Handle with Care: Nothing Special

Dates and Times

Tue 22 - Sat 26 Oct 2019 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Handle with Care: a three-week festival interrogating trigger warnings, no platforming and the culture of the so-called ‘snowflake’

Take advantage of our double-bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16, or make the most of our Season Pass and book tickets for three different shows to receive a 10% discount.  Simply add the tickets for the shows into your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by TomYumSim

“Sometimes it feels like every young person is becoming an entrepreneur, launching a start-up or crowdfunding an art installation – and it makes me feel like I’m failing” – Jesus

Ever wanted to build your own monumental legacy?

Led by CEO of The Academy for Gifted Individuals, Nothing Special is an interactive self-help seminar where audiences are given the tools to unlock their true potential as “gifted individuals”. Through the I Made It Seminar, Othella (Tom Halls) teaches the fundamentals to becoming your Special self: how to elevate your elevator pitch, how to grow your brain with banana, how to catapult your online profile through insta-masturbation and how to turn your crap into innovation.

Throughout the workshop we meet Chlorine (Simone French) – an aspiring millennial, raised with an inflated ego and unbounded possibility. She’s a TED∞Fellow at the top of her class, desperate to impress.

Returning after sell-out performances at CPT’s Sprint festival, Nothing Special is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek satire that pokes fun at the self-obsessed and narcissistic psyches of Generation Y, taking extremely talented people to average heights to save them from a lifetime of disappointment.


Please be aware that this performance contains bananas and references to suicide. To read the detailed synopsis with the content to consider, please click here. 

Health Warnings

This performance includes loud music, haze and flashing lights.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the company

TomYumSim are an outrageous performance duo from Australia. We destroy conventional art and rebel against the mainstream. Making queer, physical, frenetic shows we put the audience in the centre of our chaos. Tighten your buttocks, pour juice on your chin, I promise my pig, We’re TomYumSim.

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