Strike A Light festival - shows and booking

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Strike A Light is a new festival that presents amazing theatre and performance to light up Gloucester and kindle the best local talent. 

The first season sees a programme of breathtaking performance for all ages.

More information about the festival, producing team and collaboration with Create Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire City Council and Battersea Arts Centre is available here.

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BRAND NEW ANCIENTS by KATE TEMPEST

Fresh from winning the coveted 2013 Ted Hughes poetry award and performing as parts of the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, performance poet and rapper Kate Tempest presents Brand New Ancients. An epic spoken word performance of every day Gods, the story follows two South London families as their respective generations grow and intertwine into a parable of modern life. Highlighting the immortal and very real truths of life, love and loss. Brand New Ancients is a call to arms for the modern day hero.

“One of the brightest British talents around.“  The Guardian

Kate Tempest & BAC co production, co-commissioned by the Albany

  • VenueBlackfriars Priory, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HN
  • Dates24th and 25th September
  • Time9pm Tuesday, 7.30pm Wednesday
  • Price£3
  • Box Office **Booking opens soon** The Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
  • 01452 503050 Guildhall.boxoffice@gloucester.gov.uk

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THE PAPER CINEMA’S ODYSSEY

A highly original take on Homer’s epic tale, The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey sees intricate, hand-illustrated puppets manipulated in real time and projected onto the sail of Odysseus’ boat to create a unique silent movie. The performance is accompanied by an original live score performed on a musical saw, violin, bubblewrap, guitars, assorted keys, drums, electronics, a thundersheet and a power drill, in the company’s most ambitious and large scale work to date.

“A delicately executed piece, which is bound to delight”The Telegraph

A Paper Cinema & BAC co production

  • VenueBlackfriars Priory, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HN
  • Dates24th and 25th September
  • Time2pm and 7pm Tuesday 24th September; 2pm Wednesday 25th September
  • Price£3
  • Box Office **Booking opens soon** The Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
  • 01452 503050Guildhall.boxoffice@gloucester.gov.uk

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MOUTH OPEN, STORY JUMP OUT by POLARBEAR

Polarbear makes things up; stories, jokes, adventures – a master maker-upper. But where did it all begin? Mouth Open, Story Jump Out is a children’s show about the moment that started it all, and how one little decision set off a chain reaction that changed his life forever. International assassins, secret codes, dog eating boa constrictors and much more fill the hole left when a father disappears and a boy discovers a talent for telling tales.

 “The audience were thoroughly invested in Polarbear’s tale, fighting over small details and full of questions at the end.”Irish Times

A BAC Production, Conceived and Created by Polarbear

  • VenueEd Shed, Folk Museum, 103 Westgate Street, GL1 2PG, 01452 396868
  • Dates26th and 27th September
  • Time26th September 1pm schools show, 4pm family show; 27th September 11am schools show, 1pm schools show
  • PriceFree to schools
  • Box Office **Booking opens soon** The Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
  • 01452 503050 Guildhall.boxoffice@gloucester.gov.uk
NewsBarney Heywood