October 2017

Stacy Makishi // Vesper Time


Vesper Time offers an ‘evening prayer’, a high-spirited and playful reflection on ageing and on acting before it is too late.

Subverting fragments of Hollywood blockbusters with the existential undercurrents of Moby Dick, Makishi draws on her former training as a missionary and stand-up comic in this subversive sermon about loss and living life to the full.

'Stacy Makishi managed to open my heart with complex laughter’ - Total Theatre

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Kayleigh Handley // Fallen Apple, Soured Milk.

Over the years, I've found it's best not tell people where I grew up. Not just because the small English market town is consistently voted one of the crappiest places to live in Britain. But because Grantham is synonymous with one woman, Margaret Thatcher. To make things worse, the town also created the one of the UK's only female serial killers, and the first policewoman - who spent her time on duty catching unfaithful wives and prostitutes. So I learned from a young age that being a strong, independent female was not welcome in this particular society. And that's why the town's crowning jewels are Isaac Newton, the Dam Busters' bomb and gingerbread men.

Straddling between humour and sincerity, Fallen Apple, Soured Milk is a solo show looking at the impact of Kayleigh's hometown on her feminist identity.

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Sophie Sexon // Your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment

We are Independent Assessment Services. We used to be called Atos Healthcare. We conduct Personal Independent Payment (PIP) assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). We have decided that we need to see you for a face-to-face consultation to discuss how your health condition of disability affects your daily life. We know that some people worry about coming for a consultation, but you can bring someone with you to help answer any questions you will be asked. If you miss your appointment without good reason, DWP may end your PIP claim. Yours sincerely, Customer Services Team, Independent Assessment Services.