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, 27th May 2018
  • Sunday, 24th June 2018
  • Sunday, 29th July 2018
27th May - 29th Jul
7.30pm | Pay What You Decide

For the last three and half 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 Spindle Ensemble, Malaika Kegode, Ellie Showering, Craft-D, Madeline Shann, Lucy Harrington, Claire Murphy, 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

PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE
Our recommended donation is £4 (that’s 1 quid per act), but many people give more. Remember there is no cash point at the Wardrobe Theatre or immediately nearby.

 

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LIKE THE WATER – SCRATCH PERFORMANCE (DOUBLE SLOT)
SALLY JENKINSON AND NUALA HONAN

“Later I Am Talking To A Boy And

I do not say
that I am hot and swollen all time
with anger and love,
that I cannot forgive you

for leaving me here
to go to parties on my own
and hide in the room with the coats
because it was always you
that did the talking.”

Bee’s sister is dead. But she’s still got a lot of things she wants to say to her. Plus, there isn’t really anyone else to talk to when you’re a teenage girl and you live in a seaside town in the north of England which is twinned with The End of The World.

Sally Jenkinson and Nuala Honan (Homesick productions) are currently developing their new show, Like The Water. It is a poetic, musical journey through grief, adolescence. sexuality, and the enduring, transformative love which can exist in all kinds female relationships.

The show is built from Sally Jenkinson’s poetic novella Like The Water (forthcoming from Burning Eye books, and written whilst she was Artist in Residence at The Gunnar Gunnarson Institute in Iceland), and Nuala Honan’s improvised sonic landscape using an electric guitar and a whole mess of pedals and wires and weird and gorgeous sounds.

Homesick Production’s previous show, Folly, toured the UK in 2013 and then won an Artists International Development Grant from Arts Council England and The British Council to tour Australia in 2014.

Praise for Folly:

‘There is a visceral sense of authenticity which draws the listeners further into the world.’ – 4 ****, Krystoff Magazine

‘Jenkinson’s words offer many lyrical highlights, painting some appealing and vivid images along the way. It would probably work in isolation as a spoken word piece but the addition of the musical score augments the poetry and makes this a performance that audiences of all types will enjoy. Honan’s inspired playing ranges from the lightest of touches to driving rhythms that match the vocals for power. It’s also quite lovely to look at; inexplicably visually lush.’ – Rip It Up Magazine

‘The poetry, from Sally Jenkinson, a Yorkshire wordsmith with an endearingly idiosyncratic style, riffs on the impulse to flee… Behind and around it is an impressive and powerful soundscape from Nuala Honan, a dynamo solo artist in her own right. With all the taught energy of a caged musical lioness her harmonies, rhythms and percussions provide an atmospheric backing that conveys all the barely contained emotions of the jilted lover, the lost soul, the wondrous traveller, the jaded backpacker’s despair and the explosive joy of a new resolution.’ – Talk Fringe Reviews, Adelaide Fringe

More about Sally Jenkinson: sallyjenkinson.com
Video of Sally Jenkinson: https://youtu.be/8MOjfw8OY5w
More about Nuala Honan: nualahonan.com
More about Homesick Productions: https://www.facebook.com/homesickproductions/

BIKE THIEVES BY DJ SPOKES AND MC KEMPSON

After blowing the top off Sharp Teeth in 2014, Stephanie Kempson and Jack Drewry took their epic Bike Thieves rap back into their cave where they proceeded debate for a long time about whether the world really needed a rap about stolen bikes in the newly coined genre of “Mum Rap”. After 3 years deliberation, and another bike theft (plus two near misses), they decided yes. Yes it did. Finally they have emerged from the cave to show their finessed rap to the world again.

SCOTLAAAAND! BY THE LATEBLOOMERS

SCOTLAAAAND! is a show that takes the audience on a wild ride with rhythm, body percussion, singing, stomping, clowning straight to the heart of the spirit of Scotland!

The Latebloomers are Jon from England, Sam from Australia and Ollie from Sweden. They all met at the International Theater School of Jacques Lecoq from which they graduated last year before moving to Bristol.

DEBORAH HONEYBEE

Deborah is a storyteller who tells stories which are rich with ancient & archetypal characters, magical objects… different worlds with different rules… using physicality to set audience’s imagination’s alight. She also recently co-wrote and performed Queen Cunt – Sacred or Profane? so its fair to say she is a very funny feminist too.

After graduating from London International School of Performance Art, LISPA, in 2011, she’s worked as an actress, storyteller, performance poet, assistant director, casting director, director and independent producer. Including performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre Des Carmes – Avignon, Keochang International Festival of Theatre – Korea, The Cube & The Wardrobe – Bristol. She has also directed shows at the Space theatre – London & The Warren – Brighton Fringe.

She facilitates workshops at Hamilton House, in Storytelling, Clown, and Mask, in partnership with Coexist & CoResist Collective. As well as facilitating Public Speaking workshops, Speaking Out at Embercombe.

Running Time: 2 hours (with interval)
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