"One moment you’ll be laughing as though a friend made a witty comment at a dinner party, while the next you’ll be wondering just how exactly you found your way into someone else’s twisted nightmare. The balance between hyper reality and the absurd is carefully navigated, and nothing is what it seems."
Four people walk into a party – a dreamer, a schemer, a player and a banker. Come the morning, only one of them is still smiling.
Flic, Becca and Max each have their own motives for squatting in a mansion in London; Flic wants to defy society, Becca sees herself as a wild party girl, and Max says he’s making them a home. But the rot has set in, and when Max brings home a surprise guest things turn ugly. Mr B is a fat cat banker who represents all they despise and all they want to destroy. And, just maybe, they will.
Ordinary Darkness is about men and women, men and girls,
This summer Shaky Isles, as part of the Camden Fringe, present the premiere of WAITING ROOM which explores the sorrow – and the comedy – of miscarriage.
“Like scenes from Alien. Any of the four films will do. Seriously though… it’s actually really hard to get born.”
Amanda and Richard desperately want a baby, Scarlett is already losing hers. A bittersweet play about the sorrows – and the comedies – of miscarriage. Physical, farcical, and honest, WAITING ROOM looks at the futures we dream and at how we summon the courage to keep going when those dreams don’t turn out the way we’d imagined.
After a very successful season at OvalHouse Theatre, we have pulled together all the reviews onto one page. Positive, interested responses that make us very happy about all the work that went into this devised, collaborative, open-spaced piece.
We’re pretty excited here at Shaky Isles. Our new show TaniwhaThames opens at Ovalhouse on Tuesday 15 November. Directed by Stella Duffy and written and devised by the Company, this is a story for anyone who calls London home, and was one of Lyn Gardner’s ‘Picks of the Week’ in the Guardian.
It's exciting times here at Shaky Isles, with not one but two shows at the Camden Fringe Festival. This weekend is the premiere of Sarah Robertson's new show Snapshots, and at the end of the month you have a chance to see a showing of our new devised work, TaniwhaThames. We hope you can make it along!
Snapshots by Sarah Robertson
A collection of stories performed through poems and monologues. Poetry as anecdotal storytelling.
If a picture can paint a thousand words then a poem is a snapshot of a larger story, giving a tantalising peek into other lives, some real, some imagined: the story