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The Disappearance of Sadie JonesThe Disappearance of Sadie Jones
Written & Directed by Hannah Silva
20 November 2013
Foyle Studio, mac birmingham, 8pm
£10 (£8)
Lyricism, language play and poetic physical performance combine in this visceral and intuitive portrait of the human psyche.
Drawing inspiration from Strindberg’s Dream Plays, the latest work from writer and theatre-maker Hannah Silva blends sound design, distinctive writing and innovative vocal techniques to depict the story of Sadie Jones: a young woman battling a desire to disappear from her own life. As she leads her sister and her boyfriend into the strange landscape of her subconscious, language breaks down, and expressionist motifs depict a struggle between the three, as those closest to her are pulled into the depths of her imagination. The Disappearance of Sadie Jones is a moving and complex tale of love, loss and letting go.
“A structurally daring and challenging production that reminds you how visceral and powerful live performance can be” Exeunt Magazine ****
“The spartan text is conjured into shimmering gamelan lushness, interleaved layers pivoting about shared catchwords, superimposed, staggered, coalescing into riffs and refrains then diverging via counterpoint into cacophony.” Total Theatre
“Lecoq via Complicité; Berkoff via Frantic; DV8 and Pina Bausch swigged straight from the bottle.” Total Theatre
“The boundaries and also the limitlessness of language are revealed in a confounding puzzle of Beckettian madness.” Plays to See ****
Supported by the Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Developed through residences at Beaford Arts, CPT and the Bike Shed Theatre.
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A new comedy by Deborah McAndrew
21-23 November 2013
Foyle Studio, mac birmingham, 8pm
£10 (£8)

Stoke bloke, Dennis Hancock wouldn’t win any beauty competitions. A life long Port Vale fan, Dennis is rapidly declining in middle age and inexorably sinking into the ranks of the long-term unemployed.

In desperation he answers an advertisement in the local paper for an artist’s life model. But when troubled young artist Kat Drosdzowski begins to paint him, Dennis finds himself exposed in more ways than one…

Warning – contains nudity not of a sexual nature. Age recommendation 14 +


A Conversation with my Father imageA Conversation With My Father
By Hannah Nicklin

Mentored and supported by Third Angel.
23 November 2013
Hexagon Theatre, mac birmingham, 6pm
£10 (£8)

This is a story about my Dad (a retired policeman) and me (a protestor).

It’s a story about fear, bravery, what it feels like to be kettled, SuperTed, the Lone Ranger, policing the people in front of you, and being sent out of class. It’s about working out what matters, and standing up to protect it. It’s about Them and Us.

It’s about me, and my Dad.

There are also some jokes in it. Because serious things are worth laughing at a little bit.


Mentored and supported by Third Angel. Supported by ARC Stockton, Theatre in the Mill, and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with additional support from Embrace Arts and Sheffield Theatres.