At the PARK Theatre

SIT-Up, stand up! Two outstanding 2018 Edinburgh Fringe shows in one day for £20

For the first time in our five years at Park Theatre, we are super excited to host two of the hottest plays from the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

SIT-Up Sunday on 28 October provides a London platform for two plays commended in their debut year at the Fringe: And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You by Pip Utton and the 2018 SIT-Up Award-winner Dangerous Giant Animals by Christina Murdock.

Our Artistic Director Jez Bond sat on the panel for the SIT-Up Awards this year and having been ‘moved to laughter and tears’ was compelled and delighted to give ‘an opportunity for a London audience to see these powerful, punchy and vital plays’.

Standing for Social Impact Theatre, the SIT-Up Awards were recently launched at the Edinburgh Fringe to reward and support theatre to achieve greater social impact.

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Dates

Sun 28 Oct 

 

Performances

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You 17.00

Dangerous Giant Animals 19.00

 

Prices

£12 / £10 conc. single show
£20 Double bill

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You Dangerous Giant Animals are part of a Double Bill for just £20!

And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You
By Pip Utton
Sun 28 Oct at 5pm

‘Nothing I can say about this show will do it enough justice’
★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

‘Brought tears to my eyes’
★★★★★ FringeFan

Pip is famed for his skill in breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to an audience, involving them in the emotions of his performance. Based on his personal experience of seeing his mother deteriorate and die with Alzheimer’s and on intensive research, Pip’s character takes the audience with him on a journey full of smiles, laughter, respect and tears.

Dangerous Giant Animals
By Christina Murdock
Sun 28 Oct at 7pm

‘The writing is so good because it’s so taut and simple’
The Stage

‘An emotional rollercoaster, everyone should see this’
★★★★★ SIT-Up Awards

Funny and daring, this new one-woman play explores how surreal, challenging, and remarkable disability in a family can be. Featuring divas and dinosaurs, this is a middle child story about growing up too soon alongside a sister who never will.

Winner of the 2018 SIT-Up Award at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, shortlisted for the 2018 Clean Break EdFringe Support Award and selected for New York’s United Solo Theatre Festival 2018.

Book both and save! Double bill tickets £20 – single tickets £12

From Our Friends

The Archive of Educated Hearts
Pleasance Theatre
24 – 28 Oct

Winner of 2018 Scotsman Fringe First.

Scrawled diary entries, answer-phone messages blinking on an old landline, a shoebox of postcards and cassette tapes winding stories across years and continents. The Archive is an intimate storytelling installation containing the remarkable moments that make up a lifetime.

The audience are surrounded by relics and keepsakes that allow a glimpse into stories of kindness and courage; fragments of absolute joy and incomprehensible heartbreak. The Archive is crafted from true stories of families facing breast cancer.

Dance Nation
Almedia Theatre
Until 6 Oct

“Maybe this is the year, this is the moment, this is the dance where your lives will start!”
Somewhere in America, a revolution is coming. An army of competitive dancers are ready to take over the world, one routine at a time.

With a pre-teen battle for power and perfection raging on and off stage, Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and The Relentless Award, Clare Barron’s explosive new play Dance Nation makes its UK debut in summer 2018, directed by Bijan Sheibani.

 

The Sweet Science of Bruising
Southwark Playhouse
Until 27 Oct
 

Four Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring.

As their lives begin to intertwine their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs where the women fight inequality as well as each other. Only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World…

Based on historical research into 19th century women’s boxing, The Sweet Science of Bruising is a fascinating new play. Featuring an ensemble cast and thrilling up-close boxing matches.

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP

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