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NOW 20 at The Yard Theatre

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Time 19:30
Date 21/01/20
Price £20
  • Produced by The Yard Theatre
  • Price £20 | £17 concessions
  • Get ready a month of phenomenal double bills.
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NOW is back with more mind-blowing theatre and talent than you can shake a stick at. Expect a feast of explosive shows and late night music and events to keep those feet dancing into the early hours.

Tuesday 21 January - Saturday 22 February, 19:30 | 21:00.

NOW is one of the UK’s leading festivals of theatre and performance, and since its inception has welcomed over 10,000 audience members and nearly 100 of the most exciting names in theatre and live art. This year, we'll see explosive shows about Tupac and queer Greek myth, human monsters and saying goodbye, neurodiverse parenting and Black saints and more.

These artists are at the top of their game – and alongside their shows, you can expect late night music and events in NOW Lates every Thursday to keep you dancing until the early hours.

WEEK ONE

Daniel Oliver + Frauke Requardt: Dadders | 19:30
Doctor of awkwardness Daniel Oliver and international artist Frauke Requardt invite you to play in the Meadowdrome – their fantastical escapist world.

Eirini Kartsaki + Tasos Stamou: In a Way so Brutal | 21:00
International award-winning artist Eirini Kartsaki embarks on a vocal, sonic and verbal experiment with electroacoustic music composer Tasos Stamou.

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WEEK TWO

Ultimate Dancer: Lite Metle | 19:30
Ultimate Dancer uses uncanny sounds, songs and recycled dances to skew reality in mystical directions, creating new worlds.

Julie Cunningham: Fire Bird | 21:00
Firefighting is trying to deal with the thing right in front of you.

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WEEK THREE

Vivian Chinasa Ezugha: Performing DNA
Vivian Chinasa Ezugha explores mental health, food and sustaining marginalised bodies.

Marikiscrycrycry: He's Dead | 21:00
International choreographer, dancer and Vogue-featured artist Marikiscrycrycry returns to NOW after a sell-out show last year to ask the (unanswerable) question: Was Tupac Depressed?

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WEEK FOUR

Jamal Gerald: Idol
Who would you rather pray to? Beyoncé or white Jesus?

Edythe E Woolley: Sensitive Plumbing | 21:00
Co-founder of The Wardrobe Ensemble and renowned Drag King Edythe Woolley returns to The Yard to unearth the (queer) Greek myth of Diana and Arethusa, taking it into the future.

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WEEK FIVE

Ben Target: How to Build a Lighthouse | 19:30
Tales of belonging, goodbyes, forgiveness and a life that spans oceans.

Julia Croft and Nisha Madhan: Working on my Night Moves | 21:00
A mesmerising dreamscape of tinfoil astronauts, dispersing atoms, The Wizard of Oz and Enya, inverting, making and remaking the entirety of time and space.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x Pair of Festival passes (worth a total of £120) to attend NOW 20 at The Yard Theatre. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: If Pinocchio were to say: “My nose will grow now”, it would cause a...?
A: .1) Pinocchio’s Paradox .2) Geppetto's Contradiction .3) Jiminy Cricket's Inconsistency .4) Figaro's Mystery