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A Chip in the Sugar
Poorhouse Productions

Graham is happily living with his mother until the day an old flame of her’s appears on the scene. A bitter sweet study of co dependency and hidden secrets. Funny and poignant.

A bitter sweet study of co dependency and hidden secrets.

gallery@QT:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, drama 12+ 45 mins
Amanita Grove
Amanita Grove

Amanita Grove presents a multicultural collaboration of musicians playing Afro-Latin jazz with a twist, and as a theatrical music performance interweaves vocals with spoken word and dance.

A theatrical music performance interwoven with spoken word and dance

Masquerade:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
music, dance, spoken word all ages 60 mins
Am I Predictable?
Chris Tennant - Magician

Chris Tennant returns to TheatreFest with his brand new mind reading, psychological show "Am I Predictable?". Guaranteed to have you questioning your decisions while being amazed.

Brand new mind reading, psychological show.

mainstage@QT:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
magic, psychic, mind reading, psychological (content) 16+ 60 mins
And I'll Blow Your House Down
Georgie Steele

Family disability in society: fairytale or pigging nightmare? And who’s the Biggest Baddest Wolf of all? An award-winning & absurd true-life tale. Storytelling & physical theatre.

Family disability in society: fairytale or pigging nightmare?

Jct27:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
physical theatre, storytelling (content) 12+ 60 mins
A Party for my Uncle Brian
jarfrog

Hi, I (Joe) am throwing a birthday party for my Uncle Brian (my best friend who deserves the world). There will be cake and squash and I've hired Barry Manilow. Please turn up.

A birthday party for my Uncle Brian. There will be cake.

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama (content) 14+ 50 mins
Appearances
Awkward Pigeon Theatre

3 neighbours, 3 stories, 3 struggles. At the height of Lockdown in May 2020, Hannah, Gina and Sid are brought together as they each contend with the own personal isolation."

3 neighbours, 3 stories, 3 struggles at the height of Lockdown.

mainstage@QT:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
domestic drama (content) 12+ 50 mins
Box and Cox
Studio Theatre

Mrs Bouncer is letting an apartment to a double tenantry – to Box, a printer, and to Cox, a hatter. But when Cox is unexpectedly given the day off work the two finally meet.

Mrs Bouncer is letting an apartment to a double tenantry.

The Guildhall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
farce all ages 45 mins
Boy Parts
Devon Rose Theatre

Irina takes erotic photos of average-looking men. Always behind the lens, she watches, she moulds, and she stalks. These boys are putty in her hands, just the way she likes it.

Irina takes erotic photos of average-looking men

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
modern drama (content) 16+ 60 mins
Buckets of Blood - Fairy Tales Not for Kids
Stories Alive

The Brothers Grimm are the most famous collectors of fairy tales, but back in the 19th century, stories for children were a lot scarier, blood thirsty and disturbing.

Back in the 19th century, stories for children were a lot scarier!

Masquerade:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
storytelling (content) 14+ 60 mins
Cab Ride to Ronnie’s
Christopher Hill

A one-person show that centres on a London Cab Driver and his first visit to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. A stylistic blend of movement, song and contemporary theatre.

A London Cab Driver visits Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Jct27:
Thu , Fri , Sun (ticketed)
jazz, contemporary theatre (content) 16+ 30 mins
Celtic Sandwich
Fia-bhán Theatre Company

For Celtic Sandwich we are bringing a small morsel of our own Celtic humour to Britain's friendliest fringe. If you like comedy, hijinks and sandwiches then this show is for you!

a morsel of Celtic humour

Baptist Hall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy 12+ 50 mins
Close Enough
Everything but Theatre

Close Enough is a comedy solo performance about belonging that challenges stereotypes about immigrant women from Eastern Europe based on real-life experiences.

Challenging stereotypes about immigrant women from Eastern Europe

Masquerade:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, theatre (content) 14+ 50 mins
Courtship
Kim Hicks

Delight in Jane Austen's humour and brilliance through the "Sparkling Artistry" of Kim Hicks. "The longest running Jane Austen show in the world!" will send you home smiling.

Delight in Jane Austen's humour and brilliance

Castle Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama, one woman show 10+ 60 mins
Dandelion Girl
Rosamund Clare

A wicked stepmother, a wager, and a headless body in a cave in Wales. This is a wild ride of a story - with an unforgettable heroine! A Shakespearean fairytale for grown-ups.

A wild ride of a story - with an unforgettable heroine!

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
performance storythelling (content) 14+ 50 mins
DEATH (by PowerPoint)
Liam Gifford

Wonderings of what's next mixed with a grave sense of humour shared through the most exhausting medium* of all: PowerPoint. A show 37 years in the making. *no, not Sally Morgan

Wonderings of what's next mixed with a grave sense of humour

The Guildhall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama, spoken word (content) 16+ 40 mins
Dot, the faun and the elfin child
Dotdotdot Theatre

Summer of the pandemic and Dot’s teenage daughter is driving her bananas. A faun turns up with his own brand of comic intervention and strange things start to happen in the garden!

A faun turns up and strange things start to happen!

mainstage@QT:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) 18+ 55 mins
DRAENOGGIN: 3 tales of old and new
JackShaw

In the dark and misty woods a hedgehog goes to hear three stories of faeries, folk and fun. Join him and be whisked away by the power of the storyteller.

A hedgehog goes to hear three stories of faeries, folk and fun

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
puppetry (content) 7+ 30 mins
Everything's Working Out...Poetically
Tina Sederholm

How do you make sense of a world that’s more chaotic than ever? With poetry, of course! Join Tina’s quest for a poetic, uplifting answer to death, loss and general despair.

How do you make sense of a chaotic world?

Castle Centre:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
spoken word (content) 16+ 55 mins
Fox and Sparrow
Restless Successors

Fox enters a place she doesn’t belong. Sparrow will do what it takes to protect her. Their relationship is under attack. Endure or confront? Two conflicting routes to resistance.

Fox enters a place she doesn’t belong.

Baptist Hall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) 12+ 60 mins
Frankly Speaking...
SRM Theatre

Hoping to revive his not-so-glittering career, Frank Dudley, ageing bit-part actor and self-styled national treasure, offers us gems from Shakespeare in his new one-man show.

Frank Dudley, ageing actor and self-styled national treasure.

gallery@QT:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama 14+ 40 mins
God, the devil and me
God, the devil and me tour 2024

Gabe is a perfectly average teenager, with perfectly average problems… except his best friends are God and the Devil. Teenage angst with two deities in tow?- gcse stress, if only!

Average teenage Gabe's best friends are God and the Devil

Jct27:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
theatre comedy (content) 16+ 60 mins
GROTTO
Notional Theatre

Santa is in rehab. GROTTO is a stockingful of juicy namedrops and super-salacious secrets as Xmas gets a hilarious and unseasonable make over. So what's with the red stilettos?

Santa is in rehab.

Masquerade:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy (content) 16+ 60 mins
I Think I've Made a Terrible Mistake
Matt David

Part comedy. Part drama. Part cautionary tale. A young and naïve backpacker finds himself in an idyllic spiritual community. There is one problem though… It's definitely a cult.

A young backpacker finds himself in an idyllic spiritual community.

Castle Centre:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
tragicomedy (content) 18+ 45 mins
It's Only Me, Boys!
Verity Productions

1916. Aged 52, Devonian Theodore Bayley Hardy goes to WW1 as Chaplain, becoming one of the war's most decorated non-combatants, winning MC, DSO and VC.This is his remarkable story.

1916. Aged 52, Devonian Theodore Bayley Hardy goes to WW1 as Chaplain.

The Guildhall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama 12+ 50 mins
Karismaa's Divorce Party
Outside the Frame

Darren's left me, but I don't wanna talk about it babes. Get the karaoke, I'll read your tarot and try not to have a breakdown or maybe just not be sick in the toilets!

Darren's left me, but I don't wanna talk about it babes.

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
stand up comedy 15+ 45 mins
King Arthur
Autojeu Theatre

A legend lives again in this outlandishly entertaining one man epic. King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot & Guinevere. Many tales, adventures & sagas. One man to tell them all.

Many tales, adventures & sagas. One man to tell them all.

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, physical theatre, storytelling 8+ 60 mins
Orphan Planet
Danny Laine

Orphan Planet is an autobiographical piece, combining real stories, once lost now found family footage and space
exploration. asking how do we live with grief?

Real stories, family footage and space exploration

The Guildhall:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
autobiographical one man show (content) 14+ 60 mins
outside, in the laneway, under the stars
Hard Times

Intimate theatrical monologue about growing up queer in a small Canadian city, bullying’s toxic effects, and the siren call of theatre. "Mesmerising" (Prague Youth Theatre 2023)

growing up queer in a small Canadian city

gallery@QT:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
theatrical monologue (content) 14+ 60 mins
Progress
Benny&Kate theatre company

The students and parents all love the charismatic new history teacher, so why does his head of department find
him so unsettling?  Dark comedy about education & class privilege.

What's with the new history teacher?

gallery@QT:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama (content) 14+ 60 mins
The First Men in the Moon
Mark Jardine

Professor Cavor and Mr Bedford boldly go where no one-man show has gone before in this adaptation of the SciFi classic. Packed with comedy, drama, moon creatures and a typewriter.

Packed with comedy, drama, moon creatures and a typewriter.

gallery@QT:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama, physical theatre 14+ 60 mins
The Love Stories Show
Mark Rutterford

A whirlwind romance of stories and laughs about love. Featuring Love Hearts and love songs - happiness and heartache - a big shiny heart, an alien and lots of audience involvement!

A whirlwind romance of stories and laughs about love.

Golden Lion Tap:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
spoken word, storytelling (content) 16+ 60 mins
The Lucky And Ducky Show
Lucky Dog Theatre Productions

Lucky Dog are back yet again! This time, it's their company mascots who are running the show. It's stupid, silly, childish and is completely (un?)suitable for the whole family.

It's the company mascots who are running the show!

Baptist Hall:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy 3+ 60 mins
The Man With The Golden Bum - a vintage radio mayhem production
UP CLOSE THEATRE

A thriller of spies-baddies-girls-bums and a lot of naughty un-pc humour as Up Close Theatre takes aim at the spy genre. Who will be safe? If easily offended, choose another show!!!

A lot of naughty un-pc humour as Up Close Theatre aim at the spy genre.

Golden Lion Tap:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, spoken word (content) 16+ 60 mins
The Monkey's Guide to Deicide
i.e.

Who will win? The all-powerful lords of creation? Or a macaque with an attitude problem and a big stick?
A tale of anarchy and enlightenment inspired by the legend of Sun Wukong.

A tale of anarchy and enlightenment inspired by the legend of Sun Wukong

Jct27:
Thu , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, drama, storytelling (content) 12+ 50 mins
Toby Belch is Unwell
Fetch Theatre

​Toby Belch is unwell, he could have been Hamlet, he could have been Macbeth... Is this his epitaph? A drunken sot and a fool? 'An acting masterclass'. `

He could have been Hamlet, he could have been Macbeth...

Masquerade:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, drama (content) 15+ 50 mins
Tomatoes Don't Fly - Gravity Shouldn't Always Be Taken Seriously
Cia Jose Parra

A very interactive physical theatre performance with elements of clowning that invites us all to see every challenge in life as an opportunity for growth.

physical theatre performance with elements of clowning

mainstage@QT:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
comedy, physical theatre (content) 14+ 60 mins
Triple Bill: Savage Freedom
C3 Youth Dance Companies - Landmark Theatre

Contemporary Youth Dance Triple Bill - Freedom: inspired by the final speech from The Great Dictator; Savages: When children rule themselves; Chains: The bands that confine us.

Contemporary Youth Dance Triple Bill - Freedom; Savages; Chains

mainstage@QT:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
dance, physical theatre 8+ 30 mins
Verbal Tapas
Rob Gee

Comedian and poet Rob Gee has won many poetry slams and now the audience chooses his set list. Peruse the menu, pick a poem and enjoy! ★★★★★ “Dr Seuss for adults!” Uptown Magazine

Peruse the menu, pick a poem and enjoy! ★★★★★ “Dr Seuss for adults!”

Jct27:
Fri , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
comedy, spoken word (content) 16+ 60 mins
Wuthering Heights
Tanya Landman

"We were twin souls. How did it go so wrong?" Doomed lovers, tragic deaths, restless spirits wandering the moors…. Cathy's ghost has her own tale to tell…

Cathy's ghost has her own tale to tell…

Castle Centre:
Thu , Sat , Sun (ticketed)
drama, storytelling 14+ 45 mins
Zoinks! The Spooky Folklore of Scooby-Doo
The Folklore Podcast

A unique and fascinating fun look inside the Scooby-Doo universe, showing both how the show has represented our real-world monsters and how it has influenced our own pop culture.

A fun look inside the Scooby-Doo universe.

The Guildhall:
Thu , Fri , Sat (ticketed)
light entertainment, spoken word all ages 60 mins