Monday, March 8

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Rosegold – Online@TheSpaceUK
London

Rosegold – Online@TheSpaceUK

Donna Kay Yarborough’s monologue, Rosegold, is a startling story of alcohol addiction which starts as a regular testament at a Zoom meeting of what seems to be a religious group for those with some sort of baggage but takes a slowly disturbing turn as the story progresses. Jamie is speaking from her porch, outside her home. Other than briefly introducing “Carrie”, who doesn’t speak and wears a mask to remind us of our current pandemic, she is on her own, sharing a story so bleak and horrifying it toys with the tropes we recognise from both the traditional Christmas ghost story and the type of horror film that includes “found footage”. Far from being a simple tale of abusing the bottle, Jamie’s tightly wound personality takes us into a crime scene where she was the only survivor. A c...
Happily Ever After – Online@theSpaceUK
London

Happily Ever After – Online@theSpaceUK

Better Day Productions’ Happily Ever After from @theSpaceUK’s new season of online shows explores the story of bride to be Jasmin as she plans her special day with the help of Wedding Planners Frank and Gary. Written in a mockumentary style, the show begins by focusing on couple Frank (James Coare) and Gary (Perry Pullman) who were inspired by their own dreamy Disney-themed wedding to create their own wedding planning company. The light-hearted banter between Frank and Gary is definitely a highlight of the show. Filled with plenty of energy and hilarious one-liners, Coare’s performance as Frank was a standout for me. My favourite line was when we first meet the couple. Frank describes Gary as “the missing part of my Polo mint”, simple but performed perfectly and it really made me laugh...
The Corporate Knobs – Online @theSpaceUK
London

The Corporate Knobs – Online @theSpaceUK

Earl & Grace Productions’ The Corporate Knobs is a short comedy variety show exposing the truth about life in corporate America and how the pandemic has changed corporate work lives for better and worse. Performed by Lori Hamilton, the show opens with a short film showing the shady history of company, Landalor Industries as it grew from a small family business to the government’s main irresponsible disposer of nuclear waste. Diane Prenderghast (Lori Hamilton) is the exhausted and HR Director who leads us through our journey with the company. COVID, she tells us, has made many of us realise that we hate our jobs, but no one wants to quit when they can get a severance package, so she runs a short course in how to be a bad manager so that you can get fired and paid off. Or, if you ...
Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert – Online@TheSpaceUK
London

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert – Online@TheSpaceUK

Melanie Gall, a Canadian opera singer who works internationally bringing the singers and songs of the past back to life, now focuses on the greatest of French musical icons: Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel. The concert is not impossible because of the music, but because these two legends never worked together or even met. Piaf (1915-1963), her adopted name causing her to be nicknamed “The Little Sparrow” was born into Parisian poverty, a daughter of street and circus performers. Brel (1929-1978) was born in Brussels and is considered to be the master of the modern chanson. Vocalist Gall clearly feels both affinity and affection with the music associated with both artists, and despite not being a native French speaker her diction is impeccable, mining the meaning deep within her song cho...
Happily Ever After Preview at online@thespaceUK
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Happily Ever After Preview at online@thespaceUK

In the mockumentary ‘Happily Ever After’ we meet Frank and Gary, a couple who were inspired by their own Disney themed nuptials to go into business planning the weddings of other happy couples.  We follow the story of Jasmin as she is aided by Frank and Gary in planning her special day but will all of our protagonists live Happily Ever After? Better Day Productions was established in 2019 by James Coare and Perry Pullman who produce musicals, plays and variety shows across the South East.  Both from the education sector, they met at an Amateur production of Mack and Mabel in 2018 and have since performed in a number of shows together.  They are due to appear at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2021 in the original comedy ‘Five Hours On A Cliff’ and starred in the mockumentary ‘Ha...
Scammed Preview – online@thespaceUK
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Scammed Preview – online@thespaceUK

Who is Anne Wood and why is she terrified of the mysterious stranger who claims her as his client? She has lost everything so what can he possibly take from her? There is only one thing left ... Anne Wood is terrified of the world. She hides away each day in an empty office block. One day a stranger enters her office and begins to question her. She has been questioned before, many times, and has no intention of answering. This does not deter the stranger and he eventually gets her to admit that she is Anne Wood. Her admission is somewhat of a relief for her as her life has been taken away by continued internet scams. She has lost everything, and she has nothing left, except her life. Will the stranger take that too? Running time is 20 minutes and starring Julia Munrow as Anne Wood, ...
Twenties – Online @theSpaceUK
London

Twenties – Online @theSpaceUK

Funny and relatable, Charlotte Anne-Tilley’s production Twenties, from @theSpaceUK’s new line up of online shows, explores the trials and tribulations of young adulthood from the perspective of 21-year-old Hope. Mostly performed as a monologue interwoven with dialogue, wide-eyed and determined Hope (Charlotte Anne-Tilley) tells the story of leaving her small town life in Cheshire for the bright lights of London. As Hope tells her parents the news, their reaction was certainly one of the most relatable moments in the show. Hope’s concerned mother (Jess Parsons) listing every potential danger she may encounter in London whilst her distracted father (Harry McMullen) responding with indifference, felt pretty bang on to how many parents may react when their child decides to move away. An...
The Late Christmas Show at online@thespaceuk Preview
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The Late Christmas Show at online@thespaceuk Preview

Christmas 2020. Santa has a persistent cough. Rudolph is self-isolating. Turkey’s on the no-fly list. But it will take more than a pandemic to stop the irrepressible Glummer Twins from celebrating the joys and absurdities of a socially distanced coronavirus Christmas. So David Harmer and Ray Globe (The Glummer Twins) have turned to the wizardry of modern technology to cobble together a virtual Christmas show. And unlike other Christmas shows this one is in January. But how do you recreate a double act experience whilst maintaining social distancing? After days of head scratching, they decided that the way forward would be to film themselves separately and then stick the two bits together. Genius. Throughout their enforced isolation (they’re both of a ‘certain age’) video clips h...
GirlPlay Online@theSpaceUK Preview
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GirlPlay Online@theSpaceUK Preview

The Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 hit by Sarah Richardson returns as an audio piece under new direction by award-winning artist, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth (All Honey, SAUCE, We Can’t Have Monkeys in the House). GirlPlay comes to Online@theSpaceUK after winning Best Digital Adaptation at Stockholm Fringe Festival 2020. Richardson and Smyth have created a powerful audio piece that follows the journey of one woman’s ever-changing relationship with sex from ages 7 to 31. Join us for a poetic exploration of womanhood. About the Show Meet Lucy. She’s average, awkward and when it comes to sex, what she lacks in experience she makes up for in curiosity. But that’s all set to change. On a night of firsts, she opens the door to a world of relationships and sex that she had only ever dreamt ab...
Relive your Twenties at @thespaceUK in January
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Relive your Twenties at @thespaceUK in January

Follow 21 year-old Hope, as she moves out of her childhood home in Cheshire to the bright lights of London. Relive your Twenties with a show that promises laughs as well as a refreshingly honest depiction of what it means to be 21 in 2021. Join us as we visit a dinosaur themed bar, a nightclub and some very grubby toilets. Charlotte Anne-Tilley’s apt comedy will leave you feeling nostalgic for those mixed up years when you were still working things out. From the team that brought you Adolescent in 2018, comes another female-centred comedy that gets to the heart of what it means to be a young northern woman. After a memorable debut at Manchester’s Up The North Festival, this multi-person version of Twenties is returning for Online@theSpaceUK before visiting Edinburgh Fringe this summ...