Theatre

SESSIONS

Thu 21st Oct - Thu 21st Oct

“30 just matters, init. Like there’s no doubt you’re a proper adult then. Like 25 to 29 is just training but 30, it’s real.” Tunde’s 30th birthday is fast approaching. So, he’s just started therapy because he hasn’t been able to get to the gym for weeks and a recent one-night stand ended in tears – his. Interrogating the challenge of opening up and accepting our own vulnerabilities, SESSIONS by Ifeyinwa Frederick is a raw , funny, bittersweet deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy. Start Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50 Band A // £10.50 Band B // £5 LIVE PASS (Students & Under 26s) Running Time: tbc Age: 16+

Henry Blofeld looking to camera and smiling

MY DEAR OLD THINGS: AN EVENING WITH HENRY BLOFELD

Sat 13th Nov - Sat 13th Nov

Blowers shares tales of treasured moments and people, past and present, while looking ever forward to more fun and games as he resumes his highly entertaining innings. Ladies and Gentlemen, the covers are well and truly off! Start Time: 7.30pm Tickets: £25 Band A // £22.50 Band B // £20 Band C Running Time: 1 hour 50 mins (inc. interval)

A DISTANT CHRISTMAS

Sat 4th Dec - Sun 2nd Jan

Find the locations and unlock a Christmas love story spanning the centuries… It is December 1918 and Kitty Hall is grieving the death of her sweetheart – killed in action in the last weeks of the War. But when he’s seen alive, walking the streets of Lincoln, Kitty and her friends set out on a quest to find him, searching across the city and hoping for a Christmas Miracle. A hundred years later audiences we invite you to help Kitty’s descendent Alex and local scientist Dr. Jane Dee use a special mobile app to uncover the ghosts of the past and solve the mystery together. A unique experience that places participants at the heart of a family mystery, using mobile AR technology to create a Christmas story unlike any other. Start Time: Daylight hours, between 10am and 3pm recommended. Tickets: Pay what you decide (£5 suggested donation) Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins Age: 8+ Location: St. Benedict’s Square, LN5 7AR

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Thu 3rd Feb - Sat 5th Feb

It’s Christmas Eve on the Fens and young orphan Pip stumbles across an escaped convict. In fear of his life, the boy agrees to help and sets in motion a series of interconnected events that span a lifetime. In this atmospheric new adaptation told by an ensemble of young actors and infused with evocative music, Dickens’ Gothic story of love, fortune and destiny brings Pip, Estella, Miss Haversham and a cast of larger-than-life characters to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s stage. Start Time: Thurs 3 – Sat 5 February 7.30pm // 2pm Matinee Thurs & Fri Tickets: £12.50 Full // £5 Live Pass (Students & Under 26s) // £5 Schools Running Time: 2 hours (inc. interval)

THE UNBEATABLE FOE

Tue 5th Oct - Tue 5th Oct

This show explores issues such as toxic masculinity, societal expectations of men, traditional male stereotypes, male mental health and non-sexual male affection. Drawing from the company members own experiences and research, we have devised a piece made up of multiple scenes which all explore issues men face in their everyday lives. From the absurd to the extra-daily, the comedic to the sincere, these scenes interrogate the values that are held within a patriarchal society. Sola Virum Ensemble are pleased to be working in association with the University of Lincoln Wellbeing Service and Manwell – a wellbeing support group for any student who identifies as male, to talk openly about any challenges they may have experienced. Start Time: 6pm Tickets: £5 All Seats Running Time: 1 hour (no interval) Age: 14+

EVOLVE SHOWCASE

Thu 7th Oct - Thu 7th Oct

Over the past few months, sixth formers of St. George’s Academy have been working with Lincolnshire One Venues on the EVOLVE Programme, a schools focussed music project that allows young people to create their own live music event to be performed for the professional stage. These young producers have created a fantastic set list of iconic songs to welcome back live music to the stage. From Fleetwood Mac to The Arctic Monkeys, from Queen to Bruno Mars – there’s something for everyone to sing along to! Start Time: 5.30pm Tickets: Free (Booking Required) Running Time: 30 mins (no interval) Location: Skål Tipi Stage, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE? NO WAY, WHAT IS GOING ON?

Sat 9th Oct - Sat 9th Oct

What could possibly drive someone to dedicate their whole life to magic tricks? Does the world need magicians anyway? Is David Blaine a real person? Magician and theatre artist Vincent Gambini – “Truly the Stewart Lee of magic” (Mumble Cirque) – presents a new half-hour performance of ingenious sleight-of-hand card magic for small groups in the intimate setting of the Skål Tipi. Start Time: 2.30pm // 5.30pm // 7pm Tickets: Pay What You Decide (£5 suggested donation) Running Time: 30 minutes (no interval) Location: Skål Tipi Stage, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

REALLY BIG AND REALLY LOUD

Sat 9th Oct - Sun 10th Oct

This is a story. Charli’s story. It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips. A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Start Time: Saturday 9 October 10am & 1pm, & Sunday 10 October 10am Tickets: FREE (booking required) Running Time: 1 hour (no interval) Age: 5+ Location: Roundabout Theatre

BLACK LOVE

Fri 8th Oct - Sat 9th Oct

Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical. Love freely. Love freedom. Love. Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam. They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a  journey to confronting their own worst fears. BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form-busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear. Start Time: Friday 8 October 5.30pm & Saturday 9 October 6.30pm Tickets: £12.50 Full Price  // £5 LIVE PASS (Students and Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes approx. (no interval) Age: 12+ Location: Roundabout Theatre

HUNGRY

Thu 7th Oct - Sun 10th Oct

“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.” Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt. HUNGRY is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour. Start Time: Thursday 7 October 6.30pm & Sunday 10 October 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50 Full Price  // £5 LIVE PASS (Students and Under 26s) Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes approx. (no interval) Age: 12+ Location: Roundabout Theatre