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Krump Double Bill – Joshua ‘Vendetta’ Nash

🗓 Weds 6th October, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 Pay what you like


Can you learn something just by watching someone dance?


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What Is It?

A ‘curtain raiser’ performance by young local dancers from Ambitions Dance followed by a double bill of shows from one of the UK’s leading Krump dancers.

Krump: A form of street dance characterized by free, expressive, exaggerated, and highly energetic movement. It’s the rock and roll of the R&B world, a way of expressing difficult emotions, the ones that get you all twisted up inside.

BLACKLIST is an explosive piece asking how do we cope with inner conflict? Delving into brotherhood, isolation and friendship explored through hip hop, krump and theatre.


FIG LEAF asks what does it mean to be a man? And when does masculinity become toxic? Swinging from love and support, to anger and aggression. The dancers fight the urge to compete with one another and instead attempt to create a support network, brotherhood and community bond.


Reviews

‘’Nash’s fiercely intelligent FIG LEAF harnessed the heightened aggression of krumping to grapple with toxic masculinity’’

Donald Hutera

“Nash offers a mission statement that he ‘aims to change perceptions of krump being nothing more than an aggressive dance style’ With BLACKLIST he achieves this and much, much more”
Ian Abbott

“A gripping and violent exploration of masculinity and vulnerability through the dance style of Krump”
A Younger Theatre

Practical details and tickets

The show lasts about an hour.

We want anyone to be able to come along – so we’ve made the tickets pay what you choose.

A show like this would often cost £10-£15. But we don’t want people to miss out because of price.

If you can’t afford anything at all, we’d love you to come along for free. If you can comfortably pay more than the suggested price, please consider doing so – generosity is good for everyone. Whatever your situation, we want you to be welcome. There are no favourites at our events: you’re all family to us 💖

Covid safety
We know not everyone will be comfortable with being back in a packed-out indoor venue, so we’re putting on this show with a reduced capacity – so there’ll be an amount of social-distancing between seats.

We’ll also bring people into the hall in smaller groups, to help keep the queue nice and spread out as well.

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Bromance

❗️POSTPONED – NEW DATE 7 OCTOBER❗️

🗓 Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 100 spaces. Tickets £12/£7


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Expect to see aerial feats like this, up close and personal


Hot UK circus! An audacious, touching, exhilarating tour-de-force of physical heroics – where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. 

Running time: 60 mins


Reviews

“astonishing circus skills”
Time Out

“a wonder to behold”
The Metro

“this jaw-droppingly magnificent show”
The Stage

“smartly crafted and highly entertaining”
Times, London


Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Credits

Performers: Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift, Charlie Wheeller
Director: Eddie Kay
Producer: Di Robson
Additional choreography: Ella Robson Guilfoyle
Production: Manager Hannah Blamire
Photography: Chris Nash

Produced by DREAM funded by Arts Council England with support from Underbelly Productions through Circus Maximus and the National Centre for Circus Arts.


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Queens of Sheba

🗓 1 July, 7.30pm
📍 Gloucester Guildhall, GL1 1NS
🎟 120 spaces. Tickets £12/£7


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Turned away from a nightclub for being “too black”, four women take to the stage with their own explosive true stories.


This multi-award winning “theatrical firework” (The Independent) arrives in Gloucester following critically acclaimed sold-out runs in London and Edinburgh.

Loosely based on the DSRKT nightspot incident of 2015, Queens of Sheba tells the hilarious, moving and uplifting stories of four passionate Black Women battling everyday misogynoir – where sexism meets racism. The music and the misogyny, the dancing and the drinking, the women and the (white) men.


Reviews

★★★★
“Queens of Sheba is the beauty that comes when the authentic voice of the marginalised is given room to breathe… I for one can’t wait for their next offering… A tour de force.” – Quays Life

“An explosive piece of theatre that is engaging, laced with humour, and hugely empowering… Provides a strong tonic for these increasingly divisive times we live in.” – The Play’s The Thing

“Undeniably potent… There are four very different and unique women on stage, but they speak as one… They are united in their urgency and anger but that voice is balanced by their palpable support of one other on stage – vocally and emotionally.” – The Stage

★★★★
“Nouveau Riché’s pared-back piece has insight, power, and beautiful a cappella singing… Provides both joy and entertainment without pandering to its audience.” – The Guardian

★★★★
“[A] theatrical firework, in which four terrific performers burst across the stage using song, movement and spoken word to examine Misogynoir.” – Independent


Awesome people who are making this event possible 🎉🙏


Credits

Presented by Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre. Written by Jessica L. Hagan and devised by the company