Tue 6th - Sat 24th Feb 2018
Stronger Than Fear - a festival of hope in Gerry's showcasing work focusing on the current state of affairs in the world today from new theatre companies and artists. #StrongerThanFear
‘I am stronger than fear’ – Malala Yousafzai
‘When they go low, we go high’ – Michelle Obama
The festival aims to channel hope, positivity and community - theatre that galvanises and uplifts. The participating companies will showcase a wide range of performance forms that break traditional notions of theatre covering race, gender, nationality and bringing communities together.
Polaris - Tue 6 Feb & Wed 14 Feb
Explore dinosaurs, outer space and gendered language in a hilarious and heartbreaking journey across 75 million years, featuring a unique ever-changing soundscape created live on stage. (Post-show discussion on 6 Feb with YouTuber Leena Normington.)
The Girl with Glitter in Her Eye - Thu 8 - Sat 10 Feb
A show colliding music and poetry following one woman dealing with a secret she can't face.
F*cking European - Thu 8 - Sat 10 Feb
How to deal with Brexit? Can comedy heal the world? What is a "f*cking European"? Rita Suszek tries to understand…
Monologue Cafe - Mon 12 Feb
An evening of monologues and audition pieces.
Express Yourself - Tue 13 Feb
An evening of spoken word hosted by Ella-May Hooper - ‘Is Romance Dead in the Modern World?’
Beyond the Blue - Thu 15 - Sat 17 Feb
Toyland is at war. A new play for adults, written by children and their responses to the refugee crisis.
Moon-stained, a collection of conversations - Thu 15 - Sat 17 Feb
From womb to womb: relatable stories, memories and moments. Laugh with us, enjoy with us, feel at home with us.
The Welcome Revolution - Wed 21 Feb
A wholesome, interactive tea party about 21st century communities, kindness being cool and how to start a Welcome Revolution. There is also a FREE Community Tea Party on Sat 17 Feb!
TIMBUKTU - Thu 22 - 24 Feb
TIMBUKTU directly confronts the current crises consuming and confining contemporary Black males, challenging traditional conceptions of Black masculinity and notions of Black manhood.