What's on

Drama performances, events and seminars are shown here. Please remember that coursework performances may not appear until a week before the performance, so please check back regularly. See also the Conferences page.

Scroll down the list below to find the event you'd like to make a reservation for.

Wed 29 Apr

Start time: 14:00


Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 15:30

Jaq Bessell: How to Audition for Drama School

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Jaqueline Bessell is Head of the MA in Acting at Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

I started out in casting at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, ages ago.  I have auditioned many hundreds of actors of every age and level of experience in both the US and UK, in just about every imaginable context, from large, open Equity and non-Equity “generals”, to intensive physical theatre workshops to work with prepared “sides" for stage and screen.  More recently I have been auditioning candidates for both BA and MA acting programmes at GSA, where I run the MA Acting programme. 

Wed 29 Apr

Start time: 16:30


Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Admission Free
End Time: 18:00

Research Seminar - Prof Peter Thomson

Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

On Edmund Kean and Hazlitt.

Wed 06 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:20

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:50

T3 Festival
Blink

Co-Directors: Alys Morgan Pearce,Sophie Pond
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Blink is an unconventional love story. Sophie and Jonah have both suffered the loss of a parent, one left with a sense of hopelessness, the other with a suitcase and endless possibilities. Both of them are invisible, until they switch on the monitor. 

Thu 07 May

Start time: 19:00


Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Admission Free
End Time: 19:45

T3 Festival
Archive

Presented by: Dance Lab Collective
Director: Pam Woods and Martin Harvey
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

What lies forgotten on bookshelves and in boxes?

...photographs, menus and a ship's log from a relative's Mediterranean voyage on a 1930s cruise... a collection of carvings with an intriguing story, hand-me-down recipes... and a few old tools. Dance Lab Collective animate each others' personal histories. 

Fri 08 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:15

Tickets for students/staff: 19
Tickets for public: 10
Admission Free
End Time: 17:20

Tickets for students/staff: 19
Tickets for public: 10
Admission Free
End Time: 18:35

T3 Festival
Being Okay

Director: Kaya Potler
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

This solo piece, written and performed by exchange student Kaya Potler, is all about his fight with depression. He combines 13 different texts and some physical theatre around this central theme of 'Being Okay'. 

Mon 11 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:15
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:15

T3 Festival
Pigtails

Author: Amy Blakelock
Co-Directors: Amy Blakelock,Isabelle Posner
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

'Pigtails' questions how our society traditionally views criminals. Exploring prison dynamics, it demands why we see institutionalised punishment as acceptable, simply because it is deemed moral by the state. The play also explores the misconception that it is okay for prisoners to suffer, simply because they have made a mistake themselves.

Mon 11 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:10

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:10

T3 Festival
H05 7EL

Co-Directors: Maya De Freitas,Rosie Peters
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

How much does your postcode mean to you? This short play invites you into the lives of those that have lost theirs. Aimed to challenge your preconceptions of the homeless in East London, in both a fresh and light-hearted way. 

Tue 12 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:20

T3 Festival
The Boy Who Woke Up And Wasn't There Anymore

Director: Lucas Bailey
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Jack thinks he knows what his book's about, his characters think differently; a thoughtful new comedy about one man's struggle between reality and fiction.

Mon 18 May

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:10

T3 Festival
Screen Shield

Co-Directors: Amber Carnell, Darren Barnard
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The accelerated tempo our generation lives in today is incomparable to any other and no society is yet to survive the technological whirlwind. Technology has begun to dictate our lives, both negatively and positively, but are we truly aware of the impact it's having on us everyday? It surrounds us everywhere we go, from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep.

Tue 19 May

Start times are 16:00 and 19:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 21:00

T3 Festival
Athens High

Co-Directors: Lucy Green,Devon Cairns
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

The year in 718 BC. Our story takes place in Athens High School, just after finals and before results. While our soon-to-be Gods and Goddesses impatiently wait, they've been asked to organise the Graduation Ball but fate has other plans... Hormones and stress levels are at an all time high and soon priorities begin to shift. Will the students earn their rightful place on Mount Olympus or will the golden gates shut some of them out?

A love-fuelled tale, accompanied by a musical score by the sassiest goddess of them all; Beyoncé.

Musical Director: Jack Rennie

Tue 19 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:35

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:35

T3 Festival
T3: A(L)ONE TOGETHER

Director: Kate Lines
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A(L)ONE TOGETHER is a high-paced, high-intensity movement piece with flashes of complete stillness about human relationships in a technological age. Join us as we look at how we spend our lives communicating and surviving in the company of others.

Wed 20 May

Start time: 14:00


Tickets for students/staff: 19
Tickets for public: 0
Admission Free
No public tickets available
End Time: 17:00

T3 Festival
Memories of Suburbia - Workshop

Presented by: Will Dickie
Location: TS1 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Will Dickie works between live art, dance and theatre. He graduated with a BA and MA from the Exeter Drama department in 2006. Over the last 9 years he has trained intensively in martial arts, the Suzuki actor training method and japanese butoh dance, and is now applying those techniques to his own solo practice which includes autobiography, immersive & site responsive work, and Djing. In the past 12 months his work has been part of IBT15 in Bristol, the Latitude Festival and toured with Battersea Arts Centre.

During a 3 hour workshop, Will will focus on sharing his training and the creative processes that went into his first solo piece, Memories of Suburbia - a meditation on absence that uses physical responses to the landscape in combination with the words and objects of his late Nan. Later in the day there will be a studio performance of the solo and a brief discussion to see how those techniques have been applied and to answer any questions you may have about the work or on life after Exeter! 

For more information on Will's work you can check his site >> www.willdickie.co.uk

or the page specific to the performance we will look at on the day >> http://www.willdickie.co.uk/website/Memories_of_Suburbia.html

Wed 20 May

Start time: 16:30


Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Admission Free
End Time: 18:00

Research Seminar - Reading the news through the body of the elephant: race, nation and citizenship in the Jumbomania of 1882

Presented by: Dr Peter Yeandle
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Peter Yeandle will take about the debates surrounding Jumbo in 1882, including the ways in which the notion of trained animal performance - especially an African elephant in the context of British foreign policy at the time - was conceived of as part of a wider ideological project stitching together race, civilising mission and citizenship.

Thu 21 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:00

T3 Festival
Limbo

Author: Joe Anderson
Director: Joe Anderson
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

A man stuck in a place between life and death must discover the cause of his demise in order to pass on with the help of an overly enthusiastic ghost whose own past remains shrouded in mystery.

Fri 22 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:45

T3 Festival
270 Kelvin

Co-Directors: Jasper Frost,Simon Marshall
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Sub-zero temperature. Four scared people. A locked door. The Cloud is descending. What happens at 270 Kelvin?

Fri 22 May

Start time: 17:30


Tickets for students/staff: 19
Tickets for public: 0

No public tickets available

T3 Festival
Workshop: The Creative Actor



This is a 3 day workshop running 22-24 May.
Friday 22nd May 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday 23rd May 10am - 6pm
Sunday 24th May 10am - 6pm

Cost: £100 per person

For: actors, drama students, drama teachers, writers, directors and committed enthusiastic beginners.

The contents of this Theatre workshop originate from our work with Jacques Lecoq at his school in Paris and have evolved over the last twenty years into an intensive professional physical theatre training. The workshop is carefully structured with progressive exercises and techniques that release the full creative potential of the body and the imagination of the actor. 

This ‘essential’ training gives a comprehensive experience and understanding of the art of acting. The ‘actor as creator’is the core principle of this workshop.

What we will cover:
Presence, Space, Timing and Rhythm
Movement technique
Re-play of daily life
Mask Work
How to devise a scene (space, situation & event)
The Crescendo
Collective Creation
Thematic Heart. What do we want to say?

Mask Theatre - through mask work we develop the expressive power of the performer through stillness, movement and the dramatic attitudes of the body. By using masks in training the ability and the freedom of the physical actor becomes greatly increased. It is a territory which frees the performer to play in a heigtened register.

Re-Play of Daily Life–to be authentic, the actor must observe daily life and then convey these situations and incidents without exaggeration or distortion. This work with space, timing and action is a vital building block for later performance and creation.

Theatre Creation and Performance–identifying the motors in the dramatic or comic situation. Working with the dynamics of a scene, playing with rhythm and crescendo.

Through the skills and techniques we explore, you will develop your corporal and poetic senses. You will learn what is playable, how to construct a scene and how to work as part of a creative ensemble. In any given performance situation you will be able to get the most out of yourself as a performer and as an artist. Past participants have applied this physical theatre training into both the devising of new work and classic text based productions.

Simon Edwards (U.K.) has worked internationally in theatre for over thirty years, as an actor, clown, director and teacher. He trained at the Jacques Lecoq theatre school in Paris and has been a core member of Kneehigh Theatre, for whom he directed Skulduggery, Arabian Nights and Telling Tales. He has taught at many festivals and congresses around the world including the UK, Germany, Ireland, Holland, Spain, Portugal, France, the USA, South Africa, Iran…Simon is a founder member of the Actors Space where, as well as other workshops, he teaches ‘The Creative Actor’. 

Over the past 20 years UK based Simon Edwards and Marian Masoliver (Barcelona) have travelled the world, taking these unique workshops and courses with them. Simon and Marian have taught acting and directing courses in many European countries as well as the USA, South Africa and Iran.

Sat 23 May

Start times are 16:00 and 18:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:30

T3 Festival
The Ladybirds

Author: Tony Layton
Director: Kelly Bray
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The village drama group has lost all their men. The future looks bleak until a bright, young director, Francesca Delmarco, agrees to help them out. She is professionally trained and she has a plan which will give the group a new lease of life. She persuades them to enter the 'Dame Agnes Wragg Festival of One Act Plays for an All Female Cast' with a play she has written herself. Francesca's play is controversial; it concerns a lesbian couple who want to have a baby. When the word gets out, the vicar's wift, Agatha Frost, attempts to ban the production. However, The Players have their own way of dealing with misguided authority.

Sun 24 May

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Admission Free
End Time: 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Admission Free
End Time: 19:30

T3 Festival
T3: Me and Me Fella

Director: Kate Abel
Location: RS1 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Schizophrenic romance inspired by 'The Man With The Child In His Eyes'.

Sun 24 May

Start times are 17:30 and 19:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:25

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:25

T3 Festival
T3: Tinderella

Co-Directors: Alice Jackman,Holly Osmond-Smith
Location: RS3 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Tinderella the Musical is a highly comic fun and exciting piece about today's modern dating culture. With reference to the well-known fairy take, the character of Tinderella hopes to find her prince by using the popular Tinder app. This devised piece explores the journey of triumphs and struggles she faces along the way.

Mon 25 May

Start times are 18:30 and 19:45

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:50

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:05

T3 Festival
T3: The Body Is A Temple (but sometimes I just want crisps)

Author: Talia Winn and Jess Trafford
Co-Directors: Jess Trafford,Talia Winn
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Ready to take on Uni life the (almost) healthy way. Armed with chia seeds, Nike leggings, a Paperchase planner and a world of good intentions. This show explores female health and image. After all 'the body is a temple', but even temples get a little neglected from time to time. 

Wed 27 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:15

T3 Festival
FR3SH

Co-Directors: Harry Reeve,Alex McKeon
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Nostalgic for that awkward freshers experience? Casual flat-cest? Booze? Seven strangers are about to embark on the greatest (mis)adventure of their lives. 

Fri 29 May

Start times are 14:00 and 16:00

Tickets for students/staff: 19
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:00

Tickets for students/staff: 20
Tickets for public: 10
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:00

T3 Festival
T3: Nomad

Co-Directors: Alice Wordsworth,Erin Blackmore
Location: Alexander Building Foyer

Today we all live our lives too fast. We are no longer connected to the world around us, but to the cyber network we are all fixated and controlled by. 

So come and enjoy being outdoors, whilst engaging with a performance that explores the life of one woman, Hope Bourne, and gypsy culture and traditions; their world being very different to the one we live in.

Meet in the foyer of the Alexander Building.

Fri 29 May

Start times are 17:30 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:55

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:55

T3 Festival
And Ultimately [Love]

Director: Sophie Harrison
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

'And Ultimately [Love]' is a duet exploring the beginning, duration and end of an abusive relationship. Exposing the paralysis love and control can have upon an individual. Uncover the complexities of the couple whilst they attempt to encourage the embers to safely smoulder, but a fire catches and destroys everything they believed relationships to be. The emotive, intimate movement piece seeks to open your eyes to the hand which may be held behind someone's back. 

Sat 30 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:45

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:15

T3 Festival
The Spandex B*stards: Below The Belt

Co-Directors: Dylan Frankland,Gyan Hayre,Eoin McAndrew
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Elliot’s in a difficult position.  His dream has always been to run a local bakery but his pastry-allergic mother’s dying wish was for him to become a professional wrestler.

He’s not cut out for this.

He’s 5ft 6, has tiny arms, is scared of loud noises and cats, has a sneezing ‘issue’ and his crippling asthma prevents him from running even short distances. And he’s about to face the fight of his life: the one wrestler who no one else will, because all his opponents inexplicably die … in mysterious circumstances.

In Eliot’s journey through the seedy underbelly of the wrestling world he meets various misfits and psychopaths: a business executive who’s as deadly in the ring as he is in the boardroom, two star crossed wrestlers who must keep their love secret (while also grappling half naked to rapturous applause) and a grown man who chooses to be called ‘Doctor Insano’.

You have to be crazy to be a professional wrestler. And they are.

A no-holds barred fantastical comedy written by six very skinny men in spandex costumes they made themselves and who know literally nothing about Professional Wrestling.

Sun 31 May

Start times are 18:00 and 19:15

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:55

T3 Festival
Odd Pear

Director: Nick Cope
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Two males seek a forgiving audience who are willing to just go with it. 
Songs and sketches supplied; bring an open mind and it'll all be okay. 

Mon 01 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:15

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:15

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:30

T3 Festival
Broken Melodies

Author: Tiago Havik
Director: Tiago Havik


A busker and an addict. A student and a teacher. Two stories, seperate yet connected. When the music plays, the worlds collide interweaving and intertwining the narratives into a tale of instrument and song, joy and sadness, love and loss.

Tue 02 Jun

Start times are 17:30 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:20

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:50

T3 Festival
Gone Too Soon

Director: Liam Elliston
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

We don't know what we have until it's gone. Death is an inevitable part of life and is something that we all have to deal with; your own death or losing somebody close to you. This play looks at how three interlinked people deal with the unexpected death of a loved one. What does death mean to you? 

Wed 03 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 39
Tickets for public: 30
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 40
Tickets for public: 30
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:30

T3 Festival
Midlife Cowboy

Author: Tony Hawks
Co-Directors: Matt Holmquist,Caroline Lang
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Stuart has problems. The Swindon Cowboy club is falling apart. His marriage is on the rocks and the Swindon Cowboy club are set to finish second again at the Swindon Railway Museum Gala to the Swindon Civil War Re-anactment Society. Can the introduction of a new member and a new direction change the fortunes of the club or will Stuart lose everything....
From comedian/author/musician Tony Hawks (not the skateboarder), presenting Midlife Cowboy, the sell-out Edinburgh and London comedy musical from 1994.

Wed 03 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:20

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:20

T3 Festival
Unmasked

Director: Alex Benjamin
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

When an ordinary person wakes up in the twisted world of commedia dell'arte, they struggle to understand and adapt to their new surroundings. 
This is a fast-paced, energetic comedy which puts a self-aware twist on a classic style of theatre.

Thu 04 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 39
Tickets for public: 30
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 40
Tickets for public: 30
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:30

T3 Festival
Midlife Cowboy

Author: Tony Hawks
Co-Directors: Matt Holmquist,Caroline Lang
Location: RS2 (Roborough Studios, Prince of Wales Road)

Stuart has problems. The Swindon Cowboy club is falling apart. His marriage is on the rocks and the Swindon Cowboy club are set to finish second again at the Swindon Railway Museum Gala to the Swindon Civil War Re-anactment Society. Can the introduction of a new member and a new direction change the fortunes of the club or will Stuart lose everything....
From comedian/author/musician Tony Hawks (not the skateboarder), presenting Midlife Cowboy, the sell-out Edinburgh and London comedy musical from 1994.

Fri 05 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:10

T3 Festival
The Garden

Co-Directors: Olly Roy,Gyan Hayre
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Two nice young housemates are renovating their garden. They’ve never gardened before, so why are they starting now? Under the watchful eye of their elderly neighbour, something isn’t quite right. And it isn’t the petunias.

Fri 05 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:15

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:15

T3 Festival
Base Pairs

Co-Directors: Miranda Stewart,Darren Siah
Location: TS2 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Set in Italy, a couple undergoing IVF treatment are given the wrong embryos and are forced to meet with the biologically-legitimate parents. Base Pairs questions who deserves ownership over the subsequent offspring, whilst reflecting themes of ownership, family-ties and the nature vs. nurture argument. 

Sat 06 Jun

Start times are 16:00 and 17:30

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:10

T3 Festival
0HR

Author: Joshua Erlick
Presented by: Monobrow Productions
Director: Joshua Erlick
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

Life is what we are told.  Do we know any better? Can we break free of everything we know? I hope so. 

Sun 07 Jun

Start times are 13:00 and 14:15 and 15:30 and 16:45 and 18:00 and 19:15

Tickets for students/staff: 5
Tickets for public: 5
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 13:50

Tickets for students/staff: 5
Tickets for public: 5
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 15:05

Tickets for students/staff: 4
Tickets for public: 5
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 16:20

Tickets for students/staff: 5
Tickets for public: 5
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 17:35

Tickets for students/staff: 5
Tickets for public: 5
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:50

Tickets for students/staff: 5
Tickets for public: 5
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:05

T3 Festival
Companion

Director: Kyle Pryke
Location: Alexander Building Foyer

These women are the strongest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Yet depression claimed one and left the other unrecognisable. Could anything have been done? How do you show someone hope when you yourself don't feel any? How do you love a person when that person is dissolving before your very eyes?

This immersive performance cannot answer these questions; it can only attempt to convey the soul of depression and how it might totally claim an individual.

Mon 08 Jun

Start times are 18:00 and 19:15

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:30

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:45

T3 Festival
T3: Curl Up And Dye

Author: Natasha Adkins
Director: Natasha Adkins
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The day began as normal in the quaint hairdressers on the corner. The three ladies opened the shop thinking that their biggest problem was to be the health and safety inspection that day... oh how wrong they were! With an ex-husband and wife crossing paths for the first time since he walked out, a particularly hunky maintenance man and a heavily pregnant hairdresser, something was bound to go wrong!

Tue 09 Jun

Start times are 17:00 and 19:00

Tickets for students/staff: 19
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:10

Tickets for students/staff: 20
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 20:10

T3 Festival
Blank Slate Project

Director: Laura Stones
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

The Blank Slate Project has been inspired by the work of Stephen Pinker (Writer, and advocate, of the Blank Slate Theory) and director Mike Leigh. The play is set in the fictional country of Berunia (heavily based on Albania and Russia), during the winter of 1991. It focuses on the long-standing feud between the Vetrov and Balan families, which have been complicated by The Meryat Code. The Meryat Code, based on The Law of Kanun, mandates a system of revenge killings which characters respond to differently, in regards to the ethics and morals of such a controversial practice. 

The process of creating this script has been unusual. In an attempt to keep the decision and dilemma’s as authentic as possible, the actors were chosen and then in consultation with a specialist in the area of Stephen Pinker’s theory brief character outlines were allocated to actors. Each actor has received a series of questionnaires and responded only with information their characters would have at that time. Moreover, each actor has been instructed only to share certain information with other actors. “Not everyone would know everything about everyone, and we don’t know what is happening tomorrow.” Their answers will govern the plot, resulting in a sense of actual consequences. Lines and dialogue have come directly from these answers.

 

Once the script has been created, a series of workshops to polish of each character individually and within their ‘family’, before commencing with actual rehearsals with the script. Then on the process would be quite traditional, in terms of working with the directors and text

Wed 10 Jun

Start times are 18:00 and 19:15

Tickets for students/staff: 29
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 18:40

Tickets for students/staff: 30
Tickets for public: 20
Tickets: £1 each
End Time: 19:55

T3 Festival
Agamemnon's Wake

Director: Isabelle Fitzgerald
Location: TS3 (Alexander Building, Thornlea, New North Rd.)

'Friends and family. I want to thank you all for coming, and celebrating the life of my dearest husband, Agamemnon. I beg you to drink, and be merry, for he would not want us to sit about and be glum. We all know that my husband enjoyed more than a dram or two of whiskey, and if he was here today, we know he'd be making the most of an excuse to drink. So I guess, cheers, to all of you.'

 

Come and join us for a dark, energetic, dynamic piece about love, betrayal and death!