Events taking place between 1st August 2022 to 31st July 2023
Join Holly Spillar in her debut comedy about sex, pain and the brain. This one woman show is full to the brim with surreal storytelling, live music and NHS gifted dildos!
HOLE is about navigating the world of sex when penetration is IMPOSSIBLE. After Holly’s vaginismus diagnosis she began creating the show, hoping to raise awareness and break down the (vaginal?) wall of shame around female sexuality.
Audience members have described Holly's ‘vibe’ as ‘Tim Minchin bumping into Kat Bush at full speed.’ Her shows are often full of dyspraxic mishaps, feminist flirtations and the sweet sweet music of a little red loop pedal.
A new show from James Rowland featuring his captivating mix of theatre, comedy and music. LEARNING TO FLY sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street.
It’s about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love’s eternal struggle with time; about music and its ability to heal.
It’s also about her last wish: to get high once before she dies.
Uplifting, big hearted and hilarious, this show is James’ first since his acclaimed Songs of Friendship trilogy.
“A master storyteller.” Whatsonstage ★★★★
In rooms like this room people lie. Not little lies, the kinds of lies that kill people, or worse...
In this room, or in rooms like this room, they use phrases like collateral damage, like extraordinary rendition, like perception management. They cover up their dirty words with clean ones, in rooms like this room. In rooms like this room they redact the names.
In rooms like this room, language is laundered. The name of the game is spin. Dead Cats blends new writing, performance, film-making, and an obvious plant, to show – not tell – the truths behind the fictions. Dead Cats is part of Proto-type’s critically acclaimed Truth to Power Project – a socially engaged exploration of power, democracy, truth- telling, protest, privacy, conspiracy, and control.
“This is coolly reasoned theatre, produced by Proto-type Theatre with stylish aplomb.”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Proto-type’s team have such imagination and clarity of vision... a great antidote to a tangled political landscape” Exeunt Magazine
www.proto-type.org | #DEADCATS
The Death of King Arthur is a new version of a very old story, an interactive twist on the timeless tales of Arthur and his knights.”
Choose which parts of the story you want to hear: The bit about the sword in the stone? Lancelot & Guinevere? How Arthur dies? Or the other version of how Arthur dies? ...or the other other version?
Sit back and enjoy or actively take part in the decisions that guide the story. Each show is unique, depending on the audience’s choices... bringing a lost Britain back to life and asking what the old tales can tell us in these complicated times.
Examining British identity, our relationship with Europe and ‘fake news’, The Death of King Arthur explodes the legend we all think we know and asks:
“Delivers both laughter and poetry.” The Stage (on Seth Kriebel’s Beowulf) ★★★★