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Edinburgh Preview Weekender

26-28th July 2019 - Limited £20/£15 passes available – buy online

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We are super excited to announce this Edinburgh Preview Weekender. This is the first of many Theatre in the Mill micro festivals which offer the chance to engage with a whole host of work over three days – so join us for a beautiful July weekend to soak up the sun and preview this brilliant range of Edinburgh Fringe highlights, right here in Bradford.

Everything we support and develop at TiM reflects our world in new and inspiring ways and this line-up is no exception. Across three days we will be presenting brand new performances from a range of the most exciting artists creating work today, from stand-up comedy to theatre to audio performance, across the TiM Studio, Gallery II and our new basement space TiM Below.

We've made our Weekender wristband as affordable as possible - seeing this incredible selection of work here with us, before the Edinburgh audiences even get their seats, will save you shed loads - and that's not even counting travel and accommodation. Whether you just catch two shows or see our entire programme across the weekend, rest assured that you're getting a brilliant deal.

Once you've bought your Weekender wristband which gives you access to all the shows, you'll have the opportunity to book yourself into individual events (the information for this will be sent to you by e-mail). As well as these scheduled performances, you'll also be able to experience the latest work from Duncan Speakman, Katherina Radeva (Two Destination Language) and share food with Ben Mills. Our indoor and outdoor café-bars will also be open while you relax and enjoy the sunny weekend*.

We can't wait and we hope you can't too!
*sunny weather TBC

Limited £20/£15 passes available – buy online

Schedule

Running throughout the weekend

Friday 26th July

Event Time & venue
Rich Kids - A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran - Javaad Alipoor and HOME in association with Traverse Theatre Company 7.30pm, Theatre in the Mill Studio
Life is No Laughing Matter - Demi Nandhra 9pm, Gallery II
Katherina Radeva (Two Destination Language) - Lone Wolves Pop up event

Saturday 27th July

Event Time & venue
Drone - Harry Josephine Giles & Co 6.30pm, Gallery II
About A Buoy - Isma Almas 6.30pm, TiM Below
Rich Kids - A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran - Javaad Alipoor and HOME in association with Traverse Theatre Company 7.30pm, Theatre in the Mill Studio
Life is No Laughing Matter - Demi Nandhra 9pm, Gallery II
Katherina Radeva (Two Destination Language) - Lone Wolves Pop up event

Sunday 28th July

Event Time & venue
Drone - Harry Josephine Giles & Co 6.30pm, Gallery II
About A Buoy - Isma Almas 6.30pm, TiM Below
Lessons in Nostalgia – Daniel Nicholas 8pm, TiM Below

About the events

Rich Kids - A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran - Javaad Alipoor and HOME in association with Traverse Theatre Company

A person sat on the floor with a bean bag covering her body propping up someone's legs.

World Preview

The global gap between rich and poor grows. As the world is decaying, the spawn of the powerful dance like everyone is watching.

From the company behind the Fringe First award-winning The Believers Are But Brothers, this is a darkly comedic, urgent new play about entitlement, consumption and digital technology, exploring cycles of historic decline and rebirth and the ways societies try to reproduce themselves. Written by artist and activist Javaad Alipoor.

Rich Kids - A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran is a Javaad Alipoor and HOME co-production, in association with Traverse Theatre Company. Co-commissioned by Diverse Actions, Theatre in the Mill, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Battersea Arts Centre and Bush Theatre.

Writer - Javaad Alipoor
Co-Creators - Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley

"Complex, masterly…One of the most fascinating shows I have seen in an age"
(The Financial Times on The Believers Are But Brothers)

This performance will also be at Theatre in the Mill Wednesday 24 July – Thursday 25 July

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Life is No Laughing Matter – Demi Nandhra

A person sat on the floor with a bean bag covering her body propping up someone's legs.

Life is No Laughing Matter is a performance about mental illness, suicide and radical cure attempts.

Part personal narrative, part social rant, part mess; Life is No Laughing Matter tells the exhausting and hilarious account of living with depression. Demi was told to eat a banana a day and think happy thoughts. Inevitably she got worse. So she brought Yoko the dog to save her.

In a generous and painfully honest performance, Demi talks of causes, cures, and what happens when you eat 56 bananas. Expect shit metaphors, co-dependency, holy water and the one and only Yoko Ono.

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Katherina Radeva (Two Destination Language) - Lone Wolves

Popping up around the festival, Lone Wolves is an act of resistance against marginalisation, performed by a
Thracian migrant woman.

As the detritus of daily life is washed away, we uncover invisible identities.

A new solo performance from multi award winning Two Destination Language's Katherina Radeva, whose Fallen Fruit tours Britain this autumn after being named one of The Guardian's "best shows in the Edinburgh Festivals 2018".
Fri 26th – Sat 27th July, popping up throughout the festival

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Drone - Harry Josephine Giles & Co

A person on stage looking up towards a sky of stars at night.

A live jam of music, video and poetry, this multimedia theatre show tells the true story of a military drone's life and fears.

The Drone is a weapons system, an office worker, a background hum. The bleak humour and tender fury of Drone sees the unmanned aerial vehicle as the technology of a neurotic century.

Drone is mixed new every night: a cabaret band of a video jockey, an electronic musician and a spoken word performer.

Written by the Forward-shortlisted poet Harry Josephine Giles and performed by them with international sound artist Neil Simpson and digital artist Jamie Wardrop, Drone is the spectacular culmination of five years of work.

Directed by Rob Jones
Produced by Stephanie Hunter 

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About A Buoy - Isma Almas

A woman standing behing a young boy.

Isma is British multiculturalism at its best. In About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption, her preconception-shattering, down-to-earth and engaging style, explores transracial adoption, gender, religion, sexuality, race, one homophobic Muslim mother and Freddie Mercury.

As seen on BBC Asian Network Comedy and BBC Two's The Big Asian Stand-Up.

"A one-woman antidote to Islamophobia"
(Leeds Guide)

"A natural at teasing out the underlying humour from real-life stories"’
(Chortle.co.uk)

"One of the most original and charming circuit comedians"’
(BroadwayBaby.com)

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Lessons in Nostalgia – Daniel Nicholas

A man with game console controllers wraped around his head and torso.

A stand-up game show. If you remember MSN and video game soundtracks from the 90s, then you won't forget this show. With the country (nay, the world?) more than ever feeling nostalgic for "the good old days", Daniel Nicholas, the 'Prince of Peculiar' (GreatCentral.co.uk), takes you on a journey to work out whether nostalgia is actually a good thing. Featuring a game where everyone has to pretend to be sick and gets fed Jaffa Cakes.

"His creativity is remarkable.'"
(Broadway Baby)

"Immensely brave use of Pinter-esque silences...a dangerous comedian who keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next outrageous non sequitur.'"
(The Western Gazette)

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Duncan Speakman - Only Expansion

As sea levels rise and wildfires burn, Only Expansion remixes the sound of the city around you to experience sonically how your own life might change in the future.

A beautifully made guidebook prompts you to explore the city, choosing your own route, while headphones with customised electronics capture and manipulate the sounds around you. Voices of passers-by become a choir, bus brakes create pulsating rhythms, these might then be blended with desert winds from Tunisia or the coasts of Norfolk, you hear what your own city would sound like if it were underwater. A visceral and poetic reflection on what it means to live on a planet in crisis, Only Expansion connects the here to the elsewhere, letting you experience our tangled ecology through sound.

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Ben Mills – Flat Bread Theory (a half-baked series of dinner events)

A pink-colourised photo of a man working bread dough.

Bread, much like language, is universal but also can be geographically specific. For as long as we have had words and narratives, we have also had bread bringing people together to share both food and thought. Ben Mills invites you to a series of dinner events celebrating our differences and our similarities. He will be using a homemade tandoor oven to make a different type of flatbread each day including a range of fillings for you to enjoy. Vegan and gluten free options will be available as well.

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