why that and not this?

created & performed by SPIT 'N' POLISH
25 & 26 Oct 2015
7.45pm
£10/£8

What if Bob Dylan was revered as a corporate hero, what if you told that person you loved them, dressed up in your wife’s tights, clucked like a chicken, drank penis coladas on the beach . . Why do you do what you do?

Fresh from a successful first show at the mac in Birmingham Spit ‘n’ Polish bring you six short plays ranging from the comic to the absurd, the tender to the oddball, and the mysterious to the heartfelt. Using both a mix of new writing and verbatim theatre we look at why we do what we do everyday and ask why things don’t go just that little bit differently . . .

What happens if you indulge that wicked thought you have? What happens if you say what you’ve always wanted to say? And do what you’ve always wanted to do? What happens if you’re not scared of doing that anymore? And what happens if today’s the day?

Over 60 minutes Spit ‘n’ Polish take you on a curious, life-affirming ride that asks ‘Why That And Not This?’

Box Office opens at 7.00pm. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval. 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.

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.

testament

21 - 29 Oct

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.

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?
Based on real events, witness how the human spirit can stretch in order to survive in this new play about the glimmers of hope, even in the darkest of hours.

caravan of dreams

18 & 19 Nov

A caravan is departing friends! It is departing for the East! It is a Caravan of Dreams. For the first time ever, performance storytelling comes to The Hope Theatre with a mythological mash-up of alternative Arabian folktales. Expect flying horses, floating palaces and one very insistent pair of slippers.

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).

alternativity

9, 10, 16 & 17 Dec

It’s Christmas in Billericay. The boys are back from uni, Mum’s been on the
wine and Dad’s dozing off when there’s a knock at the door… This is a very
untraditional EsseXmas story.

little echoes

19 Feb - 9 Mar 2019

London: Now, Last year, Next year. A young girl meets her idol and disappears. Shajenthran’s brother has acid thrown in his face, and Shaj is out for revenge. June is a fixer for the super wealthy but her latest task is a step too far. A kaleidoscopic tale of loss, grief and loneliness in our dangerous, modern world.

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0333 666 3366
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