Dates and Times
Mon 17 June 2019 at 7pm
Featured in our Spring 2019 programme. Browse the full season here.
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An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. Expect brand new works-in-progress, never-before-seen ideas and some of the freshest work from the UK’s most innovative and exciting theatre-makers.
Men Make Speeches by Nima Taleghani, Donna Banya, Stevie Basaula
Men make speeches. They become our cultural inheritance. Our hand me downs. We grow up with them. We go to war for them. They don’t stop talking. Let’s talk back. If you are profiled as an ‘other’ in Britain, how do you survive growing up? What parts of yourself have to be sacrificed in order to assimilate? Using raps, songs, monologues and speeches, Men Make Speeches interrogates the unreliability of cultural memory and how that makes us forget ourselves. If we forget ourselves, how can we find and speak our truths?
Other Guys by Shireen Mula
A new work exploring masculinity and men’s violence against women created through interviews with over 50 men. Interviewees include: a massage therapist, a primary school teacher, a drag queen, a neuroscientist, a football fan and numerous “regular guys”.
Too Young To Hold On by Make It Beautiful Theatre Company
A play exploring the numbness of manhood and the disillusionment of young love, as one man shows his inability to connect with another person.
“Well, do you ever have that thought? Maybe you’re in the shops or you look at a crowd of people and you just think… everyone’s the same, aren’t they? You see them in an intimate way, they let you in to a part of themselves they don’t show to anyone and…sure enough, after time, they’re the exact, dull same. ”
Scored by the artwork of Modigliani and the music of Jeff Buckley.
Image credit (c) Men Make Speeches by Nima Taleghani, Donna Banya, Stevie Basaula