscapes.

What would the rats do?

Hamelin is a new play devised by full-time students at The Big Act with writer Matt Grinter (winner of the Papatango new writing prize 2016).


http://www.thebigact.com

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  Instant Wit presents
Instant Wit!
by The Improv Geniuses

27th May & 22nd July
8.00pm


Instant Wit presents
Instant Wit!
by The Improv Geniuses

27th May & 22nd July - 8.00pm

£10.00

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Instant Wit!  The best in improvised comedy.

Fresh and inventive, each show throws up new nuggets of hilarity crafted by a company of the highest calibre.  It's a pick-me-up tonic with unexpected twists and a dash of sauce.

There'll be sketches, songs and general silliness - and all of it based around audience suggestions.  And if you're too shy to shout anything out?  Well don't worry, you'll have the chance to write things down in the interval.  We're the ones who'll look daft, not you!

So now's the time to indulge yourself of you've always had a secret yearning to see something really bizarre on stage.  A country and western song about a musical cat flap? Julius Ceasar on a camping holiday with Cleopatra?  Well, why not? Your wish is our command.  Good suggestions get flying packets of custard, the best a bottle of wine.

Many people have seen improvised comedy on the t.v. - but remember, this is not recorded and edited, but totally live, making it trickier for the actors but more exciting for the audience.  So, if you like your comedy fast-paced and with a slightly unusual edge, this is definately for you.

We're proud to use some of the best local talent, with our performers regularly appearing at the Tobacco Factory, Theatre Royal Bath and Bristol Old Vic.

Instant Wit - a bunch of very unusual suspects who are forever on the run from the comedy police!

"These are conspicuously skilful performers - everyone is exhilarated on stage and off!" - The Guardian

 "Extremely funny, on occasion hilarious... Very clever and skilful with their improvised comedy sketches.  They got the audience involved at every oppourtunity - they even made up a song about a round of sausage sandwiches I had had for breakfast!" - Bristol Evening Post



http://www.instantwit.co.uk

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  Alces Productions & BAB Media presents
Sirens of the Silver Screen
by Beth A. Burrows

30th May - 3rd June (3pm matinee 3rd June)
8.00pm


Alces Productions & BAB Media presents
Sirens of the Silver Screen
by Beth A. Burrows

30th May - 3rd June (3pm matinee 3rd June) - 8.00pm

£11.00
Concessions: £9.00

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Glitz, glamour and grim truths: ‘Sirens of the Silver Screen’ delves into the lives of the 20th century's most iconic women - Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
This sisterhood of stunning starlets lit up the silver screen for decades and kept tongues wagging with their scandalous off-screen antics.
These femme fatales live again as Beth Burrows takes on each infamous woman, performing their most loved songs and shedding light on the shadowy secrets that stalked their careers.
Prepare to be transported to a world of Old Hollywood glamour, where fame, fate and misfortune collide…

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR ‘SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN’
‘Burrows gives an enchanting performance...a must-see slice of old Hollywood.’ - The Young Artists
‘Performed with the perfect mix of passion and charm. A brilliantly written and delivered tribute by the actor and singer.’ - Discover Dubai
'A cleverly constructed, moving and thoroughly enjoyable show - expertly executed by Beth Burrows.’ – Seabourn Cruise Line
‘What Burrows brings to the show is a very glamorous feel and finish. Five stars - don’t miss it!’ – BuzzingTales

http://bethburrows.com

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  The Superhero Club presents
Oil!
by Benjie Beer

5th June
8.00pm


The Superhero Club presents
Oil!
by Benjie Beer

5th June - 8.00pm

£7.00

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A group of students sit down for their final dinner together before graduation.
Jealousies start to come out about past relationships, about the differences in background privilege and about plans for the future; and, as the tensions start to rise, one of them strikes oil in the cellar. But who deserves the money the most?

'Oil!' is a 55 minute, absurdist, fast-paced and hilarious slap to the face that explores class and personal ambition.


Established in 2012, The Superhero Club have based their reputation on their comedic theatre and sketch comedy techniques. They returned from Edinburgh 2013 with a 4* review, and since then having been building their repertoire and performing around the south west.

What they say;
We like whacky, absurd comedy with no pause for breath – always a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Our latest show, ‘Oil!’, is no different.

What the press says;
“It’s a laugh a minute comedy; from advice on passing your Duke Of Edinburgh Award to dancing with plastic swords, there is nothing the Superhero Club is afraid to try. An easy to watch, light-hearted hour.”



https://www.facebook.com/thesuperheroclub/

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  City of Bristol College presents
What Can One Person Do?
by FdA Theatre Media Performance Students

6th & 7th June
8.00pm


City of Bristol College presents
What Can One Person Do?
by FdA Theatre Media Performance Students

6th & 7th June - 8.00pm

£8.00
Concessions: £5.00

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'What One Person Can Do?' is a devised performance that explores our need as humans to give - money, food-bank or BACS transfer.

As we reach crisis fatigue and ethical saturation, how do we chose a charity which makes a real difference and looks fantastic on Facebook?

Please come prepared to donate, run a marathon and / or bungee jump.

http://www.cityofbristol.ac.uk/courses/creative-arts-media/performing-arts/

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  McQuillan Productions presents
Ebb
by Nic McQuillan

8th & 9th June
8.00pm


McQuillan Productions presents
Ebb
by Nic McQuillan

8th & 9th June - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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I will see you soon.
I won’t feel the same as I did last time.
I’m sorry.

Ebb is a story about the end of love. About what it’s like to forget someone, and what it means to be human when everything begins to crumble around you. It is also about the difficulty of describing complex computing terminology when you don’t understand it yourself.

Ebb is an honest, melancholic show about falling out of love, and of guilt and renewal.

Nic McQuillan is a writer and performer working in Bristol. He trained at The Oxford School of Drama. As an actor, he has performed at The BAC, The Tobacco Factory and the Soho Theatre. As a writer, his work has been performed at The Arts Theatre, The Rose, Brockley Jack and The Space. He is currently developing a show, The Bearpit, for the Edinburgh Festival.



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  Avant Cymru presents
Killer Cells
by Rachel Pedley-Miller

13th & 14th June
8.00pm


Avant Cymru presents
Killer Cells
by Rachel Pedley-Miller

13th & 14th June - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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Killer Cells is an autobiographical play of optimism and resilience. The play follows four women who suffer recurrent miscarriage and their journey. This multi-media play is lifting the taboo and sharing the hope felt by women who are trying for a family.

The play is digitally mapped by Zakk Hein who is currently digitally mapping for the National Theatre.

Each performance will be followed by a conversation for anyone who wants to connect, share their stories or find out where to turn to get help.



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  Tom's Birthday presents
Hambone
by Tom Hamblin

15th June
8.00pm


Tom's Birthday presents
Hambone
by Tom Hamblin

15th June - 8.00pm

£5.00

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Studlier than a studmuffin, beefier than a beefcake, Hambone is the pork pie of male perfection. Spiritual guru, gym bunny and thoughtful lover, he is the complete package of hotness and intensity.

Three male stereotypes struggle to come to terms with their need to be loved in this hurricane force through male frustration, stupidity and inadequacy. Hambone is an interactive character comedy show that cracks open the skull of millennial manhood, to let his psyche out to play.

http://www.facebook.com/HamboneComedy

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  Through the Square presents
Shakespeare's Will
by Vern Thiessen

16th & 17th June
8.00pm


Through the Square presents
Shakespeare's Will
by Vern Thiessen

16th & 17th June - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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Will has died. Anne, his widow has been handed the will by her least favourite person, sister in law Joan. Joan has asked that Anne reads the will and says that she will be around later to discuss its contents, but instead of reading the will, Anne spends the next hour reminiscing about their life together, which was in fact largely apart.

It is the story of the well know "second best bed" with an added twist at the end.

The play is a one woman show with Anne Hathaway being the central character played by Sally Hyde Lomax, but you will also meet with many different characters: Joan the sister in law, Will, the children, Brundage and Nellie, the servants, the townsfolk and Anne's grumpy Father.

There is romance, love, laughter and sadness and never a dull moment.

http://www.shakespeareswill.co.uk

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  OOOH ARRR Productions presents
Hansel & Gretel
by The Brothers Grimm, Adapted by Jack Turner

19th - 23rd June
7.00pm


OOOH ARRR Productions presents
Hansel & Gretel
by The Brothers Grimm, Adapted by Jack Turner

19th - 23rd June - 7.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £7.00

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Hansel and Gretel, the most famous sibling duo. Hated by their stepmother, and forced out into the big, dark woods to fend for themselves.

As they struggle to find their way home they come across the Evil Witch, who has been following their journey and has already hatched her plan to lure the children back to her lair.

Will the twins make it back to their father? Or has the witch got one last ‘sweet treat’ up her sleeve?

A dark, mysterious, and hilarious play which will captivate young and old alike. OOOH ARRR Productions are an emerging local theatre company whose aim is to provide affordable theatre to the local community.


http://www.oaprod.co.uk

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  Dearhunter Theatre presents
The Iconoclasts
by Ben Price

26th June
8.00pm


Dearhunter Theatre presents
The Iconoclasts
by Ben Price

26th June - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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Welcome to this exuberant family façade, that is just about ready to crack. Music, magic, poetry, drag and comedy meet in an explosive night of would-be redemption for the former celebs, but the cabaret-style comeback night just goes further and further off course.

Played in by a live funk band, lucky ticket holders are encouraged to grab a drink and strap in for the fiery return of the showbiz legends including their humiliating warts-and-all documentary You Can't Choose Your Family. This, combined with son, Danny's, comedy and Mum's pop songs helps to chart the family’s 50 year history from stardom to prisons and IRA meetings to British army.

Dear Hunter Theatre is a new company creating fast-paced, irreverent and thought-provoking theatre through a blend of comedy, music and original story-telling. Forming as a company in Spring 2016, a vibrant group of artists, designers, technicians and producers have collaborated to develop our debut show The Iconoclasts written by Ben Price, with original songs by Emily Compton.

“Emily Compton’s score was excellent... The Iconoclasts was a wonderful evening of genuine hilarity [and] moving performances. ★★★★★” Abby Suttle, Forge Press

“A thoroughly entertaining and moving piece of new writing.” Mark Mehta, The State of the Arts


http://www.dearhuntertheatre.co.uk

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  Stepping Out Theatre presents
The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler

27th June - 1st July
8.00pm


Stepping Out Theatre presents
The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler

27th June - 1st July - 8.00pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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The Vagina Monologues by American playwright Eve Ensler has been a theatrical phenomenon for the last twenty years.

Every year hundreds of productions around the world take place as part of a global campaign aimed at ending violence and abuse against women and girls raising many millions of pounds for charities which help women fleeing domestic abuse, support rape victims, or offer crisis counselling and other such services to women.

Based on real interviews, women talk frankly about their experiences of love, sex, childbirth and abuse, about being mothers and daughters, about being victims of sexual violence.

Eve Ensler condensed the interviews down into a riveting, exhilarating, passionate and hilarious piece of theatre about what it is to be a woman.

Enjoy!

All proceeds from these performances will go towards the following Bristol Women's charities
The Hope Project
Self Injury Support
The Green House Womankind


http://www.steppingouttheatre.co.uk

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  Schoolhouse Productions at the Alma presents
The Collector
by John Fowles, Adapted for the stage by Mark Healy

4th - 8th July
8.00pm


Schoolhouse Productions at the Alma presents
The Collector
by John Fowles, Adapted for the stage by Mark Healy

4th - 8th July - 8.00pm

£11.00
Concessions: £9.00

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Meet Frederick; Frederick Clegg.
He’s an avid butterfly collector. A lonely, though some would say lucky, man. He’s recently won a huge sum of money and invested it – wisely – in property. He’s been busy preparing his decrepit ‘new’ mansion for the love of his life to arrive.

Even if he has to drag her there kicking and screaming.

After the huge success of Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ back in Spring, Schoolhouse Productions return with their third play, 'The Collector', a tense, psychological thriller.

Praise for Schoolhouse Productions;

"Powerful and thought- provoking... bold, entertaining and thoroughly lives up to the high expectations I have of this young company." - ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ 365 Bristol

"Schoolhouse Productions are absolutely 'on trend'... It’s worth the ticket for that final scene, alone. The rest … is bonus." - ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ Remote Goat


https://www.facebook.com/SchoolhouseProductions/

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  Treeshadow Theatre presents
Waving Goodbye
by Andrew Shakeshaft

13th & 14th July
7.30pm


Treeshadow Theatre presents
Waving Goodbye
by Andrew Shakeshaft

13th & 14th July - 7.30pm

£10.00
Concessions: £8.00

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All those people who died young; you’ve got their life; you’ve got the chances they never had and what are you doing with it?

Waving Goodbye is an emotionally charged black comedy which asks fundamental questions about existence and our relationships with each other. A play about the horrible choices we have to make every day. Should we take risks or take the road most travelled?

Tree Shadow Theatre put out a call for new, contemporary scripts that didn’t fight shy of exploring big issues and what it is to be a young woman in today’s world. This two-hander black comedy was the outright winner.

Originally commissioned for the Camden Fringe at the Phoenix Artist Club, Waving Goodbye has also been performed at the Blake Theatre, Monmouth, the Cygnet Theatre, Exeter and at a sold-out performance at Exeter's Bike Shed Theatre.

“This is a production which has much to offer [...] deeply moving” Remote Goat

"Funny and moving" Views from the Gods

“Just lapped up accomplished Waving Goodbye” Documental Theatre Company

“Tight, funny script. Sensitive performances.” Director Alistair Ganley

"Thank you so much for this hilarious, yet so beautiful and touching production. I urge everyone to go see Waving Goodbye" - Audience member


http://www.treeshadow.co.uk

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  Limerence Productions presents
Ginger Beer
by H. Breen & P. Simmonds

18th - 20th July
7.30pm


Limerence Productions presents
Ginger Beer
by H. Breen & P. Simmonds

18th - 20th July - 7.30pm

£7.00
Concessions: £6.00

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Grindr. Drugs. Fisting. All whilst staying fabulous.

Being gay in 2017 isn't easy.
For Sammy and El it’s even harder, having an obsessive lad and a lovesick teen following them around. Between gay male saunas, chemsex parties and the pursuit of the perfect dick pic, Ginger Beer explores the difficulties of the gay male scene with vibrancy, honesty and warmth.

Ginger Beer is the latest offering from the team behind last year’s sell-out Fringe show, The Girl with the Hurricane Hands (and Other Short Tales of Woe).

Praise for The Girl with the Hurricane Hands:

'Funny, enthralling, witty and wise' ****, The Scotsman

‘Well-written verse, slick acting and great characters make this a noteworthy show with a wide appeal’ ****, FringeGuru

‘Slick physical theatre’, WhatsOnStage



https://limerenceproductio.wixsite.com/limerenceproductions

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