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  MONDAY 19 MARCH  

Lawrence Batley Theatre

QUEENIE'S COFFEE HOUSE NIGHTS

Queenie's Coffee Shop, 7.00pm

An evening of spoken word in the cosy warmth of Queenie's Coffee Shop. Performing on the night will be spoken word artist and winner of Say Owt Slam #17, Kit Rayne, who discusses mental health, relationships and what it means to be LGBTQ in 2018. She is joined by Maz Hedgehod, a black British spoken word artist whose work explores power and agency through fantasy and surrealism.

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 TUESDAY 20 MARCH  

Lawrence Batley Theatre

A SCRATCH NIGHT

Main stage, 7.00pm

An evening of new works in progress, sharing food and a chance for the audience to feed into the artists' process. Featuring physical new work from Make Do Theatre, Front Room Productions experiment with invisible theatre, award-winning poet Rose Condo shares meterial from her upcoming show The Empathy Experiment and live artist Frances Kay tests her new piece Little Red.

Tickets £7 includig pie and peas


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 FRIDAY 30 MARCH 

Sameena Hussain

BAABUL

Attic theatre, 5.45pm

BAABUL is a daughter's appreciation and gratitude to a father who raised his daughters as a blessing. This autobiographical performance revisits life events which aim to capture the beauty, love and struggles of a father raising his daughter in a patriarchal society and instilling the belief in her that she can be whoever she wants.

Tickets £5


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Cheryl Martin

ALASKA

Syngenta Cellar, 7.00pm

Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman's extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression.

Tickets £10 / Under 26s £8


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Jackie Hagan

THIS IS NOT A SAFE SPACE

Main stage, 8.30pm

Benefit cuts are hitting disabled people the hardest. The future looks grim, so how can we get people to sit up, listen and care and not keel over with empathy fatigure? Award-winning poet and theatre maket Jackie Hagan's way has been to make a new solo show that features the real voices of proper skint disabled people she knows. Jackie weaves these narratives together with poetry and anecdotes, celebrating the weird, the wonky, the unruly, and the resilient.

Tickets £12 / Under 26s £8


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 SATURDAY 31 MARCH  

Nathaniel Hall

HOW TO BUILD A CESSPIT

Attic theatre, 5.45pm

HIV+ queer artist Nathaniel Hall presents an intimate one-man show about a life interrupted by fear, stigma and hatred. Join him as he reclaims the 'cesspit', for himself, and for his community.

Tickets £5


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Sonya Moorhead

FERAL

Syngenta Cellar, 7.00pm

Ever wondered if you missed your chance to be wild? FERAL asks why womena re taking on more 'mental load' than ever before. With live music by The Greyhounds, storytelling and the odd party trick. FERAL tells an intimate story with universal application - inspiring audiences to make wilder choices.

Tickets £10 / Under 26s £8


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Rhum & Clay and Kit Redstone

TESTOSTERONE

Main stage, 8.30pm

What does it mean to be a man or woman? From critically acclaimed company Rhum & Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, TESTOSTERONE is a refreshingly honest and irreverent comedy about gender featuring physical theatre, a drag diva and hit songs.

Tickets £14 / Under 26s £8


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