Somewhere in middle England four unlikely teenagers are preparing for judgment day with ladders, Elvis and Forest Fruits squash.Stokely’s annual talent competition is nigh. With a stage full of instruments and an eclectic mix of recorded music, Little Bulb Theatre capture the confusing, awkward and beautifully naïve time of adolescence. A bizarre and fantastical exploration of music, faith and friendship, from Total Theatre, Fringe First and Arches Brick winners.‘Recklessly talented….insanely brave’ Guardian In cooperation with Carn to Cove.Tickets £8, £7, Children £4
Edward Jaspers is a captivating storyteller spinning a yarn which grips from the initial downpour all the way through to the first glimpse of sunshine at the end.
In association with Carn to Cove
Crackling with energy and dripping with humour, this is a hilarious and heart breaking two-hander.
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Chloe Jackson has just one more fight to win before she gets the chance to live her dream – to box for Team GB at the Olympics.
Tickets £10, £8, £6 Children 14+
Carmen and Mimi are both looking for love. Evening classes hold the answer. Lessons in Love is a comedy told through action, speech and extraordinary music with an uplifting and unexpected ending.
Tickets £8, £6
Pipeline Theatre Company Previews
An RAF drone pilot visits his rural childhood home for his sister’s wedding. Holed up in an old tree-house and beset by visions of the carnage that he has caused, he becomes aware of something impossible – his body discarding its human form…
‘Swivelhead’ viscerally explores the ethical and personal consequences of a new age of warfare.
Tickets £8, £7 (age 16+)
An original comedy that explores the clown inside the man and the mirth hidden in the melancholy.
Through mime, slapstick, poetry and farce, A Little Nonsense is a bare-knuckle look at the sharp edge of funny.
The play mixes laugh-out-loud hilarity with a subtle exploration of the edgy relationship between the clown and his straightman.
Tickets £10, £9 Children £5
After a ground-breaking season, which saw the company premiere ‘Translunar Paradise’ to substantial critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, they have gone on to win a clutch of theatre awards for this production, including Liverpool Daily Post ‘Best Fringe Show of 2011’, The Fringe Review ‘Outstanding Theatre Award’ 2011, The Observer ‘Iron Man’ Award for Kim Heron and Brave New World Award & Audience Award at the Sarajevo MESS Theatre Festival, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2011.
Exquisitely created, Translunar Paradise is told entirely without words and in their place are movement, haunting music and masks. This is a powerful and emotional tale of a man who is confronted by the solitude of bereavement.
Director and performer George Mann says,“This is about the gap between young and old. Age, like a mask, can obscure the fact a person was once young. We’re working without words to convey this story through the body and music on a poetic level. The audience will be immersed in feeling, sensations and movements. We hope they go home feeling they’ve experienced something very special.”
- “an extraordinary performance”The Observer
- “Extraordinarily poignant…beautifully performed…. packs a real emotional punch. In the end, this is a show about loss that is as much about mourning your own lost self as about the grief at the death of a long-term partner.”The Guardian
- “an admirable, infinitely gentle and wordless story of loss and remembrance”The Times
- “I really cannot recommend this highly enough, it is not just one of the best shows I have seen at this year’s fringe, but any fringe.”The Stage
- “a thing of perfection.” British Theatre Guide
(Cafe suppers available before and after the show)