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Feb
18
Sun
THE DEATH SHOW – Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

 

Death. A bit grim, isn’t it. Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable, but does it have to be that way?

Drawn together by their shared fear of death, “thanatophobes” Lucy Nicholls and Antonia Beck invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, contemplation and courage. Take time to celebrate your own mortality, laugh, cry, stick two fingers up at the grim reaper and discover why talking about death is ultimately life affirming.

The Death Show is the result of a fascinating research project carried out by the artists, that included training as celebrants, an artists’ residency at an undertaker’s and spending time with hospice patients.

“Brave, tenacious, funny and deeply thought provoking.”

Claire Birch, Assistant Producer, RSC


Quote from the artists:

“Through this project we realised how important and necessary it is for us as individuals and as a society to talk about death. It shouldn’t be a subject matter that is discussed in whispers; talking about death can be incredibly life affirming. With The Death Show, we hope that people will take up our invitation to come together to celebrate their own mortality, maybe laugh, maybe cry and ultimately bring death out of the shadows and into the light.”

Creative team:

Created and performed by Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls

Directed by Bernadette Russell

Produced by Sarah-Jane Watkinson, Outer Circle Arts

Visuals by Liam d’Authreau

Photography by Graeme Braidwood

Website: www.thedeathshow.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedeathshowbham

Twitter: @The_Death_Show

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England, with additional support from Birmingham Repertory Theatre, BrumYODO, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust, mac Birmingham and Shoot Festival, Coventry.

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This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Feb
25
Sun
POLICE COPS IN SPACE – The Pretend Men
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

★★★★★ “Unbeatable physical cop parody.” The Stage

★★★★★ “The juggernaut of cheesy americana.” EdFestMag

★★★★ ‘A joy to behold.’ Scotsman

 

After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson, the last Police Cop in the universe, blasts off in an unmanned escape pod.

Now on a distant planet, Sammy must team up with Alien fighter pilot Ranger and his trusty Cyborg C9 as they embark on an intergalactic adventure across the galaxy to find Earth, avenge his father and become the best damn Police Cop in space.

Following total sell-out run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 join multi award-winning, globally acclaimed The Pretend Men as they bring you their latest comedy blockbuster, an 80’s ‘low-fi sci-fi’ set in the most dangerous place on Earth… Space.

The Pretend Men are a multi-award winning theatre-comedy trio.

Awards for POLICE COPS:

WINNER! Cape Town Fringe Best International Show 2016
WINNER! The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2015
WINNER! Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence 2015
WINNER! Pulse Festival Suitcase Award 2015
WINNER! VAULT Festival People’s Choice Award 2016
WINNER! IYAF Best Comedy Show Award 2016
WINNER! IYAF Best Theatre Award 2016

@thepretendmen

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB, please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Mar
4
Sun
OUTRAGE – Uncanny Theatre
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Matt and Nat have decided to challenge the idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. They want to enlist your help in stirring up enough Twitter controversy during the show to gain them (at least temporary) infamy.

Every time we take to our keyboards to express our outrage at a shocking statement from a public figure, we fuel the monsters we claim to despise. Can we channel this anger and make the world just a little bit better?

Uncanny Theatre make performances that are playfully absurd, visually arresting and gloriously low-tech. With audience interaction onstage and online, they aren’t afraid to be silly with big ideas.

Devised and performed by Matt Rogers and Nat Bellingham

Designer – Hannah Sibai

Lighting – Matt Sykes-Hooban

Producer – Sarah-Jane Watkinson

Running time: 1 hour, no interval

Suitable for 14+

Contains nudity, strong language and haze

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

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This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Mar
10
Sat
BEST OF BE FESTIVAL
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A GRAND TOUR OF BOUNDARY SMASHING EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE IN ONE EXHILARATING NIGHT.

“It is difficult to imagine a more rewarding and enjoyable night out” What’s On Stage
“Ground-breaking new theatre from across Europe” The Guardian
“A bonanza of European performance” The Stage

For the fifth year running, we are delighted to be welcoming Birmingham’s genre-bending European arts festival to Holbeck, as it takes to the road and shines a light on the best of the continent’s new theatre, dance and performance art.
Experience the highlights of the 2017 festival, with three extraordinary 30 minute-long shows and during the interval, treat yourself to a bit of supper with the cast and audience.

Légende by Romain Teule (France/Portugal)

A performance lecture on the nature of language, Légende unpicks the different kinds of questions produced by words. Beginning with a fictional language of the birds, Romain Teule’s show probes the different possibilities to be found in words. Living and working between France and Portugal, his show was originally performed in Portuguese; adapting it for BE 2017, his existential questions will now be posed in English. Uncovering the instances where words fail, and what powers they have, it’s a thoughtful show prompting re-evaluations about what things we take for granted.

ANDRÉ and DORINE by Kulunka Teatro (Spain)

In a small room, the frantic tapping on a typewriter, is embellished daily with the notes of a cello. André and Dorine, an elderly couple who, like so many others, have fallen into a rut, forgetting what one day united them. From the walls hangs the framed past, as the only testimony of what they shared. But an event, the illness, will be responsible for shaking the dust of their relationship, forcing them to remember who they were, to reconnect with who they are. Remember how they have loved, to continue loving.

What Does Stuff Do? by Robin Boon Dale (UK)

Using innovative juggling, physical comedy, and almost-philosophy to guide you through Robin Dale’s mind and body of research. Featuring pouring, ping pong, and a motivational speech delivered by a man in swimming trunks, this is a charmingly rhetorical debut show. Please, suspend any scepticism about the value of the totally obvious. A recent graduate from Circomedia in Bristol, Robin has been training in object manipulation and physical theatre. He performs in a wide variety of styles, including contemporary circus, stand-up comedy, and cabaret/burlesque.

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If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

 

Mar
11
Sun
THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern myth) : Proto-type Theatre
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There’s a shadow coming, across the sea. Long and terrifying. The vultures are circling, the wolves are howling… how can we weather this storm?

The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the tide’s swept out, and it’s taken our hope with it. There’s less in our pockets and more to be spent. The rich have got richer, the middle’s squeezed tight, and the poor are being dragged ever downwards.

With the true value of money and the human cost of greed firmly in their sights, Proto-type Theater tell the story of how a nation raised their voices in protest and railed against the currents.

Using original text, performance, film, music and animation, THE AUDIT is about finding strength, overcoming a world designed to keep us docile, and how collective power can move a mountain – even if only a little.

THE AUDIT is Proto-type’s second theatrical work examining contemporary politics, following A Machine they’re Secretly Building, a “smartly intelligent hour-long whizz through the world of surveillance” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian).

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB, please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Mar
16
Fri
YORKSHIRE AID FUNDRAISER
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of Live Music, Food, Drinks and a Ceilidh to round it all off!

As you may know we offer some of our space at the HUB as storage for Yorkshire Aid, a group of individuals and organisations that work together to provide aid for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds, Yorkshire and Europe. Just before Christmas with the stocks full, much of their donated goods were vandalised during a burglary here at the HUB. To make this better and to support the continued, brilliant and tireless work that they do we’re holding a fundraiser. We also just want to get everyone together for a blummin’ great night!

LINE UP

Les Vegas and the International Playboys of Rhythm 

Les Vegas and the International Playboys of Rhythm are a big band bringing swing style to a host of surprising tunes! They’ll have you dancing all night, they promise.

Commoners Choir

A Leeds based choir who combine political activism with singing and hope.

Greensleeveless  Ceilidh

The brilliant Greensleeveless Ceilidh Band will be playing and calling dances to finish the evening off.

&

The Baking Biker
A local bakery who make delicious treats and pride themselves on using using locally sourced ingredients.

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB, please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The evening is “Pay What You Decide” – with all monies raised donated to Yorkshire Aid. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Mar
18
Sun
THE UNUNITED KINGDOM -Silent Uproar in association with LittleMighty
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

At 18¼ Ella is out of education, out of work and out of options. She can’t sleep and sees no way out.

Jackie is a kindly, supportive matriarch who wants to clean up this community, save the library and fight for English values. Taking Ella under her wing, Jackie offers a new life, which slowly takes a darker turn.

A heart-warming coming of age story filled with friendship, drama, love, belonging and radicalisation, The Ununited Kingdom takes a bold, satirical look at problems simmering inside our communities.

This raucous brutal comedy is presented by Hull’s Silent Uproar, the company behind multi-award-winning sell-out show A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).

For fans of This is EnglandFour Lions and Dear White People.

Age recommendation 15+

This production is brand new and being made in response to current issues arising within modern England. During the development process the show has taken a new direction, which you will see from the new story and title! Silent Uproar are excited to see you soon!

This production is supported by Arts Council England, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Hull City Council, The British Council, Hull Truck Theatre, LittleMighty and the New Diorama Theatre Emerging Companies Fund. 

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

By reserving a ticket for this performance you will automatically be added to Quay Ticket’s mailing list.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Mar
25
Sun
LEAVING – Curious Monkey
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Curious Monkey presents in association with Northern Stage LEAVING

Leaving home for the first time…
Is a step into the dark.
A whole new life.
If you’re leaving the care system, the reality hits even harder.

Leaving is the new play by Paddy Campbell (Wet House, Live Theatre / Soho – Guardian Top Ten plays 2013)

It tells the real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the pivotal moment when they leave care. It also gives a voice to those working in the system – from staff in children’s homes to MPs and policy makers.

Using people’s own words, an ensemble cast and an award-winning creative team will test the boundaries of verbatim theatre to bring these real voices to the stage.

Leaving will create an immediate, immersive experience that will change the way you think about young people in care.

Leaving is a Curious Monkey production, in association with Northern Stage and directed by Curious Monkey’s Artistic Director Amy Golding (preggers, Beats North, Mamela).

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

By reserving a ticket for this performance you will automatically be added to Quay Ticket’s mailing list.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

Apr
15
Sun
LAST RESORT – 2Magpies Theatre
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay.

The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination.

You, the audience, are our holidaymakers.

You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum cocktail on arrival and you will feel the sand between your toes. We will be your tour guides.

Join 2Magpies Theatre as they take you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday. This is an extraordinary rendition and it is all-inclusive. Last Resort is a menacing fiction, made entirely of unimaginable fact.

This immersive show was developed through a research process bringing together artists, academics and human rights organisations including Reprieve. Commissioned by The Lowry.

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS A LIMITED AUDIENCE CAPACITY OF JUST 30 PEOPLE

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

By reserving a ticket for this performance you will automatically be added to Quay Ticket’s mailing list.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

LAST RESORT – 2Magpies Theatre
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay.

The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination.

You, the audience, are our holidaymakers.

You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum cocktail on arrival and you will feel the sand between your toes. We will be your tour guides.

 

Join 2Magpies Theatre as they take you through the tropical haze on a unique multi-sensory package holiday. This is an extraordinary rendition and it is all-inclusive. Last Resort is a menacing fiction, made entirely of unimaginable fact.

This immersive show was developed through a research process bringing together artists, academics and human rights organisations including Reprieve. Commissioned by The Lowry.

THIS PERFORMANCE HAS A LIMITED AUDIENCE CAPACITY OF JUST 30 PEOPLE

To reserve a ticket please click here to be transferred to our partners Quay Tickets to make your free reservation.

By reserving a ticket for this performance you will automatically be added to Quay Ticket’s mailing list.

If you wish to sign up to Slung Low’s mailing list and be the first to know about other events at the HUB,please click here.

This performance has a limited capacity, so should you change your mind before the event, please let us know by emailing boxoffice@slunglow.org to ensure we do not turn others away unnecessarily.

The performance is “Pay What You Decide” – you decide how much to pay after you have seen the performance. All monies are then given directly to the performing company. Please note the venue is cash only, and there is a cash machine 2mins walk from the venue on the corner of Water Lane and Marshall St.

On street parking is available at the venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The HUB soon.

Slung Low

Holbeck Underground Ballroom, 67-71 Bath Rd, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

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