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Past programme

Showcases an eclectic range of fresh and interesting contemporary work, largely by emerging

The Inhabitants of the Moon are Noses & Diary of a Madman

by In Extremis & Stepping Out in association with Group Z

Tuesday 3 April 2007 - Sunday 29 April 2007

Do noses really live on the moon?

The Inhabitants of the Moon are Noses/Diary of a Madman explores the thin line between imagination & madness, with a double-bill of Nikolai Gogol’s dark, hilarious masterpiece & Steve Hennessy’s new play about Gogol’s life.

Director/Lighting Designer
Andy Burden
Peter Liddiard
Penn O'Gara
Martin Aukland & Julia Gwynne (The Inhabitants of the Moon are Noses), Sebastian Steiger (Diary of a Madman)


‘Hennessy’s use of madcap farce and the poetic quality of his language makes for an intriguing piece, as riveting and baffling as its subject matter’ The Stage


by Merco Productions

Tuesday 13 March 2007 - Saturday 31 March 2007
Post-show discussion
Led by Professor Jean Stubbs [Director - Caribbean Studies Centre/ London Metropolitan University]

An island nobody ever leaves, the Bermuda Triangle, something like that.

Cuban-American writer Jesse Quinones charts a day in the life of a slum estate in Havana .

Cuba: a tropical idyll where the sun never sets, or a stifling prison where the days never end?

David Mercatali
Wendy Uren
Lighting design
Jason Kirk
Geoff Aymer, George Couyas, Olayinka Giwa, Scarlett Perdereau & Vineeta Rishi


"An affecting snapshot of life in the final days of Castro's Cuba" Time Out

Tales from Mumbai


Tuesday 5 December 2006 - Saturday 23 December 2006

An acrobatic production with an all-male cast with tales exploring metro-sexuality & the need for spirituality and hope in the harsh tough world of Mumbai.

Serena B. Robins
Elves n Elements
Lighting designer
Jason Kirk
Cristian Cardenas, Jatinder Chera, Christopher Gutmann, Shazad Iqbal & Imran Mirza


"A truly original evening" Catalyst

22 Death Scenes

by Jumbled

An exploration of how popular culture invades our real life stories.

Tuesday 7 November 2006 - Saturday 11 November 2006

Jumbled look to harness the power of autobiographical material and direct address, and explore placing this in the context of richer visual and theatrical worlds. Through ongoing collaboration with sound-maker Nick Gill, Jumbled closely links live sound with action, to create a multi-layered experience.

We don't want to die but we know people who have. We'd fight for you, we'd lie for you, you know it's true, everything we do we do it for you. Before your very eyes, Jumbled will die not once, not twice, but 22 times. Watch us as we meet our ends simply, quietly, loudly, gloriously, haltingly, beautifully.

Listen as we tell you about the scenes we wished we had seen, and play you the music we wished we had heard. Sob as we breathe our last breath, scream as we are mercilessly butchered, gasp as we escape unscathed only to be gunned down at the last minute.

Performed and devised by
Lucy Foster, Nick Gill, Kirsty Lothian & Mike Tweddle
Lighting & sound by
Robert Wells

Angels Don't Dance

by NEFELI productions

Tuesday 17 October 2006 - Saturday 4 November 2006

In the psychiatric unit of a large urban hospital, Dr Jones conducts a first interview with Jamie:

"Am I broken?"
"I think you are"
"You see the cracks?"

But things are not so straightforward. Unseen to Jones, Jamie is shadowed by Angella, a second personality you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy…

A practising psychiatrist, Brockman’s play is based on true accounts. His work was included in the Samuel French Best Short Plays of 2001 & 2005.

Mirra Bank
Set Designer
Jamie Warner
Lighting Designer
Giuliano Bocca
Sound Designer
Timothy Gill
Costume Designer
Natasha Ward
Lucy Aitken, Will Chitty, Juliet Oldfield, Christian Olliver & Iris Veneti


"Richard Brockman's play contains moments of sheer brilliance, insight and imagination when dealing with Jamie's story. There are episodes of self-discovery that quite rightly deserve him the title of psychopoetic writer, with beautifully crafted denouement and well chosen metaphors" The Stage

Hazmat & Me

by Demonstrate

Tuesday 3 October 2006 - Saturday 14 October 2006

Just after the end of the world, a lonely survivor clings on to better times with a bicycle-powered reading lamp and a dusty old gramophone. He's fed up, he's had enough and he's ready to die.

So it's a shame that his friend Hazmat, an eight-foot radiation suit with a penchant for mischief, is having none of it. Hazmat has a different take on the man's past and won't let him go before he's made to face the truth…

Original score performed live by
Anton Maiof
Devised by
Richard Kingdom, Matt Hill & Ged Matthews
Matt Hill & Ed Birch


"A charmingly quirky (and heart-warming) platonic love story. Both actors are adept at balancing humour with pathos, and succeed in communication a huge amount with a very minimalist script"


Manipur is in north eastern India and its remoteness has ensured that Manipuri Dance has, until now, remained relatively untouched by Western influences and other traditional Indian forms.

Thursday 21 September 2006 - Saturday 23 September 2006

Anwesha Ahmed Company’s project to redefine Manipuri dance in the light of the contemporary world began what was to become a radical process. The title of the piece, Plasmas, is inspired by the notion of the stripping of electrons from atoms to create free-flowing Plasmas –the fourth state of matter.

Five dancers present this journey accompanied by a specially commissioned score, which combines live and improvised music. The instrumentation includes the sarangi, the kartal (played by one of the dancers) as well as the violin and congas.

Catriona Johnson, Rachel Landers, Miia Laiho & Anwesha Ahmed
Kirit Singh (sarangi), Olmo Cassibba (Conga) & Will Street (Violin)
Choreography & Artistic Direction
Anwesha Ahmed
Music Direction
Will Street
Costume Design
Hannah Lenim & Anwesha Ahmed


"The performers are all impressively accomplished and focused, as Anwesha Ahmed's choreography tosses them through aggression, playfulness and contemplation. Anwesha Ahmed steals the show with her seemingly effortless, delicately-controlled movements - demonstrating how expressive and graceful her dance-form can be"

The Highway Crossing (or A Tale of a Golden Fish)

by Stagespell Productions

1st UK production of an Estonian play

Tuesday 13 June 2006 - Saturday 1 July 2006

Three people. One night. Four billion dollars.

How far would you go for four billion dollars?
Would you give up the love of your life?

The Highway Crossing follows a young couple as they embark on an evening they will never forget. A witty and dark piece about human nature and the choices we are forced to make at a moment's notice.

Written by
Jaan Tätte
Directed by
Liisa Smith
Designed by
James Perkins
Music by
Jaanus Putting
Faye Hunter, Gary Mackay, Cal Saville & Archie Whyld


"Catch it while you can" The Observer


by Rogério Nuno Costar

Welcome Goodbye is Portuguese Festival of Performance & Visual Art

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Wednesday 31 May 2006 - Saturday 3 June 2006
Supported by
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

A performance reflecting on the realities of being an actor and a dancer: the ‘actor’ is the essence of a show, equipped with a body to move and act according tothe script, but he is also a person in his own right with his own emotions, experiences and thoughts.

Devised and performed by
Rogério Nuno Costa
José Álvaro Correia
Set design
F. Ribeiro
Rui Ribeiro
Marina Nabais

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Drama: Five Shipwrecks & a Twilight (Cinco Naufrágios e um Crepúsculo)

by Cão Solteiro

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Wednesday 24 May 2006 - Saturday 27 May 2006
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

Based on texts by Austro-Hungarian dramatist Odon Von Horvath, Eugene O’Neill & others, Drama by Cão Solteiro weaves together people and places - both disparate and linked - like pieces of a jigsaw: the drowned, the hanged, the Devil, spectres, unborn children, old English songs and sharks… All come together under the black veil of night, at twilight…

Miguel Loureiro
Set design
Nuno Carinhas
Mariana Sá Nogueira
Paula Sá Nogueira & Paulo Lages

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Singularity

by Beatriz Cantinho

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Wednesday 17 May 2006 - Saturday 20 May 2006
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

Built through a set of images alternating between memories of times past and present, Singularity questions the philosophical concept of a ‘body without organs’: a body longing for desire and thriving in chaos and absurdity, refusing to conform to normality.

A physical theatre piece using the language of dance and movement.

Valério Romão
Ana Gouveia & Beatriz Cantinho
Scenery & costumes
ñaki Zoilo
Tiago Neves
José Manuel Rodrigues

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Flatland

by Patrícia Portela

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Wednesday 10 May 2006 - Saturday 13 May 2006
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

The tragic story of a two-dimensional man who realises his life lacks a third dimension. He discovers that, through film and theatre, his existence in the three-dimensional world is possible so long as there are spectators to watch.
Happy with the discovery but unhappy with the dependency, Flatman organizes a strategy to try and conquer this…

A multimedia performance where moving text is projected and voiced so that it can be read, heard and watched as the story unfolds.

A collaboration with
Christoph de Boeck, Anton Skrzypiciel, Irmã Lucia & Helder Cardoso.

Welcome Goodbye/Adeus Obrigada - Eurovision

by Teatro Praga

Bringing together Portuguese visual artists and companies that share references to tourism, migration and new geographies.

Wednesday 3 May 2006 - Saturday 6 May 2006
Performative art by
Martim Pedroso & Pedro Penim, in a collaboration with André TeodÓsio, Rogério Nuno Costa & Pedro Pires.
Supported by
the Calouste Gulbenkian

Music and drama, dreams and disappointments…

Eurovision is a multi-language performance in three moments: past, present and future. Taking Europe as a starting point, the borders are opened and a new world order is signified from where there is no going back.

May the best man win…




Thursday 30 March 2006 - Saturday 1 April 2006

Hannah Bruce: Rising Passing
Coy-Motion (Rebecca Convoy): Shhhhh!
Sarah Dowling: Where Were We?
Josephine Dyer: Viva la Vida
Levantes Dance Theatre (Elena Edipidi) (Winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2009): I was Engaged to Diego Maradona
Amy Voris: Overlap. Music: James Buchanan. Designer: Susannah Henry.


Art in the Balkans - Half Life

by Filip Vujosevic

Tuesday 6 December 2005 - Friday 23 December 2005
Supported by
Neighbourhood Renewal Unit & Arts Council England

Whoever's spent some time wandering around the concrete shopping centres, tube stations, underpasses and old library buildings all over the Balkans would have been struck by the number of computer centres and internet cafés to be found. In them, all day and all night, youths in designer clothes are busy playing violent interactive video games with loud music playing in the background. "What else is there to do?” asks one of the characters in Filip Vujosevic’s play Half Life.

This is the reality, or rather the virtual reality, experienced by many young people in the Balkans: they live with their parents, are unemployed and without any real prospect of getting a job. They are in Europe , with satellite TVs, Champions League, mobile phones and all the global imagery of success in the 21st century. Half Life follows Bole, Crooks and Killer Belgrade as they prepare for the Counter Strike competition.

Directed by
Steve Harper
Mamoru Iriguchi(Winner of Best Design, Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2009)
Music & Sound Designer
Daniel Biro
Lighting Designer
Ben Pacey
Tarl Caple, Molly Davies, Claudia Duffy, David Newman & Grant Orviss


"A bravura promenade production by Steve Harper"