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Ockham’s Razor: Tipping Point
8pm Tuesday 1 - Thursday 3 November
2pm Wednesday 2 November.

Following the sell-out success of Not Until We Are Lost, Ockham's Razor return with their new show Tipping Point.
Tipping Point is set in the round with the audience drawn in close to the action. The five performers are enclosed within the circle of the stage, transforming simple metal poles into a rich landscape of images. Together they face a series of challenges as poles are balanced on fingertips, hung from the roof, swung, lashed, climbed up and clung to, the action veering from catastrophe to mastery.
Within this teetering world they push and support each other as they wrestle with the moment when things begin to shift. They must decide whether to rail against the chaos or ride it out, allowing life to tilt towards the tipping point.

Tipping Point features a multi-layered surround sound musical landscape especially composed by Adem Ilhan & Quinta who have previously worked with Philip Selway of Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes.

★★★★ The Guardian

60mins. 6yrs+



Lost Dog: Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)
8pm Tuesday 18 October

Combining theatre, comedy and movement, this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything.
A show which brings you the highlights of this well known but often forgotten story beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden of Eden. A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection.

A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.

★★★★★ The List
★★★★★ The Observer
★★★★★ The Independent

75mins + Post-show Discussion. 14yrs+

Igor and Moreno: Idiot Syncrasy

8pm Wednesday 30 November
We started with wanting to change the world with a performance. We felt like idiots.
Then we danced a lot. We jumped. We called on the folk traditions of Sardinia and the Basque Country. We sang. We jumped some more. We committed.
Now we promise to stick together. We promise to persevere. We promise to do our best.

“A warm, fabulous and funny show”

★★★★ The Guardian

60mins. 8yrs+



Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan
8pm Thursday 27 October

Multiple award winning show including a “Fringe First Award for new writing” & “The Stage Award for acting excellence.”
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream.

At university the whip-smart, mercurial Johnny Bevan saves Nick, smashing his comfortable, middle class bubble and firing him up about politics, music and literature. Twenty years later, as their youthful dreams disintegrate with the social justice they hoped for, can Nick save Johnny from himself? Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour and David Cameron, and the abandonment of those left behind.

Pulsating piece of poetic storytelling” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

★★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★★ Skinny
★★★★ The Guardian

60mins. 14yrs+



Reckless Sleepers: Negative Space
8pm Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 November

To begin, Reckless Sleepers built a room-sized wooden frame and lined it with plasterboard. For several weeks they started smashing it up, smashing it down, then piecing together the fragments of their destruction back together. The result is this show, Negative Space.

From a blank architectural canvas, something fantastical emerges. It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's slasher, action, melodrama...and not a single word is spoken. Soon different possible stories are spiralling around, hurtling towards an ending.

Post-show talk with the company on 16 November.

Director Mole Wetherell. Devised and performed by Alex Covel, Leentje Van De Cruys, Leen Dewilde, Kevin Egan, Tim Ingram, Mole Wetherell, Rebecca Young.

60mins. 12yrs+


Sue MacLaine: Can I Start Again Please
8pm Wednesday 23 November

Can I Start Again Please is a meditative and moving performance about our cognitive capacity to process traumatic experience and the ability of language to represent it. It examines the power of language, as well as its failings. Why does language conceal as much as it reveals? How can it determine what is heard and what is ignored, what is articulated and what is silenced?
Parallel narratives are told in the parallel languages of spoken English and British Sign Language, which intersect, diverge and build to create a mesmerising mix of verbal, visual and physical performance.
A Sick! Festival commission made with support using public funding from Arts Council England.
WINNER Total Theatre Award 2015 for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form.
BSL interpreted post-show talk with the company.

★★★★ The Guardian

60mins. 16yrs+

Lost Dog present Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University on 18 October 2016.