A Little Princess has not only been been adapted for the stage with intelligence, love, and respect but it has also been gently nudged into the 21st century too.
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The Lost Thing is a great example of how to bring young people into the world of live theatre and continue to nurture their minds with acceptance and collaboration.
The Little Prince is a beautiful show for all ages, with a heart-warming message about friendship and love that will make anyone nostalgic for being a child.
Ell Potter and Mary Higgins return with Fitter, their second devised show to dance their way through a interrogation of masculinity, using almost 50 interviews of cis, transidentifying men.
Superstar is a fantastic piece of theatre that is completely honest and paints a very realistic image of what it is to grow up in a house of over-achievers.
Set in a dystopian future, Escape From Planet Trash is a campy, music filled extravaganza with a lighthearted self awareness, in which two space explorers embark on a mission to save Planet Trash from an incoming solar flare, ultimately getting more than they bargained for.
Hunger is a new adaptation by Fay Lomas of a 19th century novel by the same name, written by Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.
In THREAD by Freya Alderson, the famous Gibson sisters must decide what to do when their father with severe dementia is accused of sexually assaulting a list of women, decades after the incidents happened.
What Is It? Fiji is inspired by true events that occurred in Germany in 2001. It is a modern, unique, and taboo love story of two people with a very peculiar type of… lust.
In the age of physical theatre, it is becoming increasingly difficult to choreograph original and exciting movement, but Kissing Rebellion is fresh, fierce, and a feast for the eyes. It is refreshing and disarming, and celebrates the richness of love in all its forms, from the mundane to the extraordinary.
Updated from its original form which premiered in New York in 1996, this revue-style show follows various couples as they navigate their way through dating, relationships and love.
What is it? I Will Still Be Whole (When You Rip Me In Half) by Ava Wong Davies, and is part of a double bill at the Bunker Theatre.
Gaping Hole is an original work in which two writers/performers discuss popular plot holes and political lies.
The writing father/daughter duo Alick Glass and Suzanne Glass really captures the feeling of the period in Reputation which, despite the drama of its core story, remains a feel-good show.
What is it? Written by Danusia Samal, Out of Sorts follows a young woman as she attempts to live a double life in this moving story of culture, womanhood, privilege and family.
This very well presented version of The Merchant of Venice is excellently executed, proving to modern audiences that Shakespeare doesn’t have to be complicated in order to understand it.
Touching, heart-wrenching and totally original, Islander is the exploration of the turmoil and devastation of small communities in the light of gentrification.
Call Me Fury is a wonderfully poetic disembowelling of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, as told by the women who were accused of “witchcraft” during the Salem witch trials of 17th century.
Lynette Linton brings together this story in a beautiful and explosive manner through her direction of Chiaroscuro.
The Wild Unfeeling World is a wonderful, warm and emotive tale that personifies how it feels to be battling depression and the truth around mental health in young people in the UK.
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