Some People Talk About Violence: Barrel Organ Takeover

Dates and Times

Sat 05 Dec to Sun 06 Dec 2015 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

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
Text by Lulu Raczka


“Outside someone is screaming – Just going for it – She wonders what would happen if I just started screaming?”

In a world of globalization and greed, of zero-hour contracts and The Big Bang Theory, violence worms its way into every aspect of our lives. Following their debut show Nothing (premiered to sell-out audiences at CPT in November 2014), multi-award-winning young company Barrel Organ present Some People Talk About Violence. Expect people, or just ideas, in mindless frustration, on the edge of some kind of revolt.

Reviews for Some People Talk About Violence

“They were up there fucking mutating into a new tomorrow right before our fucking eyes” – Megan Vaughn on an early work-in-progress, June 2015. Read more here

If there’s a more intelligent, articulate, ambitious, exciting, stupidly young company out there, we’ve yet to discover them…” – Andrew Haydon, Guardian critic, August 2015. Read more here

“A distinctive and fully-fledged voice: dripping with disappointment and disgust for our solipsistic society” – Matt Trueman, Fest Magazine. August 2015. Read more here

“New writing meets Forced Entertainment”  ★★★★★ Exeunt. Aug 2051. Read more here

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. Barrel Organ are Associate Artists of Camden People’s Theatre.

Some People Talk About Violence is developed at and supported by CPT, Warwick Arts Centre and the HUB.

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