New Work Weekend
At The Civic we are passionate about programming new writing and devised performance from some of the UK's finest emerging experimental artists and companies. The Civic's New Work Weekend supports these artists and companies, giving them a platform and our ?stamp of approval' as they pursue their creative journeys. New Work Weekend offers up a double bill of exciting new performances each night - two dynamic new shows for the price of one!
Archive :: production:T1418790453, play:S1312363396, venue:V959
Fri: A Place Called Happiness/Sex in Real Life. Sat:A Matter of Impression/A LivingA Place Called Happiness
- Debs spent a year thinking about happiness. It brought her down. 'A Place Called Happiness' was a year in the making and is Debs' response to society's seeming obsession with happiness. Debs began an experiment to discover the secrets of ?How to be Happy' and found herself drowning in a sea of self-help - and it wasn't helping. She needed to drag herself off the sofa of apathy so started to say yes to things, anything, to get her out into the world - dots on the globe, unknown and unsystematic choices. The situations she found herself in challenged her thoughts on happiness and ultimately gave her hope. Sex in Real Life
- Navigating the world of sex in the age of (mis)information, Sex In Real Life reimagines sex ed for the 21st century with explosive physicality, anarchic comedy, and one heck of a soundtrack. A frank, funny and furious show about the things you aren't told and have to find out the hard way, about living up to the hype, about being who you are and figuring out what you want. A Matter of Impression
- People are the ultimate spectacle! Get ready for an explosive experience you won't want to miss. Sardoville are here with their fiercely charged double bill A Matter of Impression, bringing audiences up close and personal with their unique performance style; highly physical, intellectually endearing and emotionally charged. The repertoire-esque programme intertwines two choreographic works for a single sitting; internationally acclaimed choreographer Luca Silvestrini serves up his trademark expos? style in a brand new work accompanying a reworking of Sardoville's 2014 piece The Dancing Plague. A Living
- Caroline is a receptionist. And an usher, and a sales assistant and a bar worker and a receptionist (but in a different building to the other one). Caroline has 5 jobs. An average person will, over the course of their life, work over 97,464 hours. Caroline thinks that's too much work for one lifetime. So she decided to make a show about it ? it turns out making a show is quite a lot of work. What's the difference between making a living and actually living? How much is your time worth? Part rom com, part lecture, part call to industrial action, a Living is a solo show about money, time and what really makes the world go round. Assembly Room