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fter the amazing success of our first online programme last August we want to start 2021 with renewed vigour. It is an absolute joy for us to present a second season of original work presented by an array of passionate and talented creatives from across the globe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has been at the forefront of many news stories about the lack of live work being possible in 2020. As one of the festivals most established venues we want to give our artistes a positive platform to continue to present work in preparation to getting back to the ‘live’ stage as well as exploring the ongoing experience interactive work offers. We can’t wait to return to the ‘live’ experience but in the meantime we’re hugely proud to be able to give creatives a unique platform to continue to present new work in the face of these stifling times for our industry. We are equally proud to be able to give global audiences and media an eclectic mix of work to view. And all at no cost to producers or viewers.


As I write this on the eve of a new year and at a time when we all continue to ride the uncomfortable rollercoaster of Covid19 we should look to the future and not focus too much on the present. News regarding a vaccine and improved treatments should, I hope, bring positive progression in 2021 but in the meantime we are very pleased to present our second online season and celebrate the continued passion of all involved in our industry. Welcome and Enjoy.

Charles Pamment Artistic Director

Watch all shows by going to www.theSpaceUK.com Online@theSpaceUK, Season 2 runs from 8-31 January, 2021

Contents THEATRE

Alive p4 Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday p4 Bard Overboard: A Global Pandemic Holiday Special p4 Behind the Beyond p4 Don’t Know Him from Adam p4 Duologues: Four Minute Warning p4 Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans p4 GirlPlay p5 Good Enough p5 Hags p5 Happily Ever After p5 Misorientation p6 Over on Grim Street p6 Planet Phuckett! (the Covid edition) p6 Project Spudway p6 Readymade Cabaret 2.0 p6 Rosegold p6 Scammed p6 Son of a Preacher Man p7 Strangers p7 The Same Rain That Falls on Me p7 The Sign p7 Three Stages p7 Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life p7 To me, that’s what love is p7 Twenties p7 Talking to Angie p8 Walk of Shame p8

Key to Shows Show Title Company Twitter


Virtual Cocktail Hour Piano Bar with Patricia p8 Winter Seduction p8


Acuña Acuna p4 Half-Baked Alaskan p5 Is This Thing Still On? p5 Jacob’s Ladder p5 James Crampton: Natural Disaster p5 The Corporate Knobs p7 The Late Christmas Show p7 With All Jew Respect - Parts 1, 2 and 3 p8


I Know The Truth p5 Snapshot Stories p6


Best Laid Plans p4 Cello on Fire p4 Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood p5 Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert p6 Sleepwalking p6


Ronnie Dorsey Poetry


Genre Theatre

Lucky 8

Glass Half Full Theatre @GHalfFTheatre

Marcy is queer and her Mum has MS, caring for her mother and trying to find a job she actually likes in the city, life is hard, plus she keeps falling for the wrong girls and it seems this time, it might be different.





Erick Acuña

Flying Solo! Presents

Acuña Acuna

A one-person comedy show based on comedian Erick Acuña real life as a Peruvian Latino living in the United States. The show won many awards at the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival. It was also a finalist of the Yes And... Laughter Lab in partnership with Comedy Central.




Jacob can’t resist a good antique store--but his latest treasure horrifies his wife, Ashley. The pretty--but definitely used--urn opens a hilarious and heartbreaking Pandora’s box about their relationship, their dreams and what makes us truly alive.

Blue Fire Theatre Company

Theatre Bard Overboard: A Global Pandemic Holiday Special Extra Credit Ensemble

Ally Sloper, magazine proprieter and social climber extraordinaire is preparing for the Social Season. But today he has an important engagement. Queen Victoria herself is expected to visit his offices, although she seems to be having trouble finding them...

Wonder World Cruises has a heart-warming corporate message for you in these trying times. Now they just have to convince the actors quarantined aboard to film it. Watch the mayhem unfold in their final Zoom rehearsal before they go live!



BMV Productions

Flying Solo! Presents and Rock, Salt and Nails Band

Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday @bluefire_tc

Behind the Beyond

Best Laid Plans @presentsSolo

Based on Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock’s essay Behind the Beyond, this is a gently satirical look at 19th century ‘problem’ plays. A pandemic project, it was filmed on Zoom for those who were missing live theatre.

A concert of original songs that tell stories of life and love...work and family…loss and redemption, plus a bit of humor, some solid harmonies and a sound build for toe tapping and maybe breaking your heart a bit.



Cello on Fire Peter Hudler, Cello @celloonfire

Don’t Know Him from Adam Blue Fire Theatre Company @bluefire_tc

Viennese virtuoso Cellist Peter Hudler plays some of the best pieces from his popular Fringe Show and presents a burning mix of styles - from Baroque to Rock, from the most simple Folk tune to virtuoso Cross Over - Cello on Fire!

Nelly Power is going back to work post-lockdown and has decided she needs some fresh blood in the act. So she’s auditioning for someone new to share the bill. But times are hard and the candidates ain’t getting any younger.


Theatre Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans

Duologues: Four Minute Warning Quintuple L @quintuple_l

The Cold War is over. The Soviet Union is gone. The missiles never come. But still Malcolm and Arthur spend their days waiting to push the button and give the four minute warning in the case of a nuclear attack.




Giant Nerd Productions

@nicolthegreat Artificial Intelligence is on the way. What happens to us when it arrives? How will it perceive humanity? Can it learn... to love?



Rampant Collective

Ted McGrath Productions



Good Enough

Meet Lucy. She’s average, awkward and when it comes to sex, what she lacks in experience she makes up for in curiosity. But that’s all set to change. An exploration of love and sex spun out in slam.

Playing 15 characters, renowned storyteller Ted McGrath takes us on a hilarious and profound emotional roller coaster ride through addiction, sabotaging his family, his career and ultimately his life, trying to answer one burning question: Am I good enough?



Three Chairs and a Hat

Sally Ann Hall



Half-Baked Alaskan @mesallyann

Meet Winnie, Hettie and Sissie - the Hannigan Hags, a trio of department store assistants. Two songs from Nia Williams’s musical ‘Lady M’ introduce their grim world‚ and hint at the disappointments and failures that led them there.

From award-winning NYC comedian Sally Ann Hall comes a standup & cabaret show about growing up religious in Alaska, then glowing up into a bold woman of substances. It’s filthy, feminist, and features just a squirt of music.



Better Day Productions

Anne Rabbitt

Happily Ever After

I Know The Truth @RabbittAnne

In the mockumentary, ‘Happily Ever After’, we follow the story of bride-to-be Jasmin as she is aided by Wedding Planners Frank and Gary in arranging her special day but will she live Happily Ever After?

When lies become alternative facts, what happens to truth? Using only the 56 words in a Marina Tsvetaeva poem, Anne Rabbitt reshapes them to find new truths in a moving and thought-provoking short film.



Ingenue: Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland and the Golden Age of Hollywood Melanie Gall Presents @melaniepresents

Is This Thing Still On? Exeter Comedy Society @ExeterComedySoc

Judy is an icon, loved as Dorothy in Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna was a much bigger star. Ingénue tells the true tale of the lifelong friendship – and rivalry – of these two Old Hollywood idols. “An unforgettable delight,” CBC

Is This Thing Still On? is a sketch show forged from the fires of separation, created when all hope was lost, when comedy seemed uncomediable, and mostly when we thought no one was watching.



Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob Hulland Comedy @comedyhulland

James Crampton: Natural Disaster James Crampton @JamesCrampton8

Climb to the heights and slip down to some awkward lows in the company of award-winning Jacob Hulland’s warm and youthful, yet middle-aged, persona. Jacob will fill your mind with observational anecdotes, words of wit and antics of idiocy.

The world has faced many disasters. Volcanoes, conspiracies and an orange President. But nothing has prepared it for this liability. Join James, a walking catastrophe (or rather a sitting catastrophe) for some stories, a cup of tea and a good laugh.






Nottingham New Theatre

York DramaSoc

Misorientation @thenewtheatre

Over on Grim Street @dramasoc

Through disjointed video calls see conversations leading to and following Cassie coming out and the emotions that come with it. Friends far apart now grow further, struggling to understand how important coming out is to those who identify as LGBTQ+.

Eighty year old Tabitha is shocked out of her mediocre and lonely day-to-day routine when the Grim Reaper appears and joins her for breakfast. Join them Over on Grim Street, and enjoy a domestic with a touch of death - comedy!

Music Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert


Melanie Gall Presents @melaniepresents

Planet Phuckett! (the Covid edition) Brooklyn Culture Jam

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: French musical icons. They sang songs of romance and heartbreak, lived lives of drama and passion. This ‘impossible’ concert relives the adventure and inspiration of their lives and music. “A beautifully-rendered and loving homage.” -CBC

A clown play with puppets, balloons and scary extinction science, will be part of Online@theSpace Season 2. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cry some more. Inspired by the writing of Dr. Guy McPherson



Earl & Grace Productions

Flying Solo! Presents and This Is Not A Theatre Company

Project Spudway @thelorihamilton

Readymade Cabaret 2.0 @presentsSolo

Animated show with lessons from Project Runway told through potatoes. Made by an award-winning team, you’ll see designs for all body types, not just the skinny French fry. Yams and hashbrowns add colour and flavour to the spud-tactic designs!

Speaking to the current COVID moment, this show asks whether our lives are determined by chance, fate, or free-will. Influenced by Duchamp and Dada, character-based scenes are interspersed with computer-generated Dada poetry, art, music and dance.



Donna Kay Yarborough

A Drunken Sailor




Every addict has reasons for using. Some reasons are more horrifying than others. Jamie is an alcoholic, and it’s her turn to share her story. A suspenseful testament of addiction and the inescapeable darkness behind it, by Donna Kay Yarborough

Who is Anne Wood and why is she terrified of the mysterious stranger who claims her as his client? She has lost everything so what can he possibly take from her? There is only one thing left...



The Poetical Cellist

Naomi Paul


Kenneth Wilson’s new show races from James Bond to weepy Irish lament (and Bach again). The music of his cello provokes a poetical commentary, sometimes a lashing-out, to make you wake up and take notice. Spoiler: contains a few rude words.





Snapshot Stories @MakingLight1

A collaboration between the community of Meon Vale and professional writer and performer Naomi Paul. People from the community contributed their film, poetry, music and images and shared their experiences and thoughts about Meon Vale, its environment and this new community.



Grubby gnome productions

Stage Write Productions

Son of a Preacher Man

Strangers @StageWrite

Thomas is a lucky man. He is much loved by his family, adored by his friends and respected by his co-workers. But something in his life is missing. Dusty seems to echo his life. So, how can he be sure?

Two worlds collide when a pair of strangers meet by chance. Desperate circumstances lead to desperate action that result in a shocking revelation with disturbing consequences. Can things ever be the same again? This film contains sensitive material.



Earl & Grace Productions

The Glummer Twins

The Corporate Knobs @thelorihamilton

The Corporate Knobs is a comedy variety show that gives you the TRUTH about work life. From How to Be a Bad Manager, Guess the HR Outcome, Real World Job Descriptions and Cat Co-Workers. From Fringe veteran, Lori Hamilton.


The Same Rain That Falls on Me

The Late Christmas Show @theglummertwins

It’ll take more than a pandemic to stop the irrepressible Glummer Twins from celebrating the ‘joys’ of Christmas. So here’s a feast of festive fun from the gurus of glum. Stand-up, socially distanced spoken word from the Beat Generation.


The Sign

Better Day Productions

York DramaSoc @dramasoc

A witty and heartbreaking monologue about Alice, who travels back home on the hottest day of the year to say a difficult and untimely goodbye. One that will leave a hole in her life forever.

Recently married Ryan And Molly look forward to starting their life in a new neighbourhood. However, it appears that lightning, and tragedy, does indeed strike twice when they become involved in a local campaign with their lonely neighbour.



Three Stages

Three Chairs and a Hat @ChairsHat

To me, that’s what love is Morosophy

@morosophyt Two reflections and a song explore three different stages of bereavement, and explore thoughts on friendship, loss and hope. Written by Nia Williams and performed by Nia Williams and Matthew Allison, for Three Chairs and a Hat.

Through verse text and digital production, the piece offers a continuous series of monologues analysing a diverse range of characters’ perceptions of love. The piece experiments with animation and digital editing to externalise these characters’ inner feelings and experiences.

Theatre Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life


Quivering Dendrites


Charlotte Anne Tilley Productions @CharAnneTilley


A former executive and banjo enthusiast tells us about a boy’s life, a man’s meteoric rise to business fame, and the event slamming on the brakes. Audiences are enamoured with this true one-man show, with humor, warmth, music, and banjos

Follow 21 year-old Hope’s journey as she moves out of her childhood home in Cheshire to the bright lights of London. However, when faced with a series of very “adult” problems, Hope questions how ready she was to leave home.





Virtual Cocktail Hour Piano Bar with Patricia Patricia Silver


Walk of Shame

Glass Half Full Theatre @GHalfFTheatre


Pull up a virtual bar stool as one of Canada’s top piano bar entertainers transports you from her living room to your “home pub”. Music from James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and more are performed in her inimitable style.

Walk of Shame is a no-holds-barred, racy appraisal of important 21st century themes—love, sex, excess and consent. HHHH The Daily Express



With All Jew Respect -Parts 1, 2 and 3

Henry Churniavsky Production

Winter Seduction

Saltire Burlesque Academy @SBA_Scotland


Henry Churniavsky, a unique blend of being Jewish and Scouse. ‘With All Jew Respect’ is 3 online performances covering his early years; growing up and his mid-life crisis and concluding with being Jewish and old age. It’s a must see.

Henry runs the Mental Health Charity ‘Laugh For Life’ in aid of Mental Health for young people to raise awareness and funds at all his comedy shows. See www.cuecomedy.co.uk for more information.


Talking to Angie

Ronnie Dorsey Productions @RDorseyShows

Rita and Angie have been inseparable for over sixty years, enduring heartbreaking challenges, only to find love in the most unexpected place. Times have changed.

Are you ready to come play with us? Saltire Burlesque Academy, brings amateur burlesque to you. It’s sexy, sassy and will definitely tantalise all your senses. Join us for a show that will leave you wanting to definitely come play with us.

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Spoken Word

Ronnie Dorsey Poetry Ronnie Dorsey Productions @RDorseyShows

Ronnie Dorsey reads from a selection of her most recent work. Since discovering a fascination with poetry at the age of eleven, Ronnie has written poetry almost daily ever since, and has read her work publicly at festivals around the world since 1989.







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