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  • Too Pretty To Punch

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    Friday 23rd 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
  • For now we see through a mirror, darkly

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    This mystical dance performance is about the connection between what we see and what we believe.
    Price(s): £8 - £12
    Audio Description information
    The audio description is integrated into the show as a voiceover read by the performers, which plays through the speakers for all audiences to hear.
    Captioning information
    The captioning is projected onto a curtain at the back of the stage.
  • On the Other Hand, We're Happy

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    Friday 23rd Aug, 2.15pm
    A tender, funny, hopeful play about being a mum when your name is Dad.
    Price(s): £17
  • A Womb of One's Own

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    Friday 23rd Aug, 2.50pm
    A captioned performance of the fast-paced, frank and funny play that looks at abortion in the UK today for young women going it alone.
    Price(s): £10-£12
    Captioning information
    Centre of the seats
  • Purposeless Movements

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    Four men stand on stage. They have cerebral palsy. Funny and honest, Purposeless Movements is a dance theatre work from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
    Price(s): £20 (fees apply)
    Audio Description information
    Audio Describer(s): Christopher McKiddie
    Touch Tour: 1.45pm, meet in venue foyer
    Unreserved seating. Front of House staff will seat you appropriately.
  • Purposeless Movements

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    Four men stand on stage. They have cerebral palsy. Funny and honest, Purposeless Movements is a dance theatre work from Birds of Paradise Theatre Company.
    Price(s): £20 (fees apply)
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Amy Cheskin
    Unreserved seating. Front of House staff will seat you appropriately.
  • vessel

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    vessel is about how we gain & maintain stability in an unstable world of contested narratives, alternative facts & irreversible consequences
    Price(s): £15/£8 conc
    Captioning information
    The performance uses creative captioning throughout, designed by digital artist Giles Thacker so is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

  • Bait: Kill The Princess

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    Friday 23rd 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
  • Bryony Kimmings: I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

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    Friday 23rd Aug, 5.30pm
    Following a critically acclaimed extended run at Battersea Arts Centre, Grand Hall and an Offies 2019 win, I'm a Phoenix, Bitch by Bryony Kimmings hits the festival as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019. Kimmings weaves a powerful, dark and joyful masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. Combining ethereal music, personal stories, epic film and feats of human strength. 'A choking and exhilarating Ride' ***** (Guardian). Commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne, Battersea Arts Centre, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and financially support by Arts Council England.
    Price(s): £16-£17
    BSL interpretation information
    BSL Interpreter(s): Katie Fenwick
  • Order from Chaos

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    'She can remember the voices, the melodies, the harmonies – but it's not the same. She's remembering, not hearing it.' Jay grew up on music. Underground dance, classical, everything in between: she was obsessed, lost in a world of rhythms and melodies alongside her brother Riley. But Jay is losing her hearing. It deteriorates, her perception of sound distorts and she loses her grasp on what she values most. Passion, youth and love explored through music and sign language, Order From Chaos tells the story of a teenager reconnecting with her passion after believing she never could again.
    Price(s): £6 - £10
    Captioning information
    Type: Open
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