The Garage Autumn Season

The Garage has launched its new season of events for Autumn 2018.

Kicking off the season is great local theatre; When We Were Reliant on the State (5 Sept) from young emerging theatre company Six Toes Theatre, a gritty play about the UK’s benefits system, Super Hamlet 64 (7 Sept) is a fast paced retelling of Shakespeare’s most famous play, full of retro animation, spoken word, live music and comedy songs from Edward Day, and Baroque Theatre Company return with their latest offering Edith in the Dark (27 Sept), journeying into the disturbing, dark and supernatural imaginings of celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit. Plus The Garage and All-In Productions once again present Scratch Night (9 Nov), showcasing great new art from local performance companies.

Exploring gender and identity, Spun Glass Theatre and Ovalhouse bring Princess Charming (28 Sept), a family friendly cabaret club, with dances, songs and skits in a celebration of being exactly who you are, To Skin a Cat (4 Oct) from Rive Productions follows Alana on an awkward, wickedly funny, sexual odyssey, and Bullish (9 Oct) is a new mythical play from Milk Presents negotiates ancient and new territories in trans-masculine gender and identity.

Heading to Norwich as part of their National tours, The Garage favourites Paines Plough’s return with Pop Music (6 Nov) an emotionally contagious rollercoaster on an epic journey through thirty years of pop which has integrated BSL interpretation and captioned, Nick Field takes a sneaky gawp at what happens when escapism becomes unescapable in Unicorn Party (2 Nov), and Off The Grid (23 Nov) is an immersive new play developed in partnership with young people by David Lane that navigates a shocking and heart breaking human story through the underbelly of a hidden society.

The first 15 tickets for selected shows, including some of those mentioned here, are just £5 so book early and save yourself some pennies. This Christmas The Garage and All In Productions present a delightful retelling of a classic fairytale for toddlers in My First Panto: Jack and the Beansprout (30 Nov – 5 January).

In the October half term get creative for free in the Family Fun Day (26 October). On the Monday and Tuesday of half term Scooby’s Street School (22-23 Oct) returns to teach 7-11 year olds a fresh new street routine.

Once again The Garage’s class programme is expanding with an array of new classes; Drop-in toning and sculpting fitness classes include Legs, Bums and Tums, Zumba, Kettlercise and Burlexercise, new S.E.N.D. classes in Theatre and Music for those with a learning difficulty or disability, and Seated Pilates which is a specialist Pilates class for those who have limited mobility or physical disabilities. These add to the regular favourites of ballet, contemporary, musical theatre and more.

Adam Taylor Executive Director of The Garage said, “This season we present a great selection of shows in our theatre, some have been to Edinburgh Fringe (Skin a Cat), some programmed by our youth forum (Princess Charming), and some are our very own (My First Panto: Jack and the Beansprout). Following our conference last year around accessibility we have been working hard to broaden the scope of work that we present as accessible, either through interpreting, captioning or relaxed performances, and introducing new classes for those with physical, or learning disabilities – we still have some way to go but we are making good inroads.”

Visit thegarage.org.uk to see the full range of opportunities and events in the Autumn season.