BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AND IN THE GREAT TRADITION OF ENGLISH REPERTORY THEATRE, AMICI DANCE THEATRE COMPANY WILL REPRISE THEIR SPECTACULAR SHOWS TIGHTROPE AND 35 AMICI DRIVE IN ONE GLORIOUS WEEK AT THE LYRIC HAMMERSMITH.2 shows l 6 performances l 45 performers l 18 scenes l 22 dances l 108 costumes l 300 props and 1 "totally and utterly inspiring" company
‘This is real theatre, it changes the way you see the world’ The Observer
AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL PILOT PROJECT LAST SUMMER TURTLE KEY ARTS ARE COLLABORATING WITH THE ROYAL COURT THEATRE AND THEIR YOUTH THEATRE MEMBERS TO RUN A NEW FULL LENGTH WRITING PROJECT (FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS) AIMED AT YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM. IT WILL RUN ON MOST SATURDAYS BETWEEN MARCH AND JUNE (FULL DATES BELOW). THIS EXCITING PROJECT IS IN COLLABORATION WITH AUTISTICA, THE UK’S NATIONAL AUTISM RESEARCH CHARITY.
HE AIN'T HEAVY IS A NEW SHOW BY ODDLY MOVING. GRANIA PICKARD TELLS THE STORY OF GROWING UP WITH HER DISABLED AUTISTIC BROTHER "SEAN". IT IS AVAILABLE TO TOUR IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2017.
When people ask me about my brother I usually give them the short answer; he has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism. He Ain't Heavy is the long answer. As Sean cannot go on a national tour due to a love of routine and no concept of theatre, we are going to bring him into the room in other ways.
“An incredibly poignant and intimate portrayal of sibling love through puppetry and an aerial swing. You have to see Grania in action: she is a highly skilled circus performer, storyteller and connector, lighting up the entire stage.” LucyLovesCircus
TURTLE SONG BRINGS MUSIC, SONG WRITING, MOVEMENT AND SINGING TO PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S AND ALL FORMS OF DEMENTIA TOGETHER WITH THEIR COMPANIONS AND CARERS.
THERE ARE CURRENTLY TWO TURTLE SONGS RUNNING, ONE IN HACKNEY, LONDON (20 JAN - 24 MARCH) AND ONE IN YORK (16 JAN - 13 MARCH).
FOLLOWING ITS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PREMIERE AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016, SCORCHED, THE NEW PLAY FROM OPEN SKY WILL TOUR IN SPRING 2017 SEE DATES BELOW.
"By turns shifting, gritty, soft and searing, it is one of the most complete theatrical experiences at this year’s Fringe.” Edinburgh Guide
TURTLE KEY ARTS HAVE WORKED WITH SLOT MACHINE THEATRE TO PRODUCE A NEW FAMILY SHOW (5-9 YEARS OLD) CALLED "YOUR TOYS". THE CHILDREN BRING THEIR OWN TOYS TO THE THEATRE AND SLOT MACHINE THEATRE USE THEM AS PUPPETS TO TELL THIS GIGANTIC ADVENTURE, BRINGING THE TOYS TO LIFE ON STAGE USING THEIR UNIQUE STYLE OF PUPPETRY, ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC AND QUIRKY HUMOUR. IT WILL TOUR SEPT - NOV 2017. DATES TO BE CONFIRMED SOON.
"Magical, an ideal introduction to the theatre for children" The Stage
OCKHAM'S RAZOR PREMIERED THEIR NEW SHOW TIPPING POINT AT THE LONDON INTERNATIONL MIME FESTIVAL 2016. IT IS NOW TOURING AND WON THE TOTAL THEATRE & JACKSONS LANE AWARD FOR CIRCUS AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2016.
“Ockham’s Razor push themselves to the limit in a terrific show that wields lethal-looking poles to blend circus acrobatics, playground games and trust exercises." - Guardian
“Their feats are, without question, impressive - exhilarating to watch, both thrilling and nerve-racking - a spellbinding performance.” - The Stage
MUSICAL PORTRAITS IS A PROJECT FOR CHILDREN AGED 10 – 14 YEARS OLD WHO HAVE AUTISM SPECTRUM CONDITIONS.
The participants will use the portraits at the National Portrait Gallery as a stimulus to create their own music. They will work with an artist from the gallery and The Ignite Ensemble of Musicians from Wigmore Hall Learning. This is a chance to create original music with professional practitioners. The project will culminate in a sharing for family and friends at Wigmore Hall.
Musical Portraits is FREE to all participants.
LOVE, BOMBS & APPLES IS THE NEW PLAY BY AWARD WINNING PLAYWRIGHT HASSAN ABDULRAZZAK, A ONE MAN SHOW PERFORMED BY ASIF KHAN. IT'S THE COMIC TALE OF FOUR MEN, FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE GLOBE, EXPERIENCING A MOMENT OF REVELATION.
“A lesson in how to stage powerful, political theatre.” Islington Gazette