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Thatcher-Rite

An interactive performance exploring the personal and political legacy of Margaret Thatcher. The audience are invited to Mrs. Thatcher’s very own traditional English tea party. With lip-sync, clown, and verbatim theatre the audience are encouraged to bring
their anger or admiration in the comforts of cake and cucumber sandwiches.

 

Created and performed by Jack Boal, who grew up in Thatcher's former constituency, Thatcher-Rite puts the personal and political side by side. Her mark on the cultural, social and political notions of Englishness begs the question,“Has Mrs. Thatcher truly left us?"

Directed by Lila Robirosa

Costume by Corinna Francavilla

Produced by Mia Young

At Streatham Space Project from the 28th to 30th of March. Get tickets here.

"Boal delivers a surprisingly nuanced portrayal of the former PM, breathing some remorse and self-awareness into the otherwise despicable beast" - The Upcoming

"A cross between an utterly brutal focus group and a particularly anarchic episode of TV’s Question Time" - The Reviews Hub

Audiences have described Thatcher-Rite as "nuanced... experimental... and utterly original piece"

First commissioned as part of Razed & Confused Goes Digital 2.0 by Raze Collective and Something To Aim For in December 2020. Followed by a live work-in-progress performance at Camden People's Theatre in September 2021. 

Further supported by artsdepot as part of a residency in February 2022.

Photo by Jenna Coombs

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idiots. gay idiots.

A vaudevillian cabaret night where funny gay idiots are funny, gay and idiotic. Platforming alternative comedy performance this cabaret is sort of hosted by Grace Fool, and actually hosted by Jennifer Schmennifer. Expect drag, clowns, comedians & straight-up tomfoolery.

"For fans of comedy or performance art who’d like a dip into a more alternative selection of performers, it provides an eclectic and, ultimately, entertaining evening" - The Reviews Hub

"London's best cliche-free drag nights, 2022" - Time Out

More info at gayidiots.com

Photo by James Klug.

UK New Artist Collective

Selected from a national open call, The New Artist Collective is a cross-disciplinary group of 18 artists, who will work collaboratively as well as individually over the next year in Lincoln; sharing our work; undertaking commissions and collective activities, and taking part in training, networking and mentoring.

Find out more about the the Collective here.

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Starting Blocks 2022 & The Children are Leaving

The climate apocalypse approaches and Grace Fool, an out-of-work clown, faces her final hour all on her own. Or so she thinks. On Earth's final night, something more life changing than the end of the world sets Grace Fool on an unexpected journey of revelation and hope.

Design by Egon Centrik

From January to March 2022 I took part in Camden People's Theatre's annual artist development programme, Starting Blocks. During my time on Starting Blocks I developed The Children are Leaving.

More info about my experience of Starting Blocks can be found here

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NewGens & The Concrete Jungle Book

NewGens is a youth collective overseen and delivered by HighRise Theatre, with the aim to give underrepresented creatives a route into higher education and job opportunities in the arts.

We made our debut with The Concrete Jungle Book - a Hip-Hop musical retelling of the classic story.

★★★★★ - Always Time For Theatre

★★★★ - Theatre Weekly

★★★★ - North West End

★★★★ - Musical Theatre Review

★★★★ - Lost In Theatre Land

"The enthusiasm of the cast is what engages the audience with The Concrete Jungle Book, but even its youngest patrons won’t fail to pick up on the underlying themes that make this such an important piece of theatre, one which reinvents Kipling’s original in a way that Disney could never have hoped to achieve." - Theatre Weekly 

Photo by Alex Brenner

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Why I am an Avocado

Working with my good friend Rebecka Öberg, this is an interactive comedy where queer narratives, characters, and confessions tie together with the question we all ask: "What makes me an avocado?"

Scenic & Lighting Design by Millie Hawkes

"A completely bonkers piece of theatre"★★★★ - Broadway Baby 

"Laugh-out-loud funny... You don't want to miss this" - VoiceMag

Winner of Best Comedy at Greater Manchester Fringe 2021

The show premiered at Göteborgs Stadsteater in June 2019 as part of WestPride. It played at Brighton and Manchester Fringes in Summer 2021, and at King's Head Theatre in London as part of SPRINGBOARD in April 2022.

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