odd man out

26 Jul to 12 Aug
7.45pm
£15/12
No shows Sun & Mon

Ripley Theatre in association with Black Coffee Theatre are proud to present ODD MAN OUT; two beautiful stories of two people that don’t quite fit in.

RABBITSKIN
Written by Dominic Grace
Performed by Luke Adamson

Joe can name his twenty favourite authors straight off the top of his head and quote his favourite books perfectly. He’s a master storyteller like his father, a man who can make the ghosts and monsters of Irish legends seem as real as the rabbits he skins and cuts up on the kitchen table.

But when Joe tries to tell his own story he finds it difficult to keep on track. All stories must come to an end eventually, but that’s the bit that Joe doesn’t want to tell.

★★★★★
“Tender and evocative” Three Weeks
“Played with a beautiful vulnerability” Metro 

DIARY OF A WELSHCAKE
Written by Lesley Ross
Performed Gregory Ashton

The story of an elephant abroad: a reluctant Welsh hero who will discover unexpected love in the mountains of Hong Kong. Prepare to be taken half way round the world, to laugh, to cry and to throw things at the actor in front of you.

WARNING: You may even get fed!

★★★★★
 “The holy trinity, well acted, well directed and well written” Broadway Baby
“A Brilliant, touching performance” Three Weeks

Luke originally performed Rabbitskin in 2013 in a production directed by Chris Hill and produced by Milan Govedarica. Performed with thanks to Red Ladder Theatre. Gregory has been performing Diary Of A Welshcake since 2006 in a production directed by Steve Marmion.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS CANNOT BE ADMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 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. 

ink or swim

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A brand new play reading event designed to connect new and exciting theatre creatives and develop new writing. In an ever competitive market, finding a nugget of gold early can be the difference between success and failure.

WORKSHOP: inside the audition process

23 June & 28 July

A full and frank investigation of what it’s like from Matthew’s “side of the table” when casting for theatre productions. How does he post a job? What’s he looking for in applications? How best to present yourself and behave at your audition. What makes a good audition ‘chat’? What are the regular, surprising pitfalls made at audition?

fat jewels

3 - 21 Jul

A South Yorkshire council estate. Pat’s having strange dreams. He can’t shake them. He’s gone round to Danny’s for a chat and some healthy advice. Lonely and dangerous, Danny insists that what Pat needs is a therapy programme of Danny’s own making, involving cricket bats and trips to the zoo…

0 days without crying

8, 9, 15 & 16 Jul

Goblin. Troll. Pathetic. These are some of the ways Jess describes herself. This 50-minute solo tragicomedy follows Jess over the course of three months as she makes ill-advised and embarrassing attempts to “love” herself. It’s rip-your-heart-out-sad and wet-yourself-funny, and for anyone who’s ever looked in the mirror and wanted to vom.

bury the hatchet

24 Jul - 11 Aug

Andrew and Abby Borden are found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on August 4th, 1892.
Their daughter Lizzie is the main suspect.

True crime podcast meets bluegrass musical; a fun feminist reimagining of the Lizzie Borden story.
Winner of People’s Choice Award at VAULT Festival 2018.

route

29 - 30 Jul
Having parents that migrated on the Windrush in 1948 from Jamaica, a young British black girl finds herself embarking on a journey of self discovery in a mirrored experience of isolation during her time at a predominantly white middle-class university. ROUTE originated from verbatim and poetry, playing with the journey of self acceptance and the meaning of home.

medicine

14 Aug - 1 Sept

‘You’ll catch your death out here.’ 

‘Well I’m not here to catch a bus, am I?’ 

One howling night in Northern Ireland, Ma discovers Moira on the edge of Warrenpoint pier, full of cheap whiskey and desperate to end it all…

Is it too late to bring her daughter home?

clown, clown and pigeon: the lamentable comed-ilogy

19 - 20 Aug

‘Clown, Clown and Pigeon’ proudly present their biggest (second) production to date! The Tragic Comed-ilogy sees them tackle three stories from Ovid’s metamorphoses, with the promise that they will not burn the theatre down… again. There will be romance, gore, but most importantly there will be NO PIGEONS!

the dog / the cat

4 - 22 Sept

From Brendan Cowell (Star of Yerma) and Lally Katz One of Australia’s finest playwriters comes THE DOG / THE CAT, a hilarious reinvention of the rom-com for the stage in a way that is completely beguiling and very, very funny.

and then they came for me

9 & 10 Sept

What happens after The Diary of Anne Frank ends…a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg with live actors recreating scenes from their lives as teenagers. Ed was Anne’s first boyfriend.  Eva lived across from Anne in Amsterdam.

the lesson

25 Sept - 13 Oct

When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor’s house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn. But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead. This unflinching and dreamlike comedy-drama from the leading French absurdist Eugene Ionesco bursts on to The Hope Theatre stage this autumn under the direction of its award-winning Artistic Director, Matthew Parker.

jericho’s rose

16 Oct - 3 Nov

London. Tel-Aviv. Paris. Baghdad. English. Hebrew. French. Arabic. Two writers. Two generations. Searching for home.

This innovative and beautiful show invites the audience on a breathtaking journey into the past and present. Fusing new writing, movement, live music and loop pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories.

gilded butterflies

6 - 24 Nov

A 6ft x 9ft cell in Florida, USA. A young woman, Maggie, prepares for the end but is she alone?
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head-rot holiday

27 Nov - 22 Dec

In a special hospital for the criminally insane, three women prepare for the Christmas disco and ask: ‘in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I’m insane?’ An irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist voices of her generation, Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces, The Gut Girls).

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