Dates and Times
6 June 2015 to 7 June 2014 at 7.30pm
A night of three hot-off-the-press works-in-progress, presented by Gameshow, Annie Siddons and Byron Vincent
SOLO by Gameshow
Matt wants to write you a love song about outsiders – an ode to people who have stood on the edges and shouted. He also wants to rant, kick stuff apart and make a huge wall of noise.
Mixing surreal storytelling, live noise and projection, Gameshow's latest show will push together and pull apart the stories of Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Lee Godie and Alan Turing. What's left behind is about standing out and fitting in, labelling and isolating, being loud and staying quiet. It's about the Madness industry and voyeurism. And making things neat.
@gameshowtheatre | www.gameshow.org.ukâ€‹
Not To Live In Suburbia by Annie Siddons and Richard deDomenici
Five years ago in the middle of a shitstorm of life events, single mother, proud Londoner and theatremaker Annie Siddons found herself living in suburbia by accident. This hilarious, brutal and poignant show – combining live performance with films made by Annie and multi-award-winning live artist Richard Dedomenici, is about her gauche and wrongfooted attempts to fit in, the loneliness that ensued, and her quest to cure it. It’s about what happens when you’re a terrible fit for your community and when you make compromises in how you live because you’re a grown-up, even when these decisions are corroding your soul. It’s about trying to connect in a way that doesn’t betray who you are, and how far you’re prepared to go to hold on to your construct of yourself.
Please note: this performance contains strong language, sexual content and scenes some audience members might find disturbing.
@lasiddons | www.anniesiddons.co.uk
Live before you die by Byron Vincent
BYRON YOU MISERABLE SOD. You think sardonic banter and a copy of The God Delusion will save you from the razor at your wrist? Your joyless atheism and acceptance of the scientific assertions of human purposelessness may score points at hipster parties, but do they make you happy? What if you’ve picked the wrong team? What if your cynicism is a prophylactic to true contentment? Meditation probably does work. Harem pants look really comfy, actually. You’re so busy building a manicured avatar of yourself you don’t have a clue what would offer you true and sustained contentment. Cage Fighting? Jogging? Tantric Sex? Hedonism? Altruism? Time is running out, Byron. You’d better LIVE, before you DIE.
@IAmByronVincent | www.byronvincent.com