Friday 21 June
'Eleven, twelve, thirteen' explores the importance of numbers in our lives, from the significance of the number 11 in the world around us through to the iconic era of the Sufis during the 1200s and a light-hearted exploration of the troublesome thirTEENS. The production comprises a variety of original pieces that innovatively combine dance, music and the spoken word, and sprout unique collaborations between UK’s finest young British Asian artists across genres.
Ever had an annoying friend that just won’t go away? Queenie has. Penelope and Queenie are an out-of-sync, over-sharing double-act. Her Ps and Qs marks a silly romp through their unexpected relationship in all its glory and flaws. Join us for a two-woman rampage through self-disgust and misguided people-pleasing. With more terms for ‘vagina’ than you ever thought possible, and itching with humour.
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Morecambe, a northern seaside town, is struggling to survive just like its inhabitants. Mandy’s avoiding her Uncle Rick’s dodgy dance moves. Sarah’s watching a festival she’s never been to on the telly. Albert’s spending the little time he has left down the pub. And Stanley’s run away from school. But will anybody notice? Does anybody care? Run Stanley Run is a new poetic play written and performed by Rowan Padmore, about bereavement, loss and loneliness.
It's New Year in Rotterdam and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. As Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?
As of 2018, The Doomsday Clock is the closest it’s ever been to midnight. In an age of climate change and nuclear anxiety, we like to tell stories about apocalypse, disaster, endings. This isn’t quite one of those stories. Combining text, choreography and music, Landscape (1989) is a slow zoom-in on an Oregon National Park and the people passing through. Emergency Chorus present a meditation on forgotten histories and lost futures.