Paint The Town
Season Three: 23rd - 29th October 2017

Events


Bucket List
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Bucket List

  • The Brook Theatre

BUCKET LIST
By Theatre Ad Infinitum

Bucket List is the powerful story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice.
When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.
Using physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song; multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum unfolds a story about love, loss and revenge.

 

★★★★★ What’s On Stage – “magical theatrical force”
★★★★ The Times – “Powerful”
★★★★ The Stage – “Admirable”
★★★★ The Scotsman – “as ever with this talented company, the delivery is powerful, slick and highly physical”
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide – ‘’It is an epic magical story that makes you care deeply’’
 

TICKET INFORMATION:

Date: Friday 21st April 2017

Time: 7.30pm (with post-show talk)

Prices (incl. concession rate): Standard: £12.50, Students: £10, Groups of 10+: £10 per ticket, Theatre Loyalty member: £10.50

Venue: Brook Theatre, 5 The Brook, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4SE.

Age limit: 14+
Run time 90 mins
Warnings: This show contains some adult content and strong language

Purchase tickets here



COMPANY INFORMATION

Theatre Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning international ensemble based in Bristol that develops new and original theatre for multi-cultural audiences.

They all share a passion for innovative theatre making that speaks to a global community, and create performances that harness the universal language of the body. Drawing on their differences in culture, nationality, and language they produce a unique and engaging form of theatre unified by our commitment to the audience.

“That you may be moved, challenged and inspired by our work is our first priority.”

Theatre Ad Infinitum is proud to be associate artist at The Bush Theatre, The Lowry and Redbridge Drama Centre.

Supported by Redbridge Drama Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Theatre Bench and Anglo Arts.

 

Tour supported by Battersea Arts Centre
Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, The North Wall
Supported by Redbridge Drama Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Theatre Bench and Anglo Arts.

Reassembled, Slightly Askew
Apr
20
Apr 22

Reassembled, Slightly Askew

  • The Sunlight Centre

REASSEMBLED, SLIGHTLY ASKEW
BY SHANNON YEE

An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon’s experience of falling critically ill with a rare brain infection and her journey of rehabilitation with an acquired brain injury.

Audience members (6 per show) experience Reassembled, Slightly Askew individually, listening to the audio via headphones while lying on hospital beds.

The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope.

“A real-life ordeal, captured by a daring, disorientating artistic collaboration, which works brilliantly on so many levels…It should be available on prescription.” 5 stars— The Stage

‘’A harrowing journey into an artist’s experience of a rare brain infection’’ 4 stars— Evening Standard

“This story – hers – becomes mine because she puts it into my head so directly. She rebuilds herself from nothing and then shares the fall and rise with me alone.”—Exeunt Magazine

“A truly pioneering project from an artist who wants to challenge our perception of disability and conventional notions of drama.” – Gilly Campbell, Drama & Dance Officer, Arts Council NI

TICKET INFORMATION:

Date: Thursday 20th April to Saturday 22nd April 2017

Time: 20th-21st April: 2pm, 4.15pm and 7pm daily. 22nd April: 10am, 12.15pm and 4pm.

Price: £12.50

Venue: The Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1LX.

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 90 minutes

*Please note: latecomers cannot be admitted.

Purchase tickets here.

 

COMPANY INFORMATION
Shannon Yee (Sickels) is a Belfast-based playwright and producer. Reassembled, Slightly Askew is her autobiographical audio-based artwork about her near-death experience and subsequent acquired brain injury, created with an interdisciplinary team of artists, her neurosurgeon and head injury nurse.

Artistic Team:
Shannon Yee (Sickels) Writer
Paul Stapleton Composer/Sonic Artist
Anna Newell Director
Hanna Slättn Dramaturg
Stevie Prickett Choreographer
Matilde Meireles Project Support

Shannon Yee (Sickels) Producer
Andrea Montgomery Project Evaluator
Stephen Beggs Performer/NI Tour Manager
Mary Lindsay Performer (London)
Stevie Prickett Choreographer
Richard Lavery Video Production

Biomedical Advisory Team:
Mr Roy McConnell Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Victoria Hospital
Colin Williamson Head Injury Liaison Nurse, Belfast Health & Social
Care Trust

www.paintthetownfestival.co.uk

 

    Neverland
    Apr
    20
    Apr 22

    Neverland

    • Rochester Adult Education
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    NEVERLAND
    BY TOM PENN

    A Tom Penn and Battersea Arts Centre Co-Production

    Let’s go on a journey.
    Let’s sail through the sky and dive deep beneath the ocean.
    Let’s go together.
    Step into a tented den and discover a magical world to explore and play in.

    Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan, this immersive new show for children aged 1-3 uses beautiful 360 video projections, original music and performance to tell the story of a child’s imagination.


    Neverland encourages play and creativity between children and their grown-ups. Join us and let your imagination soar.

    The Stage – ‘it is heartening to see baby theatre created with such care, forethought and rigour’★★★★★


    Time Out – ‘Charming immersive show for toddlers’


    Mummy in the city –‘It was different from anything else we’ve experienced together before’ –or- ‘a unique theatrical experience for toddlers’

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    Dates: Thursday 20th- Saturday 22nd April

    Time: 10am, 11.15am, 1.45pm daily

    Prices: £10*

    Venue: Rochester Adult Education centre, Eastgate, Rochester, Kent. ME1 1EW.

    *Recommended age: This show has been made for adult/child pairs and each ticket admits one adult and one 1-3 year old.

    Run time: 30 -40 mins

    Purchase tickets here.

    COMPANY INFORMATION
    Directed by Tom Penn
    Designed by Rhys Jarman
    Associate Designer Verity Sadler
    Projection Design by Will Duke
    Music by Charlie Penn
    Made with and performed by Eugénie Pastor and Sachi Kimura

    www.paintthetownfestival.co.uk

    My Beautiful Black Dog
    Apr
    19
    8:00 pm20:00

    My Beautiful Black Dog

    • The Brook Theatre

    MY BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOG

    A Musical about depression.

    BY BRIGITTE APHRODITE

    "Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression... I have a beautiful black dog and I call her Creshendorius." Brigitte Aphrodite

    Gig meets theatre meets tidal wave of glitter. 

    Billed as part of Paint The Town festival, this is a poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and beauteous complexity of our fragile minds. Depression is at its heart, but it’s not depressing – it’s joyous, funny and hopeful (I hope…) I believe in hope.

    This electrifying show challenges the urgent stigma around mental health and encourages the audience to take ownership over their own black dogs whilst channeling infectious dance moves, swagger-boss costumes and banging tunes!

    ★★★★★ “You’ll leave the room beaming.” TO DO LIST

    “Imagine the Mighty Boosh crossed with the best episode of Girls. Prepare to cry and laugh several times over. You’ll leave a better person” Elle Magazine

    ★★★★  “.. obviously there are songs and costumes and everything, but it’s all just trappings, really; I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so emotionally honest on stage before.” Exuent Magazine

    ★★★★ “My Beautiful Black Dog is a raw show in more ways than one, but the warmth and good feeling that it generates is kind of glorious” The Stage

    ★★★★ “It’s Original, Heart-Wrenching and Warming all at Once” The List

     

    TICKET INFORMATION:

    Date: Wednesday 19th April 2017

    Timings: Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm, Post show discussion 9.30- 10.00pm

    Price: Standard £12.50, Students £10, Groups of 10+ £10 per ticket, Theatre Loyalty member £10.50

    Age limit: 14+
    Run time 70 mins
    Warnings: This show contains some adult content and strong language

    Purchase tickets here

     

    COMPANY INFORMATION

    Writer/Performer: Brigitte Aphrodite

    Director: Laura Keefe

    Musical Director/Composer: Quiet Boy

    Dramaturg/Sound Designer: John Hoggarth

    Producer: Rachel Tyson and Gemma Cairney for Boom Shakalaka Productions

    Assistant Producer: Daniella Isaacs

    Funded by The Arts Council and Wellcome Trust. Supported by and developed in association with Iron Shoes.

    This show is billed as part of Paint The Town festival www.paintthetownfestival.co.uk