walk pause walk

Dates and Times

Fri 12 - Sun 14 May at 9pm (8pm on Sun 14 May)

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Ticket information

£12 / 10

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Part of Hotbed: a festival of sex, running from Tue 25 April – Sun 14 May. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket, and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Ponyboy Curtis


Avant-garde performance boyband Ponyboy Curtis bring their latest boundary-demolishing show to Hotbed. Inspired by sources ranging from anarchist literature to skate culture to contemporary gay porn, walk pause walk is like a cross between an open rehearsal and an intimate gig, in which the boys explore the codes of masculinity, queerness and tribalism, through a series of increasingly eroticised unrehearsed encounters.

Directed by former CPT Artistic Director Chris Goode, walk pause walk is the ensemble’s fourth show, following on from their highly acclaimed Ponyboy Curtis at the Yard (2015), FCKSYSTMS (2016) and Coyote (2016).

“So what is Ponyboy Curtis? It’s a party. It’s an intervention. It’s an ensemble. It’s a call to revolution. It’s a fleeting alternative space, precariously carved out of the worlds of late capitalism. It’s an invitation to intimacy. It’s sexy. It’s dangerous. It’s tender. It’s a shot to the heart. It’s a kick to the gut. It’s a blast to the eardrums. It’s not quite like anything else.” Catherine Love, Exeunt

“I’d never seen anything quite like Ponyboy Curtis in my life before. Balletic and human at the same time it was fearless in its exploration of contemporary masculinity. It was tender and nuanced and compassionate. It was bold in its form posing complex and searching questions that interrogated its subject with feeling but also freshness. It was theatrically rigorous, sensual and weirdly both very funny and very sad at one and the same time.” Simon Stephens

Developed with the support of Theatre Delicatessen.

Click here to read Chris Goode on the world of Ponyboy Curtis

About the company

Ponyboy Curtis is a radical theatre ensemble, sometimes described as an ‘avant garde performance boyband’. Led by award-winning director Chris Goode, the company has developed its own unique way of working that allows it to present work of unusual intimacy and daring, especially in its queer excavations of mainstream culture.

Image credit Richard Davenport


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