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COMEDY THEATRE DANCE MUSIC

SPRING SEASON 2019

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WELCOME We are excited to announce AMATA’s spring season, open to everyone and packed full of dance, theatre, live music and laughter. This spring, together with SW1 Productions, we welcome back Falmouth music alumni, IDER, whose debut album is set for release in 2019. Also returning to AMATA by popular demand are one of the southwest’s most exciting emerging theatre companies, Scratchworks, ‘underground pop hero’ Bellatrix, and the muchlauded Falmouth band Tinnedfruit. Two companies share their debut works; TRIBE// dance company’s Still I Rise is a ‘call to arms’ by an all-female cast, and James McDermott’s Rubber Ring is a semi-autobiographical hilarious coming of age comedy drama. AMATA’s monthly comedy night goes from strength to strength with spring line-ups featuring some of the UK’s most talented and award-winning comedians including Lou Sanders, Brett Goldstein and Annie McGrath – not to be missed. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to see some of these world-class artists at AMATA this season.

Terrie Fender Director Academy of Music and Theatre Arts

INFORMATION & BOOKING To find out more about our upcoming performances and events and to book tickets: Web: amata.org.uk Phone: 01326 259349 @fal_amata 2

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Friday 25 January

THE DEVIL’S VIOLIN STOLEN 19:30

A young woman goes missing. The search for her uncovers secrets which threaten to destroy her family…. The Devil’s Violin return with an enchanting blend of words and music. Brimming with dreamlike images that will haunt you long after the performance ends, The Devil’s Violin will take you on an epic journey to The Land of No Return. Daniel Morden’s mesmeric tales of hope and adversity are accompanied by the exquisite strings of Oliver Wilson-Dickson and Sarah Moody.

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Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes (including interval).

To experience Daniel Morden in full flight is an amazing thing. Ian MacMillan A master weaver of tales spinning a magical thread of narrative, drawing on numerous traditional folk tales and myths. The Bristol Post A scintillating combination of music, sound and story. The Times thedevilsviolin.co.uk Tickets: £12/£10 Age guidance: 10+


Friday 1 February

CHEAP DATE DANCE COMPANY DIRTY WORDS 19:30

A music and dance duet with dancer, Grace Murdoch (Grace Murdoch Dance, Cheap Date) and multi-instrumentalist, Seamas Carey (Kneehigh, Wildworks). A crash landing of self-expression, communication, action and reaction through live music, dance, theatre, and digital media. This visual monologue questions the physical, verbal, facial, tonal, nuanced way we talk to the world. An exploration and debate of music and movement that rebounds, vibrates, clashes, reacts and challenges each other in the same space, just as our words do. Exploring the filth, fun and aftertaste of our everyday interactions. The work is a 60-minute humorous, intellectual, visceral experience that leaves you contemplating your own individual modes and forms of communication. The work, through the use of subtitles and sign language, is accessible to a deaf and hard of hearing audience. Running time: 60 minutes (no interval) Age guidance: 14+

Another life affirming performance - amazing. Blown away again by the talent of Cheap Date Dance… effortlessly brilliant! Audience Member (Little Women Big Balls) Captures something essential and honest. Roy Campbell-Moore, National Dance Company Wales (How We lost it) cheapdatedance.co.uk Tickets: £14/£11 Age guidance: 14+

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FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

COMEDY CLUB Taking place on the first Wednesday of the month, AMATA’s comedy club brings you some of the UK’s best stand- up comedians.

Tickets: £11/£8 20:00 doors for 20:30 start Suitable for 18+

Wednesday 6 February

LOU SANDERS An acclaimed stand-up, Lou Sanders’ latest Edinburgh show Shame Pig was a huge hit, receiving rave reviews, completely selling out and earning her the Comedian’s Choice Award for Best Show. Lou’s recent TV appearances include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky 1), Alan Davies’ As Yet Untitled (DAVE), Karl Pilkington’s sitcom Sick of It (Sky One), and a live stand-up set on Comic Relief (BBC1). She supported Katherine Ryan on her latest West End run.

A Fringe comedian who leaves you wanting more? I’ll take that deal. ****The Times Genuinely Different. ****The Scotsman Thank the comedy Gods. ****Chortle Brilliantly funny, at times throwing away improvised jokes that are better than you’ll see in another act’s show… stand-up gold. ****The Skinny Tonight’s opening act is Luke McQueen. McQueen makes the room crackle with life.’The Guardian 6

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Wednesday 6 March

ANNIE MCGRATH Deadpan comic Annie McGrath is back with some dry jokes and silly anecdotes. She is a 2018 Funny Women Awards finalist and has appeared on BBC3, BBC Radio 4 Extra, Channel 4, ITV2 and Sky Sports. Annie has performed comedy at various clubs and festivals around the UK, including the Edinburgh Fringe, Camden Fringe, Latitude Festival, Green Man, and Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

Spot-on comic timing… Delightfully dark. ****ThreeWeeks Hilarious. **** EdFringe Review Smart and smutty. London Evening Standard. Tonight’s opening act is Patrick Turpin. A gifted comedic voice. The Skinny Wednesday 3 April

BRETT GOLDSTEIN Brett Goldstein is an award-winning British actor/comedian who is in his twelfth year of stand up and has done four Edinburgh shows. With an ever increasing body of TV and film work, Brett has co-starred as ‘Scott’ in Drifters (E4),‘Tom’ in Derek (C4/Netflix), had regular roles in forthcoming comedy series Hoff The Record (Dave) and starred in the lead role of ‘Bob’ in the award-winning feature film, Superbob (which he also co-wrote). He had a lead role in the feature Adult Life Skills (with Jodie Whittaker) and co-wrote the Catherine Tate Nan specials (BBC1).

A masterclass of content and timing. **** The Sunday Herald …an expert blend of performance, emotion and gags. ****Sunday Times Sharply written, impeccably delivered, always charming… ****Daily Telegraph Tonight’s opening act is Stuart Laws, a chronically funny stand up. TimeOut

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Saturday 9 February

SCRATCHWORKS WOMANS (like Romans but with a ‘W’) 19:30

It’s 46BC, Ancient Rome. Our hero, Leta has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate. She is given a punishment worse than death ‘Damnatio Memoriae’ – to be erased from history. Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever. But with the help from some mischievous muses, she decides to rebel against the Republic. Join Leta’s determined journey to reclaim her place in the history books, from crashing the Colosseum to bargaining with Brutus, she will go to the ends of the empire to make her mark. A feast for the eyes and the ears with physical comedy, clowning and original music, WOMANS is a raucous tale of the first female resistance.

One of the South West’s most exciting and inventive emerging theatre companies. Dan Baker, Creative Producer, Barbican Theatre Plymouth Accolade for Great Train Robbery:

Inventive and intelligent physical theatre… a raucous manipulation of the 20th century’s greatest heist. ****Theatre Bubble Genuinely funny… an engaging performance. ****The Peg Just raw talent… a totally captivating show. Beaford Arts Tickets: £12/£10

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Age guidance: 11+

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Wednesday 20 February

JAMES MCDERMOTT RUBBER RING 19:30

Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham. He’s screwed. Well he’s not actually: that’s the problem... When pop star Morrissey comes to London, Jimmy flees to the city to try and find his hero and himself. Rubber Ring is a comedy drama about learning to love yourself and your roots. Rubber Ring opened at The Pleasance Islington prior to a two year national tour and is currently being adapted for TV with Hat Trick Productions (Outnumbered, Father Ted.)

Rubber Ring is the debut play by Norfolk playwright James McDermott. It’s produced by Velvet Trumpet, a company that aim to present work exploring unexamined lives, championing the work of those we don’t usually see on stage. *****There are few things I've enjoyed more than Rubber Ring. London City Nights *****McDermott is an emerging talent in total control of his craft. Boyz Magazine ****A sensitively told tale of a young man finding his place in the world. West End Wilma Tickets: £12/£10 Age guidance: 14+

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Saturday 23 February

IDER PLUS SUPPORT PRESENTED BY SW1 PRODUCTIONS 19:30

The London flatmates combine introspective lyrics with gorgeous harmonies and memorable melodies. The Observer IDER’s Mellow Pop Sums Up the Confusion of Being in Your Twenties. Noisey ‘You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby’ is another snapshot into their tender tones and intimate instrumentals that drive their magical sound. The Line of Best Fit Produced by MyRiot, IDER’s latest single Mirror arrives right off the back of summer release You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead Of You Baby, which has already eclipsed

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3,000,000 streams on Spotify alone since its release in late July. Mirror is IDER’s breakup anthem, a journey which begins in the loss of self-identity felt after splitting with a partner, but ends in a triumphant celebration of personal strength; all tied together by the quintessential IDER signatures – heavenly laced-together harmonies, pulsating beats and dreamy delicate guitar riffs. Like YGYWLAOYB, Mirror is a result of recording sessions for the band’s debut album – slated for 2019 – with MyRiot (Mirror) and Rodaidh McDonald ( YGYWLAOYB) – renowned for his work with Adele, Sampha and The xx to name but a few. The single received its world premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and is now available across all streaming platforms. weareider.com Tickets: £8 advance/£10 on the door (plus booking fee)


Friday 8 March

BELLATRIX PLUS SUPPORT

20:00 DOORS FOR 20:30 START

‘Bellatrix is the charismatic, unpredictable, genre bending maverick you didn’t know you needed in your life’, wrote DUMMY when the quirky young artist released her debut EP Real Stuffed Owls mid-2017. Citing influences from Bjork to Sun Ra, Bellatrix has delivered a blisteringly inventive body of work that won her serious acclaim from tastemaker artists and critics alike, along with airplay on BBC R6MUSIC, BBC R1, SOHO RADIO and AMAZING RADIO. A professional musician by trade, earning her living as a double bassist, Bellatrix’s interest lies heavily in live performance. In August

2017 she received funding from Arts Council England to create her live show. The result was a highly engaging, multi-sensory performance and string of sell-out headline shows with storming feedback from the music industry and fans alike. Her second EP, ‘Bad Dancing’ was funded by the prestigious PRSF Women Make Music fund and released in 2018.

Bellatrix has a sound you’ll never forget. THE405 Bellatrix Is Spearheading Pop’s New Wave. CLASH Her tracks are fiercely original and wildly exciting. WONDERLAND Bellatrix is an underground pop hero in the making. NOTION bellatrixmusic.co.uk Tickets: £10 advance/£12 on the door

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Saturday 16 March

TRIBE// STILL I RISE 19.30

Still I Rise, the debut work by TRIBE// is a call to arms, a defiant and uplifting work danced by a female cast. Raw and emotive dance is combined with Victoria Fox’s powerful yet articulate movement style. The work channels the resilient, unapologetic nature of Maya Angelou’s poem. It’s unflinching, relentless hope for the human spirit binds this visceral dance work together. From pounding beats to stirring classical arias the music drives the dancers onwards. Falling down, gathering up… we rise. ‘I have a desire to see female dancers really owning the stage, to take the space. Raw and physical, subtle yet extreme, I want to see women enable each other and represent the full range of their strengths, virtuosic to vulnerable, the realities in which we live and the journey we continue.’ Victoria Fox

A contemporary dance company that packs some punch. culturised.com Packed with both physical invention and emotional intensity. Very beautiful and cinematic ...like in Handmaids Tale – you've got to hold on to the last fragment of hope, that there's a way out, a hope of change. Audience member Thanks to Arts Council England, Pavilion Dance South West, Clearcut, The Studio. tribecompany.co.uk Tickets: £14/£11

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Age guidance: 14+

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Wednesday 20 March

MOLLY NAYLOR & COMPANY LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! 19:30

Written and directed by Molly Naylor. Performed by Karen Hill. Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, Southampton Nuffield Theatres and Norwich Arts Centre.

Naylor writes with a poet’s ear for rhythm and metaphor, and delivers with a stand-up’s comic timing. Irish Times ****The Telegraph ****The Times ****The Metro

Renowned space scientist Maggie Hill recently launched a career-defining mission to find habitable planets. It didn't go well. Shortly afterwards, her girlfriend stopped speaking to her. She's going to have to address both of these catastrophes. Maggie is giving a lecture about her career, to inspire young women to work in science. She's also attending her first therapy session, in which she's at pains to state how her bipolar disorder isn't relevant to the conversation. The spaces overlap as we begin to build a picture of Maggie's greatest achievements and biggest regrets. LIGHTS! PLANETS! PEOPLE! is an intimate and exhilarating story about communication, both interpersonal and intergalactic.

Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing. The Guardian mollynaylor.com Tickets: £12/£10

Photo credit: Dave Gutteridge

Age guidance: 14+

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Friday 22 March

TINNEDFRUIT PLUS SKiNNY MiLK

20:00 DOORS FOR 20:30 START Three-piece alternative garage rockpunk outfit Tinnedfruit bring their signature noise back to AMATA. Expect Fuzzed out riffs, trashy drums and psychedelic vocals. In true Tinnedfruit DIY fashion, their third album is out now on a small host of underground independent labels and has already gained critical acclaim throughout the underground scene.

Fuzz rock // Garage rock // Punk. For fans of: Black Sabbath, Thee Oh Sees, Slaves. tinnedfruit.bandcamp.com Tickets: £5 Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Punk // Garage Rock // Psych // Slacker Grunge. For fans of: Wipers, Meatbodies, Black Flag, Pixies.

Support from the incredible SKiNNY MiLK – Brighton based two-piece, heavyweights on the garage rock scene.

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Saturday 30 March

EDGE DANCE COMPANY TRIPLE BILL 19:30

EDGE is the postgraduate performance company of London Contemporary Dance School. This year, the EDGE Dance Company tour will feature three brand new works by international award-winning choreographers Hagit Yakira, Fabio Liberti and Jorge Crecis. This triple bill brings together the energy and skills of 13 exceptional dancers from across the globe in a programme packed with drama and passion. EDGE introduces some of the brightest new talents in performance and choreography to the international stage. lcds.ac.uk/edgestudy Tickets: ÂŁ11/ÂŁ8 Box Office 01326 259349

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Friday 17 May 19:30 Saturday 18 May 14:30 & 19:30

TREMOUGH FOLLIES PRESENT URINETOWN ‘What kind of a musical is this?!’ Tremough Follies are proud to present Urinetown (Yoor’in toun). Yes, that really is the name of the show. Urinetown is a three time Tony Award-winning satirical musical comedy that premiered in 2001 and has since received 5-star reviews at London’s Apollo Theatre. If you’ve ever been caught changeless at a public loo then this show is for you. America, the not too distant future. A 20-year drought has led to a terrible water

shortage nationwide, with a governmentenforced ban on private toilets. Citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amongst the throngs, a hero plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! With music performed by a live orchestra, this is an irreverently humorous satire where no one is safe. Modern, outrageous and totally wicked – be prepared to laugh until your bladder bursts! Book and lyrics: Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Music:Mark Hollmann. Tickets: £12/£8 ‘We can’t have you peeing for free...’ Age guidance: 12+


AMATA OPPORTUNITIES

AMATA LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES FRIDAYS 13:00-13:45

The AMATA lunchtime concert series takes place every Friday during term time and is free to attend. The concerts showcase new works and performances by Music, Popular Music and Creative Music Technology students, alongside cutting edge visiting artists from the UK and overseas.

RESIDENCY PROGRAMME The residency programme at AMATA enables performing arts practitioners to access studio space for non-curricular activity, generally outside of University term times. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we advise applying at least six months in advance. Because there are actual and opportunity costs to AMATA associated with this offer, we need to ensure that all residencies benefit our students in some way. amata.org.uk/opportunities

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6 - 7.30pm Every Thursday (during school term-time)

THE CAMPUS SING-UP – A FUN, ENERGETIC AND FEEL-GOOD SINGING GET-TOGETHER FOR ALL. LED BY VICKY ABBOTT. £5/£3 students Book online or pay on the door To book visit: amata.org.uk/sing-up 01326 259349

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CREATIVE MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

SATURDAY CLUB Sat 2 March (5 weeks) 10:00-13:00 Interested in music production? We have launched a fully-funded Creative Music Technology club for 14-19 year olds. This five-week course will teach you essential production skills and help you create and record your own sound. You will experience working in state-of-the-art recording studios and sound labs and learn how to use industry-standard equipment and software. Places are free, but limited. For information and to book a place contact: Thor House - t.house@falmouth.ac.uk or call 01326 259349

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

AMATA SATURDAY MORNING CLASSES 2019 CREATIVE DANCE SESSIONS WITH GRACE MURDOCH FOR AGES 5 YEARS+ 09:00-10:00: 5-8/9 years 10:00-11:00: 9-14+ years Come and explore contemporary dance and improvisation in a creative, exciting environment with opportunities to share/perform and learn about improvisation and movement skills. gracemurdoch.co.uk

PARENTS AND TOTS DANCE CREATIVE DANCE FOR BUMP TO 4 YEARS WITH FALMOUTH GRADUATE, LAUREN SYRETT (THE DANCE INITIATIVE) 10:10 - 10:55 Come along to a fun, creative and playful class inspiring imagination through movement. thedanceinitiative.co.uk

Classes will run on the following dates: Spring 2019 term 12, 19, 26 January 2, 9, 16 February 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 6 April Summer 2019 term 27 April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 8, 15, 22, 29 June 6, 13 July For prices visit: amata.org.uk/yp-classes

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SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVES WITH GRACE MURDOCH

(CHEAP DATE DANCE COMPANY) 24 & 25 July 10am-4pm: Age 14-18 26 & 27 July 10am-4pm: Age 7-13 Spend two days with Grace creating an original piece of work, starting each day with a technique class and then exploring creative tasks and set material. Over two days the dancers will collaborate, ending in an informal sharing at the end of the second day. This unique opportunity is a great chance to start off the summer well, developing technical

AMATA YOUNG AMBASSADORS An opportunity for young people to get involved with AMATA. You’ll receive free tickets to attend shows and help promote AMATA performances and opportunities to friends and associates through social media and your schools or college. production.team@amata.org.uk

skill, collaborative skills in the wonderful AMATA studios at Falmouth University’s Penryn Campus. As a professional choreographer and dancer Grace’s previous work includes working with sites such as Eden Project, Gardens of Natural Beauty, theatres and docklands to name a few. Collaborating with organisations such as Rambert, Falmouth University, Dance Republic 2, Cornwall and Warwickshire Sports Partnerships and The Fresh Air Fund, NY amongst others. Fee: £30

PROPELLER DANCE Propeller is an advanced-level dance training programme for 11-16 year olds interested in a career in dance. Taught by highly trained professional dancers and choreographers in five locations across Cornwall including AMATA. Each group meets for 30 sessions a year on weekday evenings and also takes part in a range of residencies, visits and performances. propellerdance.co.uk

KATHRYN RICHARD’S SCHOOL OF DANCE Kathryn Richard’s School of Dance offers weekly Saturday morning classes for young dancers at AMATA. krdance.co.uk

SPRING 2019 Disclaimer All information contained in this leaflet is correct at time of going to press (December 2018) and is published in good faith. Please visit our website for further updates.

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STUDY AT AMATA

BA(Hons) Music BA(Hons) Acting BA(Hons) Popular Music BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts* BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology BA(Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management Further information: falmouth.ac.uk *(2-year accelerated degree)


INFORMATION & BOOKING To find out more about our upcoming performances and events and to book tickets:

web: amata.org.uk phone: 01326 259349 BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Monday-Friday: 9:30-16:30 and up to 1 hour prior to performances Saturday- Sunday: Up to 1 hour prior to performances BOX OFFICE Academy of Music and Theatre Arts Falmouth University Penryn Campus Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9LX

PRE-BOOKED TICKETS Please collect pre-booked tickets from the Box Office no later than 10 minutes before the start of the performance. All tickets are inclusive of booking fees and charges unless otherwise stated. Seats cannot be reserved. All tickets are subject to availability. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded and are subject to AMATA’s terms and conditions. We accept credit/debit cards and cash. We do not accept cheques. We also exchange season tickets.

AMATA SEASON TICKET Available for all Falmouth and Exeter students and staff to buy (saving up to 70%).

AMATA CAFÉ BAR Relax in our newly-refurbished AMATA Café Bar. Enjoy barista-made hot drinks, delicious home-made cakes, salads, toasted sandwiches and scrumptious soup. OPENING TIMES 08:30-17:30 Mon-Fri term time 09:00-12:00 Sat 10:00-15:00 Mon-Fri out of term time The AMATA Café Bar is also open on performance evenings and provides the perfect place to enjoy a snack, coffee or alcoholic beverage.

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