Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Artrix showcases new talent


This Spring, Artrix’ programme features some theatre, dance and comedy shows by artists who are just starting out in their careers. The majority of these shows will be staged in the intimate setting of Artrix’s Studio.

On 14th March you can Meet Fred a 2 foot tall cloth puppet that fights prejudice every day. He just wants to be a regular guy, get a job and meet a girl but his Puppetry Living Allowance is under threat.  'Meet Fred is an ingeniously conceived, hilarious and totally unmissable piece of theatre (Broadway Baby)

On 16th March, Northern School of Contemporary Dance present Verve, an exhilarating programme of four distinct dance works choreographed by international artists. Performed by a company of eleven dancers, this work is physically daring and thought-provoking.

In The Eulogy of Toby Peach Toby enters the exclusive Cancer Club and tells the story of a young man's battle and recovery from cancer. Described as 'heartfelt and buoyant' by The Stage this is a celebration of life and all its foibles and you can see it on 9th March.

It's worth bearing in mind that when Artrix first opened nearly 12 years ago, John Bishop and Sue Perkins both appeared on our stage and very few had heard of them!  Natalie Cutler could be one to look out for. Her Not Yet Suffragette show which is on 19th March premiered at the Brighton Fringe Festival last year and it won 5 star reviews. The show is an eclectic mix of Feminist theatre and stands up theatre and has been described as 'a comedic feast with a political edge'

Stephen Bailey tackles the art of conversation in his debut tour. With so much social media have we forgotten how to talk to each other? And are we limited to 140 characters? Fresh from Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side you can see Stephen on 24th March. 'His ability to go off-piste with the crowd is achingly funny' One 4 review

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes. In her stand up debut she tackles sex, sobriety and sambucca and the modern addict that lies within us all. You can see Eleanor at Artrix on 7th April. 'Reminiscent of an early Graham Norton' The List

Described by Mark Watson as 'the best comedian you haven't heard of yet' Seann McLoughlin is definitely on the one to watch list. His 2015 show at Edinburgh played to packed houses. Seann brings his latest show Kamikaze to Artrix on 28th April.

Finally on 12th May there's a chance to see 20B in which Jane English unearths the stories of a demolished building on a council estate in East London. Part auto-biography, part oral-history, 20B is a moving exploration of what home and community really mean. 'Humorous, informative, heart-warming and moving' (Audience comment Theatre Royal Stratford East.





Tickets for all the shows are available from the Box Office on 01527 577330 or www.artrix.co.uk. Student and concession tickets are available for the majority of these shows.

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