ATTIC ARTS CLUB AT UPPER NORWOOD LIBRARY – June 4th to June 17th

An arts extravaganza! From 4th-17th June, Disentangle Productions are transforming our upstairs main hall into a pop up arts venue! The Attic Arts Club will play host to two weeks of side splitting comedy, thought provoking theatre, award winning puppetry, hilarious cabaret, theatre that the children will love as well as late night fun that you’ll have to book the babysitter for.

We have big name acts and Live at the Apollo stars such as Andrew Maxwell , Tony Law and Jen Brister coming to our intimate 100 seater venue, as well as shows for under 3’s (Half Moon Theatre’s LEAF) where young people can interact with the leaves on the stage. We’ll welcome the incredible Famous Five Adventures by Gobbledigook Theatre, and play host to hilarious night time fun with Madame Jo-Jo Compere Eva Von Schnippisch and her Haus of Pleasure. All of this and so much more.

Book tickets and browse the full schedule here, or pick up a programme from the library. Follow Attic Arts Club on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Don’t miss out!

Opening events include:

COMEDY

Word of Muff Monday 4th: 7.30pm £10/£8

Comedy made by women for everyone! Word of Muff is our attempt to steal stage time from straight white males.

20% Less bring you an all-female line-up of comedians. Performers will regale you with improvised comedy, sketch and character comedy and stand up, as well as live music on occasion. Past editions included Grainne Maguire, Bisha K. Ali, Thanyia Moore, Athena Kugblenu, Shelf, the Ladies of the FA County, among many others.

Andrew Maxwell WORK IN PROGRESS Wednesday 6th: 7.30pm £12.50/£10

A world class hour of whip-smart personal and political comedy from everyone’s favourite Irish funnyman & Celebrity Mastermind champion. Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, Maxwell is also know as the voice of MTV’s Ex On The Beach. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, Celebrity Juice, Mock the Week, and as heard on Radio 4’s The News Quiz.

Lazy Susan WORK IN PROGRESS Thursday 7th: 7pm £8.50

Sorta sketch comedy but sorta in a cool way? Ha ha. Just relax baby, why you getting so tense?

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees and writers of critically acclaimed Radio 4 series The East Coast Listening Post. As seen on The Windsors (Ch4), This Country (BBCThree), The Mash Report (BBC2).

“Tender and ridiculous” The Guardian, “Odd, inventive, silly and lots of fun” The Mirror ★★★★★, Sunday Times ★★★★

Abandoman (AKA Rob Broderick) PIRATE RADIO Friday 8th: 7pm Saturday 9th: 7pm £12.50/£10

Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian is back with his biggest show to date. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. “Clever, quick-witted and audacious” The Scotsman ★★★★

Tony Law WORK IN PROGRESS Friday 8th: 9pm £12.50/£10

This is a journey through the side and under mind. Cold fresh pillow. Come. Under radar fresh for you. Tony doesn’t have the vocabulary or word learning training to express the powerful towering healing depths of the ancient soul unity snap. Watch him and through laugh, rise, happier. You cry, with laugh. “What was that?” “I loved that” Then you smile to self “Tony you all making me thinking while you do up voice shouting n clowns about and somehow, through idiocy and bones made of funny, TONE I know what you meAn. He’s funny of a kind.

THEATRE

White Rabbit Red Rabbit PERFORMED BY INUA ELLAMS Tuesday 12th: 7.30pm £12.50/£10

With no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each show, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is an award winning poet, playwright & performer. His most recent work, Barber Shop Chronicles, received wide acclaim at the National Theatre. He will be performing this play for the first and only time.

THE FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE AND GOBBLEDIGOOK

ORPHEUS A tale of Ancient Gods and late-night Karaoke

Wednesday 13th: 7pm

Thursday 14th: 7pm

Friday 15th: 7pm

Saturday 16th: 7pm

£15/£10

This international award-winning company are back with a new modern telling of Orpheus & the Underworld. A tale of impossible, death defying love, told through spoken word and soaring live music.

The Flanagan Collective weave a world of dive bars and side streets and ancient gods.

FAMILY SHOWS – in second week – Ed.

MUSIC / POETRY / LATE NIGHT FUN

JOE DUGGAN & FRIENDS Live at the Library Tuesday 5th: 7.30pm £10/£8

Join local prize-winning poet Joe Duggan, “lyrical, haunting and witty” – The Irish Times, and his very special guests from the world of spoken word, literature and music.

Featuring critically acclaimed show Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield.  ★★★★★ EdFringe Review    ★★★★ The List  ★★★★ Three Weeks   ★★★★ Female Arts

With support from Tamsin Kendrick and The Gillies.

Eva Von Schnippisch and Ze Haus of Pleasure

Thursday 14th: 9pm

Friday 15th: 9pm £15/£10

Über quick witted and razor-sharp tongued Eva is one of the fastest, finest and funniest Weimar vixen cabaret comperes around…and now she invites you to partake in an evening of unabashed sensual ravishment…

Expect high-calibre Weimar-inspired cabaret, live-musicians, twisted burlesque freak-shows, dancing and decadence.

Not to be missed! On Friday night the bar will stay open until 1am, as we continue dancing into the night!

Age 18+ BUY TICKETS

Age

18+

Late Night Fun and Frolics – SILENT DISCO

Friday 8th: 10.30pm – 1am

Saturday 9th: 10.30pm – 1am

£FREE (buy a £3 advance ticket to guarantee entry) £10 deposit for headphones on the door.

Come and dance the night away in the library. Two channels, Two DJs, lots of dancers! Free entry on the night – or pay £3 in advance to guarantee entry. £10 deposit required for headphones.

Guaranteed entry with any ticket to the 9pm comedy shows:

Friday 8th June: Tony Law (click here to book tickets)
Saturday 9th June: Alice Fraser (click here to book tickets)

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