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peeling @ Arlington Arts
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm

From award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly.

In shadow, 3 performers await their brief moment in the light. Alfa, Beaty and Coral wait… wait while once more the action plays out elsewhere.

Often blisteringly funny, at times almost unbearably painful; peeling takes us backstage into a world of secrets, a world of stories about mothers and their children, a world where these fierce, intelligent and capable women are always the chorus and never the lead.

Following a critically acclaimed tour of Wales, peeling challenges you to experience theatre afresh. Whose stories do we tell? And who will be there to bear witness?

With interwoven BSL, live audio description and captions. Contains adult themes.

“Fiercely clever and uncompromising” ****The Guardian

“Extraordinarily poetic…earthy, acerbic wit” ****The Stage

“Heartwarming, funny, emotional” Entertainment South Wales

Nightshifter @ Arlington Arts
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

On sale Monday 17 June at 10am

Nightshifter is part superhero-fantasy-epic, part tragic insight into the health of humanity. Combining Temper Theatre’s signature fluid muscular movement, fragmented imagery and soul-shaking soundscapes, Nightshifter attends to a world in desperate need of emergency care.

★★★★★ “The audience are kidnapped from their comfort behind the fourth wall and are helplessly thrust into new emotional territory.” The Upcoming (on terra incognita)

★★★★★  “Utterly inspiring physical theatre” Broadway Baby  (on Tribe ) 
The Hit @ Arlington Arts
Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

A very black comedy – Mikey AKA The Ghost is a hitman exposed to parts of the brain he never thought he would see. After an accidental death, some nagging last words, and a chance encounter in a steam bath he is holed up in his New York apartment trying to straighten things out. Bizarre events play out at the Mexico border, on a trampoline via in the aisles of Toys R Us.

Pitched on the extremes of mind and body, this “exceptional puppetry” from award-winning Strangeface draws on the latest thinking in cognitive neuroscience to question the way we see the world.

“A hilarious and engaging show, and I learnt a bit about my brain too” Audience Member

With creative team members from War Horse, The Hit is something different! Breaking Bad meets Samuel Beckett in a show designed to blow your mind.

Jack and the Beanstalk @ Arlington Arts
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am

Jack and The BeanstalkLyngo Theatre presents JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

By Marcello Chiarenza

Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch

Music by Carlo ‘Cialdo’ Capelli

Design assistant Elena Marini

Ages 3+

Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come!

This classic fairytale now gets the Lyngo treatment so expect lots of surprises and beautiful images as Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds. It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion!

Once Upon A Time @ Arlington Arts
Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm

On sale Monday 17 June at 10am

It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing…

Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are about to publish the final volume of what will become the greatest ever collection of fairy tales.

But on the eve of their greatest triumph, a shadowy figure from their past lets it be known he intends to collect an old debt.

Now their sister Lotte has to travel deep into the Fairy Tale Kingdom and confront a great evil in order to save her beloved older brothers.

Is our heroine in grave danger? Yes.

From what? Lot’s of things.

Will she make it back alive? We can’t tell you.

Having previously thrilled audiences with hit shows The Thing That Came From Over There and What The Dickens, Gonzo Moose are back with a comedy fairy tale adventure bursting with physical comedy, absurd jokes and magical illusion.

“Outstanding” Chortle

“Anarchic comedy theatre at it’s best” Fringe review

“A riot from start to finish” Venue Magazine

“Madcap farce” Fest magazine

“Thrilled and delighted an audience of all ages. Outstanding visual comedy” Oxford Times