Past Productions

'after/before'

by M.J.Murphy | directed by Kerry Kawai | online@thespaceuk | 8th August 2020

A short piece, rehearsed and performed online.

Too long alone in lockdown Alicia is struggling with her feelings of loss and detachment; when she wakes from a vivid dream she is confused and disorientated; is she awake or is she dreaming? And is her sense of isolation just part of the dream? When she meets an unlikely companion she is offered an opportunity to find an answer … and perhaps a chance for the human contact she craves.

You can see the full performance on the online@thespaceuk YouTube channel. (The video is of all the live performances on 8th August; our show is 19:30 minutes in).

You can see the promo trailer on our YouTube channel.

Small Histories

by Mark Murphy | directed by Kerry Kawai | 22 June - 5 July 2019

Six generations of women, their lives spanning 100 years from the final months of World War One to the present: through weaving together of monologue, dialogue, songs and physical theatre and prompted by small, intimate objects from their past, we are given glimpses into brief episodes of these women’s lives … episodes evoking joy, sorrow, love, loss and memory that articulate the ‘small histories’ of ordinary people.
(This production was supported by Arts Council funding and Link4Life).

Saturday 22nd June 2019: 2:00 pm

Rawtenstall Library: £1.00 (pay on the door)

Sunday 23rd June 2019: 3:30pm

Didsbury Arts Festival: £2.50 (pay on the door)

Tuesday 25th June 2019: 7:00 pm

Oldham Library: £5.00

Friday 28th June 2019: 7:30 pm

Saturday 29th June 2019: 2:00 pm

Touchstones, Rochdale: £6.00

Wednesday 3rd July 2019: 7:30 pm

Bury Met: £10.00

Friday 5th July 2019: 7:30pm

Burnley Youth Theatre: £5.00

Lindsay Eavis

Constance

Emily Heyworth

Loretta

Kailey McGowan

Jessica / Sandra

Nancy Monaghan

Helen

Maddie Wakeling

Maggie

Rianna Windust

Cora

No Exit

by Jean-Paul Sartre | directed by Kerry Kawai | Kings Arms : 12-14 July 2017

Out of Kilter Theatre presents a new adaptation of the classic Sartre play ‘No Exit’ (Huis Clos), first performed in 1944.

The new production is part of GM Fringe and will be performed in the suitably oppressive and atmospheric space of the Kings Arms vaults; a perfect venue for this stark, edgy drama underpinned by a subtle menace and dark humour.

Ben Rigby

Valet

Danny Solomon

Garcin

Charlie Young

Inez

Annabel Entress

Estelle

Things of Darkness

by Mark Murphy | directed by Kerry Kawai | Hope Mill Theatre : 13-14 July 2016

(part of the GM Fringe Festival)
(Shortlisted for Best New Writing – GM Fringe Awards 2016)

Once upon a time, there was a soldier, home from the war; he has returned yet he feels disconnected as if he doesn’t belong and so he chooses to sit alone, in silence, waiting. Then, one day, a faery falls into his room. She wants to take him with her, into the other place; she wants to put him back together …

‘Things of Darkness’ is our debut production.

It is a fable for our time about the shadows that are around and within us; the things we don’t want to know about and that we try to ignore or forget, even if we bear some responsibility for them. It is a dark tale about a soldier and a faery, each lost in their own world, and their journey into a place of strange and unsettling encounters that leads, ultimately, to sadness but also the beginning of a return to the light.

Sophie Coward

Faery

Danny Solomon

Jimmy

Liam Phoenix

Boy

Elizabeth Poole

Mother, Apothecary, Tinker, Beggar Woman

Lewis Marsh

Chilstone

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