Theatre (new writing, solo show)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Stephenson Theatre
  • 13:55
  • Aug 22-26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Diana Varco
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of sexual violence, Strobe lighting, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months
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What happens when truth, rage and purpose converge upon a metaphorical moon? A displaced narrator must face her past and find out. Led by a tiny spider, this darkly comedic, existential (at times explosive) solo play – told through 20 characters – uses flashback, magical realism and satire to explore artistic risks and rewards, the roots of addiction and rising to one’s purpose in spite of it all. Written in rhyme, Rise is a ground-breaking new work by Diana Varco (Shattered) bringing voice to the power of denial, transforming heartbreak into hope and finding courage to honour our worth.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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