The nights may be drawing in but here at the Space we are launching our spring season! We’ve got gig theatre, psychological thrillers, concert plays, award winning playwrights, true stories, unsolved mysteries, ex-lovers and … a doll that comes to life.
12 companies. 14 shows.
This is spring at the Space.
Opening the spring season is Edinburgh Fringe hit BRAWN. Christopher Wollaton’s gives a “commanding, tormented performance of remarkable physicality” (Broadway Baby) as Ryan, a young man whose fitness drive soon becomes a threatening obsession. A one man show that dives into our powerful desire for physical perfection and the silent struggles of the men who experience it today.
Next, the melting pot of madness that is Milk and Blood career around the Space with their Edinburgh sell out, psychedelic drug comedy THE DIP. The story of Al, and one epic, epic night. Expect confetti canons, harpoon nerf guns, original music and a 6ft tyrannical police fish (you heard). Describe as “wonderful batshit chaos” (The Skinny), this is the best bad trip of a lifetime. Oh and don’t forget nestled between the madness is the incredible Flamenco Express with a night of the “finest Flamenco” (Time Out)
Then, following their critically acclaimed Off West End run this year, Proforca theatre company bring their “extraordinary” (Spy in the Stalls) FEEL to the Space. A modern, millennial love story about a search for fulfilment, second-hand love and the hope of one day becoming something better than you are. Get ready for all the feels. (Plus if you want more check out FEEL MORE, seven brand new short plays from the FEEL universe).
Then we have the darkly comedic THE SOUTH AFREAKINS, the story of Helen and Gordon, two retirees on the brink of a life changing move but how do you build a new life when you left everything else behind? Based on writer / performer Robyn Paterson’s personal experiences this “achingly poignant” (The Stage) story about belonging and home.
The air hums with static. A black car idles across the street. Paul McCartney has been dead for 51 years. Welcome to the world of PORTENTS, a wonderfully unsettling new show from Why The Sky theatre company. From deserted motorways to city streets, this is a story of conspiracy, isolation and rebirth.
“This isn’t fair! I should be get off my tits without being bundled into the back of a van” That’s right, the Space’s Associate Company Wonderbox are back with FFS! a night of, bitesize plays from the makers of ‘A Womb of One’s Own’. Expect taboo subjects and untold stories in this proudly feminist night of theatre.
Next theatre meets psychological thriller in WE KNOW NOW SNOWMEN EXIST. Based on the true story of Dyatlov Pass Incident this is the story of five women who set off camping and none return. A mystery that has remained unsolved in 60 years, brought to life on stage. Gripping, goose bump inducing drama from up and coming director Lexie Ward.
For lovers of beautiful live music and theatre don’t miss Jared McNeill’s award winning concert play THE CONDUCTOR. Based on the composer Dmitri Shostakovich who, amidst a siege on his city in WWII, composed his haunting “symphony for the people”. The rousing true story of a sound that lifted an entire city in its darkest hour Featuring the music of the “Leningrad Symphony” performed live.
Next up award winning playwright Iskandar Sharazuddin presents POST MORTEM. The story of Nancy, Alex and a love that shattered. Fusing physical theatre and touching new writing this is an honest and comic look at young love and old trauma. Expect secret letters, messy nights and mixtapes.
From two ex lovers to two re-united school friends The Undisposables present THE WASP, an explosive thriller about two destructive women who are out to take each other down. Think childhood grudges, bittersweet revenge and the offer of a lifetime…
Last but by no means least we have Paperback Theatre with not one, but two shows! ME AND MY DOLL is a surreal comedy about workaholic Kate and her blow up doll boyfriend (you heard). The anti-rom com to end all rom-coms. Never ones to shy away from darkness they’re also performing “powerful and thought provoking” (Broadway Baby) WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT BOBBY (OFF EASTENDERS), the story of a child star, a life of fame and a dark story line…
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