I am delighted to announce the FIFTH Performance in the Pub, happening at the Crumblin’ Cookie, Thursday the 4th of October, at 7:30pm.
A pay-what-you-can night out for people who don’t really ‘do’ theatre.
Back after a rainy, sporty, and then latterly sunny summer, I proper pleased to present an excellent line up for Performance in the Pub THE REBOOT. For this first one back after the summer holidays we’re scheduled as part of the brilliant Everybody’s Reading Festival, with a new brilliant double bill of DIY performance. Presenting two shows that reach out and ask the audience (like the best performance does) ‘what’s this about then, being here, right now, together?’. Also features anthemic electro pop, and the neuroscience of decision making. Featuring:
Sam Halmarack and The Miserablites
If You Decide to Stay, a work-in-progress showing by Sylvia Rimat.
Thursday October 4th downstairs at the Crumblin’ Cookie in Leicester (LE1 5YP). Doors at 7-7.30, show starts at 7.30-8pm, and should be done by 10pm. Break-even donation at full capacity is £5. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! (Or on the door, though capacity is limited, people, limited.)
So! What’s it all about, then?
If You Decide to Stay is an early work in progress from Sylvia Rimat, a brilliant artist from Down South (Bristol and Germany, is Germany, South? In my head it is because you have to go through France to get to it).If You Decide to Stay will be a chance to be involved in an early performance in the development of a show about (in Sylvia’s words) “decisions, the neurones involved, the difficulty of many of us to know what we want (really) and the complexity of the worlds around and within us. Part lecture performance, part live experiment, the show will look at the decisions that lead to this performance and celebrate the choice of everyone who has come along to join.” It will involve neuroscience, the mathematics of chance and possibility, and the simple question ‘how did we get here?’
Here’s what people have said about Sylvia’s previous work:
‘The show was warm, engaging, funny and left me thinking, always a good state to leave a show in, the rest of the audience were equality impressed and left buzzing. I’d recommend catching Ms Rimat if you have the opportunity; she’s a unique, charming and thoughtful talent.’ Gscene Magazine
And then we pack away the chairs for an amazing roller coaster ride (yeah I said that) from the world famous Sam Halmarack and The Miserablites. Sam says the show “is a mixture of lots of different things – it’s part gig, part theatre show, part stupid comedy. You might find yourself dancing and singing possibly without realising your doing it. It’s essentially me putting years of being a failed musician onstage and laughing at myself.” Well that’s all very well, (I hear you cry) but what do Other People think? They think this:
Sam Halmarack’s vulnerable little gem of a show drips with courage, comedy and openhanded honesty. A hero in the making.’ Joe Spurgeon, Venue Magazine
Also there’s a smoke machine. What’s not to love?
Join us, on the 4th of October, and also, do stick around and hang out with us after.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE (or on the door)
PITP 5 is on Thursday October 4th downstairs at the Crumblin’ Cookie in Leicester (LE1 5YP). Doors at 7-7.30, show starts at 7.30-8pm, and should be done by 10pm. Break-even donation at full capacity is £5, any more is very welcome, and it all goes to paying for food, accommodation, travel, print and props. Artists, venue, and the organiser all give their time and space for free. Because they’re lovely.