What’s On

Tue 11 Sep, 2018 to Sat 29 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Gemma Brockis

Life ends here. In this room. You are welcome to watch. Just pay a little money, and turn up at the specified time. The password is SILENCE.

Tickets £15/10 (conc.) £10 previews

Tue 11 Sep, 2018 to Wed 12 Sep, 2018

Presented by: River Gypsy Productions

The reality behind LGBT+ pregnancy. Alice and Melissa want to start a family. They document their journey on social media but when tragedy strikes, their grief becomes a public affair.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 13 Sep, 2018 to Fri 14 Sep, 2018

Presented by: FILTHpresents

With nothing on stage but a microphone, one woman plays with the balance of identity, envy and intoxication. In amongst the dancing, drinking and confessions we watch a woman unravel.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 15 Sep, 2018

Presented by: British Intervention

Gesamtkunstwerk is an ongoing, ever-changing project fusing live art, music and protest. Constantly adapting to the volatile flux of modern politics, art consumption and social resistance

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 17 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Dirty Rascals and Louise Wilcox

Craft the resistance with Crimson Wave. Using the power of arts, crafts and genital fluids, she will give you tools to aid you in your fight against misogyny.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 18 Sep, 2018 to Wed 19 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Factory Irregular

An immersive ‘live broadcast room’ exploring how we connect with others online and offline.

Tickets £12 / 10 (conc)

Thu 20 Sep, 2018 to Sat 22 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Nicola Baldwin&Co

Expect mystery infection, a makeshift lab & experiments. Stranger than fiction.

Tickets £8 work-in-progress

Mon 24 Sep, 2018 to Tue 25 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Joseph Morgan Schofield

Beneath the synthetic terf, we’re looking at deep time, baby. This is a ritual for QUEER SURVIVAL, a stagger thru eco- and gender anxiety, via ancient Norse sex magick

Tickets £8 work-in-progress

Wed 26 Sep, 2018 to Thu 27 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Susan Kempster

Eye is a close-up, a detail, an intimate dive into the world of wordless dialogue where so much is said. Sometimes comical, sometimes too close for comfort.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 27 Sep, 2018 to Sat 29 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Milk Presents, Ray Filar, Liz Clarke & Tom Marshman

Come As You Are Festival heads to Theatre Royal Wakefield for a weekend of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender.

Tickets Various

Fri 28 Sep, 2018 to Sat 29 Sep, 2018

Presented by: Live Beasts

A riot grrrl ritual. Two witches show a wronged woman how terrible her boyfriend has been – they use magik, and the magik is the audience.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 1 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of brand new work, featuring the latest recipients of our BAME Seed Commissions. Full line-up to be announced soon.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 2 Oct, 2018 to Fri 5 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Natasha Simone

Tash is Black. Tash is queer. Tash is a woman. All at the same time. A hilarious and captivating exploration of identity, power and belonging

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 2 Oct, 2018 to Wed 3 Oct, 2018

Presented by: La JohnJoseph

A true and queer tale of a journey through the wasteland of mental illness. Somewhere between séance and recital, it delves into psychosis with compassion, hoping to find catharsis.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 4 Oct, 2018 to Fri 5 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Ada Mukhina

Welcome to RiskLab, a place to explore risk in art and artists at risk through technology.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 6 Oct, 2018 to Sun 7 Oct, 2018

Presented by: The DICE Team

Six artists stand across from each other, waiting for their chance to perform - but it’s not up to any of us. It’s up to the dice roll.

Tickets £10/5 (conc.)

Tue 9 Oct, 2018 to Sat 20 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Tom Adams and Lillian Henley

Using live music, song and verbatim sleep recordings, a ★★★★ gig-theatre show about the joy and terror of sharing your bed with a sleep-talker

Tickets £15/10 (conc.)

Tue 9 Oct, 2018 to Thu 11 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Artists of Affection

From the dreamscapes of the makers behind Pecs Drag Kings comes a surrealist love song to female friendship. Kingdom: a show about two queer femme best friends who share a bedroom.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 12 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Milk Presents, Edalia Day & Lucy Hutson

Come As You Are Festival heads to Derby Theatre for a weekend of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender.

Tickets Various

Fri 12 Oct, 2018 to Sat 13 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Leyla Josephine

In a fiery collision of spoken word and theatre Leyla asks whether we can really make a difference or, if in fact, everything is broken beyond repair.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 15 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Lanre Malaolu

Through a fusion of physical theatre and hip-hop dance, follow a day in the life of Michael and his internal and external battles with his mental health.

Tickets £8 work-in-progress

Tue 16 Oct, 2018 to Thu 18 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Kelly Green

Part lecture, part hen party, with a sprinkling of a conference and the grittiness of a squat rave, CHAV is a timely comment on working class female identity.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 19 Oct, 2018 to Sat 20 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Mr and Mrs Clark

A one-man show about constructed fear that asks directly if the world wants us to feel safe. A brave, revealing and at times hilarious tour of one man’s fears.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 22 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s scratch night LIVE is back. Experimental and radical new work from a whole host of companies and artists from under-represented backgrounds.

Tickets £5

Tue 23 Oct, 2018 to Wed 24 Oct, 2018

Presented by: MECHANIMAL

Zugunruhe (zoo-gun-rue) explores the incredible flight of a marsh warbler, the only bird whose song echoes its migration route. Body-compasses, magnetic fields, African sunsets, star-chasing... a wild look at migration.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 23 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Catherine Dyson, Theatr Iolo & The Riverfront.

'So, what's it like round here?' The unheard, unbelievably true story of a girl called Maya; forever thirteen, forever on the move.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Wed 24 Oct, 2018 to Fri 26 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Double Trouble

Is there only one version of what happened: of the departure, the journey, the arrival? Decades later, two people pick through the debris, piecing together a new version of the same story.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 25 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Lindy Nsingo

Zambian born, London based choreographer Lindy Nsingo presents Belong. Using voice recordings from her family and traditional Zambian song, join Lindy for an evening of dance, informed by ideas of migration & refuge.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 26 Oct, 2018 to Sun 28 Oct, 2018

Presented by: SBC Theatre

When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, Where We Began examines where we could end up. A wild and vivid vision of the future.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 27 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Two Destination Language

A story of love, breaking free and Europe, from multi-award-winning Two Destination Language.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 28 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Art Lingual UK

Has ‘immigrant’ become a dirty word? Art Lingual presents a devised, verbatim theatre piece that asks the hard...and soft questions about Brexit, immigration, and where we belong in the world.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 29 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Various Artists

An explosive nights of work-in-progress exploring the themes of the festival. Full line-up to be announced soon. Part of No Direction Home festival.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 30 Oct, 2018 to Wed 31 Oct, 2018

Presented by: Jonathon

Mixing documentation, story-telling and an anarchic approach to performance: a solo show about a man travelling from Oxford to Istanbul dressed as a hobbit

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 30 Oct, 2018

Presented by: NotNow Collective

Join NotNow Collective in making and breaking pepper biscuits and family traditions. We follow a traditional Croatian recipe dating from the Renaissance, whilst treating you to a spicy-sweet story, and keeping an eye on the oven.

Tickets £8 work-in-progress

Wed 31 Oct, 2018

Presented by: NOMAD

An interconnected showcase of visual art, poetry, drama and music using our living knowledge as people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to challenge the myth surrounding migration/immigration in the world today.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 1 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Music In Detention and Lois Weaver

A special public event which will bring together people from arts, migration and social justice backgrounds to explore the role of the arts in developing strategies around radical hospitality.

Tickets Pay what you can

Fri 2 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Mo'min Swaitat, The Spacelab Programme

Devised through workshops for young refugees run by theatre-maker Mo’min Swaitat, Fragments explores the shattering and reintegration of cultures, memories, time and space, as experienced through the body in motion.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 2 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Kitty Fedorec with The Misters of Circe

Global politics, historical echoes, a dead geopolitical therory, subculture as refuge and the music of The Sisters of Mercy. For one night we will make a heartland where we can all belong.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 3 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Zad

How do you talk to your daughter about the trauma of a civil war? A play about intergenerational trauma, and the way it is told through funny, stylised stories of daily life.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 3 Nov, 2018

Presented by: The Cocoa Butter Club

The Cocoa Butter Club celebrates performers of colour and their stories. Wrapped Burlesque, live music, drag, we are turning the heat up and inviting you to join a movement of culture, history and empowerment.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 5 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Cut the Cord

Four toys escape their country at war to find a new place to call home. Written by children in response to the refugee crisis, Cut the Cord presents Beyond the Blue. 

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 5 Nov, 2018 to Wed 7 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Winnie Imara and Tamsin Newlands

One room - Ana and Joud are waiting. Thing is they don't know how long they're waiting for. How will they survive a system rigged against them? And what sacrifices will be made.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 6 Nov, 2018 to Sat 10 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Cash Carraway

A semi autobiographical show about the media portrayal of working class women, government cuts to domestic violence services and life in a women’s refuge. Written and performed by Cash Carraway.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 8 Nov, 2018 to Sat 10 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Milk Presents, Ray Filar & Lucy Hutson

Come As You Are Festival heads to Metal and Vivacity Key Peterborough for a weekend of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender.

Tickets Various

Fri 9 Nov, 2018 to Sun 11 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Phosphoros Theatre

Four refugee and asylum-seeking young men take us from a pizza shop, across centuries and continents to explore past, present and futures. Revealing, witty, lyrical.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sun 11 Nov, 2018

Presented by: CURTIS

The sound of droning guitar and staggering synths will act as a symphony for the forgotten in this piece about us and them. Status, patriotism, you, me, us & them.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 13 Nov, 2018 to Sat 17 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Beth Higham-Edwards & Tom Hughes

As disease and riots rage outside, the two remaining members of Theatre Union of Artists(TM) make a show. Daughters of the Sun is an anarchic song cycle, sort of inspired by Maxim Gorky.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 13 Nov, 2018 to Wed 14 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Jamal Gerald

Exploring free speech, Facebook debates, police brutality, privilege and self-reflection, Dogmatic focuses on what happened when Jamal became more aware of racial inequality and how he allowed this to consume him.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 15 Nov, 2018 to Fri 16 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Rose Eye

Solo gig-theatre exploring life in prison for young women in the UK. Winner of the Oberon Books New Play Award and the NSDF Camden People’s Theatre Award 2018.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Sat 17 Nov, 2018 to Sun 18 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Milk Presents, Ray Filar, Liz Clarke & Tom Marshman

Come As You Are Festival heads to Exeter Phoenix for a weekend of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender.

Tickets Various

Sat 17 Nov, 2018 to Sun 18 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Vijay Patel

A cabaret/live art exploration of Indian corner shop culture. Vijay Patel questions notions of work, migration, and refuge through song, dance and ice cream.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 19 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Pat Ashe & Thomas Martin

Explore the cutting edge of performance and play at London’s only night of theatre and video games! Now in its FIFTH year! Bleep bloop.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 20 Nov, 2018 to Sat 8 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Haley McGee

Can we turn sentimental value into cold, hard cash? The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale is a hilarious and daring show about the cost of love… or what love costs us.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Wed 21 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Jonluke McKie and Allison Davies

Combining the intimacy of a singer/song writer gig with theatre, The Devil Danced in Our Eyes explores sexuality, class and mental illness through soulful looped vocals and story-telling.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Thu 22 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Adam Welsh

HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE journeys between London and Egypt and involves Adam and the story of someone he’s never met. Let's call her Basila, which is not her real name, but it means Brave in Arabic.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Fri 23 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Trip Hazards

A woman. A man. A screen. Dance Dance Revolution. Trip Hazards' latest show follows a couple on the verge of a discovery that will change things forever.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sat 24 Nov, 2018 to Sun 25 Nov, 2018

Presented by: CPT

CPT's playful new docu-theatre event uncovers a small community, a huge infrastructure project – and the biggest exhumation in British history.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Sun 25 Nov, 2018

Presented by: Roshi Nasehi

Roshi Nasehi’s encounters with bigotry have shown her that while racism is no laughing matter, it is risible. Through storytelling and music, she recounts her experiences.

Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)

Tue 27 Nov, 2018 to Sat 1 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Biscuit & Field

In Paid Fantasist we explore myths of Soho and the ravages of neo-liberalism. And we aim to be the most disappointing barbershop trio you’ve ever seen.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 29 Nov, 2018 to Sat 1 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Milk Presents, Ray Filar, Liz Clarke & Tom Marshman

Come As You Are Festival heads to Lighthouse, Poole for a weekend of adventurous performance addressing attitudes towards and understanding of gender.

Tickets Various

Mon 3 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Barrel Organ

Barrel Organ’s scratch night LIVE is back. Experimental and radical new work from a whole host of companies and artists from under-represented backgrounds.

Tickets £5

Tue 4 Dec, 2018 to Wed 5 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Emily Souter Johnson

Follow Emily on a heart-warming story of love and laughter back to Dublin, back in time, to the week her father died. There will be sing-a-longs, stories, laughter and tears all served with a healthy dose of brandy.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Thu 6 Dec, 2018 to Sat 15 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Will Dickie

A new form of rave expression. Theatre. Live documentary. DJ set. A 90s jungle night that wants to know: How does the DJ reach the massive? Why do ravers point to the sky? When are we many and when are we one?

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Mon 10 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Various artists

An explosive night of brand new work, some of it by recipients of CPT’s seed commissions to artists from BAME backgrounds. Tonight’s performers include Kenton Jordan Thomas and Charlie George.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 11 Dec, 2018 to Thu 13 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Hugo Aguirre, Chloe Borthwick and Lizzie Manwaring

Emily is pregnant with a goat. Exactly what the title promises. An absurd comedy probing the peculiar relationship between humans and animals.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Tue 11 Dec, 2018 to Wed 12 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Nick Field

Unicorns are everywhere right now, as are increasingly bizarre news cycles. But let’s not talk about that! Unicorn Party takes a sneaky gawp at what happens when escapism becomes inescapable.

Tickets £12/10 (conc.)

Fri 14 Dec, 2018 to Sat 15 Dec, 2018

Presented by: Josh Coates & Ali Pidsley

A solo work-in-progress about why/how we anthropomorphise robots and how that will effect society moving forward. A new collaboration between Josh Coates and Ali Pidsley

Tickets £8