For the last four years Sharp Teeth Theatre have been bringing together theatre, storytelling, poetry and music to create a night of riotous Sunday fun. They’ve had raps about stolen bikes, poems about cottaging, performances from drag kings, new writing about women who climb the shard, and improvised storytelling about Lance Armstrong getting lost in a bathtub of meat, amongst many other things.
Each night features four acts, one from each genre. Recent nights have included Spindle Ensemble, Malaika Kegode, Ellie Showering, Craft-D, Wilf Merttens, Lucy Harrington, Claire Murphy, Katie Storer, and more – the best of local and not so local talent. And it’s all Pay What You Decide!
Check out line-ups online, and come on down for an evening of joyous art, like a variety show, but better, better, better!
“We were spoilt as the bill threw up outstanding humorous and thought provoking acts.”
The Fix Mag
PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE
Our recommended donation is £5, but many people give more. Remember there is no cash point at the Wardrobe Theatre or immediately nearby.
“Dom Coyote knocks my socks off! With a voice like a fallen angel, he takes us to heaven and hell.” Emma Rice
Composer & Theatre maker Dom Coyote splices alternative music and theatre together in unusual ways. His shows include Songs for the End of the World and We Can Time Travel. Dom is a long time collaborator with Kneehigh Theatre and has toured extensively with the company over the last ten years, most recently as storyteller/singer in the The Tin Drum in 2017.
Dom is also a well established composer and performer with companies such as The National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cirque Bijou, Battersea Arts Centre, British Council, Manchester Royal Exchange and Art Angel.
SOUP SOAP THEATRE
Critically acclaimed theatre makers Soap Soup Theatre present their most ambitious offering yet: A visual theatre, puppetry and jazz extravaganza for young people & adults. A show for anyone who’s ever wanted to fit in, but had no idea how…
On the bleak coastline of a faded Victorian Seaside town, a paper heart is caught in the wind. It flutters from the fingers of a little girl who has been practising writing her name on it: MathildaMathilda.
A breeze blows and the heart lifts….
On the hill, Nelly’s works in her artist’s studio. She is a twin who is missing her sister.
Nelly’s childhood doll sits in a bag, forgotten, with only a head from a second broken doll for company. The paper heart twists through Nelly’s open window and settles on the doll’s breast. MathildaMathilda opens her four brown eyes, rolls them around and starts… she is alive and ready for adventure!
Fly to New York on the back of the wind, meet the Queen of Corny-Eye-Land, and dance to the tune of Smells and Bells exploding rainbow paint. All wrapped up in a host of unforgettable characters, original jazz numbers and puppetry that will transport you to another world.
The world of MathildaMathilda.
Suitable for age 7 and up
Maya’s beautiful words stand out a mile, with musical cadence and softly spoken, delightfully crafted poetry. When she’s not busy making home-grown Hip-Hop for Rooted Records, you may find her dancing through all corners of Bristol, musing at the sky-scape, crafting wonderful word-jazz and sipping on a mighty fine Earl Grey.
Maya has been a featured artist alongside Fay Roberts for Milk Poetry and supported Joelle Taylor and Maria Ferguson at Milk Poetry Festival 2018 at Tobacco Factory Theatres. She has recently published a collection for the online magazine ‘Helicon’ and will be published in their upcoming paper edition later in the year. She also has performed at festivals such as Nozstock and Valley Fest.
“Maya’s poetry and the natural world go together like roots and soil. She has the power to break and remake your heart in the space between stanzas- and luckily for all of us, she uses her powers for good.” – Beth Calverley
“Maya’s poetry has a fine tuned musicality that feels as natural as the changing tides. Her rhythmic, subtle turn of phrase makes poetry seem effortless. Delicate, emotive and honest, Maya’s words are a treasure you’ll want to carry with you.” – Malaika Kegode
Aisha has many loves but the first one is probably music. Singing in newly formed Murmuration Choir as well as other projects, she’s a singer and recently became a fledgling composer who focuses on writing music for theatre shows, producing soundscapes and songs. She is in the company Beyond The Ridiculous led by Holly Stoppit, which is a company of Fools who perform solo improvised pieces of performance with nothing prepared and the courage to step into the unknown. Co-creator of Kiota, a POC collective for Bristol creatives, she’s passionate about creating diverse spaces where all voices are heard. She is also an avid collector of stories who tells tales at storytelling nights and events. Her stories mostly explores race, gender and the absurdities of life in this day and age! No websites for the composing and storytelling as yet but watch this space!