Monday, 2 May 2011


SMASH LAB - A new performance art and live art scratch night from your hosts SKIPtheatre at The Book Club. Performance, ideas, interventions, lively feedback, debate, DJ’s and THEATRE-OKE.

By showcasing the crème de la crème of established and emerging artists in a bi-monthly explosive laboratory you can be part of exciting and innovative experiments and the progression of new work.

The night will be polished off with amazing music from guest DJ’s and your chance to get involved in our newly created ‘1 minute only THEATRE -OKE’.. yes like it says on the box – you will have 1 minute to get up and improvise with words, props and music. Confused?... Be-mused?... Amused?... Come and have a drink and a rant.

Our first night is on TUESDAY 7th JUNE. 8pm - midnight.
The Book Club 100-106 Leonard Street City of London, Greater London EC2A 4XS 020 7684 8618.

Also if you are interested in performing a new piece of work then please get in touch - send your idea, images and CV to

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Rev’ Your Ward’

Rev’ Your Ward’ at Shunt
Pictures by Ludo des Cognets
March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011


We are running an Interactive Audio Installation called REV’ YOUR WARD’ at the SHUNT CLOSING PARTIES next Friday 11th and Sat 12th March.

You can see more details on the event and get tickets here:

Info on our Installation here:

An interactive personal experience for the modern revolutionary. Draw back the curtain, enter the changing room and you will be whipped into shape by ‘The Mirror’ to prepare yourself for the machine ruled world outside.

Rev’ Your Ward’ looks at how the media and fashion industry are shaping our ideas of beauty and how sooner or later we will all become robots moving along the same conveyer belt, each with a barcode to be checked at every door.

Rev’ Your Ward’ is from a larger scale performance, So…?, that SKIPtheatre are developing for 2011.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

SKIPtheatre's Performances for 2011

SKIPtheatre are working on two performances for 2011. Here is a little insight into our works in progress...

The first to mention, as it fits with the cold whether we have at present, is an interactive and immersive performance based upon The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde. As we work in a very visual method of initially creating images and scenarios, we have been inspired by the imagery he creates within this tale. We are also collecting ideas from looking through many an old book of the Victorian Pleasure Gardens, which will play a big part within the performance. In the summer of 2010 we experienced the delight of audiences of all ages exploring for themselves a journey through the site specific promenade performance, The Mermaid's Curse, and would like to explore the theatrical possibilities of this method further with this current project.

Our style and working method continues into our work in progress performance, So...? (working title) This project is an interactive performance/experience, which we are currently developing into a full scale performance for 2011. The performance explores all aspects of fashion consumerism and the current state of our ‘throw-away’ culture. In December 2010 we performed a scratch showing of our work in progress in an old leather factory in Whitechaple and had lots of really great feedback and ideas to help us carry the performance to the next level. We are very excited about presenting this project, so do come and join us behind the pristine rails of clothes when we present it!

You will hear it hear first! Or perhaps on Twitter, SKIPtheatre have recently joined and we are slowly getting up to speed flying with the flock!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

HOME MADE Festival, Chisenhale dance space

We will be performing at HOME MADE festival, Chisenhale Dance space on 27th Nov.

We will be exploring new ideas inspired by consumerism and throw-away culture specifically looking at the fashion industry.

Also join us for a skipping workshop!

Home Made Festival - 27th and 28th November 2010
Once again this autumn we are opening our fabulous purple doors and inviting you to bask in the warmth of all things dance! Expect performances from professional artists/companies and local troupes along with talks from leading artists, live music, silly games, workshops, W.I. Cakes, skipping and plenty of good old fashioned East End knees up party fun!

Saturday is Family Day 2-6pm
Workshops in Skipping, Classical Indian Dance, Ballet, Contemporary and Creative Dance for all ages followed by a wintery carpet picnic and some short performances.

Sunday is Dance Day 2-9pm
2-4 TALK: “Information Good”
A talk curated by Associate Artist Andrew Hardwidge exploring the ideas of Open Source and alternative modes of production in Dance
4-5 Live Music and Teatime Treats
5-9pm Performance and workshops in a selection of wonderful local and professional artists flavours!

Ida Barr, East End WI, Gillie Kleiman, Robin Dingemans, Skip Theatre, Dan Watson, Dragersize, The Sugar Dandies, Tom Marshman, MIKS, Robbie Synge, Bill Aitchison, and Richard Dedomenici PLUS Video Works from Lucy Cash, Florence Peake and Athina Vahla

This event is FREE! Funded by The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council! Call to book your place: 0208 981 6617