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See extracts from work-in-progress plays by leading theatre artists. Audience feedback helps shape future developments of the shows.

Composed
Written and performed by Rosa Postlethwaite

Tonight, the master of ceremonies stays centre stage with an in-house announcement, a thank you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…

A funny, biting and honest show about a spokesman (sic) and their institution. This project of self-reflection and industry critique deals with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you’re asking for it. Through subversive humour it questions our expectations of the evening and plays with what happens when the composition cracks.

Warning: Contains references to sexual harassment and institutional violence

Preconceived
Written and directed by Jonluke McKie 
Performed by Rosie Stancliffe

Sex, sexuality and gender are pretty confusing. I’m trying to get my head around this stuff, but the more I read, the more questions I end up with. So I’ve been talking to people about sex, and what their sexuality and gender mean to them.

Two Heads, One Shirt
Written and performed by Jake Jarratt & Andrea Scrimshaw

Explores how perceptions of who we are affect how we view and participate in sport.  Pre-existing ideas of gender and sport are challenged, stereotypes are embraced and clichés are championed as ideas of gender and identity and male and female representation in sport are questioned.

INTERVAL

The Crowd
Written and performed by Kate Craddock

In this new solo work, Kate will ask what it means to stand out in, to get lost, to get caught up, to be watched by, to get swallowed, to be cajoled, to be ‘executed’ in front of … the crowd.

Shine 
Written and performed by Kema Sikazwe 

Mixing semi-autobiographical story and live original music Live Theatre Associate Artist Kema Sikazwe presents the early stages of his debut show. A story about fitting in and finding your own light.

‘Loved it, great to see theatre forming.’

Audience feedback 2017

‘Brilliant night, loads of talented writers and performers.’ 

Audience feedback 2017 

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  • Arts Council England
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  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
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