7.30pm THURS 1ST JUNE
Fest Live is a selection of extracts of new work from local, national and international artists, featuring:
Viva!!! is an intense solo show delivering high octane stupidity you haven’t experienced before, forged using elements of clown, dance, puppetry and lucha libre.
Duncan Cameron is an international performer and theatre maker from Canada who is passionate about making exciting, high energy and hilarous spectacles that he plans to tour the globe with. Viva!!! is suitable for all levels of sanity.
How does a girl with social and anticipation anxiety enjoy a surprise party? Lauren invites you to find out, in a show packed full of party games and hopefully no panic attacks. SURPRISE! is an interactive clown show that looks at how we can confront anxiety, overcome fear, and find freedom from panic through laughter.
‘Her rapport with the audience is tremendous fun.’ – British Theatre Guide
SIREN – KATY-ANNE BELLIS
“Siren” is a new physical performance piece by Katy-Anne Bellis (Caustic Widows) and Barry Han (Artemis). An odd and ethereal mixture of singing, grotesque physical theatre and electronic music exploring the mythology of the mermaid.
UNITY YOUTH THEATRE
An excerpt from Unity Youth Theatre’s show ‘Borned’.
Struggling to choose the right words can stop a conversation before it starts. UYT look at gender, language and finding common ground.
Written: Unity Youth Theatre & Esther Wilson
Directed: Carl Cockram & Laura Campbell
“I Cried Because I Had No Shoes Until…” by Izumi Ashizawa and Matthew Austin
A collection of vignettes associated with the theme of “Shoes”. Sometimes funny, sometimes nostalgic, and sometimes dream-like memories all intertwine, collide, and dissolve around the same object.
“The show conjures up an otherworldly atmosphere that makes it intoxicating.” – Washington City Paper
“Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady is a triumphant display of some serious artistry. ” – DC Theatre Scene