brazil

writer: RONAN O'DONNELL / director: ALEX CRAMPTON
22 & 23 Oct
7.45pm
£15/12
Sun & Mon only

“This is only meant to happen on the news”

Doddy’s lost; radicalised by US bombs falling too close to home. A trade war between the US and Europe escalates; political pollution, consumer excess, desolation, pills and pints pervade.  Security’s breaking down – the terrorists have wiped out the governments, but the Hamshanker in the control room’s clocking the blonde in the biscuit aisle. Home has become a cynical wasteland where even angels flee.  When hope is a cryptic slogan and every move is caught on CCTV, how does anyone find sanctuary amidst the slums?

Through the stench of smoke and feathers, somewhere in a Scotland not far from now, Doddy scavenges for signs, for sense, and the lushes of Brazil.

Brazil is written by Edinburgh-based Ronan O’Donnell and directed by Alex Crampton (OVNV TS Eliot UK/US Exchange Award Winner 2012). It is presented by ProdUse Theatre (associate producer on the recent and critically acclaimed production of Doubt – A Parable at the Southwark Playhouse) and performed by Angus Chisholm.

★★★★ “The enigmatically dark one man performance by Angus Chisholm can be seen as a suitable pre-warning of 1984…a force of tremendous nature…outstanding” – Liverpool Sounds & Vision

“Performed with vigor and expertise, creating a powerful experience for the audience….Chisholm is an extremely talented actor” – Broadway Baby

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

uncle vanya

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getting over everest

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GETTING OVER EVEREST is an original comedy, following Libby’s journey into singledom after she is unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of 10 years. A unique female-led production combining monologue storytelling, ensemble, character comedy and the ultimate breakup playlist. 

testament

14 May - 1 Jun 2019

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and… Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers appear as apparitions of biblical characters, aiding Max in his discovery or tempting him away. His only hope of recovery lies in the hands of his brother Chris.

sexy lamp

26 & 27 May

“And so I figured if McDonald’s can call itself a restaurant, I can call myself an actor”
SEXY LAMP, Show of the Week at VAULT 2019, is a one-woman comedy with songs that follows Katie as she tries to shed some light on the shady acting industry. Katie trained at drama school so she can audition for ground-breaking roles including “dead girlfriend” and “restaurant slut”.

cuttings

4 - 22 June

YouTuber turned actor Arthur Moses wins an Olivier Award, and goes onto drunkenly deliver the most offensive, outrageous and profanity laden speech in the ceremony’s history.
His publicists have quite a morning ahead of them.
CUTTINGS is a satirical look at fandom, fame and being ‘sorry’ in the 21st Century.

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25 Jun - 13 Jul

Female-led RoundPeg Theatre brings Anthony Neilson’s controversial play to London for the first time in 15 years. A female pornographer comes face to face with a censor – the man whose job it is to determine whether her work can see the light of day.

A tender, graphic exploration into sex, pleasure and taboo.

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0333 666 3366
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