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, 23rd April 2017
  • Sunday, 28th May 2017
  • Sunday, 9th July 2017
23rd Apr - 9th Jul
7.30pm | Pay What You Decide (£8 on 9th July)

PWYDFor 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


Rowan James is a poet who delivers complex rhymes with directness and swagger.

A poet who loves the rhythms and textures of words, he speaks more clearly in metaphor than he manages in a text.

Being a poet came out of wanting to be heard, struggling to be understood he chose to skip the torturous journey from pen to paper and compose poems in his head.

He makes work that holds you tenderly by the collar while it slaps you in the face, complete compositions with a unique voice and style: subversive, quick-witted full of road hardened wordplay and the flare of showmanship.


Having recently written the music for Insane Root’s Orpheus and Eurydice in an underground vault under the Cliften Suspension Bridge, Ellie returns above ground to bring us some of her newest songs.

Ellie has composed for Insane Root previously (Macbeth in the Redcliffe Caves) and appeared at Sharp Teeth this January, accompanying her very talented poet-wife, as well as a Sharp Teeth back in Summer 2017. You might also have heard Ellie’s incredibly beautiful voice in Verity Standen’s HUG, Symphony or Mmm Hmmm.


“The production takes full advantage of the space’s acoustic perfection, voices rising up in an eerie four-part harmony that wraps itself around the audience like tendrils of mist.”
Bristol 24/7 on Ellie’s compositions for Orpheus and Eurydice

“the production shines brightest in its musical passages composed by Ellie Showering. The unaccompanied vocals of Douglas and Katy Sobey as Persephone make the most of the church-like acoustics of the cavernous space.”
★★★★ The Stage on Orpheus & Eurydice


The company that brought us the distinctive lo-fi sci-fi black comedy, The Hours Before We Wake, return with the first sharing of their new time travel show, Then Again. Directed by Jack Drewry and featuring performers: Hannah Kamen, Hal Kelly, Lily London and Alice Ritchie.

Tremolo is a Bristol based collaborative theatre company, exploring theatrical story telling using live sound, original music, playful humour and lots of movement. The company was formed around the idea of collaboration so they make sure everyone is as involved as possible in every element of the creative process.

Reviews for The Hours Before We Wake:

★★★★★ – Ed Fringe Review
★★★★★ – Stage Talk Magazine
★★★★ – Fringe Guru

Ahead of their debut show in April at the Wardrobe (Tales in the Attic 18-23 April), the storytellers brought together by Open Attic Company will give us a sneak peek about what they’ve been developing.

The full show features Adam Blake (Much Ado About Puffin, Birth Death Here Now and Beyond The Ridiculous), Adam Fuller (Tales with Grandad, director of Goldilock, Stock & Three Smoking Bears), Steph Kempson (Sharp Teeth, The Fox & The Child) and some very special guests!

They’ve worked with Holly Stoppit (director and facilitator for Beyond The Ridiculous), Wilf Merttens (Winner of National Storyteller of the year 2009) and Sarah Moody (composer and musician for Much Ado About Puffin and The Devils Violin) to help shape and create a unique and wonderful set of tales you won’t want to miss!

Read more about the project here:

In July, Sharp Teeth is bringing together 8 artists and musicians and challenging them to create four new short performances which cross-genre, space and time! Poets will mingle with musicians and theatre-makers, musicians will mix audio-visual artists, and storytellers will fraternise with dancers. Check soon to find out which artists we’re working with. This will be a ticketed event.

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