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Summer 2011 Fresh work for adventurous people by inspiring artists

Welcome to our summer season 2011. We will be popping up at festivals all summer – flip the brochure over to see what we have in store for you at Latitude, the Big Chill and the Edinburgh Fringe. Plus we’ll be in Leeds, London, Brighton and South Africa. And don’t forget to download your monthly Everyday Moments podcast from our website – this season we’ll be launching new podcasts by Nic Green, Nick Whitfield and Josie Long.

Kate McGrath and Louise Blackwell Directors, Fuel +44 (0)20 7228 6688 Fuel is the trading name of Fuel Theatre Ltd. Company no. 05144293 VAT registration no. 863306821



Fuel presents

Everyday Moments

in collaboration with Roundhouse Radio

We have commissioned a series of podcasts created especially for you to enjoy at a particular time and place.

Imagine there was a soundtrack to those small moments when you find yourself alone, brushing your teeth, in the bath, watching the rain stream down your living room window, or when your tucked up in bed with a hot drink but unable to sleep. In the 2011 spring season we brought you moments by Kazuko Hohki, Inua Ellams, Peggy Shaw, John Hegley and Hofesh Shechter. This season we bring you new moments created by Nic Green, Nick Whitfield and Josie Long.

Image: Hofesh Shechter

To enjoy all the podcasts released so far and to download the brand new issues (released on the 20th of each month throughout 2011) go to

Funded by the EsmĂŠe Fairbairn Foundation and Arts Council England.

Fuel presents Inua Ellams’

The 14th Tale

A free flowing mellifluous narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a natural born mischief growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to the roof tops of Dublin, and finally to London. Inua vividly recreates the characters that punctuate his upbringing in deft and beautiful poetry, while challenging the audience’s expectations of what it is to be a young, black male in London today.

Almeida Theatre, London 6 – 16 July, 7.30pm except 9, 10, 14 July Tickets: £15 020 7359 4404 Sign Interpreted Performance 13 July

Fringe First Award 2009.

Image: Edmund Collier

The 14th Tale will be presented as part of Greyscale’s Theatre Brothel in the Almeida Festival 2011.

“Ellams’ poetry is smooth enough to melt in the ear, yet packed full of snap, crackle and pop.” Time Out

A BAC Scratch Commission with Apples & Snakes. A London Word Festival Commission. Originally funded by Arts Council England. Sign interpretation supported by the City Bridge Trust.

The Forest

Created by Fevered Sleep

There is a place at the very heart of the forest. A place where things are not quite what they seem. People become animals, birds become music, day becomes night-time, leaves become light. It’s all around you. It’s full of adventure. It’s always changing. It’s The Forest. Ahead of a tour to Sydney Opera House, the creators of Brilliant and And the Rain Falls Down invite you to a thrilling, surprising and enchanting performance for everyone 4 years old and over, combining dance, images, sound and light. “Exquisite…It’s like a dream of a night in a forest. There’s a grace to this show that captivated and moved me.” The Times #### Stratford Circus, London 7–8 July, 11am & 2pm; 9 July, 11.30am* & 3pm Tickets: £6/£5, 0844 357 2625 *Autism friendly performance

A Fevered Sleep and Fuel production

Image: Wellcome Library

Image: Matthew Andrews

A Fevered Sleep and Fuel production

Stilled A photographic performance marathon Combining performance, music and photography, Stilled is a durational dance piece performed both for a human audience and a bank of silent, all-seeing pinhole cameras, choreographed by David Harradine. Stilled features a live, improvised music score by Jamie McCarthy and light score by Hansjorg Schmidt. Audiences are free to come and go throughout the duration of the piece. Originally commissioned for Wellcome Collection.

Southbank Centre (Blue Room), London 18 Aug, 4–8pm; 19 Aug, 3–9pm; 20 Aug, 11am–11pm Tickets: free, 0844 875 0073

Fevered Sleep’s new book Invisible Things is available to purchase in our online shop

Image: Gemma Riggs

Image: Regine Rack

Simple Girl

by Melanie Wilson. Produced by Fuel.

A thrilling and touchingly funny encounter with a self-titled simple girl – at once mischievous flaneur, epic sentimentalist and grandiose fibber. Tales of glamorous peril jostle with a live soundtrack, executed by idiosyncratic heroine Melanie Wilson.

“Just occasionally you come across a show on the fringe that’s innovative, startling and ever so slightly indefinable. For me, Simple Girl is it.” Scotsman #### West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds Part of Transform Festival 8 & 9 June, 8.15pm Tickets: day pass £15/£10 0113 213 7700

Melanie Wilson and Fuel present

Iris Brunette by Melanie Wilson

A sortie into a curious cityscape of the future past, featuring Iris Brunette: part-time travelling refugee, part compassionate voyeur. A warmly mournful and disarmingly engaging piece, inspired by the film La Jetée by Chris Marker.

“There are few more compelling presences than that of Melanie Wilson” Guardian Commissioned by and developed at BAC. Originally funded by Arts Council England.

Rhodes Box Theatre, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, South Africa 30 June, 8pm & 10pm; 1 & 2 July, 4pm & 6.30pm Tickets: R48, R46, R32, 002 783 915 8000

Brighton ’Til I Die!

by Paul Hodson & Dave Blake. Directed by Paul Hodson.

Image: Michael. A. Hutson

The Future is Unwritten and Fuel in association with Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club present

Ten years ago football fans and theatre-goers rose as one at the end of Brighton ’Til I Die! chanting the immortal line: ‘We want Falmer!’ Revived and refreshed, this passionate, funny show is back to celebrate the opening of Albion’s long awaited new home.

“A brilliant show … an audience of big burly football fans, with tears in their eyes, leaning over the threshold at the end to shake the hands of the actors on stage” Observer

Theatre Royal, Brighton 27 July, 8.30pm 28 July, 6pm & 8.30pm Tickets: £10–£21 0844 871 7650 (booking fee applies) Groups Hotline 0844 871 7617

Funded by Arts Council England

Image: Michael A. Hutson

A rollercoaster ride through Albion memories: from humble beginnings to First Division glory, from Cup Final to the end of the Goldstone, Hereford, Gillingham, Withdean, promotion and on, heads held high, to Falmer and the future.

RGH EDINBU Fuel presents

Belarus Free Theatre in association with the Pleasance

Herald Angel winners Fuel return to the Edinburgh Fringe to present the first performances of a new show in development by the internationally acclaimed and 2011 OBIE Award winning Belarus Free Theatre in their first visit to the Fringe. Previous shows include Being Harold Pinter (“world-class theatre, built on the guts of raw experience” Daily Telegraph) and Generation Jeans (“a rare opportunity to see political art truly in action” Sunday Times). For show details see Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh 22 – 29 August, 1pm Tickets: £10/£8 0131 556 6550

"Truly passionate, truly political theater" New York Times “The bravest theatre in the world” Time Out


DE LATITU Image: Barney Britton

Image: Edmund Collier


Fuel presents

The Summer House A Comedy Thriller

Devised by Will Adamsdale, Neil Haigh, Matthew Steer and John Wright. Directed by John Wright.

Three men arrive by car at a remote house in the countryside. Who are they? Where are they? Are those stuffed beavers on the wall? Then the Vikings arrive. This is a play about men and all their crap, about myths and what they’re for and about the weather and how it blows all the other stuff away anyway. Commissioned by Corn Exchange Newbury. Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and the Jerwood Residencies at Cove Park. Originally funded by Arts Council England. Production time in kind provided by artsdepot. Workshops on tour supported by the Ernest Cook Trust.

Latitude Festival, Southwold 15 & 16 July Tickets: included in festival pass 0871 231 0821

Jackson’s Way

by Will Adamsdale. Produced by Fuel.

Winner of the Perrier Award for Comedy 2004.

Part theatre, part comedy, Jackson’s Way is a satire on the world of self help and corporate jargon, but so much more…. “Hi, I’m Jackson and ten years ago I got excited...”

A life-coaching legend tells you how he made it happen… and stay happened! Join Chris John Jackson for perhaps the most surreal and funny hour you are likely to spend in a theatre. “Goddamn awesome… stupendously asinine yet wholly infectious” Telegraph 2011 on Jackson’s Way as part of The London Jacksathon! Latitude Festival, Southwold 17 July Tickets: included in festival pass 0871 231 0821

A BAC Scratch Commission


Fuel presents

The Simple Things in Life Fuel brings you a haven within the hubbub of a festival: five short experiences to celebrate the simple things in life by Lewis Gibson, David Harradine, The London Snorkelling Team, Frauke Requardt and Barnaby Stone. A table with a story to tell, a band bursting at the seams, a sound journey through a good book, a surreal and mesmerising dance, and an installation that takes flight – each found inside a garden shed for you to discover.


Funded by Arts Council England. Box office provided by Spektrix.

Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon 13 August Tickets: free 0844 800 1110

Big Chill Festival, Ledbury 5–7 August Tickets: included in festival pass 0844 888 4411 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 19–27 August Tickets: £12.50/£5

For performance times please see venue websites and/or programmes.

Image: Tom Perrett

Latitude Festival, Southwold 15–17 July Tickets: included in festival pass 0871 231 0821


Fuel presents


Electric Hotel

Conceived and directed by David Rosenberg Choreographed and co-directed by Frauke Requardt

Electric Hotel is a lonely, bizarre and beautiful outdoor spectacle; a uniquely designed, fly-by-night hotel brought to vivid life through dance and sound. Sitting on the outside looking in, the audience snatch glimpses of the do-notdisturb lives unfolding behind the floor to ceiling windows. Wearing headphones to eavesdrop on the internal spaces of the building they watch the residents in their private rooms: natural habits, unnatural fantasies and wildly eccentric housekeeping.

“A playground for the imagination… the air crackles with excitement” Metro

Image: Ben Dowden

“Thrillingly intense… rich and rewarding” Guardian Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Without Walls. Funded by Arts Council England and a Wellcome Trust Arts Award. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation. Research supported by Jerwood Studio at Sadler’s Wells and the UCL Ear Institute. Subsidised Rehearsal Space provided by Jerwood Space. Developed at Cove Park. Built by Urban Space Management and Fuel at Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Latitude Festival, Southwold 14 – 17 July 0871 231 0821

Big Chill Festival, Ledbury 4 – 7 August 0844 888 4411

Tickets: included in festival pass. Electric Hotel will continue to tour in our autumn season.



Fuel summer season 2011  

Take a look inside to see everything we're up to this summer, whether it's in a theatre near you or at a summer festival...

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