Theatre

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Sun 4th Jun - Sun 4th Jun

Ballet Cymru Nominated Best Dance Production 2013 at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards. An outstanding adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless play that features breathtaking choreography danced by some of the finest dancers around. This vibrant and dramatic production features Mendelssohn’s joyous music, choreography by the company’s Artistic Director Darius James and critically acclaimed costumes by Welsh designer Yvonne Greenleaf. The Queen of the Fairies Titania, and Puck the mischievous messenger, inhabit the supernatural fairy kingdom. Bottom and his boot wearing “Rude Mechanicals” present their famous play Pyramus and Thisbe. And finally the lovers, caught in a thrilling web of mistaken identity and confusion finally find their way through the Athenian forest to an unforgettable and joyous reconciliation. Tickets: £17.50 Full // £15 Concessions Running Time: 1 hour 50 min (inc. interval)

THE ROOM AT THE TOP OF THE HOUSE

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Stand By Theatre Company Josh finds the outside world both a fascinating and frightening place. At a time where he is most vulnerable, a room of forgotten things quickly becomes the perfect place for him to disappear into the stories of others. An uplifting show about fear, escaping reality and exploring the unknown; through movement, music and imagination, Stand By Theatre Company tell the story from the inside. Tickets: £8.50 All seats // £5 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour Age: 12+  

BOUNCING CATS & BOOM BOOM PUPS

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Journey into the world of AnimaLand where beatbox, rap and graffiti come together. This immersive, high-energy performance features spoken-word artist Maxwell Golden and graffiti artist Mr Dane. Set within a purpose-built graffiti installation, an original children’s book is brought to life and interwoven with freestyle hip-hop improvisation. The Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups need your help as they navigate AnimaLand so audience beatboxing and participation is required.   We apologise that Car Parking is not available for this performance as the event falls within University hours.  Tickets: £8 All Tickets // £25 Family Tickets (4 people) Start Time: 11.30am Running Time: 1 hour Age: 5-10

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Mon 12th Jun - Sat 17th Jun

LAODS Fly “Over The Rainbow” and enjoy the most magical adventure of them all. LAODS, who last year brought you the East Midlands premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot, are proud to present the MGM classic musical, The Wizard Of OZ. Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical Land of Oz This production contains all the much-loved songs from the Oscar winning movie score and all the iconic moments. With music & lyrics from the MGM motion picture by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg by arrangement with Musicscope & Stage Musical LTD of New York. This is an amateur production. Monday 12 June – Saturday 17 June 7.30pm & 2pm Matinee (Saturday) Tickets From: £12 // More Tickets Available through LAODS Box Office on 0845 2080 744 until Wednesday 3 May! Running Time: 2 hour 30 min (inc. interval) (approx.)  

SCRIPT THIS – MARCH 2016

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An evening of rehearsed readings of new plays curated by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and given the professional treatment by a director and a team of actors. Come along and vote for your favourite play – the winning playwright will have the chance to work with our creative team on developing their script further and may be invited back for a full staged reading. Extract submissions to be sent to scriptthis@lincoln.ac.uk for consideration by Wednesday 1 March at midnight. Tickets: Free entry (book in advance) Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

WAIL

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Little Bulb Theatre Why do whales sing? Why do humans wail? Last year, Little Bulb Theatre embarked on a quest to discover the answers to these perplexing questions and more. Now, they share their findings in an aquatic cabaret of songs, science and soundscapes with chances to win cheap prizes galore! There will even be a surprise special guest who only has limited time away from their ocean home (wink)! Join Little Bulb Theatre (Orpheus, Operation Greenfield) as they return to their lo-fi roots in this haphazard two-hander that’s sure (contents wise at least) to be a whale of a time. Part gig, part lecture, part your lips and WAIL! Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour approx. Age: 11+

TONIGHT I’M GONNA BE THE NEW ME

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Made In China A woman takes to the stage. A man watches from the wings. They both wonder if their love will survive what’s about to happen. Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me is an arresting physical endurance act that crashes headfirst into an impossibly true love story – and out the other side. It exposes how we perform our relationships amidst a reality that just won’t live up to what the movies promised. Disarmingly honest and comically imagined, Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me pierces the bloody heart of our obsession with outlasting hardship. Intimate and startlingly immediate, it defies you to watch, in spite of yourself. Funded by Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by triggered@warwick and supported by Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Soho Theatre, The Place, Shoreditch Town Hall and Bios. Developed at National Theatre Studio and Cove Park via Fuel’s Jerwood Residencies. Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)

SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED)

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Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions By Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Acclaimed stars of the West End stage, the Reduced Shakespeare Company are back with another barnstormingly irreverent and breathtakingly hilarious celebration of our cultural heritage – as seen through the eyes of three Americans wearing trainers. In a better-late-than-never nod to the Bard’s 400th anniversary, the bad boys of abridgement present this ‘new’ play by the man himself, as discovered in a Leicester car park! The show, mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running time to a more palatable ninety minutes, embarks on its debut UK tour following world premiere seasons at the renowned Folger Shakespeare Library and the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets: £16 Full // £14 Concessions // £10 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval) Age: 8+

STATUS UPDATE

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Lincoln Young Company By Tim Etchells We know facts. We know secrets. We have opinions, we have intuition and we have the stage. Status Update is an unflinching catalogue of things teenagers learn, believe and have sussed out about the world. Performed as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Tickets: £10 Full // £8 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour (no interval) Location: Studio 1

E15

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Lung ‘We want social housing, not social cleansing.’ Facing skyrocketing rent and forced relocation out of London, 29 single mothers united to confront Newham Council’s gentrification of their home town. From the streets of Newham to the Houses of Parliament, this bold and pertinent part of documentary theatre is adapted from the real-life testimonies of the most under-represented and prominent voices on the political spectrum – providing a truthful retelling of the focus E15 Campaign, Britain’s housing crisis and how one group of women refused to be marginalised. This is the beginning of the end of the housing crisis. Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and Developed with The Civic in Barnsley. Tickets: £12.50 Full // £10.50 Concessions // £5 LIVE PASS Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins Age: 13+