Sharp Teeth

Sundays at The Wardrobe Theatre: Stimulate your Sunday brain by coming down to Sharp Teeth's monthly night of many genres

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  • Sunday, 24th September 2017
  • Sunday, 29th October 2017
  • Sunday, 26th November 2017
  • Sunday, 10th December 2017
24th Sep - 10th Dec
7.30pm (11am on 10th Dec) | Pay What You Decide

For the last two years Sharp Teeth Theatre have been bringing together theatre, storytelling, poetry and music to create a night of riotous Sunday fun. They’ve had raps about stolen bikes, poems about cottaging, performances from drag kings, new writing about women who climb the shard, and improvised storytelling about Lance Armstrong getting lost in a bathtub of meat, amongst many other things.

Each night features four acts, recently including Rebecca Tantony, Malaika Kegode, Chris White, In Bed With My Brother, Propolis Theatre, Red Ray, Sam Grudgings, Katie Storer, and more – the best of local and not so local talent. And it’s all Pay What You Decide!

Check out line-ups online, and come on down for an evening of joyous art, like a variety show, but better, better, better!

“We were spoilt as the bill threw up outstanding humourous and thought provoking acts.”
The Fix Mag

JULY EDITION

For our third birthday Sharp Teeth are trying out something new, we’re commissioning 3 new collaborations!

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FIRST COLLABORATION

SPINDLE ENSEMBLE
Spindle Ensemble are an experimental acoustic instrumental group from Bristol who formed in 2016. They play original compositions combining elements of Classical, Folk and Jazz, creating music of a cinematic nature. The compositions are deliberately interpretable, leaving room for improvisation and playful interaction between the musicians. Influences and comparisons include Moondog, Somei Satoh and Eric Satie.

Spindle Ensemble is part of the Bristol based musical collective ‘Bloom’.

Daniel Inzani – piano, accordion, celtic harp
Caelia Lunniss – violin
Harriet Riley – marimba, vibraphone
Jo Silverston – cello, musical saw

‘They crafted beautifully layered landscapes of sound with enormous empathy for each other’s playing. Following their own highly original musical pathways – sometimes Balkan-sounding or even Chinese at times, Spindle Ensemble are a film-producers dream – their music exudes atmosphere which deserves commissioning.’ Stage Talk Magazine

‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

www.facebook.com/spindleensemble
https://spindleensemble.bandcamp.com/

PANTHER PANTHER
Panther Panther! is a Bristol-based AV artist and DJ from Mexican origin, playing delightful electronica from Latin-America.
His unique blend of digital cumbia takes you on a retro-futuristic journey into space and beyond! He’ll be providing AV for Spindle’s music.

https://vimeo.com/pantherpanther

SECOND COLLABORATION

MALAIKA KEGODE
Malaika Kegode is a poet, performer and promoter from the South West, always looking for stories to tell. Her work focuses on the deeply personal and intricate beauty of the people around us. Her own event Milk Poetry has been a well received addition to the Bristol poetry scene since 2015.

She has performed at Bristol Old Vic, Boomtown Festival, Tobacco Factory Theatre and Hammer & Tongue amongst others, and worked with organisations such as BBC 1Xtra and the Roundhouse.

Rebecca Tantony described her work as ‘… brave and honest and a thing of beauty to wrap your ears around. Unafraid of her shadows and in celebration of her golden parts, her words are to be heard.”

www.soundcloud.com/MalKegode
www.facebook.com/MalaikaKegode
@MalaikaFKegode

ELLIE SHOWERING
Ellie is a Bristol based singer, performer and composer who specialises in a capella and music in a theatrical context. Since graduating from Dartington College of Arts in 2009 with a degree in Contemporary Music Performance, her collaborative work has ranged from intimate shows designed for an audience of one to sold out theatre tours across the UK and Europe. Looking to push the limitations of the human voice, she actively seeks out challenging and engaging vocal and performance work. As well as being a singer, Ellie is a multi-instrumentalist with a keen interest in body percussion.

Ellie is the Musical Director for Insane Root theatre company.
“One of the most inspired productions in recent years…
Beautifully haunting music from Ellie Showering…
It is simply a sensory feast.”
— Petra Schofield, Theatre Bath

http://ellieshowering.com/

THIRD COLLABORATION

Peter Baker (of Closer Each Day Company and Degrees Of Error) and Lucy Harrington of Nincompoop) are working on a short drag play about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert called Parlour Games! They’ll be supported by musician Gwendolyn Scott (who performed at our venue at Totterdown Arts Trail) plus Sharp Teeth co-host and historian extraordinaire Andrew Kelly (Closer Each Day, Flit Flap Fly, The Star Seekers, Regeneration).

EXTRA BITS

We’ve invited four emerging young theatremakers between 17-20yrs who we’ve met through various schemes to share some poetry and songs. They include spoken word poet and performer Imogen Downes, theatre maker and composer Erica England from Tobacco Factory Youth Theatre Makers, and director Julia Head and performer Nell O’Hara from Bristol Old Vic Young Company.

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