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SPRING 2014 WHAT’S ON

LAKESIDETHEATRE.ORG.UK University of Essex Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3SQ

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Welcome to the Spring season brochure! It’s rich programme with a mix of comedy, music, theatre and plenty of memorable moments waiting to happen. As ever we have a lot of brand new work which you can catch here before it opens on bigger stages in London and the rest of the world. We also have new home grown takes on classic texts and plenty of opportunity for you to get involved creatively whether its workshops dance classes or open mic or a bit of everything. Come and join us!

MUSIC 5 COMEDY 7 HOMEGROWN SHOWS

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EVENTS 9 CHILDREN’S THEATRE

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GET INVOLVED

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THE HOOK OPEN MIC

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YOUTH THEATRE

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LAKESIDE THEATRE WRITERS

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WORKSHOPS WITH ARTISTS

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INFORMATION 14 BACK COVER DIARY PAGE

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THEATRE THE TIN RING

ZERO POINT

Zdenka Fantlova is one of a handful of Holocaust survivors alive today. This is her story. Born in Czechoslovakia, Zdenka was 17 when the war began and the ring of the title was given to her by her first love, Arno. Zdenka kept it with her as a symbol of truth and hope, from Terezin to Bergen Belsen.

A fusion of physical theatre, projected imagery and motion sensor technology that blurs the boundaries between dance, theatre, music and visual art.

by Zdenka Fantlova

Directed by Mike Alfreds, The Tin Ring is a profoundly uplifting story of great love, brought to life by Jane Arnfield in this outstanding solo performance. Performed as part of the UoE Holocaust Memorial Week programme. “compelling and inspirational” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Thursday 30 January 7.30pm £8 / £5

Darren Johnston/Array

Inspired by sacred ceremonial spaces, ideas of rebirth and the connection between spiritual and scientific interpretations of the zero point theory, Johnston takes up residency at Lakeside Theatre to develop and present this work in progress before it hits the Barbican Main Stage. ‘If there was a Turner Prize for dance, Darren Johnston would undoubtedly be on the shortlist’ The Times

Thursday 13 February 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

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THEATRE NOSTALGIA<<2012

POWER GAMES

One man’s distilling reconstruction of a life, Nostalgia<<2012 explores the notions of home and memory in the rapidly changing Britain of today. Structured around three life changing and revelatory experiences, this provocative, poetic, visually stunning and internationally acclaimed piece of contemporary theatre takes the audience on one man’s personal journey through three dramatic decades.

Think you’re in control of your life? Think again. Deepak is a wealthy banker whose life is spiralling out of control. Influence the outcome of his story by voting in a TV-style game show. Blending character-driven physical theatre with contemporary and South Asian dance, this striking new show explores the forces that shape our destiny.

Projection of Circumstance

Thursday 20 February 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

Altered Skin

Thursday 6 March 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

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BALLAD OF THE BURNING STAR

SAM DUCKWORTH, SEAN MCGOWAN, ROB THE LIAR & JONATHAN MARRIOT

Theatre Ad Infinitum

Armed with music, killer heels and a lethal troop of divas, an enraged Israeli executes a story of victimhood, persecution, aggression and love. With shrapnel-sharp voices and moves as smooth as an oiled tank chain, this cabaret troop invites you on a journey into the core of the conflicted Jewish State. ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fringe award 2013’ “A theatrical hand grenade” The Guardian

Thursday 13 March 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

Four acoustic artists who weave stories and social commentary through punk-influenced and politically astute music. Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly frontman Sam Duckworth’s deceptively laid back tunes mash indie folk with post-hardcore. Folk-punk singer Sean McGowan was tipped by Billy Bragg and played alongside Frank Turner in 2013. Rob the Liar is an introverted anti-folk singer and popular regular at our Hook Open Mic. Colchester based musician Jonathan Marriott opens with his blend of heartfelt acoustic punk. Friday 17 January 7.30pm £5

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MUSIC OFF THE HOOK Singers and songwriters at the University of Essex perform live on our main stage as we record our first ever Off The Hook live album and film. Over the past 18 months we’ve had the rare and amazing pleasure of hearing over 200 different acts from around the planet performing at our weekly open mic night, The Hook. What’s struck us most is the incredible quality and variety of music that surfaces on campus when given a good platform. Come and celebrate the new live music scene at Essex!

BEN MARWOOD, GRANT SHARKEY, ROB THE LIAR, MARK WYNN Ben Marwood is a singer-songwriter, but not like one of the ones you hate, more like, whoever your favourite one is. His 2011 debut album Outside There’s A Curse and 2013’s follow up Back Down were both released on acclaimed indie label Xtra Mile. Ben is joined by comic-provocateur double bassist Grant Sharkey, York based mumbler of song and speil Mark Wynn and UoE based introverted anti-folk singer Rob the Liar.

Friday 21 February 7.30pm £5

Friday 7 March 7.30pm £5

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COMEDY COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE! Have a laugh at our regular comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comedians in the business!

8.30PM £12 / £8 / £5

SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 1 MARCH TOM WRIGGLESWORTH Twisted logic and whimsical storytelling courtesy of one of the finest and most original comics in the UK.

+ IAIN STIRLING + MC IAN SMITH

SARA PASCOE Charismatic leftfield observations mixed with dark shock tactics from a true original act.

+ MARK SIMMONS + MC LUKE BENSON

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 15 MARCH MARLON DAVIS

ALI COOK

Bright young comedian Davis fizzes full of energy, charm and skilful observations.

Cook’s irreverent persona and respected sleight of hand have made him one of the pioneers of the alternative magic scene and a brilliant contemporary showman

+ HENRY PACKER + MC JASON PATERSON

+ NICK DIXON + MC TOM ALLEN @ComedyCentralUK

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HOMEGROWN SHOWS ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE HEDDA GABLER By Martin Crimp. Produced by TAS & Lakeside Theatre.

She lives alone - she sleeps alone - she eats alone - she works alone - she kills alone. But who is she? Who? Twenty actors, no characters and seventeen scenarios invade her privacy to find out. A pinnacle of experimental theatre, Crimp’s acclaimed 1997 play is part of our Homegrown Shows season.

By Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Sofia Zervudachi. You are invited into the living room of the newly married Tesmans. Get comfortable. Become a voyeur of the visits of doting family, close friends and ex-lovers of the very happy couple. A compelling realist drama, Ibsen’s play is an examination of passion and desperation under pressure and is part of our Spring 2014 Homegrown Shows season.

Thursday 23 – Friday 24 January

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 February

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EVENTS ROAD

By Jim Cartwright. Directed by Dave Burn. Produced by TAS. 1987. An unpopular leader is re-elected; the country lives in fear of terrorist attacks and is still reeling from the effects of recession. But for the inhabitants of a derelict Lancashire street, there’s a party to go to. Voted one of the top 50 plays of the 20th Century in a National Theatre poll, Road is an arresting mix of humour and pathos. The University of Essex Theatre Arts Society received support from Lakeside Theatre to produce this show as part of our Homegrown Shows programme 2014.

LINDY AT THE LAKESIDE New for 2014! Beginners’ Lindy Hop classes. It’s easy to learn the basic steps of this upbeat, highly sociable, vintage dance. Entry fee covers a 90 minute class downstairs in our studio, followed by a free for all swing dance social upstairs in the bar.

 18 February & Tuesday 11 March Tuesday Class 6.00pm-7.30pm, Social 7.30-9.00pm  Class: £3, Social: Free

Thursday 27 – Friday 28 February 7.30pm £12 / £8 / £5

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EVENTS PLAYWRIGHTS AT WORK

SCRIPT IN HAND THE BROKEN TOKEN

Are you curious about how plays make it from page to stage, and how script development works in practice?

By Elizabeth Kuti. Directed by Robert Price for Lubkinfinds

Dramatists Elizabeth Kuti, Jonathan Lichtenstein, Glyn Maxwell and Rebecca Prichard, all tutors on the MA Playwriting course at the University of Essex, lead a live script development session onstage, featuring the work of UoE students from the MA and MPhil programmes and actors from East 15 School of Acting.

Sunday 2nd February

It’s 1802 and England is in the grip of the invasion crisis. Jack has been acting the hero for seven years, while Nancy has just been acting. Against all the odds, he has fulfilled the task she set him…but on his return he finds everything has changed. The first airing for a new play which blends folk-song and storytelling, weaving together the lost histories of the strolling actors of East Anglia, and the boy soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, to create a new telling of an ancient story.

5.00pm £5 / £3 / FREE

Sunday 23 February 7.45pm £5

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE THREE COLOURS Norwich Puppet Theatre Bask in a world of colour in this interactive performance which explores vibrant sensory worlds. Three Colours places the audience at the centre of the experience, gently drawing you into wonderful immersive landscapes where you can swim with fish, feel frogs nibble your toes, catch grasshoppers and listen to a gentle heartbeat… all magically created out of the colours of light. Recommended for babies and children up to 4 years. Running time 40 mins.

Sunday 16 February 2.00pm £5

THE FROG AND THE PRINCESS Rene Baker & Norwich Puppet Theatre A poignant re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale, this exquisite and funny puppetry performance explores the meeting of cultures and what happens when a Princess deems a Frog unworthy of being her friend. As the uncommon pair undergo an emotional journey from rejection to friendship they discover that deep down they are not so very different after all. Recommended for ages 4-8. Running time 50 mins. Sunday 16 March 2.00pm £5

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GET INVOLVED THE HOOK OPEN MIC

YOUTH THEATRE

The Hook is our popular, fun and free Open Mic night. Share your talents with a café full of friendly people, or just sit, chill and listen. We provide a guitar, keyboard, two mics and cool ambience. You bring the rest. Since 2012: 200 acts and counting!

Lakeside Theatre Youth Theatre is the place for 7-18 year olds to learn acting and directing skills, gain confidence, meet new friends and have a lot of fun in a creative environment led by experienced and friendly staff. Your first session is free, give it a try!

Weekly Fridays during UoE term

Age Groups

Saturday workshop time

 9:00pm

Age 7-9 (School year 3-4)

10.00–11.15am

Age 9-11 (School year 5-6)

10.00–11.15am

Age 11-14 (School year 7-9)

11.15–1.15pm

Age 15-18 (School year 10-13)

11.15–1.15pm

 Term dates 2014 Spring 2014: 11 January – 29 March Summer 2014: 26 April – 19 July £50  per term  For more information head to www.lakesidetheatre.org.uk/ getinvolved/youththeatre, Bookings and questions email youtht@essex.ac.uk or call 01206 873261.

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LAKESIDE THEATRE WRITERS

WORKSHOPS WITH ARTISTS

Lakeside Theatre Writers is a group which meets monthly during term time. Led by our Associate Artist Andrew Burton, it offers a safe, supportive and challenging space where you can explore your dramatic writing potential.

Pick up new creative skills and insights with artists who come to perform at Lakeside Theatre.

Individual workshop £20 / £10 Concs / Free to UoE Students and alumni.  workshop package: 3 £49.98 Full / £24.99 Concs.

Wednesday 19 February, 2.00pm Che Kevlin (Nostalgia>>2012, page 4)  Wednesday 5 March, 2.00pm Shane Shambhu (Power Games, page 4)  Free for UoE Students / £5 Public (book the workshop and show for just £10)

Monday 20 January

Making Noise Quietly: Explore writing the other side of sound and fury.  7.00-9:30pm

M  onday 17 February Writing Great Dialogue: Pick up tips and have a go at improving your own dialogue writing.  7.00-9:30pm

Monday 17 March

Keeping Your Plays Playful: Find out how to keep your plays playful and your audience engaged. 7.00-9:30pm

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INFORMATION HOW TO BOOK lakesidetheatre.org.uk (No booking fees apply) 01206 873261 (Staffed termly Mon-Fri 1-2pm. Answerphone all other times) In Person Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Square 5 Box Office opening hours Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4pm Tickets can be bought by cash and most credit and debit cards.

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EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

We can exchange tickets for another performance or give you credit to the value of your seats for use at a later time. Tickets must be returned to the Box Office. Credit must be used within the same season of its issue date. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds – sorry.

Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Free Parking on weekends, Bank Holidays and after 4.30pm weekdays. See website for bus and cycling information.

UNDERSTANDING OUR PRICE STRUCTURE Where £12 / £8 / £5 is listed: £12 is full price, £8 is concession price, £5 is UoE Student Price. Concessions are for UoE Staff, 60+, Wheelchair Users, Registered Disabled, NUS, JSA, Income Support, Housing Benefit. (Valid ID/Documentation will be requested)

ACCESSIBILITY Lakeside Theatre is fully accessible by wheelchair via the main entrance. Wheelchair users are requested to let the Box Office know as far in advance of a production as possible. Disabled customers who require a carer are entitled to one complimentary ticket with their ticket purchase. Please contact the box office by telephone to book.

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VISUALLY AND HEARING IMPAIRED We welcome Assistance Dogs at all performances, please inform us when booking. An infrared enhancement system is available in the main auditorium at all performances. Our system is suitable for use with a hearing aid with a T setting. Please let us know of any requirements you or anyone in your party may have. We will do all we can to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

FURTHER INFORMATION Further terms and conditions relating to ticket sales and visiting the venue can be found on our website of by calling our office on the number above.

LAKESIDE THEATRE CAFÉ Looking for somewhere different on campus? Situated in the Lakeside Theatre foyer, the popular café offers a chilled out space to enjoy a coffee, read a book and catch up with friends. Choose from a wide range of hot and cold drinks, paninis, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and snacks to suit your appetite and pocket. Lakeside Theatre Café is managed by Hospitality Essex.

Open 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday during term time @experienceessex experienceessex lakesidetheatre.org.uk/lakeside-theatre-cafe

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LAKESIDE THEATRE SPRING 2014 EVENT

SAM DUCKWORTH + SUPPORT THE HOOK OPEN MIC YOUTH THEATRE TERM BEGINS LAKESIDE WRITERS: MAKING NOISE QUIETLY ATTEMPTS ON HER LIFE THE HOOK OPEN MIC THE TIN RING THE HOOK OPEN MIC COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE WITH TOM WRIGGLESWORTH PLAYWRIGHTS AT WORK HEDDA GABLER ZERO POINT THE HOOK OPEN MIC COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE WITH MARLON DAVIS THREE COLOURS LAKESIDE WRITERS: WRITING GREAT DIALOGUE LINDY AT THE LAKESIDE WORKSHOPS WITH ARTISTS: CHE KEVLIN NOSTALGIA<<2012 OFF THE HOOK THE HOOK OPEN MIC SCRIPT IN HAND: THE BROKEN TOKEN ROAD THE HOOK OPEN MIC COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE WITH SARA PASCOE WORKSHOPS WITH ARTISTS: SHANE SHAMBHU POWER GAMES BEN MARWOOD + SUPPORT THE HOOK OPEN MIC LINDY AT THE LAKESIDE BALLAD OF THE BURNING STAR THE HOOK OPEN MIC COMEDY CENTRAL LIVE WITH ALI COOK THE FROG AND THE PRINCESS LAKESIDE WRITERS: KEEPING YOUR PLAYS PLAYFUL THE HOOK OPEN MIC

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DATE

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Friday 17 January MUSIC

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Friday 17 January

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Saturday 18 January

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Monday 20 January

Thursday 23 – Friday 24 January THEATRE

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Friday 24 January

Thursday 30 January THEATRE

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Friday 31 January

Saturday 1 February COMEDY Sunday 2 February EVENTS Friday 7 – Saturday 8 February

HOMEGROWN SHOWS

Thursday 13 February THEATRE Friday 14 February

GET INVOLVED

Saturday 15 February COMEDY Sunday 16 February Monday 17 February

CHILDREN’S THEATRE

GET INVOLVED

Tuesday 18 February EVENTS Wednesday 19 February

GET INVOLVED

Thursday 20 February THEATRE Friday 21 February MUSIC Friday 21 February

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Sunday 23 February EVENTS Thursday 27 – Friday 28 February THEATRE Friday 28 February

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Saturday 1 March COMEDY Wednesday 5 March

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Thursday 6 March THEATRE Friday 7 March MUSIC Friday 7 March

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Tuesday 11 March EVENTS Thursday 13 March THEATRE Friday 14 March

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Saturdary 15 March COMEDY Sunday 16 March Monday 17 March Friday 21 March

CHILDREN’S THEATRE

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