We are delighted to announce the FOURTH Performance in the Pub, happening at the Crumblin' Cookie, Thursday the 14th of June, at 7pm.
Following the lovely line up of Performance in the Pub event 3, we're ECSTATIC to be able to bring you a double bill from two of the most exciting performers currently performing words what they have written in the UK today. This stage version of 'The Oh Fuck Moment' (orginally performed around a desk) is based on an award winning Edinburgh 2011 tour. Also including some stories from the masterful Chris Thorpe, and Poetry from Hannah Jane Walker, Hannah and Chris are bound to be electrifying, hilarious and heart stopping. You don't want to miss this.
More on the show:
You just fucked up. Now what?
Sometimes, fuck ups are so massive there’s no way back. Poet Hannah Jane Walker and theatre maker Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and poetry. Fucking up is the truest, funniest, most terrifying moment you can experience. You will make a mistake, maybe you’ll learn from it.
You should probably see ‘The oh fuck moment’ if you’ve ever stood on a rake. Or accidentally made party cocktails with bleach. Or locked yourself in a shed.
Or been caught cheating. Or followed your inclination to experiment and ended up in A+E with a traumatic wanking injury. Or crashed a plane. Or been responsible for someone’s death. Or watched someone die.
Or set fire to yourself. Or fallen awkwardly. Or fallen awkwardly on a rake. Or fallen awkwardly while flying a plane. Or while wanking.
Or put your tongue in the wrong person’s mouth. Or put your tongue in what you thought
was the right person’s mouth and it turned out to be the wrong person’s mouth. Or got really angry because someone told you a story about a horse.
A Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2011
The Guardian **** ‘Brilliant celebration of our mistakes and evolutionary reflexes’ Lyn Gardner
Culture Wars, Carousel of Fantasies ’The Oh Fuck Moment drills a burr hole in each of us, releasing the build up of guilty pressure beneath the surface. By the end, you’ll wear your cock ups with pride: life’s little battle scars; badges of humanity. To err is indeed human, but Thorpe and Walker don’t put a foot wrong.’ Matt Trueman
Doors will open at 7pm, and the shows will start at 7:30 prompt, there will be two 15 minute breaks between stories, with the Oh Fuck Moment as finale. Tickets are by donation, £5 helps us break even but as much or as little as you like. Donators get a STICKER. Imagine that.
Things people have said about previous events:
"back from a brilliant night watching @performancepub [...] you're a twat if you miss it" - @churlishmeg
"lovely fun" - @spunshon
"I'm not a theatre goer *at all* and it'd normally be something I find intimidating, but @performancepub proved...that there's more to theatre than stuffy pantomime and shakespeare and it can be all kinds of entertaining & provocative =)" - @frivolousshrig
"heart meltingly beautiful stor[ies]" - @discoverbrevity
"try the latest Performance in the Pub at the Crumblin' Cookie on Thursday night" Lyn Gardner *The Guardian*
WHY IN A PUB?
Because we're so bored of all these divisions between art forms. And big shiny buildings that act like cathedrals to art/theatre/etc. They have their place, but the problem is it’s not a place that’s a part of most people’s lives. The pub, on the other hand, is. That’s why a pub. Single-form buildings only work heavily subsidised by either government (arts council) or large-scale commercialism (cinemas, large music venues), or alcohol (small venues). The latter is way more fun, so let’s fill nooks and crannies of these buildings with theatre, performance, dance, exhibitions, craft, music and more. Make our cities exciting, varied places to be. This is our contribution.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST? (WHY DONATIONS)
How much does it cost us, or how much does it cost you? Well, basically we are working for free, we pay for the travel, food and accommodation of the performers, who are giving their time for free. All the promotion, printing, deposit for the venue, website building, and everything is upfronted by PitP, and hopefully paid back by the money people donate for tickets. That leads us to:
How much does it cost you? Well actually that’s another important thing, that you can ‘trial’ this stuff, that if you really don’t want to spend a 5ver or whatever on it, that you can just walk in, and sit down, and see what you think, and maybe pay afterwards if you liked it. Or pay next time. That’s why it’s ‘donation based’ ticketing. If you’re looking for a guide price, though, it costs us roughly £250-£300 to put on each show. If we sell out the venue at £5 each ticket then we break even. More is more to roll forward into more print/acts/etc. So if you want to help more happen £5 or over is ACE, you’re effectively only paying £2.50 per nationally or internationally known performance at that price ;) also; buy drinks. This keeps the venue happy