10 defendants awaiting sentencing. 10 sex-related crimes. 10 opportunities to judge.
“With judicial budgets tightening, courts are offering jurors direct access to defendants to hear their final statements before sentencing, all for the bargain price of £3 per prisoner! Each inmate is charged with a salacious crime and willing to confess, so book now to avoid disappointment.”
Using objects provided by the audience, the inmate in question will relate their story. Inspired by the ‘confiscated item’, each performance will be unique.
In this immersive storytelling piece, you influence the crime and decide the punishment.
In a boiler suit and some cowboy boots, Ben Crowden is the ranch-hand of anxious absurdism. He’s not got long, but he’s got some special super-secret stories he’d like to share with you all. A series of witty and unsettling ideas for your viewing pleasure.
Ben Crowden is a performance maker based in Bristol. Inspired by the early European avant-garde, he seeks to explore complex questions through performance, but is aware he probably won’t get any answers.
Australia's Oldest Man by award-winning, Australian-based playwright, Kieran Carroll, is a black comedy about a hilariously grotesque 148 year-old man obsessed with Swedish pornography and annoying the Australian government. His long-suffering wife, 97 year old Katya, wants change, and tonight will be the night at any cost!
Bristol-based actor, Matthew Deering, plays Australia’s Oldest Man with Tabitha Fry playing his long-suffering wife, Katya. The work is directed by Kieran Carroll.
Australia’s Oldest Man began its life in New York at last year’s Bad Theater Festival. Word spread quickly. It then moved around New York to the Players’ Theatre Festival (Feb 2016), the Flying Solo Festival (May 2016), The Silent Barn Salon (June 2016) and it will appear at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan on July 16 th and 17 th . The Skint Theatre Festival will be the play’s debut British performances.
Doug Francisco, the chameleon-like ringmaster of the Invisible Circus presents a one-man cabaret carnival of storytelling, physical comedy and song. From Portuguese jails, to the Moroccan mountains, he tells stories of his journeys and adventures around the world.
"Bienvenue. Kalosórisma. Welcome. We are so happy to see you all here. Some of you we know rather well, some of you we don't. But it doesn't matter, you all look... stunning."
Two performers – one Greek, one French – dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the Eurohouse. A darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way.
Made in transit between Greece and the UK, EUROHOUSE is developed with the help and support of Bios Athens, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, MAYK, Wardrobe Theatre, CPT & Incoming Festival.
On the 5th July 2016, police officers spoke to a group of A-Level students about consent. They took with them a leaflet with the title 'R U ASKING 4 IT?'. An effort to engage young people with clumsy, out of date and potentially damaging text speak. Ironically, in a roundabout way, it worked.
Students took to social media. Teachers backed them up.
The event made national media and could have turned nasty, but instead inspired a group of young people to take positive action.
Propolis presents an interview with one of these students and one of her teachers, performed by two actors, word for word.