Theatre and Comedy

December

  • someone lighting a dynamite
  • A Ship of Fools Theatre Company presents

  • Welcome to Paradise

  • Friday 8 December, 7.30pm . Pay what you think. 1 hour (14+ years)
  • Strap in for the Captain and Raoul’s hilarious, playful, anarchic, bouffon-clown rollercoaster ride to the darkest corners of Santa’s grotto which reveals the putrid mould under the tree.
  • Ship of Fools bring their unique brand of theatre to the Attenborough Arts Centre for one night only. Expect danger, hilarity and horror in equal measure as they tap-dance back and forth over the lines of decency.
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January

  • room of people doing yoga
  • Naomh Cullen presents

  • I farted in Shavasana

  • Friday 26 January, 7pm. £6 / £5. 1 hour (12+ years)
  • (Part of DeStress Fest)
  • This performance is an audience interactive piece in the form of a yoga class, whilst discussing anxiety and embarrassing stories.
  • Naomh Cullen is attempting to cure her mental and physical ailments through any means necessary (apart from medicine or any real change in diet or lifestyle). Join her for a short easy breezy yoga class where she makes you feel better about any embarrassing story you have about yourself.
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  • person dressed up like charlie chaplin
  • Kirsty Mealing presents

  • Cat Got My Tongue (I Hope It Comes Back)

  • Sunday 28 January, 7pm . £6 / £5. 1 hour (all ages welcome)
  • (Part of DeStress Fest)
  • A semi-autobiographical love story between a body and her elusive voice separated by Social Anxiety. Finding herself lost for words in a busy bar, a woman steps into very large shoes to get them back.
  • The piece is an almost entirely wordless abstract representation of Mealing’s own experience with Generalised and Social Anxiety Disorder. The show features clowning inspired by the work of vaudeville and silent movie actors, with a not-particularly-discreet or unbiased favour towards Chaplin’s Tramp character. This piece was created in the hope of humanising mental health and empowering those who may sometimes feel overwhelmed by it (or particularly frustrated by the head-clutching images that often represent it). But really it’s not solely about mental health: it really is a little love story between a girl and her voice.
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