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  • One Duck Down

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 10.30am
    Join us on an eco-friendly comedy adventure packed with clowning, music and puppetry. Winner of Family Show of the Year at Vault Festival.
    Price(s): £9-£10
  • Moonbird by Joyce Dunbar and Jane Ray

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 10.30am
    Family show by Handprint Theatre with Deaf and hearing actors with integrated BSL, creative captions and spoken English accessible for all.
    Price(s): £9-10
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Full cast
    Integrated BSL, creative captions and spoken English. Deaf Actors; William Grint, Nadeem Islam, Hearing Signing Actors; Laura Goulden, Marian Hoddy
    Captioning information
    Creative captions visible from all over. Best visibility end on.
  • Dexter and Winter's Detective Agency

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 11.20am
    A madcap adventure by Nathan Bryon (CBeebies' Rastamouse).
    Price(s): £10
  • Ian McKellen on Stage

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 12.00pm
    From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian McKellen performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career.
    Price(s): £40 (fees apply)
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Catherine King & Natalie MacDonald
  • dressed.

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 12.10pm
    Lydia now only wears clothes she has made. Dance, live sewing, comedy and original music. Fringe First Award winner 2018.
    Price(s): £15 (£12.50)
    Relaxed Performance information
    There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the auditorium and we also provide a designated 'chill-out space' for guests who may need time away from the performance space (TBC).

  • Algorithms

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 12.45pm
    Brooke has it all but what happens when things go tits up just before your 30th birthday? A bisexual Bridget Jones for the online generation
    Price(s): £10 - £11
  • The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 1.00pm
    The Eradication of Schizophrenia in Western Lapland is informed by a treatment for psychosis that has seen amazing results in Western Lapland. The audience is divided in two while sections of the play run concurrently on either side of a wall. It is only in Act Two, when the audiences switch sides, that the full story is revealed. This innovative staging offers visitors a unique and three-dimensional insight into what it is to be psychotic.
    Price(s): £8 - £10
    Captioning information
    Type: Closed (Own Device)
  • Beach Body Ready

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 1.10pm
    Shaving? Over exercising? Cabbage Souping? Starving? Don’t bother, we're not! Grab your pals and your biscuits and watch Beach Body Ready!
    Price(s): £7 - £10
    Relaxed Performance information
    Every performance is relaxed. We will have a relaxed atmosphere to movement and sound in the auditorium. There are no sudden lighting changes, no sudden sounds and actors are introduced at the start.
  • Too Pretty To Punch

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 1.25pm
    A comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not fitting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement and kickass video projection.
    Price(s): £4.50 - £10
    Captioning information
    Sit in the centre to best view the captions, contact to reserve a seat once you have booked
  • Bait: Kill The Princess

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    Sunday 25th Aug, 3.40pm
    What happens when the glass slipper doesn’t fit? Is it time to put a bullet in the princess’ head? In a savagely playful subversion of identity, Lecoq/LISPA-trained clowns, poets and storytellers Lizzy Shakespeare and Michelle Madsen upend beliefs and expectations in a fantastic game, using clown, spoken word and live art to create a genre-defying work which teases and provokes. ‘Seriously challenging in the most ludicrously enjoyable way’ **** ( ‘I've seldom seen two faces quite so perfect for clowning’ (
    Price(s): £5
    Relaxed Performance information
    Be aware that this show features:

    Audience invited on stage
    Performer goes into audience area
    Total Audience Black Out
    Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
    Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
    Characters expressing anger
    Permission to move around and make noise
    Permission to engage with performer
    Show does not feature:

    Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
    Distinctive smells
    Latex balloons
    Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
    Audience required to walk around
    Audience required to undertake directed movement
    Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
    An intermission
    Audience chill out area
    Show guide or synopsis or character list
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