Scratch: Barrel Organ Takeover

Dates and Times

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec 2015 at 7.30pm (60mins)

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Ticket information


Book Tickets

Part of the Barrel Organ Takeover. Grab a Takeover Ticket for £21 and see Nothing, new Scratches and Some People Talk About Violence. Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest!

Presented by Barrel Organ

Join Barrel Organ for the chance to preview new work developed by members of the company. These work-in-progress performances will shine a light on what Barrel Organ have been thinking, writing, planning and making in 2015. Each evening Barrel Organ will present extracts from two brand new plays and never before seen material.

Sat 5 December

A Play for a White Male – A Play for a white male is an attempt to ask how and why we tell stories and who these stories belong to. Created by Kieran Lucas with Dramaturgy by Dan Hutton and Katherine Thorogood.

You Have To Learn How To Die Before You Die – A monologue  exploring what one young woman thinks of death, after experiencing a bereavement in her family, which may have been suicide. Created by Katherine Thorogood, performed by Bryony Davies.

Sun 6 December

Assembly – Remember that thing you used to do every weekday for the whole of your childhood? Why don’t you do it anymore? Created by Dan Hutton

Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here – Someone somewhere will be dreaming about puppets. Created by Jack Perkins

Part of the Barrel Organ Takeover weekend

For one weekend only, see Barrel Organ like you’ve never seen them before.

From the basement to the bar, CPT’s Associate Artists Barrel Organ will be taking over the venue with an array of performances, sketches and entertainment. As well as their breakout show Nothing and Some People Talk About Violence, the company will show a series of work-in-progress performances and some ideas which have been brewing over the past couple of years.

May include dancing, singing, microwaves, wigs, bubbles, sausages, Beach House, toilet humour, blanket forts and punch-bags.

Schedule of events:

  • Nothing, 5.30pm-6.30pm
  • On Sat 5 Dec: a talk on Barrel Organ’s work, hosted by a special guest TBC  // On Sun 6 Dec: Dialogue Theatre Club discussing Nothing and Some People Talk About Violence, hosted by Maddy Costa and Jake Orr
  • Two new scratch performances from members of Barrel Organ, 7.30pm-8.30pm
  • A Barrel Organ Book club plus a brand new audio piece from one of Barrel Organ (free to ticket holders)
  • Some People Talk About Violence, 9pm-10pm

About the company

Barrel Organ is a UK-based touring company formed in the West Midlands. We have all directed, produced and performed, but have never enjoyed working within the traditional hierarchies of theatre, which is why we decided to form a company which would work collaboratively and collectively to create politically engaged and formally experimental theatre.

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