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Get your Physical Fest fix at scratch!  Come and see four exciting extracts of new physical work from Babel Theatre, Katie Tranter (Fun in the Oven), Joseph Reay-Reid and Ugly Bucket Theatre .Full info on the pieces below…..


Katie Tranter in association with Fun in the Oven Theatre- Chicken Pond 

A first venture into solo performance, ‘Chicken Pond’ invites the audience into a silly world where the water is always warm and feathers turn up in unexpected places. Please welcome everyone’s favourite ballet chicken as she presents her grand ‘oeufre’ for your entertainment. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even have an egg-istential crisis.

Katie is an actor-musician, theatre maker and clown who is fresh from completing the two year professional training programme at the Nouveau Colombier School of Physical Theatre & Mime in Madrid.

Press for previous work: ‘Wildly, ceaselessly entertaining’ – The Stage

Babel Theatre – The Fall  

We are all indebted! Socially, financially, romantically. Tied to each other, with promises made or expectations placed on us. What are the terms of these often-unspoken agreements? And crucially, what are the costs? Babel begin exploring the complex nature of everyday pressure, and the pursuit of success, professionally and socially!

Based in Manchester, Babel integrate expressive physicality, bold new writing and music to express the grey areas in life where language alone is insufficient.

Press for previous work:

Ambitious, well-acted, well-produced, worthy of a viewing.”   Reviews Hub

  Joseph Reay-Reid- 7.50

It’s the same old 9-5 nothingness. Welcome to the 7.50. The settle down system. Get a partner. Get a house. Have some kids…’7.50′ is an insight into escapism in the 21st century, with blisteringly high physicality and realistic, truthful spoken word. The audience will follow one man through a wall of colour and sound as he tries to break the cycle, or cope with what he has.

Joseph is a dance artist and choreographer based in the North West of England, he has performed for numerous choreographers including, Gary Clarke, Akram Khan and Volcano Theatre.

Gloriously energetic and creative physicality” Reviews Hub

 Ugly Bucket Theatre- Bost-Uni Plues

 Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? Based on the true experiences told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort of student life behind and enter the real world in an explosion of energy, honesty, dance, movement, techno, and plain silliness.

Ugly Bucket are a new theatre company composed of recent LJMU graduates that are committed to creating physical theatre that is unusual, unafraid and especially ugly.

It was fast, It was physical, it was funny, and it hit you right in the gut, everything a good piece of theatre should do’. – Liverpool Arts Society 

Hello! We have some news!

We will be taking a year break from our annual festival, Physical Fest.

The festival has grown dramatically over the past three years, which has been fantastic, as we have supported numerous local artists as well as bringing high quality national and international work to Liverpool that hasn’t been seen here before.

This increase in scale means we have to take a break in order to have the time to raise the funds that are now needed to make it happen, and develop exciting new ideas, coming back refreshed and raring to go in 2019!

We won’t be going away though, as Tmesis will be developing an exciting new show in 2018 with the Unity Theatre, and we will be running the Tmesis Training Company as well as some, one off Physical Fest specials… watch this space!

Why not follow us on Twitter and Facebook  for updates and do get in touch if you are interested in working with/supporting Physical Fest in the future.

We would love to hear your ideas for future festivals, so do get in touch.

Elinor Randle, Artistic Director, Tmesis Theatre & Physical Fest

September 2017