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An exhibition of landscape photography

Paul and Filly Bonito-Brook are a husband and wife photography team who spend their time travelling and photographing the places they visit. Between them their images have won various awards and been published in books and magazines and are both part of the Kase Filters Team.

On show are just a few of their favourite images from as far north as Iceland.

The Day I Fell Into A Book – SOLD OUT

“Welcome to The Institute.
We conduct experiments into  the power of imaginations.
We want to know what happens to your mind when you read.
We want to get inside your heads.
It is all perfectly safe.
Trust us.”

Using sound, intimate lighting and projection The Day I Fell Into A Book takes its audience into a lost world of classic tales.  Bit by bit, the fiction becomes reality as the stories seep into the room and our imaginations take over.

A binaural sound and theatre experience exploring the magic of reading and the creative vitality of young minds.

The piece has been created by director, performer and composer Lewis Gibson and is aimed at children in KS2 aged 8 to 12.

“How brilliant it is, in 2017, to see 30 children with their noses in a book, lost in a world of stories. It was fantastic to perform and host workshops in these great schools. Kid’s imaginations never cease to amaze me – it’s incredible to experience what pours out of their brains!” LEWIS GIBSON

Dan Rebellato: The Strange Success of Naturalist Theatre

How a controversial, impossible, disgusting theatrical experiment conquered the world.

Naturalism was a small-scale, highly experimental theatre form that was tried and failed several times in the 1870s and 1880s. It was denounced as immoral, pornographic, radical, incompetent, and boring. It very nearly didn’t happen at all.

But 150 years later its influence is all around us; the theatre or film director owes their existence to that movement; its acting techniques are part of an actor’s essential toolbox; its plays are still a core part of the world’s repertoire; it is central to how we think of theatrical narrative and representation, even if more honoured in the breach than the observance.

Its influence has spread across Europe, then North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australasia. It is baked into the storytelling of theatre, film and television.

But how did this happen? And what might we learn by going back to origins of this influence to discover the strangeness of how Naturalism began?

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (encore screening)

By Richard Bean
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

“Bubbles over with humour. A surefire hit.” The Evening Standard

“One massive hit” The Independent

A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn

A hard hitting, intelligent, Performance Poetry show about Labour, Tories and the division of the left.

When BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green joined the Labour Party at university in 2007 she doubled the number of members who met weekly in the Liverpool Philarmonic pub. Since then she’s stuck by them through the downfall of Tony Blair, the disappointment of Gordon Brown and the monolith of Ed Miliband. And now after a decade of keeping her membership card firmly at the back of her wallet she’s fallen head over heels in love with Jeremy Corbyn and his raw socialist magnetism but if only everyone else agreed.

How will we ever win another general election when the left is so divided?

Following the success of her first show, Burning Books which received 5 star reviews both at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour in 2015, Jess returns with a rousing, lyrical and humorous look at modern politics; a show which not only received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe but also saw Jess win the BBC Poetry Slam led her to having a cup of tea with the man himself!

“It’s written all over her face and in every word of every poem she performs. She really cares – and that’s what makes it impossible to tear your eyes away from her.” BROADWAY BABY

John Hegley’s New & Selected Potatoes

A greatest hits, best of golden oldies compilation (with some new stuff) from ‘Comedy’s poet laureate’ (Independent).

Poet, comic, singer, songwriter and glasses-wearer, John Hegley has captivated and devastated audiences all over the country, in theatres and festivals, at gigs at the Edinburgh Festival, and with numerous appearances on radio and television.

This new compilation shows the breadth of his appeal, with seriously funny, cleverly comic poems on every-thing from love, family, France, art and the sea to dogs, dads, gods, taxidermy, carrots, spectacles and – of course – potatoes.

His Bloodaxe New & Selected Potatoes includes work from several of his books, but not from his latest collection of new poems, Peace, Love & Potatoes (Serpent’s Tail), one of the biggest selling poetry titles of 2012. His previous books include two other poetry bestsellers, My Dog Is a Carrot and Uncut Confetti.

“John Hegley is to potatoes what Wordsworth has been to daffodils” THE OBSERVER

“A mainstay of the alternative comedy scene… an incurable entertainer” THE GUARDIAN

“Consistently plain-speaking yet metaphysical, mordant yet mellifluous, experimental yet traditional…he speaks many a true word in jest…one of our most entertaining and communicative poets” MICHAEL HOROVITZ, THE TELEGRAPH.

NT Live: Fleabag (encore screening)

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by Vicky Jones

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag.

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker).

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre
Show image by Jason Hetherington

“Never has being a modern woman seemed so painfully funny, brutal, and hopeless all at once.” Atlantic
“Funny, vibrant, and blunt as a hammerhead.” NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“A legitimately hilarious show.” THE NEW YORKER
“Gloriously disruptive. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a name to reckon with.” NEW YORK TIMES
★★★★★ METRO | ★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

Tricky Teddy’s Birthday Magic Show

A show for all the family, Tricky Teddy’s Birthday Magic Show features mind boggling Magic, knockabout comedy and great fun with audience interaction. Award winning Krisgar and sidekick Tricky Teddy are back by popular demand at the Bedford Quarry Theatre for the fourth year running, each year the show gets bigger and better!

Produced by Krisgar Entertainments especially for the Quarry Theatre, you won’t want to miss this ‘gift’ of a show!

Build a Rocket

Winner of the Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award, Adelaide Fringe Best Theatre Award 2019 and The Sunday Mail’s Best Female Solo Show, Build a Rocket is a powerful and uplifting play about triumph over adversity.

Yasmin is a bright 16-year-old from a small seaside town.

In an instant, her world is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with her son, Jack. Suddenly her life isn’t sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides.

Abandoned by both the father of her child and her alcoholic mother, Yasmin faces one of life’s great challenges completely alone – but can the thing which threatens to ruin her life actually be the thing which saves her?

“A powerful one-woman show and a tour-de-force from Serena Manteghi whose performance blazes off the stage” ★★★★ YORKSHIRE POST

“Manteghi delivers what will surely be one of the best performances to be witnessed this Fringe” ★★★★ KRYZTOFF RAW

NT Live: Hansard

Hansard; noun
The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.