Refugee gods, transposed to flesh and blood, wash ashore to rouse the myths of ancient England, half-drowned in a forgotten past. They disperse through shifting realities to awaken the giant Albion and find the holy grail in a ritual to save England from the rot of darkness and hatred that’s strangling its soul.
Featuring a Q&A after the film with John Harrigan, the writer and director of ‘Armageddon Gospels’.
“Every single moment held me completely. Harrigan and Foolishpeople have given us a film which draws on the rich depth of Albion’s history and lore, and the beauty of its countryside, to pass through the Chapel Perilous of folk horror to offer the Mongrel Nation a new addition to The Matter Of England, something as precious as the Grail… hope.” - Cat Vincent - Review - The Daily Grail
by Anna Moench
Directed by Claudia O'Connell
A teenage polar bear sets out on her own...to New Jersey. A play that's a little bit about global warming, but mostly about fitting in when you're different.
This play tells the story of shrinking ice-flows due to climate change and the struggles of a young polar bear left to fend for herself. She makes her way to a new town but life there is hard as her differences make it difficult for her to fit in.
The play will make us all think about how we treat people who are a bit different from us. Can we change? Can we accept others? Can we help change the world in which we all live to make it better for everyone?
by William Shakespeare
directed by David Lester
The play is set in the antechambers and corridors of a modern day Scottish Parliament. It's populated by parliamentarians, pundits, journalists and outside the building, a volatile public; all the ingredients of modern politics.
Perhaps the group of pollsters who offer Macbeth some insights are a little stranger than usual.
In this production, true to the original text, we have one of Shakespeare's most political of plays, reimagined as a fast-paced thriller where some knowledge about the future can lead to tragedy.
by Vicky Jones
directed by Rob Hughes
Harry and Jo are are up all night drawing the battle lines of their relationship with sex, violence, wine and Wotsits. A viciously funny and daring play, The One invites you into the world of a couple trapped in a destructive and violent cycle of love and lust.
Across 65 short, sharp, potentially shocking minutes, Vicky Jones’s astonishing debut play vents opinions and shows you things on stage with a temerity that puts you in mind of someone skipping through a minefield as if looking for daisies.
First performed in 2014, The One is the work of Vicky Jones, the creative partner of Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
WS Gibert & A Sullivan
Trial by Jury depicts a hilarious court case of a jilted bride and the undoubted cad brought before a learned but unpredictable judge. When the court is invaded by
bridesmaids, the foreman of the jury reveals his love for the bride and the defendant proposes bigamy, only the judge can make the final decision. On the same theme of love, an engaged couple in The Sorcerer have instructed J.W. Wells to cast a magic spell on the entire village so that they are all in love. But disaster strikes when the village wakes up and falls in love with the first person they see, mixing old and young or posh and poor, including the Lord and Lady of the Village.
Only the sorcerer can break the spell..
By Chris D'Arienzo
Directed by Katie Milward
Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award -nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and other 80s hit groups.
It's a crazy night out that'll have you dancing in the aisles and shouting for more, more, more!!
by Charlotte Jones
directed by Harry Harding
Airswimming is based on the true story of two women incarcerated in the 1920s in a hospital for the criminally insane having borne illegitimate children. Forgotten by their families and not released until the 70s, Dora and Persephone adopt alter-egos to enact their fantasies and survive the silence of incarceration.
By turns very funny and moving, the play reminds us of the forgotten women of these generations in Britain and Ireland. Neither is sure why they are there but as he decades roll by and they become institutionalised you begin to realise that, if they weren't mad when they went in, they certainly are when they get out. Airswimming plays with linear narrative as their story is told both forwards and backwards.
It's difficult to get a grasp on time as, like the characters themselves, you struggle to decipher what the year is and how long these poor women have been incarcerated. Initially polar opposites, they grow fiercely dependant on each other and develop an unhealthy relationship as they disappear into their imaginations to escape the horrifying facts of their reality.
Spanning over 50 years the depiction of their descent into madness is as funny as it is chilling.
by Jane Austen
directed by Brian Seal
The Bennet family has more daughters than income and more income than sense. When an eligible bachelor moves to the neighbourhood, Mrs Bennet froths over with frenzied attempts to get her daughters married at any cost. Well not “cost”, they haven't any money, but no man is too rude, no soldier too untrustworthy, no cousin too annoying to be below consideration.
Re-acquaint yourself with all Jane Austen's favourite characters including the lovely Lizzie, the overwhelming Lady Catherine, the obsequious Reverend Collins and the enigmatic Mr Darcy in Sara Pascoe's new adaptation of this timeless classic.