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HULL 8-18 MARCH 2017 Welcome to the eighth season of Heads Up Festival, brought to Hull by Ensemble 52 and Battersea Arts Centre. We’re proud to present another packed, eclectic programme of exciting performances here in Hull. For comprehensive information about the shows, and additional workshops, talkbacks, additions to the programme and to view trailers and other content visit the website SHAKESPEARE VERSUS MOLIERE MARCH 8-12. PERFORMANCES DAILY AT 2PM AND 7.30PM SCRAPSTORE STUDIOS, HU3 5DB TICKETS £10/£5 TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM WWW.WEGOTTICKETS.COM/ INDIGOMOONTHEATRE OR VIA 07855 328552 Presented by French Compagnie Via Cane and Hullbased Indigo Moon Theatre. What if Shakespeare and Molière were our contemporaries? What would they write about migrants come from the world over? A wave of migrants has landed on French and English shores, all hoping for a better life. Grandeur and decadence, social upheaval and love affairs are brought to life by a puppeteer from each country, each playing the role of a border guard. A highly visual bilingual production bringing classic texts into a very contemporary context NEVERLAND MARCH 9-11. VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY. TICKETS: £10. ADMITS ONE ADULT AND CHILD A Tom Penn and Battersea Arts Centre co-production. Step into a tented den and discover a magical world to explore and play in. Inspired by J.M. Barrie’s Neverland in Peter Pan, this immersive new show for children aged 1-3 and accompanying adults uses beautiful 360 video projections, original music and performance to tell the story of a child’s imagination. BUCKET LIST MARCH 10 (7.30PM) & MARCH 11 (8.30PM) FERENS STUDIO, FERENS ART GALLERY, HU1 3RA TICKETS: £15/£10 FROM WWW.HULL2017.CO.UK Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Bucket List is presented by Heads Up Festival as part of Women of the World (WOW) Festival, Hull. Bucket List is the powerful story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice. Using physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song; multi-award winning Theatre Ad Infinitum unfolds a story about love, loss and revenge.

ICONS MARCH 11. 4PM FERENS STUDIO, FERENS ART GALLERY, HU1 3RA TICKETS £5 FROM WWW.HULL2017.CO.UK Blazon’s Icons is presented by Heads Up Festival as part of Women of the World (WOW) Festival, Hull. A showing of this bold, modern re-telling of the Amazon warrior myths. ICONS pieces fractured stories to re-build an extraordinary timeless world of sisters, survivors and strength. AN EVENING WITH NEIL SHAND MARCH 12. 7.30PM KARDOMAH94, HU1 2AN TICKETS: £8 During his illustrious career, Neil Shand wrote for and worked with some of the greatest names in British comedy history. From Spike Milligan to David Frost, from The Two Ronnies to Bob Monkhouse, Neil has been at the heart of some of the best-loved comedy shows ever made. He’ll be in conversation with writer and critic Louis Barfe (biographer of Les Dawson and British Light Entertainment), they’ll be playing clips and telling tales from Neil’s amazing career. REASSEMBLED, SLIGHTLY ASKEW MARCH 16-18. VARIOUS TIMES THE OLD BIB, HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY, HU1 3TF TICKETS: £10/£8 An autobiographical, audio-based artwork about Shannon Yee’s experience of falling critically ill. The audio technology makes the sound three-dimensional, causing listeners to feel they are inside Shannon’s head, viscerally experiencing her descent into coma, brain surgeries, early days in the hospital and reintegration into the world with a hidden disability. A story of terror, discovery, humour, but above all, hope. THE RAVE SPACE MARCH 18. 8.30PM NEW ADELPHI CLUB, HU5 2RU TICKETS: £10/£8 Presented by Will Dickie (Team of the Decades). Enter The Rave Space, where live art meets club culture. Performance and DJ set. Dance floor ritual with MCs, monks, bouncers, you and the rave crew. One DJ’s search for freedom in the breaks, tripping on ecstasies, lost in beats. As drug use and club closures divide us once more, The Rave Space stands, looking for togetherness. It’s a jungle night that wants to know: How does the DJ reach the massive? Why do the ravers point to the sky? When are we many and when are we one?


A HEADY MIX OF THE MOST EXCITING AND CHALLENGING THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE ABOUT HEADS UP FESTIVAL AND BAC Hull-based company E52 in conjunction with renowned Battersea Arts Centre present some of the most exciting contemporary British and international theatre at venues throughout the city of Hull. The festival takes place twice a year with work including new productions, scratch events, workshops, school projects, and exhibitions. Described as ‘Britain’s most influential theatre’ by The Guardian, Battersea Arts Centre delivers an extensive programme of activity each year that attracts over 100,000 people.

ABOUT THE COLLABORATIVE TOURING NETWORK The Collaborative Touring Network is a partnership between nine different promoters across the UK, coming together with the joint aim of inspiring an entirely new generation of theatre-goers.



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