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APOCALYPSO: TINSHED THEATRE

Monday 19th – Friday 23rdJune at 8pm in The Riverfront Basement

Tickets - £12, concessions - £10

In a dystopian future a city lays ruin as a half-chicken-half-man clucks, struts and clambers over piles of smoldering debris, as his gas masked companion sifts, shifts and lifts large chunks of rubble in search of lost relics, packets of m&m’s, and rare objetd’art.

Together this twisted pair run Apocalypso; the last bar on earth. Here the whiskey tastes like petrol, the toilet bowls give birth, and the party must never end. The bar is stocked, theend is nigh, and soon they’ll meet the man who caused it all. Tin Shed Theatre Co. invite you to join them at the end of the world for an evening of post-apocalyptic mayhem that is part theatre performance, part gig, part free-bar.

Blending cult-iconography, the spews of their imagination and pickings from modern politics, Tin Shed create their own bleak vision of the future, in an attempt to question the decisions of the today. Utilising their usual assertion of macabre humour they present something reminiscent of Mad Max surgically spliced with Waiting For Godot.

An immersive horror-comedy experience like no other.

19/06/2017 to 23/06/2017
JANE EYRE: An Autobiography

Thursday 14th September at 7.30pm

Tickets - £13, concessions - £12, Earlybird - £10

Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.

14/09/2017 7:30 PM
JRR TOLKIEN'S LEAF BY NIGGLE

Tuesday 10 October at7pm

Running time approximately 75 minutes

Tickets - £12

With soundtrack composed by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy

 

“Tolkien’s lord of small things …enchanting one-man show” ★★★★ Guardian

 

Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but he cannot get out of it…

 

In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down. 

 

Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with soundtrack by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy.

 

With thanks to the Tolkien Trust.

10/10/2017 7:00 PM