the mad house

written by & starring: OWEN BAXTER
10-14 Sept
7:45pm
£12/£10
Tues - Sat

A one man show. The Mad House explores the funny, dark, light, joyful and devastating aspects of being one of five children brought up on benefits by a single mother and having a big dream. Facing rejection after rejection, doubt from others and working crappy jobs to afford drama school auditions.

“Growin up on a council estate int scary. Druggies don’t just walk around scowling at ya, eyeing up anything of value you have on you to rob it and sell it for a bag of smack. Well, some do, but most people on my estate are friendly.”

Jamie Roberts is a conflicted teenager from Ings Road Estate in Hull. His life is spent in a box bedroom mainly writing poetry, revising and dreaming of someone who’ll never love him back. His obsessions include acting, Barbra Streisand, Spiders nightclub and Rachel Berry from Glee.

He has four gobby younger sisters, a stress-head mum who gave birth to him at sixteen and a nana who is obsessed with death.

Meanwhile, at the forefront of his mind is his dream of being a star, and he is determined to achieve it.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 45 minutes without interval and contains strong language and examples of domestic violence. 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 and exchanges are not available.

call me fury

17 Sept - 5 Oct

“The fire of fear is the only flame that burns bright.”

CALL ME FURY is about The Salem Witch Trials. Sort of. A feral scream of rage, this play is a commentary about sexual politics and feminism today – set to live folk music.

Like a spell: a good spell.” Lyn Gardner

the house of yes

8-26 Oct

There’s a storm brewing at the Pascal family home. Jackie-O is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Twin brother Marty’s headed home bringing a surprise. Younger brother Anthony only has one thing on his mind. And mother’s self-medicating (again). Let the games begin!
The award-winning Hope Theatre team present a rare revival of this deliciously dark comic-drama about a family living in the shadow of the Kennedy clan.

thread

19 Nov - 7 Dec

Vivian is on the verge of a career defining achievement when a shattering allegation about her famous father, now suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, threatens to be revealed. As the pressure grows around the family, the threads that bind them begin to snap. Is protecting family, more important than the truth?

getting over everest

10 - 21 Dec

GETTING OVER EVEREST is an original 60 minute comedy, following Libby’s journey into singledom after she is unexpectedly dumped by her boyfriend of 10 years… just before Christmas! A unique female led production combining monologue storytelling, ensemble, character comedy and the ultimate Christmas Playlist.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)