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Top Pick Blue Tights, Red Knickers ’S’ on Her Vest 

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Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ’S’ on Her Vest
@ Bread & Roses
10 – 14 Tickets

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Jenna is being bullied at work, and is struggling to cope with her anxiety. Her best friend is on the other side of the world and not speaking to her, and no one seems to think anything’s wrong.

Blue Tights, Red Knickers and an ‘S’ on Her Vest explores the lengths one person will go to to be perfect, and toll it takes on their health.

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15+ Strong language & adult themes.
Tickets: £12 | Concessions: £10
Running time: 70 minutes



Top Flick Betty: They Say I’m Different

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Betty: They Say I’m Different 12A @ Rich Mix
12 July Only Tickets

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An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty arrived on the 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music.

Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince”.

Creatively blending documentary and animation this movie traces the path of Betty’s life, how she grew from humble upbringings to become a fully self-realised black female pioneer the world failed to understand or appreciate.

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Betty befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles – startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named “Bitches Brew”.

Despite being banned and boycotted, she went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating like no woman before. Then suddenly – she vanished.

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CATALYST FESTIVAL 2018: CARNIVAL QUEEN @ 503
3 -7 July Tickets

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“We must keep dancing/ on every unwelcoming street/ holding our space proudly/ to the sound of our own beat”

Enter the world of carnival, where masked figures weave the extraordinary tale of Claudia Jones, the mastermind behind the Notting Hill Carnival. Blurring the lines of time, politics, and race, this play celebrates the life of this extraordinary woman.

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RUNNING TIME: 50 mins
N.B. Recommended for 15yrs plus. Some strong language and racially sensitive content.



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Game Over @ Bread & Roses Theatre
3 -7 July Tickets

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It’s judgement day, but only losers will be admitted.

Game Over is black-comedy about two men who both commit suicide on the same night and have to compete via a series of game-show rounds for the right to stay dead.

Steve and Max are at opposite ends of the social spectrum.  But both felt they had good reason to end their lives.  At the start of the play we see them arrive at “limbo”, a dark place populated by lost souls (the audience) and “Death”.  Death explains that due to a clerical error, only one of them will be allowed to die – and that the other will have to go back to “their living hell on Earth”.

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In order to decide who dies, both characters are forced to play a series of  game-show style rounds to see who has the more miserable existence, thereby showing themselves worthy of grim reaper’s scythe.  As the play unfolds, the game-show devices are used to uncover the truth about each character’s back-story and also ask them to explore the reasons for their current predicament.

With GAME OVER, Skitzoid Productions aim to both entertain and get under the covers of why someone might consider taking their own life.



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Life By The Throat @ Kings Head
3 -7 July Tickets

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The story of one man’s life from birth to death, written and performed by a woman.

James Joseph Patrick Keogh is a force to be reckoned with. Born into poverty and madness, he survives on wit, laughter and ingenious schemes. But whether it’s sprinting on school sports day, chasing oblivion or running away from cops, it’s only a matter of time before a crash is sure to come.

A witty, touching and remarkable show, which has gained ★★★★★ reviews up and down the country, Life by the Throat will take you on a rollercoaster ride through joy, pain terror, hope and love.

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A witty, touching and remarkable one-woman show, which has gained 5 star reviews up and down the country, Life by the Throat will take you on a rollercoaster ride down dark alleyways in Manchester, through the dazzling lights of nightclubs in Amsterdam and stop off at a jeweller’s shop in Germany. That nice watch you’re wearing? You might want to keep an eye on it.

Inspired by interviews with men who have been through the criminal justice system, Life by the Throat is also a celebration of the men Eve Steele has known, loved and wanted to punch in the face. It’s about joy, pain, terror, hope, what the Hell the meaning of life might be, and love.



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Heatherr @ 503
05 – 07 July Tickets

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“Planning a wedding is like repeating a word over and over until it has no meaning anymore and you’ve sent yourself into a state of delirium.”

It’s wedding season. Heather is getting married and everything will be perfect… come hell or high water.

Heather’s Wedding explores the struggles of being a single woman in a world that has already decided how everything is supposed to go.

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15yrs plus. Strong language and references to physical and sexual violence.



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Handle With Care @ Wellcome
06 July Free but Some events need Tickets

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Wellcome invites us for a Friday Late Spectacular exploring what it means to care, to be cared for, to be caring, to be a carer.

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Has the widespread language of care been hijacked by institutions that are far from caring? What effect does the digital era have on our capacity to care? Enjoy art, performance, conversation and cocktails as we consider how we handle ourselves, each other and our world with care.



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Kiss Chase @ Bunker
Until 7 July Tickets

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KISS CHASE is a part-interactive, part-verbatim speed dating event, exploring the barriers many of us face when forming relationships: with family, friends, or partners.

Inspired by real stories of overcoming the isolation of infidelity, social anxiety, abandonment or realising your parents are not the superheroes you once thought, KISS CHASE is a chance to look each other in the face in the centre of the loneliness capital of Europe: London.

Expect to swap chairs, whisper secrets or maybe even find the love of your life!

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Tickets from £10.00



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Martin Lingus @ Bread & Roses Theatre
8 July Tickets

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Time is running out for Martin Lingus. He needs to find a lady. A lady with a house. But his boyish charm isn’t working like it used to.
This one-man show is a dark comedy about love, inner demons and period features.

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RUNNING TIME: 50 mins
N.B. Recommended for 15yrs plus. Some strong language and racially sensitive content.
08 July at 4pm & 7pm
15 July at 4pm & 7pm
22 July at 4pm & 7pm



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The Lehman Trilogy @ National Theatre
Until 08 Aug Tickets

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On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

The Lehman Trilogy tells the story behind the headlines of a major player in the 2008 global financial crash. Taking in the sweep of the twentieth century, the play is both the story of a family and a nation.

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The Lehman Trilogy charts the spectacular rise and fall of the Lehman family and the famous financial company that took their name.

The Lehman Trilogy charts the remarkable story of three brothers who emigrate to New York from Bavaria. The three Lehman brothers create a firm that will eventually become famous for all the wrong reasons. But in the intervening 163 years, from when one brother first waits on the New York dockside to the company’s dramatic demise, there’s a story of incredible success and fortune.



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ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies @ Whitechapel Gallery
Until 12 Aug Free

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Pregnancy is one of the most extreme states of the human condition, according to art theorist Amelia Jones, as it reveals the ‘tension between self as subject and self as object’.

The final display from the ISelf Collection takes its title from Paloma Varga Weisz’s (b. 1966, Germany) ambiguously gendered pregnant figure, Bumped Body (2007), reflecting on shifting concepts of selfhood.

Placing figures in states of metamorphoses, artists rupture our sense of physical cohesion to reveal new possibilities that lie beyond selfhood.

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23 artists consider subjectivity in relation to the body, the object and the environment. Many works offer fragmented and visceral perspectives where the human meets the inanimate, such as Mark Manders (b.1968, Netherlands) enigmatic figures sandwiched between a bedstead or wooden slats. Rebecca Warren’s (b.1965, UK) striding high-heeled legs fuse high Modernism with the lowly comic book in an expression of pure eros.

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Killer Joe @ Trafalgar Studios
Until 18 Aug Tickets

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The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer home and comes face to face with their innocent daughter, the plan spirals out of control…

A tense, gut-twisting thriller, Killer Joe, directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, The Best Man) asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

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Katja Novitskova Invasion Curves
@ Whitechapel Gallery
Until 2 Sept Free

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Trawling through the digital sphere’s ‘ocean of signs’, Katja Novitskova (b. 1984, Estonia) creates immersive environments inhabited by a luminous bestiary. She is known for her dramatic, cutout images of animals at play with representations from financial and scientific sources. Her latest installation presents a landscape overcome by a ‘biotic crisis’, where imaging and technology are used in a process of mapping the exploitation of life.

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Images captured by scanners, cameras and satellites – from the bodies of lab organisms to the flows generated by image processing algorithms – are rendered as vivid sculptures, and projections. Worms defy gravity and genetically modified life forms hatch from eggs among a tangled undergrowth of cables. At the heart of the exhibition, modified baby rockers gyrate eerily.

Surrounding this unsettling landscape, floating resin clouds are inscribed with phrases speculating on the impact of global data on our consciousness and the environment. Growth curves, derived from corporate culture, echoed in the forms of the worms and cables, offer a wry comment on humanity’s drive towards advancement in the name of profit.

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