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Back Door Parole

Back Door Parole

Ron’s spent a lifetime in prison and the outside world is no longer beckoning. He, like thousands of others, will see out his days inside, otherwise known as Back Door Parole. Kathy becomes part of Ron’s life as a newly appointed Quaker prison chaplain. Ron is something of a spiritual tourist before arriving at the […]

Absolutely NOT The New Normal

Absolutely NOT The New Normal

Scarcely normal pre-Covid, Sarah Hitchcock and Philip Douch now seize the opportunity to prove nothing much has changed. Seeking revenge on the Universe, they’ll spend an hour inflicting their slightly off the wall short stories on anyone sufficiently frustrated at the absence of live entertainment to consider signing up for something barely alive and perhaps […]

Apocalypse Kernow

Apocalypse Kernow

Apocalypse Kernow is a comedy about a zombie apocalypse in Cornwall. That’s it. It is also a social commentary about rights and immigration.Apocalypse Kernow is a series of linked sketches by Greg Winders, that trace the story of how the disease of brain addiction came to Cornwall, with rumours circulating it could be the pasties.The […]

What Myra Did

What Myra Did

Myra suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.). Her experience of life is chaotic, disjointed, patchy and often delusional, as she battles with the various aspects of herself, seeking a core self with which she may finally connect with the world. Sometimes a victim, or a child, sometimes reflective, at other times a highly functioning, if […]

Natural Verbosity

Natural Verbosity

Instead of celebrating 20 years of tales, Chloë of the Midnight Storytellers totters into her 6th decade fuelled by cake, chemotherapy, cat fur and, frankly, dragon sized grumpiness. The more she rants, the more you’ll giggle…What happens when a girl learns to deter blokes by showing her functioning brain cells?! Why only two cats when she […]

Woman Up!

Woman Up!

She’s a wife, a mother, a grandmother… but most of all she’s a woman up a tree. And she’s not planning on coming down anytime soon.Performed by Jude Emmett in a real treehouse, Charlotte Levene’s dark comedy explores isolation, judgement and the fight to be heard whilst being left the hell alone.“Scared? I held your […]

On Air!

On Air!

Four actors, and a musician take to the outdoor stage throughout Gloucestershire.Expect cut glass vowels and vintage glamour as the cast recreate scripts from the heydays of the wireless. Throughout the performance, sound effects are created live by the actors – balloons imitate creaking doors and a variety of household objects provide the soundscapes to […]

And So, Now That you’re Dead

And So, Now That you’re Dead

Welcome through the doorway.  We hope you had a good life.  If not… (oops – It’s a little too late!)  Never mind, maybe it’s still worth considering what death means to you, and to explore the possibility of becoming ‘death-positive’? The Appreciation of Mortality Society has put together a star-studded cast for this informative event: […]