• Bent Architects

    Women of Aktion

    3/10/20185/10/2018

    Script by Mick Martin

    Directed by Jude Wright

    It’s the 1930’s and a young Joan Littlewood has walked out of RADA and stomped her way north, searching for the revolution. She reaches Manchester and finds kindred spirits – at Rusholme Rep!

    There she embarks on a production – ‘Draw The Fires’ by Ernst Toller, the story of the Kiel Uprising in Germany, that brought the first world war to its knees. But Joan doesn’t like the play – where are the women she demands to know?! As Joan’s rows with Toller shake the building, so from the factories of northern England to the mills of northern Germany, the voices of the women rise up from the depths.

    In this imagined piece, Bent Architect weave verbatim histories of the women of Kiel with the radical force of Littlewood, to hear those voices resound afresh. They offer a new and barely considered view of the 1914/ 18 war – that it came to an end when ordinary people chose peace instead of conflict.

    Wed 03 – Fri 05 Oct

    Stage One

    7.30pm

    £12.00 (£10.00)

  • Lab Rats

    In Loyal Company

    8/10/2018 | 7.30pm10.00pm

    In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of War Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan.

    May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain on Liverpool.  Twenty-five-year-old local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance division.  Deployed to Singapore, his ship is destroyed by Japanese dive bombers on arrival. Arthur is declared missing. Five years later, he finally makes it home. This extraordinary true story of survival  is a tour-de-force war epic.

    “A tour-de-force performance” The Scotsman

    “A bold, boundary breaking-performance” The Stage

    Mon 08 Oct

    Alec Clegg Studio

    7.30pm

    £12.00 (£10.00)

  • Xavier Velastin and Hannah Mook

    Me & My Whale

    10/10/2018 | 7.30pm9.00pm

    “…would you like to come back to mine for some krill?”

    A subversive and submersive sound play about a misanthropic submarine captain who falls in love with a whale. Featuring a human, a submarine, the entire ocean, underwater singing, motion-capture, generative programming, human-computer interaction, a love song to cetaceans (both toothed and baleen), and one very lonely whale.

    Me & My Whale is a performance project that calls out the damaging way we appropriate the sounds of the ocean using an absurdist blend of techniques from sound art, contemporary theatre and new music.

    Wed 10 Oct

    Stage One

    7.30pm

    £10.00 (£7.50)

  • Gracefool Collective

    This really is too much

    17/10/2018 | 7.30pm10.00pm

    Raucous, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, this genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of life as a 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, WO-man in modern society. ‘Gleefully compelling’ (Exeunt), slickly choreographed and dripping with feminist charm and anarchic wit.

    Gracefool combine dancing with dark comedy to delve into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles, wrestling with gender, identity and social convention. An outlandish and wildly entertaining medley of absurd political speeches, talent contests and box ticking.

    Three Weeks – Five star review:

    a remarkable, genre-defying performance, superbly written and fantastically performed

    Theatre Bubble – Four star review:

    “a storming tract and a masterful piece of modern theatre”

     

    Wed 17 Oct

    Stage One

    7.30pm

    £12.00 (£10.00)

Book TicketsWomen of Aktion
3/10/20185/10/2018
Book TicketsIn Loyal Company
8/10/2018 | 7.30pm10.00pm
Book TicketsMe & My Whale
10/10/2018 | 7.30pm9.00pm
Book TicketsThis really is too much
17/10/2018 | 7.30pm10.00pm

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