Dates and Times
Mon 27 Feb & Mon 15 May at 7.30pm
Part of our Spring 2017 season, running from January – June 2017. Why not take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – two shows on the same night for just £16. Simply add the shows into your basket, and we’ll do the rest! Browse our full programme here.
Presented by Barrel Organ
LIVE is back. A scratch night curated by Barrel Organ; presenting experimental and non-traditional work that specifically acknowledges the presence of the audience and plays with the ‘liveness’ of theatre.
Expect a night of bold, experimental and uncompromising work that tackles a wide range of issues, agendas and ideas, as well as other pieces presented in the foyer and audience feedback like you’ve not seen it before.
Submissions are now open for LIVE 6
Programme for Live 5
Mark Pell and Sam Bailey – SUITMAN JUNGLE
Suitman Jungle spends his days toiling for RBS and his lunch breaks playing live jungle music.
Amelia Stubberfield – FREDDIE PLUTO’S COSMIC ADVENTURE
Psychic standup comedy drag-king
X & Co. – THE POWER OF WOW
Pop-star and Eurovision wannabee Xnthony is making another comeback; this time he brings you the key to The Power of Wow, his true authentic self and… well.. his wife.
Comfort Rachel – JUST ME, LIQUOR AND THE ACCENT
A description of migration from Africa to Ireland.
Josh Gardner & Matt Part – LORD OF THE BUTTHOLES
A bad re-enacment of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Chris Sav – THE KRAKEN GOES BACK TO BED
A performance presentation about how to become a squid.
About the Night
As a company, Barrel Organ try to make work that is self-consciously theatrical; plays with the unique ‘liveness’ that theatre offers as an artform; and continually seeks to explore and deconstruct the relationship between performer and spectator. LIVE was begun as a means of offering a space for artists, companies and makers, who don’t necessarily work solely with new-writing or traditional theatre forms, to test their work in front of an audience.
Previous LIVE evenings saw submissions for work from across the UK. giving emerging, as well as more established, artists and companies space to test up to 20 minutes of material in front of an audience, and alongside work that Barrel Organ will be scratching.
The LIVE night will be going on the road across the UK in November, seeking work from local artists and companies as Barrel Organ tour their show ‘Some People Talk About Violence’.