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Kneehigh Weekender Friday Ticket

Kneehigh Asylum, Carlyon Beach, Cornwall

Fri 20 Sept

Double Bill


7pm The Truth About Men


"I'm not sure how to be a man, for I was not raised by one."


Scott Lavene is an outstandingly talented musician and performer, who has developed and written a brand new, thought-provoking one-man show for this year's Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival (BEAF).


Moving and truthful, yet witty and laugh aloud funny, the Truth About Men is a fearless exploration of masculinity and fatherhood.


Imagine Ian Dury with a touch of Stephen Sondheim.


The work has been directed and dramaturged by award-winning writer and director Nell Leyshon with funding from Arts Council England, BEAF, Activate Performing Arts, Lighthouse Poole.


Suitable for ages 14 years +


Running Time: 60 minutes


9pm The Bowie Lounge


A creative response to the work of David Bowie in music, word, dance and art.


Featuring Elaine Claxton, Stanley Duke, Andrew Harris, Liam Jolly, Nick Moodie, Toby Seth, Keith Sparrow, Star, Juliet Walshe, Mary Woodvine and Mabel Arcé.


'A strange and wonderful experience, The Bowie Lounge blends music, painting, theatre and dance to create something which is joyful, melancholic and really rather moving.  I absolutely loved it.'  Mark Kermode


'It really was very special...'  Lee Trewhela (Cornwall Live)


Suitable for ages 14 years +


Running Time: 60 minutes

Friday 20 Sep 201919:00 Book Now

Kneehigh Weekender Saturday Ticket

Kneehigh Asylum, Carlyon Beach, Cornwall

Sat 21 Sept

Day Ticket


4pm The Lonely Arts Club


Join Anna Maria Murphy and Guests for an informal afternoon of performance, discussion and provocations.  Join us to listen, be heard and enjoy.


Running Time: 60 minutes


7pm Seamus Carey Meets His 4 Year Old Self - With a Choir


One day Seamas found an old cassette tape in the back of his car with recordings of himself as a 4 year old boy, telling stories and singing his heart out.  Seamus has worked with director Agnieszka Blonska and choir leader Vicky Abbot to turn the recordings into 60 minutes of recompsed songs, performed by a choir of 30.  Seamas also plays piano, talks about growing up and occasionally dances.


Suitable for anyone who is a child or has been a child!


"'My 4 year old self' is a work of unique wonder.  fuelled by the domestic, it accelerates into the epic, careering into unexpected and thrilling turns... I came out feeling like I was part of the world; connected, moved and hopeful.  I loved it!"  Emma Rice, Artistic Director, Wise Children


Running Time: 60 minutes


9pm Vanessa Kisuule:  I am Octopus


Vanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer based in Bristol, where she is City Poet 2018-20. She has performed at an array of renowned poetry events and venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The British Library, Tongue Fu, Chill Pill and Bristol Old Vic, as well as festivals including Shambala, WOMAD and Glastonbury.


The world is burning: we can no longer escape this fundamental fact. Vanessa Kisuule regularly sits in pockets of deep panic, flops in and out of vegetarianism and obsesses over octopuses. She is simultaneously repulsed and seduced by them. She is pretty sure that she was one in a former life.  Through new poems, artless costumes and silly dancing, Vanessa will explore the beautiful world of octopuses through her own unique lens. Perhaps they have something to tell us about these strange and difficult times we currently find ourselves in?

Saturday 21 Sep 201916:00 Book Now

The Lonely Arts Club

Kneehigh Asylum, Carlyon Beach, Cornwall

Sat 21 Sept


Join Anna Maria Murphy and Guests for an informal afternoon of performance, discussion and provocations.  Join us to listen, be heard and enjoy.


Running Time: 60 minutes

Saturday 21 Sep 201916:00 Book Now

The Rat Affair (& Friends)

Kneehigh Asylum, Carlyon Beach, Cornwall

Sun 22 Sept

7.30pm


You are invited to experience a rambunctious and soulful musical experience brought to you by The Rat Affair, a new band of musicians, theatre makers and visual artists.  Shifting between sensationally boisterous Eastern European folk and sparse reflective piano works, their new album, Rat, will be performed live for the very first time in The Asylum.


With support from Hearing Aid Beige (mesmerising vocal harmonies, geometric figures, dreamy choruses and pastel colours), and local students from the Rock School Project (at Roseland School)


View their trailer here.


This trailer is for the live production touring in 2020, all of the music featured in this video will be performed and much more.


Album made with support from Hall For Cornwall, Kneehigh and Hawkwood


Suitable for Adults and brave children over the age of 8.


Running Time: 2 hours with support acts

Sunday 22 Sep 201919:30 Book Now

Zoo Humans 11am

Kneehigh Asylum, Carlyon Beach, Cornwall

Sun 22 Sept

11am


WITH POST SHOW WORKSHOP


The Urban Playground Team


In ZOO HUMANS the Urban Playground Team brings David Attenborough's smooth narrative to a Kafka-esque reality in which a group of humans have forgotten how to move.  As they slowly become aware of the arificial world in which they're living they must decide if they'll choose to risk their comfort for freedom beyond the confines of a cage...


The Urban Playground Team is the original 2PK company, coining the phrase performance-parkour (2PK) to describe our unique fusion of authentic French-Free running with contemporary performance.


This performance will be followed by a 30 minute parkour workshop.


'...the parkour performance combined current global issues with a show that overflows with strength and grace.  Awesome.'


'Absolutely amazing - fantastic communication and trust between (the) 3 dancers, all so supple and skilled and focussed.  Absolutely fantastic.'


'This was awesome ... Music, movement and message'


Running Time: 30 minutes

Sunday 22 Sep 201911:00 Book Now

Zoo Humans 3pm

Kneehigh Asylum, Carlyon Beach, Cornwall

Sun 22 Sept

3pm


The Urban Playground Team


In ZOO HUMANS the Urban Playground Team brings David Attenborough's smooth narrative to a Kafka-esque reality in which a group of humans have forgotten how to move.  As they slowly become aware of the arificial world in which they're living they must decide if they'll choose to risk their comfort for freedom beyond the confines of a cage...


The Urban Playground Team is the original 2PK company, coining the phrase performance-parkour (2PK) to describe our unique fusion of authentic French-Free running with contemporary performance.


'...the parkour performance combined current global issues with a show that overflows with strength and grace.  Awesome.'


'Absolutely amazing - fantastic communication and trust between (the) 3 dancers, all so supple and skilled and focussed.  Absolutely fantastic.'


'This was awesome ... Music, movement and message'


Running Time: 30 minutes

Sunday 22 Sep 201915:00 Book Now

Contact

T +44 (0)1872 267912 or +44 (0)7931 737967 | E tickets@kneehigh.co.uk
Telephone Booking is available Mon – Sat, 12pm to 5pm

Company number 1792824, VAT reg number 230 1131 82.
Kneehigh is a registered charity number 290218 and is supported by Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.

Production Photography: Steve Tanner

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