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Live Literature
Roll Over Atlantic
by John Agard

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Crosspath Theatre and urbanflo present a Brighton Fringe performance of John Agard's irreverent one man show with songs in the wonderfully central location of The Old Courtroom, just over the road from Brighton Dome's Corn Exchange. In Roll Over Atlantic, John takes on a range of roles, from Columbus to The Atlantic to The Mighty Mosquito, in a fusion of cabaret, calypso and the absurd. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt with music written and arranged by Thomas Arnold.

Date/time: Friday 27 May, 8.30pm
Venue: The Old Courtroom, 118 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD
Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions
Box Office: 01273 917272 or buy online here »
Read the interview and review by Greg Freeman in Write Out Loud »


Live Literature
This is always the result ☆☆☆☆
by Gus Watcham

A run of three performances at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield.

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Above: image from the video sequence 'This is always the result' by Abigail Norris

In T
he Crush, ageing Kathy longs for the man who barely knows she exists. In This is always the result, chaotic violence and human frailty crash in on Sarah's ordinary life in a seaside town.

Written and performed by
Gus Watcham. Directed for LLL Productions by Mark C. Hewitt with video sequences by Abigail Norris.

"... a disturbing exploration into the frailty of the human mind and all its imperfections"
Read the 4 Star review from Brighton Fringe on Broadway Baby »

Dates/times: Thursday 9 June - Saturday 11 June, doors open 7pm
Venue: Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank St, Sheffield S1 2DS
Tickets: £6 / £4 concessions
Available online »
Further performances to follow in Hastings, Birmingham and Salisbury

Below: The Crush. Photo © François Norris, 2015
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Live Literature
Zones of Avoidance
by Maggie Sawkins

Next performance of award-winning production Zones of Avoidance will take place in Eastbourne linked to a video installation at The Towner by Melanie Manchot, entitled Twelve. The performance will be held at The Birley Centre, immediately opposite The Towner and will involve an aftershow Q&A, to which Melanie Manchot will contribute. Both TWELVE and Zones of Avoidance are explorations of addiction involving the voices of individuals in recovery.

Zones of Avoidance is written and performed by
Maggie Sawkins and directed by Mark C. Hewitt with video sequences by Abigail Norris. Visit the project website: here »

Date: Tuesday 28 June
Time: 7.30pm
Venue:
The Birley Centre, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4EF
Tickets: £9.00 (concessions for Towner Friends)
Box Office: 01323 452255
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Production photo by Nivine Keating © Morrighan Images, 2015


New Work
Diving into the Wreck
an exploration of addiction

A socially engaged companion project to Zones of Avoidance, Diving into the Wreck was first presented at Hampshire Festival of the Mind in May 2016. A second performance will be given Friday 17 June as part of Portsmouth Festivities. Written and performed by former addicts with the artistic support and encouragement of Mark C. Hewitt and Maggie Sawkins, with video sequences by Matt Parsons, the production evokes the secret world of serious addiction; its craziness, nastiness, predictable routines and dark humour.

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Date/time: Friday 17 June, 8.00pm
Venue: The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth PO1 2JE
Tickets: £5.00
Box Office: 023 9282 8282 or buy online here »