Performance and Spoken word

March

 



Pricks - CANCELLED

Jade Byrne

Jayne wearing blue leaning on a desk with a manace teddy.

Friday 27 March
7pm - 8pm
£10 / £5 concessions / £30 Family of four
Suitable for ages 12+

"I've had over 70,000 pricks… Of the medical kind. This is my chance to set the record straight about Type 1 diabetics like me. Despite what people say, I'm not bankrupting the NHS. And I can eat cake – a whole bloody cake – if I want to. Join me as I learn to cope with the ups and downs of dealing with a lot of pricks."

This urgent, funny new show blends warmly engaging storytelling withpoetry and an original soundscape. It tells a surprisingly moving and uplifting story about families and learning to care for each other better.

“It’s entertaining; it has humour and pathos, some anguish, some anger and not a little sadness but, ultimately, positivity and happiness.” – BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

"Warmth and humanity" - THE STAGE

"Pricks is a tour-de-force of emotion and a vital piece of a informative theatre. It demands understanding and radiates warmth." - THE LIST

 

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April

 



See Through

Claire Gaydon

Claie sitting on a desk with a laptop and watching you tube on a big screen on the wall.

Friday 24 April
7pm - 8pm
£10 / £5 concessions / £30 Family of four
Suitable for ages 16+

All you need is a camera, an internet connection and something to say.

Last year, 34% of young people voted YouTuber as their top career choice. Claire was intrigued and decided to have a go. Part documentary, part live performance, part parody, part desperate as f*ck, Claire does everything she can to entertain her online audience, while remaining 100% totally authentically real.

Examining validation, confession and the cost of sharing, See-Through is an edited, unedited, live, pre-recorded, reality show that invites you to see behind the camera.

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May

 

 

Ladykiller - CANCELLED

The Thelmas

Woman sitting on chair wearing a nurse outfit covered with blood and hands

Friday 1 May
7pm - 8.05pm
£10 / £5 NUS / £5 Disability Living Allowance / £30 family of four
Suitable for ages 16+

A hotel room, a chambermaid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence... and anyway the woman was asking for it. The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one so...

 

Ladykiller is a blood-soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy- the (gruesome) quintessential jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.

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Tickled Pink Comedy Leicester

Judith Critchley

Graphic text titled "Tickled Pink" in yellow and pink colours.

Saturday 2 May
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£10
Suitable for ages 15+

Tickled Pink Comedy invites you to celebrate talented women in comedy with an all-female line up.  You will feel empowered and inspired.  You can’t be it, if you can’t see it. Bring your friends, mothers, daughters, sisters and men folk.  Women in comedy talk about all sorts and give a difference perspective on the world.

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WORD!

with Antony Owen and the Bogside (Book Launch)

Man stood in the outdoors looking into the distance wearing a beige fur lined hooded coat

Thursday 28 May
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£7 / £4 NUS / £4 Disability Living Allowance
Suitable for ages 12+

Join us for the launch of a new WORD! anthology exploring the Northern Ireland Troubles and work of the renowned Bogside Artists towards peace and reconciliation. Our award-winning headline, Antony Owen, has authored six poetry collections since 2009. His latest The Nagasaki Elder was shortlisted for the coveted Ted Hughes Award and he is one of the leading active writers on war and peace poetry in 21st century poetry. Antony’s work is taught at regular poetry workshops in Hiroshima and also appears in a national UK peace education resource by CND Peace Education.

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June

 

 

Queer Lady M

1623

Drag queen making a face and hand gestures

Friday 5 June
7pm - 8pm
Suitable for ages 12+

It’s time for Queer Lady M’s cabaret! Performed by gender-fluid artist Shane Gabriel, Lady Macbeth comes to life like you’ve never experienced before. There’s outrageous lip-syncing, cheeky dancing and sassy conversation as Queer Lady M invites you to enter her world of passion and shade. But what happens when the show is over, when Shane removes the makeup and puts Lady M to bed? What stories will come to light as Shane invites us into his twilight world? Find out in 1623’s funny and moving exploration of a unique relationship between a fierce drag queen and her anxious alter-ego who join forces to fight tragedy and celebrate queerness.

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WORD!

with Nadine Aisha Jassat

Woman standing in front of red background

Thursday 25 June
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£7 / £4 NUS / £4 Disability Living Allowance
Suitable for ages 12+

Nadine Aisha is a poet, writer, creative practitioner known for combining the creative arts with social justice. In 2017 she was named as one of '30 Inspiring Women Under 30' by YWCA Scotland, and in 2018 she was awarded a prestigious New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, and shortlisted for the UK's largest poetry prize, the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. In 2019, she was included in Jackie Kay's International Literature Showcase Selection of 10 Compelling UK BAME Poets, and released her debut poetry collection Let Me Tell You This (404 Ink) to great praise.

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August

 

 

Moonshine WORD! in the Garden

Graphic text reading 'Moonshine word jam' in pink, white and grey

Thursday 27 August
7.30pm - 9.30pm
£7 / £4 NUS / £4 Disability Living Allowance
Suitable for ages 12+

Join hosts, Mellow Baku (‘A must for all” Courtney Pine, OBE) and Lydia Towsey (“Spectacular” Poet in the City) for this very special, al fresco summer’s night of music and words. Delivered in collaboration with Moonshine Word Jam and the Green Room Gardeners and featuring open mic, nocturnal flowers, The Bootleg Trio and more… Share your work against a backdrop of live music, and/or sink back into the sounds and smells of summer.

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