NEW YEAR SEASON
C'EST LA VIE - SARAH BERNHARDT AND ME
‘C’est La Vie – Sarah Bernhardt and Me’ tells the story of the celebrated and pioneering 19th Century French actress who performed all over the world, becoming the first global superstar. Her sensuality and emotion captured the hearts and imagination of British audiences from London to Edinburgh, Portsmouth to Nottingham, who thrilled to her vivid ‘Frenchness’.
Following a sell-out run at The Camden Fringe Festival 2017 at Cecil Sharp House, On The Brink Theatre invites you to join Sarah as she travels the UK and shares her extraordinary life and legacy once again…
YOU DOWN THERE AND ME UP HERE
‘Being in love is…just about the worst thing that can happen to a person’.
You Down There and Me Up Here is a fragmented journey into the minds of two maladjusted young men struggling to hang onto themselves in the face of crisis- one a drug addict who believes himself to be the rock star Nick Cave, the other a neurotic romantic facing up to what it means to be in love. An intense, dreamlike piece utilizing abstract storytelling and innovative new music.
Inspired by 'Right To Live' by Philip Wharam, Mengele opens in 1979, on a Beach in Brazil. Josef Mengele, the notorious doctor of Auschwitz, takes his routine morning swim but out in deep water has a seizure and is washed ashore. Here he is confronted by a local woman who he assumes has saved him. Flattered and entranced by this enigmatic presence, he is seduced into revealing himself. As he seeks to justify his life he ultimately only succeeds in damning himself.
Mengele comes to Katzpace after a 5* acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival resulting in 'Mengele' being selected as a ‘Fringe Encore Winner’ to play an off-Broadway season in New York. The production will coincide with National Holocaust memorial day and is endorsed by the Amud Aish Memorial Museum.
From the corners of the Liverpool section rose "You'll Never Walk Alone", I've never heard it sang that way before or since, this time it was proper, we meant every word. Ten years later, I still get goosebumps.'
ISTANBUL is about family, football, fandom and why a game between people you’ve never met can mean so much. Drawn from accounts of fans all over the world ISTANBUL explores one of sport’s greatest stories through the eyes of those that willed it to happen; the fans.
From the Gut Theatre was founded in 2016 by three LAMDA graduates with a desire to truthfully tell exceptional stories.
“You know, a worm is only a threat if it can get in… there has to be cracks in the first place… you know?”
Meet Stefan and Mica. Two young millennials just trying to get through their hectic lives whilst maintaining their relationship and paying off their student debt! Meet Sam and Faye. The best friends of those millennials and their closest allies as things seem to be going south. Meet Ben – Mica’s down on his luck Ex. Returned from the past. And ready to “patch things up”.
Hot on the heels of his New Zealand transfer of ‘COFFIN’, Elliott Langsdon brings a short ‘Work-In-Progress’ production of his new dark dramady to Katzpace.