Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 May 2021
7.30pm (doors open 6.30pm)
St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, BS2 8SJ
Tickets £13 (bookable as single/double/four/six seaters)
Following the announcement of a second national lockdown from Thu 5 Nov – Wed 2 Dec 2020, then another from 4th January 2021 we have rescheduled our November performances of POWER and are delighted to welcome Charmaine Childs back in May 2021. Tickets will be on sale as soon as we can be sure that the performance is able to go ahead. There is a further date pencilled for September 2021 if May proves impossible.
If you’ve already booked a ticket, we’ve emailed you with transfer and other ticket options – for queries email email@example.com.
A solo circus-theatre work, celebrating the ways we can feel powerful, even in an uncertain world.
POWER is a solo theatre show commissioned by The Lowry + Lawrence Batley Theatres and created and performed by Strong Lady Charmaine Childs, combining circus physicality, voice-over soundtrack and storytelling to create an optimistic, uplifting, funny, physical and at times moving experience.
POWER was born from interviews Charmaine recorded with real people, about their experiences of feeling powerful. These people’s stories are the heart of the work – told with a mix of verbal storytelling and voice over recordings from interviews that are woven into the soundtrack. Their stories intersect with the autobiography of a Strong Lady wrestling with uncertainty. Initially striving to feel powerful, by being invincible and in control – the show finds its way to accepting the mess of uncertainty and finding strength in the places where we wobble. Trading invincibility for resilience, it celebrates the power we have: to choose the next step through the mess. The aim is that audiences leave the show energised and hopeful, considering the story of power they would tell if I interviewed them, or better yet, to start telling it.
“a relevant, timely piece exploring perceptions of strength and power… Compassionate, moving and funny” – Charlotte Mooney, Ockham’s Razor
“touching, tragic and true… subject matter about ordinary people, told through extraordinary skill. ” – Joyce Henderson, Complicite
Booking Your Ticket
Seating is unallocated and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Single Seats, Double Seats and Four-Seater Pews are in our main seating area downstairs (accessible seating).
Six-Seater Pews are in our balcony seating upstairs (no lift available).
Arrive early to allow for longer queuing times and to give you plenty of time to order drinks before the show!
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18:30 Doors & Bar Open
19:20 Bar Closes
20:40 Performance Ends & Bar Reopens
21:30 Bar Closes
22:00 Venue Closes
PLEASE NOTE: Bar is seat service only – order drinks via WhatsApp (details on arrival). Drinks will not be served during the performance.
Keeping You Safe
The safety and comfort of our audiences, performers and staff remains our biggest priority. Please click here to see how we are keeping you safe when you visit, and what you can do to help.
When you visit, follow ‘Hands, Space, Face’. Keep your mask on at all times (except when drinking), and follow our stewards’ guidance.
Important Booking Info: When you book, make sure you select the same type of ticket on the first and second pages (e.g. if you select ‘Double Seat’ on the first screen, make sure you add one Double Seat ticket to your basket).
We are not currently able to offer 3- or 5-seater options for this performance due to seating arrangements and building capacity. If you are attending in a group of 3 or 5, we suggest booking a mixture of double and single seats. Alternatively, you can book a 4-seater pew or 6-seater row but we cannot offer any reductions.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this setup. Due to Covid-19 restrictions this is the setup we are currently able to offer; we may review this for future performances, but at the moment our seating options are fixed.
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