The Duchess Of Malfi

Six Lips Theatre Presents a Re-imagining on Webster’s Duchess of Malfi                                                          As part of their ensemble season Six Lips Theatre presents an experimental interpretation and re-imagining of The Duchess of Malfi from 15-17th November, 7.30pm @ Fleeting Arms, Gillygate, York.  Tickets are currently £6 as an early bird offer which expires 1st November, after which they are £10 full and £8 consession.  Tickets can be purchased at www.sixlips.co.uk.   The Duchess Of Malfi […]

House Of Tragic She

  Following our tour 2014, we have been progressing well with the research and development phase of this project and are currently delivering creative writing workshops to assist with the final writing of the show, which will go on a small studio tour in the summer. We have been delivering free creative writing workshops supported by JRF at New Earswick Folk Hall.  There is two weeks left so still time to get involved if you are a burgeoning writer, poet or playwright.  Or someone who just fancies trying something new. All abilities are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Running every Friday 14.30 – 16.30 from January […]

Faustus

“Even the best and wisest amongst us do things we later regret…” 12-25th August 5pm daily at Venue 18, Grassmarket, Sweet Venues, Edinburgh Fringe 2013 Under a bleak skyline, in the bowels of the Industrial Revolution, change is brewing. A company assembles to pass judgement on the greatest of a generation. A particular kind of hunger is bubbling inside one of the world’s most powerful minds, and when an offer is made that promises to satisfy that hunger, he makes a choice. A bargain. With the devil. In this gritty retelling of the classic story, an ensemble of actor-musicians and […]

Poe

Performed as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013 Friday 17 May – Tuesday 21 May 2013 & Friday 24 May – Tuesday 28 May 2013 “The clock strikes thirteen as the floorboards pulsate, there is a scream from the crypt and something unusual is being dragged from inside the chimney breast.” Autumn falls on a decomposing nineteenth-century Europe, the smell of cabbage and the threat of the ticking pendulum bringing home the sense of desolation, while puppets join actors onstage to bring to life a menagerie of grotesque, intriguing characters. An original script based on the short stories of […]

Darning Yarns

Spinning yarn on the line. Picking up the threads of a story.Beating are the hearts of two women dancing between the spinning mules grappling with being watched over by an evil eye.  The women scuttle through the scraps, telling their tale of parts as they struggle to breathe through the dust and the weight of their actions and thoughts. What aren’t we seeing when we look at this abandoned place? The looms have a muscle memory of their own, and are twitching to tell you what they have seen. Darning Yarns is a site specific physical performance. Devised and performed by Stacey […]

One

Join the fabulous, bohemian She for one night only… except for all the other nights the rest of the week…. as She shares her secret, slightly unorthodox, material generating methods for her One Woman Show. Whose story is She telling? Is it her own? Someone else’s? Would She know the difference anyway? Exploring the tropes, clichés and expectations of a female performer, this is an insight in to the life of an egotistical self proclaimed genius…don’t blink or you might miss something that will change your life and the way you look at theatre forever… although probably not. Written by […]

The Government Inspector

A highly corrupt town in remote Russia is thrown into panic when it learns that a Government Inspector is coming. When a well-dressed rogue, Khlestakov, arrives, he realizes he is presumed to be the inspector and takes advantage of the officials’ desperate bribery. When the officials realize their mistake, just after Khlestakov leaves, the real inspector arrives. Universalised through the concept of a travelling wagon and ensemble-driven casting, eliciting the more ridiculous elements of the play by creating a spectacle of colourful mask work, intricate sets and elements of physical theatre. Directed and designed by Roxanna Klimaszewska.

Tilling

March 2012 Written by Roxanna Klimasewska and directed, conceptualised and designed by Hannah Wallace… Tilling featured as part of International Women’s Week 2012; following the journey of a mother, neighbour, babysitter, bank, damp shoulder and grieving widow, whose only true companions in her life are her plants. All-female cast, produced by the all-female company, Tilling promises to deliver a tender and honest production that will resonate with women across all ages. Taking place in the hall at St Nicholas Fields with help and support from the eco- warriors community group Friends of St Nicholas Fields.  

Person In Law

January 2012 A collaboration with long-term associate Mathew Harper… Tackling the frightening possibilities of genetic sexual attraction, Matt Harper’s new play explores Assistant Reproductive Technology through a surreal performance presentation with direct address and film punctuated with moments of tenderness and comedy. Set against the restrictions and judgements of law and their society (Them), Ewan Gallic longs to find his family while Househusband Steven and retiring Actress Clara Rushford try to save their once secure unit and Family Solicitor, Vanessa Bellamy strives to produce hers. It is only when the roots of their family tree intertwine, their hearts collide and […]

Hands Off

December 2011 Hands Off was staged in the basement of Bar Lane Studios, York, from December 1 to 3. This was a collaborative devised show exploring the ego and the role of the performer in modern culture. Set in the round and inspired by the concept of speed dating, Hands Off was a performance with audience interaction and featured contributing artists Anna Rose James, Veronica Hare, Sebastian Hulkkov, Natalie Russell, Stuart Freestone, Christopher Wilkinson, Bryony Byrne, Hannah Wallace and Rebecca Thomson, with co-direction by Gemma Alldred and Roxanna Klimaszewska. The material in the show has emerged from a three-month rehearsal […]