Written, devised and performed by Chris Larner and Jeremy Stockwell
Director: Chris Larner
Spike Milligan, the grandaddy of British comedy, wrote The Goon Show and died, it says here.
Order meets chaos, dreams meet reality, light meets bitter, only thruppence a pint.
Knock, knock. Who's there? Spike. Spike who? You see, they've forgotten me already. Gone, folks, gone, into a sockful of custard, and only the echoes remain.
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Devised by Andrew Visnevski
Designer: Alexander McPherson
Performed by Jeff Lewis and Simon Stache
The piece continues a long-standing collaborative partnership between Andrew Visnevski, the director, and RADA graduate Jeff Lewis.
Frequent guest designer at RADA, Alexander McPherson, will explore Cocteau's pictorial world for the design.
Hair-raising nightmare of recovery from opium addiction.
The artist experiences a dissociation between the mind, jumping from ecstatic memories of the drug, obsessions and fragmented revelations as it searches for resolution and relief, and the body, which embarks on its own tormented and humiliating path.
Based on the writings and drawings kept by Jean Cocteau as he experienced his own self-imposed rehabilitation, the piece is not only a plunge into an unnerving tampering with the unconscious, but also an exploration of many of the themes which haunted much of Cocteau's subsequent work - childhood, mirrors, dreams, madness and the Underworld; all of it pervaded with a heady aura of homoeroticism.
Devised and performed by Adam Davies, Henry McGrath and Charles Sandford
Co-directed by Henry McGrath, Adam Davies and Ian Morgan
The untold story of the world's first murderer.
After murdering his brother in cold blood, we meet Cain, living out his life exiled from his homeland. Afflicted by his memories and haunted by figures of the past, Cain must now retrace his steps back to Eden in pursuit of answers.
Origins is a psychological thriller that plunges deep into the heart of darkness, where movement, sound and rhythm fuse to create a physically pulsating stage adventure. Journey into the landscapes of dream and reality, and confront life's primeval questions of faith, death and immortality.
Written and Devised by members of Take Back Theatre Collective
Director: Chris Lawson
Take Back Theatre was set up by actor Julie Hesmondhalgh, writer Becx Harrison and visual artist Grant Archer, as an artistic response to the politics of austerity, commissioning urgent short script in hand pieces of theatre, reacting to social and political events. Togetherness is a series of script in hand responses to social and political events and a celebration of protest and resistance. Take Back is about coming together as an artistic community, and starting a conversation.