Run Lola Run

Tuesday 07 June 2011

Performance Time: 19:00
Venue: Top Bar

1998/Tykwer/Germany/81 mins/PG

Lola has 20 breathless Berlin-spanning minutes to find 100k in cash and save  her boyfriend’s life in this sprint paced thriller.
Screened as part of the TimeFrame events programme.

Admission free.


Performance Art Symposium

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Time: 13:30
Venue: Art Exchange

Led by a panel of invited experts, this half day symposium will explore the revolutionary legacy of performance art upon artistic practices.
Confirmed participants include performance artist Richard Dedomenici; performance artist and curator of Afterlive Holly Rumble; Director of the Live Art Development Agency Lois Keidan; and Pasco Q Kevlin, Artistic Director of the Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex.

Tickets: Admission free. Booking essential email arts@essex.ac.uk

Family Art Day: Photography and Nature

Sunday 29 May 2011

Time: 14:00
Venue: Art Exchange

Working with artist Penny Brice, come along and capture fleeting shadows by using photosensitive paper. We’ll explore the environment and create photograms
from natural forms found around Wivenhoe Park. Collectively help to create a giant artwork that will change and transform over the afternoon!

Suitable for ages 4+
Tickets: Admission free. 
Booking essential email arts@essex.ac.uk



Monday 23 May 2011 

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

UK/Gilliam/1985/132mins/Cert 15

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and he himself becomes the enemy of the state in Terry Gilliam's dystopic, black comedy masterpiece.
Presented by Moving Image.
Please note: This screening was formerly sceduled to be Blade Runner, however due to unforseen circumstances Wivenhoe Moving Image were forced to cancel. Apologies for any inconvenicence caused.

Tickets: Members: £3.00, Non-Members: £4.00, Membership £5 per year.


Darkness @ Pulse Fringe Festival

Thursday 02 June 2011

Performance Time: 18:30
Venue: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

A world premiere rehearsed reading of Darkness by Jonathan Lichtenstein. Hear it in June before it opens at the Edinburgh Festival in August.

Be the first to hear this powerful new play by Fringe First winner and acclaimed playwright Jonathan Lichtenstein which explores the inherent dangers of religious fundamentalism.
The intimate relations between members of a rural community act as a damning metaphor for how powerful authority figures claim a divine right to act with impunity, often with devastating consequences.

Press praise for Jonathan Lichtenstein's work:
"urgent and moving" 4 Stars. Lyn Gardner, Guardian (The Pull Of Negative Gravity, 2004)

Visit the Pulse Fringe Website ~ www.pulsefringe.com
Tickets: All tickets £5 ~ New Wolsey Box Office 01473 295900 



Monday 16th May
Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Fritz Lang's 1927 epic Metropolis has had a massive influence on dystopian cinema and this restoration, featuring previously lost footage, is hailed as a masterpiece.

Presented by Moving Image.
Tickets:Members: £3.00, Non Members: £4.00, Membership £5.00 per year.



Wednesday 11 May

Performance Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Astonishing Croatian physical theatre piece Man.Chair comes to the Lakeside Theatre tonight.

Part choreographed, part improvised, it started out in 1982 as a staged version of some seminal pieces of Croatian video art and has been evolving ever since. A unique and intense audience experience, at around 25 minutes Man.Chair doesn't take long to leave its mark.

The evening begins with a prologue of new physical theatre work by UoE Centre for Theatre Studies students entitled 'The Hunt'. 

Join us tonight for something very special, there's even a free drink at the bar with your ticket price.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Performance Time: 19:00
Venue: Top Bar

An estranged couple undergo a procedure to erase their memories in this Oscar winning romantic fantasy. Screened as part of the TimeFrame exhibition events programme.

Admission free.



Directors' Cut

Monday 9th May
Performave Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Featuring puppetry, comedy and clinical social commentary, Directors’ Cut presents three short plays by UoE alumni artists.
Krunchy Frog presents Thousand Year Door, a malevolent tale haunted by the phantoms of troubled youth; MossyCoat presents Three Bagels and Boy George, a comedy about actors converting their careers; and Genine Sumner presents Nip/Tuck/Tweeze/Pluck, an incisive solo show about female beauty rituals.

All shows have been developed here at the Lakeside Theatre and we are proud to support emerging homegrown talent.

A Homegrown Festival event
Tickets:Full: £6.00, Concs: £4.00, UoE: £3.00


Nobody & Beyond

Saturday 07 May 2011

Performance Time: 19:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Combining cutting edge costume design, high octane raw performance and live composition, this boundary blurring double bill of cutting edge physical theatre attempts to go beyond what is physically and vocally possible in contemporary performance.

The Lakeside Theatre is proud to present this exciting new work from former Precarious co-director Karla Shacklock, developed here during her residency in spring 2011 in collaboration with Lucie Petrusova.

A Homegrown Festival event

Full: £9.00, Concs: £6.00, UoE: £4.00


Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Furry Tails

Sunday 08 May 2011

Performance Times: 11:30 & 15:00
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

What really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll?
These puzzling questions are explored and explained by the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins with the help of fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you’ve left the theatre.
Suitable for ages 3+

A Homegrown Festival event

All tickets: £4.00 Double show deal with Constable's Code: Individual: £6.50, Group of 4: £24.00


The Curious Case of Constable's Cryptic Code

Sunday 08 May 2011

Performance Times: 10:00 & 13.30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Professor Charles Young of the Department of Lost Historical Treasures returns with his hugely popular mystery adventure for all ages!
Better known as local writer and journalist Neil Jones, this is an interactive performance piece where the audience plays a part in the story.
The setting is Wivenhoe Park, where two hundred years ago a famous painter stood and sketched a picture. Help solve the clues and crack the code, but beware there are others who will be trying to stop you in your quest!

Also performed at 1.30 pm

* Take advantage of our Kid's Double Show Deal: Take part in Constable's Cryptic Code and see Three Billy Goats Gruff at 11.30am or 3pm for £6.50pp or £24 for a group of 4 people.

A Homegrown Festival Event
Tickets: All tickets £4.00 * Double show deal with Billy Goats Gruff: Individual £6.50, Group of 4: £24.00


Poland 3 Iran 2

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Performance Time: 19:30

Venue: Top Bar, University of Essex

In 1976, the best ever Polish football team played against the best ever Iranian football team in the Montreal Olympics. Such a clash of talent led to a memorable game with Poland edging to a 3-2 win. 
Join Mehrdad Seyf and Chris Dobrowolski in the bar where they discuss football, revolution, swimming, love, Subbuteo and father-son relationships aided by footage from the match and stills from their family photo albums. Grab a drink, sit back and enjoy.

A beautiful exploration of boyhood, of family eccentricities, of migration, of political resistance, and a father-son relationship.” Total Theatre

Why not take advantage of the Double Show Deal? See Poland 3 Iran 2 and take part in the Frankfurt Formula for £12.00, Concs £8.00 or UoE £6.00.
A Homegrown Festival event
Tickets: Full: £9.00, Concs: £6.00, UoE £4.00 / Double show deal with Frankfurt Formula: Full: £12.00, Concs: £8.00, UoE: £6.00

Booking information:

Ticket Hotline: 01206 573948 / 01206 873288
Book Online: Arts on 5 Online Bookings
In person: Lakeside Theatre Box Office Cafe, Square 5
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