Werks 2, Sweet Werks, Brighton 11th - 17th May 20.45pm
'Punched' is a new monologue by John Knowles, exploring the rise of the angry white working class through the eyes of recently unemployed 'Punched' a Punch and Judy puppeteer.
'And I did look around and I did see all the broken men like me, all the broken men breaking themselves on the white cliffs and all they held dear to be something they could never be, the salt of the earth that did stand at Agincourt and put two fingers up to the French, the salt of the earth that did build an empire on our bones and blood and the salt of the earth that in our darkest hour.. and I did look at all the bones and blood and I hated all that had taken its place'
Music by Foz Foster.
Running time 40 min
Fetch are pleased to announce they will be working with Solace on Punched.
Image courtesy of Peter Aurisch
Solace has supports women and children in London to build safe and strong lives, free from domestic abuse and sexual violence. No matter whatever form violence comes in, from rape to trafficking to relationships based on psychological or financial control, they work to end it. Summoning the strength to report abuse, and trust that there is support available can be the hardest thing to do. Last year they supported over 16,000 women and children with specialist services so they can start to rebuild their lives. But reaching everyone who can benefit from their life-saving services needs help. Stand with Solace to end violence and abuse now.
Toby Belch (is unwell)- Werks2 - Sweet Werks Brighton
4th/10th May 21:25
Toby Belch is Unwell
The life of one of Shakepeare's better known, but still, minor characters.
Toby Belch, is un-well, the years of drinking, late nights and debauchery have taken there toll and now he faces his end with the knowledge that he is seen as a buffoon, a drunken sot and a bully.
''A virtuoso bit of writing with a complex array of themes... An imaginative amplification of Shakespeare's Toby Belch, with moods ranging from the sentimental and nostalgic to envious, funny and sharp''
Simone Witney - Hastings Independent.
'A top performance, mixing spit, sniggers & pathos in equal measure. Acutely accurate acting of an amazingly observed script. We loved it. Pls entertain us again soon.' Jenny Barrett Robertsbridge Arts Partnership
'An extraordinarily honest and viscerally powerful performance from Sidney Kean and a sly subversive script from John Knowles. It's a blistering howl of outrage from the also-rans and under achievers of life presented with utter stripped back simplicity humour and verve. If you go to theatre to share in something real, connect to your deepest humanity, hopes and fears, be transported and to feel more... then this is the show for you'.
Patrick Kealey Actor / Director