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FIRST A SEASON OF SOLO PERFORMANCES

Sometimes I laugh like my sister

Wed 9 Jan 7.30pm / Sat 12 Jan 4pm (70 min). £9 / £7
Sometimes I Laugh Like My Sister by Rebecca Peyton & Martin M. Bartelt
Since her sister died on a BBC assignment in Somalia, Rebecca has had a rather strange time. A passionately political, sharply comical and painfully personal account of life after Kate. Directed by Martin M Bartelt
★★★★‘A reminder of how absurdly precious life is’ Times

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My name is bill

Thu 10 - Sat 12 Jan 7.30pm (60 min). £12 / £10
My Name is Bill: An Afternoon With An Alcoholic by Bryan Bounds

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES.

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the storey of shakey p

Thu 10 - Sat 12 Jan 9pm (50 min). £9 / £7
Charlie Dupré presents The Stories of Shakey P
A spoken word exploration of Shakespeare's best known works, and those of his rap battle nemesis... This unique compilation, fresh from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, fuses classical playwriting and hip hop in an electrifying lyrical brew.
‘A feat of linguistic acrobatics...the best English lesson you never had’ Scotsman

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the trials of harvey matusow

Sun 13 Jan 4pm / Mon 14 & Tue 15 Jan 8.30pm (85 min with interval). £10 / £8
The Trials of Harvey Matusow by Robert Cohen
The age of McCarthyism, as seen via the eyes of America’s most notorious liar: the true story of supergrass Harvey Matusow, communist-turned-anti-communist-turned-anti-anti-communist.
‘The best one-hander I have seen all year’ Plays International
Winner: FringeReview Outstanding Theatre Award

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tongues

Mon 14 - Wed 16 Jan 7.30pm (30 min). £5 / £4
Tongues by Fraser Grace
A journalist makes an unscheduled stop during the Balkans conflict and must confront some truths - the drive for copy, what you leave behind, children's games, the vagaries of map-reading - and retain some humanity. Luckily the dead make good listeners. Spare, unexpected and darkly comic.

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Rachel Rose

Wed 16 Jan 8.30pm (75 min) £9.50 / £8.50
Rachel Rose Reid: I'm Hans Christian Andersen
The celebrated storyteller weaves between the bittersweet truths beneath Andersen's sugar-coated fairytales, and our own hopes for ‘happily ever after’.
★★★★‘A fable just for adults’ Evening News
★★★★Times
★★★★Independent

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anyway

Actors Centre Members' slot
Thu 17 & Sat 19 Jan 7.30pm / Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm & 9pm (60 min). £9.50

Anyway by David Bates
18 year-old Jamie is attractive and knows it. He is on yet another date in Manchester's Canal Street. It should be fun. But Jamie like so many young gay men before him is wanting more than just a 'fumble in a gothic dark corner'. He is waiting...

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robeson

Sat 19 Jan 4.30pm (80 min). £12 / £10
Call Mr Robeson by Tayo Aluko
A rollercoaster journey through actor, singer and pioneer civil rights activist Paul Robeson's remarkable life. Featuring much fiery oratory and some famous songs.
★★★★'An admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer' Guardian
'Simply told but immensely powerful' Scotsman

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pete searles

Pete Searles
Three shows from one of Britain’s foremost comedy storytellers, whose career spans global tours and shows at the National Theatre. All tickets £9/£8
★★★★‘Stand-up storytelling par excellence’ Metro
Sex with Pete Searles Thu 17 Jan 9pm (60 min)
Sex, repressed memories & emotional freedom technique.
Hey Gringo! Through Peru Sun 20 Jan 4pm (90 min):
Drug-smugglers, Dutch airline hostesses & Maoist guerrillas.
Hey Gringo! Bolivia & Beyond Thu 24 Jan 8.30pm (60 min):
Giant tarantulas, gun-toting Nazis & sacred mountains.
Actors Centre Members can also sign up for workshops with Pete - see programme.

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reshape while damp

Sat 19 Jan 9pm (50 min). £8 / £5
Reshape While Damp by Naomi Paul
A hilarious, satirical light into life’s darker corners. With original songs, Jewish stories and a lemon. At times poignant, always funny, Naomi wonders what a nice Jewish girl like her is doing in a world like this.
Recommended: ‘The comic timing here is sublime’ FringeReview

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screaming inside

Mon 21 - Wed 23 Jan 8.30pm / plus Tue 22 Jan 3pm (90 min). £12 / £10
Screaming Inside by Stephen Finlay
Outside he's plain old Stuart Pearce - unseen, unknown, unloved. But when does the abused child become the abuser? A powerful play of unexpected dark humour and simmering unease.
Winner: Argus Angel Award, Brighton Festival 2012
★★★★★ ‘Compelling & captivating’ WhatsOnStage

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ghost hunter

Tue 22 & Wed 23 Jan 7.30pm (30 min). £4 / £3
The Ghost Hunter by Stewart Pringle
‘Do you know what they are, ghost stories? They’re a place to put things you’re too scared to look at anymore.’ George Pimm is York’s most notorious child murderer. Meet the man who invented him. A special 'in development' preview by Theatre of the Damned.

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dance play

Thu 24 Jan 7.30pm (30 min). £10 / £8
Dance Play by Ana Mendes
A performance about life, movement and immigration. The story of a girl who comes from Afghanistan to Europe as asylum-seeker. She has to run all the time. When she is not running, she dances. To dance is her life. She is basha posh, a girl who used to be a boy.

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the state

Fri 25 & Sat 26 Jan 7.30pm (70 min). £8 / £6
The State vs John Hayes by Lucy Roslyn
Huntsville prison, Texas, 1959. Elyese Dukie sits in solitary - but she is not alone. John Hayes is with her, as he has been all along. Psychological drama based on the experiences of real Death Row inmates.
‘Utterly compelling’ LondonGrip

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the security guard

Fri 25 & Sat 26 Jan 9pm (50 min). £8 / £6
The Security Guard by Sjaak van der Bent
Claire is in love with a security guard. Her emotions are repressed, her songs possessed, but will he ever notice her? A twisted tale of unrequited love, woodland confessions, and a constipated goat called Lucy.
‘Totally surreal and stupendously charming’ Late Junction (BBC Radio 3)

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i'll be there now

Sat 26 Jan 4pm (40 min). £5
I'll Be There Now, In A Minute by Susan Kingman
Follow the ups and downs of one person's journey from the middle of nowhere to the centre of the Big Wide World. She's trying to escape her past and change her future. But at what cost? And what happens when the time comes to pay the bill?

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