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.

graceful – POSTPONED

7 - 25 April

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

When 17-year-old Grace’s alcoholic father checks himself into rehab, she is sent to live with his distant cousin, 38-year-old Rhonda, who ten years ago, had an abortion.

A young woman who’s never had a mother and grown woman who’s never had a daughter find themselves in roles they never expected.

have you heard about guy? – POSTPONED

19 & 20 Apr

Due to recent Government advice regarding social distancing and isolation, this production has been postponed. New dates are to be announced.

This is the story of two struggling actresses, Frank and George. As they suffer through humiliating commercial auditions, sleazy industry professionals, empty bank accounts, family pressures and jealousy, their drama school peer, Guy, is enjoying a meteoric rise to success.

talking back

7 - 8 June

TALKING BACK: A Night of Black Verbatim Theatre encompasses two plays: BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN & PRESENT BLACK FATHERS. BLACK WOMEN DATING WHITE MEN: interviews of Black women in relationships with white men. Expect talks of privilege, activism, & headscarves. PRESENT BLACK FATHERS: interviews that challenge the “absent Black father” stereotype. Funny, emotional, & sometimes too real.

period dramas

21 & 22 June

Ever wondered what Period Dramas would be like if they really were about Periods?

Period Dramas is a hilarious one-woman romp through the ages where stand-up, cabaret and tap dance collide to fill the gaps in the history books and interrogate the menstrual taboo both past and present.

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