Theatre for a fiver

May

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  • Daniel Bye: Instructions for Border Crossing

  • Thursday 17 May. 6pm - 7.10pm. 16+
  • £5 or family of four £15. 14+
  • A twelve-year-old girl sneaks across the border into her own country. Her parents watch her on a computer screen. The works of a half-forgotten performance artist seem to hold the key to bringing down a brutal system operating on our behalf, right under our noses. Do you join in? Or do you look the other way? Blending Daniel's trademark storytelling with a series of live interventions from the audience, the show itself is as unstable as the world it describes.
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June

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  • Scuffed Shoes Theatre: Do As I Say, Not As I Do

  • Friday 8 June. 7pm - 8pm. 12+
  • £5 or family of four £15.
  • This story explores the fears, enjoyments and the little routines that sustain human relationships. Combining dance, physical theatre, comedy and artistic signing, this performance swings between the normal and the surreal as two sides of a couple do their best to express their relationship to you, from unreliable memories and the territorial struggle over bed space.
  • This performance incorporates artistic signing and is suitable for Deaf or hard of hearing people.
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  • A Mind the Gap production: Mia

  • Friday 15 June. 1pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm.
  • £5 or family of four £15. 14+
  • Having kids is not an easy decision: Can I afford it? Have I got enough room? Will I screw it up? Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability. Woah - wait a minute... learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do that? Do they even have sex? Yes, yes 'they' do. Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today's society. Created and Directed by Joyce Nga Yu Lee.
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  • John Berkavitch: Pokeman G.O.A.T

  • Saturday 16 June. 8.30pm - 9.30pm
  • £5 or family of four £15. Ages 15+
  • One day after downloading the PokÈmon Go app and selecting the Blue Team, John Berkavitch was hooked. A year and a halfís game play later, Berkavitch had risen to be the highest level possible within the game and was ranked within the top 1% of players in the world. In this story told through a combination of spoken-word poetry and immersive projection, John Berkavitch explores the inherent tribalism and toxicity of augmented reality gaming as he attempts to become the very best.
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  • Haus of Yosef: Dirty Rebirth

  • Friday 22 June. 7.30pm - 8.30pm. 16+
  • £5 or family of four £15
  • An experimental, misinformed and possibly damaging journey into the nature of mental illness. Dirty Rebirth was born from a very simple need for help and a very desperate lack of it. Taking matters into its own hands, this autobiographical macabre cabaret is a stumbling, distressing, hilarious and often heart-breaking exploration of how loudly someone can cry for help and what to do when nobody answers.
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  • The Thelmas and Ovalhouse: Coconut

  • Saturday 30 June. 7pm - 8.30pm
  • £5 or family of four £15. Ages 14+
  • Meet Rumi, a British Pakistani woman who's referred to as a 'Coconut' (brown on the outside, white on the inside). Born and brought up as a Muslim, Rumi spends more time enjoying fine wine and bacon than being at the mosque. When she meets Simon, a white guy, she hopes that his decision to convert to Islam will be enough to keep everyone happy. However, as Simon begins to explore his faith, Rumi's world spins off its axis in ways she could never have predicted.
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July

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  • Cinema Para-Discount

  • Thursday 5 July. 7pm - 10.30pm
  • £5 or family of four £15. Ages 18+
  • In this film night like no other, artists are given the chance to create an interactive screening that celebrates and enhances their favourite. Using a mixture of mass audience interaction, costumes and props, performance and lighting, our artists will create a unique cinematic experience youíll never forget.
  • Each event will be themed, whether it's a summer blockbuster or a Hammer Horror, each event is bound to offer a special (and possibly chaotic) tribute to cult cinematic masterpieces.
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