Be Gentle With Me at Sprint & Buzzcut

This Spring/Summer I am developing a new performance based on some early experiments from last year. Be Gentle With Me is about notions of ‘health’ and ‘illness’, the nature of pain, and our bodies as changing, fluctuating, things.

I’m presenting two in-progress sharings in March, at Camden People Theatre’s excellent Sprint Festival, and the equally delightful Buzzcut in Glasgow. Dates below and more about the piece here.

Sprint: Short Cuts, Camden People’s Theatre
A mixed bill of work in-progress
Friday 13th March

8pm, Tickets £12/£10
Booking: www.cptheatre.co.uk

Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow
18th-22nd March 2015

Sunday 22nd March, 5pm
Pay what you can
Full line-up here: glasgowbuzzcut.wordpress.com


Ovalhouse Commission: Break Yourself

Ira has received one of two commissions from Ovalhouse to make a new piece for their Spring 2015 Public | Private season. Break Yourself (working title) will be an experiment in taking on alternative performance personas, with a first round of in-development showings in early April:

Ovalhouse
Wednesday 1st April – Saturday 4th April 2015
7.30pm, Tickets £8/5
Booking & full details of the Public | Private season: www.ovalhouse.com

More about Break Yourself here.

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Hatch & PILOT Nights, October 2014

I am revisiting a short piece I made for the Holy Sh!t Stamp Fundraiser in July, Be Gentle With Me (working title). I’m really pleased to be performing a work-in-progress of the piece at two events coming up in October: Hatch: Exchange and PILOT Nights.

Hatch: Exchange
Sunday 12th October
Embrace Arts, Leicester
Full line-up and details here: http://hatchnottingham.org.uk/hatch-exchange/

PILOT Nights
Tuesday 14th October
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Tickets and details here: http://pilotnights.co.uk/next


A Cure for Ageing, final Autumn dates

I’m performing A Cure for Ageing for one night as part of the British Science Festival in Birmingham on the 9th September. Then later in the month (25th-27th) it will be part of BOLD Festival at The Albany, a festival celebrating the arts and older people. I’m delighted to end the tour of this piece with showings at these two events.

British Science Festival
mac, Birmingham

Tuesday 9th September
7.30pm, Tickets £6

Booking: www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival.

BOLD Festival
The Albany, Deptford

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th September, 7.45pm
Saturday 27th September, 5pm
5pm, Tickets £10
Full info about the festival & booking: www.thealbany.org.uk.


put your sweet hand in mine & Gym Party in New York

Forest Fringe are super excited to be running our first microfestival in New York this autumn, in collaboration with the brilliant Abrons Arts Center. We’ll be there 3rd-5th October 2014, and I’ll be performing put your sweet hand in mine as well as Made In China’s Gym Party as part of a programme of fantastic UK and New York artists.

Tickets are $25 for a festival pass, full details of all events can be found at www.abronsartscenter.org.


First steps towards a new show

On the 11th July I performed at a fundraiser for friends Ellie Stamp & Sh!t Theatre to help them get to Edinburgh this summer. I was trying out a small experiment, tentatively titled Be Gentle With Me, towards a new show I will be making this year around health and illness. It was a great opportunity to test something out, and somebody has written very nicely and generously about the showing here:
http://www.londoncitynights.com/2014/07/holy-sht-stamp-at-theatre-delicatessen.html


A Cure for Ageing at The Albany, September 2014

I’m really pleased that A Cure for Ageing is going to be at The Albany in Deptford, London, in September 2014. The show is part of the brilliant BOLD festival, a festival of arts and older people. 

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th September, 7.45pm
Saturday 27th September, 5pm
Tickets £10/£5
Book tickets here: www.thealbany.org.uk


Incubate14

I’m delighted to say that I have been accepted on to DepArts’ Incubate scheme – an artistic development and producing support programme which will see me working with DepArts and ARC Stockton for a year from April 2014. Fellow Incubate artists this year are Angela Clerkin and Middle Child. More about DepArts and Incubate 2014 here.


A Cure for Ageing: 1st April in London

I’m doing a one-off performance of A Cure for Ageing in London on Tuesday 1st April, as part of Tristan Bates Theatre’s festival of solo performance, FIRST. Full details below.

Tuesday 1st April 2014, 7.15pm
Tristan Bates Theatre

Tickets £10/8

You can book tickets and check out the full FIRST festival programme here: www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk