Contemporary Theatre

THERE’S A SHARK IN THE THAMES

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. We’re taught it from a young age, yet we still seem to be at square one. Some people say that the climate crisis is something we have all created. But that is just another convenient lie. Because if everyone is guilty then no one is to blame. We’re doing our bit but are they doing theirs? ‘There’s a Shark in the Thames’ blends elements of comedy and physical theatre to explore the pressures felt by the overwhelming presence of climate change. Start Time: 6.30pm Running Time: 70mins (no interval) Tickets: £5 All Tickets Age: 14+ contains strong language.

THE DUE DILLIGENCE SCOUTS

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Enter a world not so different from our own, and meet newest budding recruits of the Due Dilligence Scouts. They want to hold onto their joy and dreams, but society needs them to grow up. This mixed media performance includes projection, sound, poetry, surrealist script making techniques and choreography to explore how children navigate the strip societal progression into adulthood, and what happens to our imaginative freedom. Start Time: 6.30pm Running Time: 70mins (no interval) Tickets: £5 All Tickets Age: 12+ due to complex themes that younger audiences may find challenging

WEBBED

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Think about it – how do you use technology? Webbed is a piece of contemporary theatre exploring our relationship with technology in everyday life, through comedy sketches, spoken word and physical movement. Besides, we’re all in the same web, might as well join in. Produced & performed by Moral Panic Theatre Company Start Time: 6.30pm Running Time: 70mins approx (no interval) Tickets: £5 All Tickets Age: 16+ (mild language used throughout)

THE INESCAPABLE HOURGLASS

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Is Time real? Whether or not we believe that Time is an artificial construct, we are all affected by it and are constantly aware of its inexorable passing. Who has never experienced a strong desire to exercise control over Time: to slow it down, speed it up, or indeed freeze it altogether?  UoL Level 1 Drama & Theatre and Drama & English students invite you to spend 45 minutes of your time with them as they present their ensemble performance The Inescapable Hourglass, a devised piece which explores and reflects on the concept of Time.  Start Time: 7pm Running Time: 60 mins approx. (no interval) Tickets: FREE

THE BACKROOMS

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Inspired by the eponymous internet ‘creepypasta’, The Backrooms is a carefully choreographed, intertexual performance, set in a mysterious liminal space; an alternate to the everyday, accessible only through the cracks in reality. Labyrinthine walls shift to become ephemeral windows, two-way mirrors and unreachable exits. Bodies mutate. Language gets lost in translation. Devised by a 20-strong ensemble cast of 1st-year theatre makers, this piece interrogates anxiety and identity, (sur)reality, temporality and a longing for escape. Start Time: 7pm Running Time: 60 mins approx. (no interval) Tickets: FREE