Following a series of events in 2011, SHOW TiME now comes to Rich Mix in East London. Join us for a weekend full of extraordinary work by a group of remarkable artists from the UK and Europe.

Curated by Present Attempt, the weekend blends work in development and completed pieces in a series of dynamic sessions. Creating playful, critical and engaging encounters between artists and audiences SHOW TiME provides a collaborative and safe space for presenting cross disciplinary performance work in London. We invite you to come and experience the work over the whole weekend, spend time with the artists and share your responses with us.

We are delighted to be hosting a series of new works at SHOW TiME. Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects (ex-Goat Island member Karen Christopher and Sophie Grodin) leave themselves open to pollution and the possibilities of the electric body in Control Signal. Present Attempt will be treading the boards to share with the world, the word of M.O.U.S.E and Joseph Mercier will present Good Boy, an ode to French writer and radical thinker Jean Genet.

We are also very pleased to be joined by SHUNT member Mischa Twitchin and the ‘Doyen of British Puppetry’, Penny Francis who makes a return to the stage after 40 years with Field of Memory and In the Zones of Stones. Chloé Dechery and her collaborators will be enacting a pas-de-deux without a partner in A Duet Without You.

SHOW TiME will also be presenting works that have not been seen in London before. Bill Aitchison Company will treat you to an epic series of Macarena like group dances, in the subtle and politically charged Indifference. The emerging duo Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon will be presenting the London premiere of he’s dead/he’s dead/I’ve shot him in the head, starting with Beckett’s Not I, continuing with an investigation into injury caused by sound and finishing with the quietest of Hungarian love songs.

Intense looking and listening continues with Augusto Corrieri who will present Musical Pieces, a playful and cheeky solo performance that explores the deceptive qualities of perception and attention offered by the theatre. The brilliant Seke Chimutengwende & Friends, will show Mr Lawrence a witty, irreverent frolic through the fantastically absurd world of language and communication. The internationally diverse group Head of a Woman will be presenting their exploration of collectivity Grey Matters: An Play for Six Brains. Lastly, we are delighted to be inviting back the songful Rachel Mars and Rosie Kelly  who will go in search of the roots of jealousy, envy and entitlement in a new version of Spoiling it for everyone else.

All day Saturday and Sunday

Yoko Ishiguro will be presenting a durational piece, “Occupied” on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.

Rachel Lois Clapham and Mary Paterson (Open Dialogues) will be making a series of ‘live documents’ in response to the work in SHOW TiME. The ‘documents’ will be made in the auditorium during the event and then displayed in the foyer. They will also be made available online after the event.


Mixing It Up – Screening Programme

On Sunday 17th June at 3.00pm we will be screening all five films from the series Mixing It Up – ‘An Intergenerational Perspective’. Recently produced by New Work Network (NWN) and Artquest, this series of 5 short dialogues between artists from different generations explores the sustainability of artistic practices from the late 60’s to the present day. This event is free.