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Mon 22 Oct at 7:30pm

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Part of our Autumn 2018 programme. Browse the full season here

Presented by Barrel Organ

LIVE is back. A scratch night curated by Barrel Organ; presenting experimental and non-traditional work from under-represented artists 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. 

The Line-up! 

JACK EDWARDS with his piece BURNING FAGS a performance that explores the nature of childhood nostalgia, ritualistic behaviours and conservative British towns.

MADINAH THOMPSON with her piece THE BLACK FALNEUR (PART 1), the first iteration of a new work which is the result of a research project entitled Black Face White Space. This project centred on a month spent living and working in Venice. The Black Flâneur explores whether the Black body’s ability to roam freely.

CHEEKY CHIN theatre company with THE ONION THAT MADE YOU CRY, a new devised theatre piece combining sensory experience, movement and storytelling. It explores East Asian parenting and how it impacts your love life later on. It examines the fine line between culture specificity and universality through recollected memories about family and intimate relationships that trigger universal elements and feelings of nostalgia.

AMY R TERRY with A GOOD NIGHT OUT FOR THE GAYS, a one-woman show about being a lesbian and being queer and how those things don’t go together; a one-woman show about being working-class and being a theatre-maker and how those things don’t go together.

Interested in performing at a future LIVE night? The call for submissions for LIVE 9 is currently open! Check out more on our opportunities page here.

This production may contain nudity and strong language.


About the Company

Barrel Organ is a UK-based touring company founded in the West Midlands that works collaboratively to create politically engaged theatre. We are proud to be associate artists at Camden People’s Theatre. 

Our style is inherently, self-consciously theatrical. We draw attention to the context of theatre and highlight the audiences’ relationship to their surroundings. We create pieces that engage with the audience and ask them to interrogate various aspects of twenty-first century culture. | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | #LIVE8 

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