The Companies Showcase

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Fri 9 June at 4pm

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Presented by The Centre for Performing Arts, University of Portsmouth

The Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to produce the Companies Showcase and introduce to the professional industry the varied and excellent theatre companies from the 2017 graduating class of BA (Hons) Drama and Performance and BA (Hons) Musical Theatre courses at the University of Portsmouth.

The companies represented show the creativity and diversity of the work from The Centre for Performing Arts. The Companies being shown are Hushed Nation Theatre Co, YMP, and XYX Theatre Company. They will each be presenting a 15-minutes snipet of their original shows; Any ChangeBoiler in the Bedroom and When everyone talks at once.

Any Change follows the stories of Chris, Lee and Rachel, characters based on the testimonies of the homeless community at the Society of St James Portsmouth. Any Change aims to explore, challenge and expose the assumptions and truths about homelessness, using puppetry, live foley and visual theatre.

Boiler in the Bedroom is a brand-new musical by YMP. It tells the story of Students and Landlords and the tribulations they face with housing. The story explores themes of the generational divide and the housing crisis’ effect on students and landlords alike. So, put down your deposit, sign your contract and pick up your keys to our house. Your Housing Portsmouth awaits your arrival.

When everyone talks at once attempts to fuse aspects of physical and vocal performance, driven by emotion to highlight how gender stereotypes are perpetuated in social interactions.

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