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Online Artists' Talk Series: Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground (UPG)

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground (UPG)
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artists are Miranda Henderson and Alister O’Loughlin of Prodigal UPG, a Community Interest Company based in Par, Cornwall, comprising two performance ensembles; Prodigal Theatre and Urban Playground (UPG).

Vincent Dance Theatre: In Loco Parentis

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 18:00

Vincent Dance Theatre: In Loco Parentis
Tickets: Free but audience members are invited to make a voluntary contribution to VDT
Click Here to book online.

Online Film Screening of Performance

Critically acclaimed for translating real-life testimonies into beautifully crafted performance work, Vincent’s In Loco Parentis sheds light on the extraordinary resilience of care-experienced young people, demanding that their stories be seen and heard.
Three adult and two extraordinary young performers combine movement, strong visual imagery and spoken word to explore the cycles of rupture and repair that drive children into care. The work exposes the emotional impact that foster care and adoption has on young people’s lives and reflects on everyone’s need to feel safe and to belong.

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins | 19:00

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 19:00

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Interactive Game Theatre

Plummeting insect numbers. A sixth mass extinction. Thinning of ice sheets. Sea level rise.
We could all do with a distraction. Take a seat at the table, get ready to play. (There’s a real cash prize at stake.) The House is on fire.
A new interactive game/theatre piece that you can play from the comfort of your own home by exploring the climate crisis and gambling with the planet’s future.
Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People's Theatre, Ovalhouse, and Maketank.

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins | 21:00

Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 - 21:00

Kill The Cat: The House Never Wins
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Interactive Game Theatre

Plummeting insect numbers. A sixth mass extinction. Thinning of ice sheets. Sea level rise.
We could all do with a distraction. Take a seat at the table, get ready to play. (There’s a real cash prize at stake.) The House is on fire.
A new interactive game/theatre piece that you can play from the comfort of your own home by exploring the climate crisis and gambling with the planet’s future.
Originally commissioned by Upstart Theatre as part of DARE Festival 2019. Supported by Arts Council England, Shoreditch Town Hall, Camden People's Theatre, Ovalhouse, and Maketank.

Spotlight Live Stream Series | October 2020

Friday, 9 October, 2020 - 20:00

Spotlight Live Stream Series: October 2020
Tickets: Free
Check back soon for the join link for the live stream

Through the AMATA Spotlight Live Stream Series we host monthly online music events featuring students, alumni and staff from AMATA. These events provide a further online platform for us to present you fantastic original work.

Check back soon to see our line up for the October event.

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty | 18:30

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 18:30

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty
Tickets: £15/£12
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game Theatre

A fire. A dead man. A guilty plea for arson, but not for murder. The truth must come out.
Under the Justice Act (2020), you have been summoned as a Remote Juror for a new kind of online trial. You and your fellow Jurors must review the evidence, speak to the accused, and come to a conclusion. Is he guilty or not guilty? And is there more to this case than meets the eye?
How will you find the accused?

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: 105 minutes
Contains content that some people may find disturbing including some photos of blood and discussion of murder

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty | 21:00

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 21:00

Jury Games and Exit Productions LTD: Jury Duty
Tickets: £15/£12
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game Theatre

A fire. A dead man. A guilty plea for arson, but not for murder. The truth must come out.
Under the Justice Act (2020), you have been summoned as a Remote Juror for a new kind of online trial. You and your fellow Jurors must review the evidence, speak to the accused, and come to a conclusion. Is he guilty or not guilty? And is there more to this case than meets the eye?
How will you find the accused?

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 16+
Running time: 105 minutes
Contains content that some people may find disturbing including some photos of blood and discussion of murder

The Javaad Alipoor Company: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran | 21 October

Wednesday, 21 October, 2020 - 18:30

The Javaad Alipoor Company: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Performance performed by Javaad Alipoor and Peyvand Sadeghian.

The global gap between rich and poor is growing. As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.
This darkly comedic, dizzying show about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.
‘In this online version of Rich Kids we want to find a way to bring a genuine interaction between the digital and the theatrical, to bring out the pervasiveness of the original work, and really explore those parts of the show that speak to the feeling that our world is falling apart.’ Javaad Alipoor

The Javaad Alipoor Company: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran | 22 October

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 - 18:30

The Javaad Alipoor Company: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Performance performed by Javaad Alipoor and Peyvand Sadeghian.

The global gap between rich and poor is growing. As the world decays, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.
This darkly comedic, dizzying show about entitlement, consumption and digital technology invites you to use Instagram to explore what is happening in the world.
‘In this online version of Rich Kids we want to find a way to bring a genuine interaction between the digital and the theatrical, to bring out the pervasiveness of the original work, and really explore those parts of the show that speak to the feeling that our world is falling apart.’ Javaad Alipoor

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 16:30

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 16:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 18:00

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 18:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Impermanence: BAAL by Bertolt Brecht

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 18:30

Impermanence: BAAL by Bertolt Brecht
Tickets: Pay what you can
Click Here to book online.

Online Screening of Filmed Performance

In this ground-breaking dance-theatre adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s first play – we follow BAAL, our anti-hero, along a path of consumption, greed and ultimate destruction. Described as ‘a bonkers ballet’ and ‘designer grotesque’, the four dancers grapple with love, sexuality, art, fame, betrayal, nature and lust.

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 19:30

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 19:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 28 October | 21:00

Wednesday, 28 October, 2020 - 21:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 16:30

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 16:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 18:00

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 18:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 19:30

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 19:30

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point | 29 October | 21:00

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 - 21:00

Swamp Motel: Plymouth Point
Tickets: £35 per group (2-6 players)
Click Here to book online.

Online Immersive Game

Can you find Ivy?
Plymouth Point is an immersive, online detective game that takes you from the comfy confines of the Plymouth Point Residents Watch into the heart of a deeply unsettling conspiracy. Played on an internet browser, teams will need to follow clues, crack codes and hack passwords in an attempt to find out why a missing resident has vanished. Part escape room, part immersive theatre and all online, Plymouth Point relies on you to peel back the layers of the mystery to find Ivy before it’s too late.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60-75 minutes

Online Artists' Talk Series: Impermanence

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Impermanence
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artists are Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim of Impermanence.

Impermanence meets audiences and engages with communities by producing, presenting, developing and touring dance. Using interchangeable leadership and collaboration to reframe, abstract and explore ideas inspired by historical research so that we might better understand the political, social and emotional human condition.

Javaad Alipoor: The Believers Are But Brothers

Friday, 6 November, 2020 - 19:30

Javaad Alipoor: The Believers Are But Brothers
Tickets: £10/£8
Click Here to book online.

Online Live Streamed Performance | This performance will be live streamed from the stage at HOME Manchester.

We live in a time where old orders are collapsing. From the post-colonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and bloodthirsty groups run through European drawn border lines. Amidst this, a generation of young men, find themselves burning with resentment; without the money, power and sex they think they deserve and this crisis of masculinity leads them on a journey into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality.

Online Artists' Talk Series: Bottle Cap Theatre

Wednesday, 11 November, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Bottle Cap Theatre
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artists are Freya Smith and Jack Williams. Together they are award-winning Welsh musical theatre creators and founders of Bottle Cap Theatre, which aims to create new, bold and accessible musical theatre.

Spotlight Live Stream Series | November 2020

Friday, 13 November, 2020 - 20:00

Spotlight Live Stream Series: November 2020
Tickets: Free
Check back soon for the join link for the live stream

Through the AMATA Spotlight Live Stream Series we host monthly online music events featuring students, alumni and staff from AMATA. These events provide a further online platform for us to present you fantastic original work.

Check back soon to see our line up for the November event.

Online Artists' Talk Series: Joseph Toonga

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 18:30

Online Artists' Talk Series: Joseph Toonga
Tickets: Free but booking required
Click Here to book online.

AMATA’s talk series is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists that we will be working with over the forthcoming year. Find out about their current projects, inspiration and practice. Ask questions and share your thoughts in a live Q&A session, or just listen if you prefer.

Tonight’s featured artist is Joseph Toonga, a Hip Hop theatre-maker touring regularly in the UK and Internationally. Alongside extensive teaching and independent commissions, Joseph is Artistic Director of Just Us Dance Theatre, a forefronting organisation supporting alternative routes into the professional sector, connecting communities globally and upskilling young black performers and creatives.

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 19:30

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight
Tickets: £12/£10
Tickets on sale from 5 October

Live Performance at AMATA

Britain wins a protracted war with Europe, but can it win the peace? The rich are getting richer but the poor still starve. Within a few years protests against the government spill into violence on British streets. Sound familiar? In 1821 William Hazlitt, the greatest prose writer in the English language, went to see his first bare knuckle boxing match. Through his eyes Prodigal Theatre, the team behind the multiple award-winning Tragedian Trilogy take a look at combat, the violence of men and the rivalry of nations.

This is a preview of Prodigal’s new play. The performance will be followed by a Q&A.

Written by Alister O’Loughlin, after William Hazlitt. Direction and Dramaturgy by Miranda Henderson.

Near-Ta Theatre: Christmas. Time.

Wednesday, 2 December, 2020 - 19:30

Near-Ta Theatre: Christmas. Time.
Tickets: £12/£10
Tickets on sale from 5 October.

Live Performance at AMATA

Bringing bucketloads of Christmas spirit this December – and back for its twelfth consecutive year – is Near-ta Theatre’s cult festive comedy, Christmas. Time.

Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films! See as they build a wonderfully Merry Christmas around them with songs, snowmen and lots of laughs in this truly festive show that puts the ‘cell’ firmly back in ‘celebration’!

Written and performed by Daniel Richards and Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey (o-region, Kneehigh) Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all the family.