The Guardian ★★★★    The Times ★★★★   

Exeunt ★★★★★   The Scotsman ★★★★   

TimeOut ★★★★      The Stage ★★★★

TV Bomb ★★★★★  Literature Without Borders ★★★★★

 

“dirty and bloody and totally fucking exhilarating… Theatre you feel in your gut and on your skin.”       – Catherine Love

 

“the performer of our generation”                     – Synonyms for Churlish

 

“He delivers the audience to some sort of higher providence…This is not merely a must-see, but a theatrical rite of passage.” –  A Younger Theatre

 

“a visceral, world-burning piece …a brutal, vital, incredible show.” – Total Theatre

 

“what a fucking genius” – Smiths Magazine

 

“a dark, venting, ragingly brilliant piece of theatre…sit down, strap in, shut up and listen.” – TV Bomb

 

“utterly absorbing, a powerful performance that you not only lend your eyes and ears to but, by the end, that you lend your soul to.” – Literature Without Borders

 

 

 

 

 

 

* * * WINNER: Arches Brick Award 2014 * * *

 

* * * WINNER: Off West End Theatre Awards (Offies) in category of TBC Award (for productions that defy traditional categorisation)  2015 * * *     

 

* * * SHORTLISTED: Total Theatre Awards 2014 * * *  

 

* * * SHORTLISTED: Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt 2016 * * *

 

 

 

a motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling. tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence… from the desk of christopher brett bailey comes a spiraling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose. THIS IS HOW WE DIE is a prime slice of surrealist trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it is dying…

 

 

 

2017 DATES…

 

back in LONDON, at the glamorous & air-conditioned ALMEIDA THEATRE

for 2 days only, for 2 performances each day

10th September and 24th September

early show: 6pm 

late show: 8pm

tickets: £5 for under 25s (get while they’re hot!) // £15 full price // £12.5 concession

click here to book! 

 

 

 

 

past dates:

2017 :

the most civilised cities on earth tour…

17th march: OSLO, NORWAY= black box teater

28th & 29th march: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS = frascati  theater

2016…

1st + 2nd + 3rd june – LISBON, PORTUGAL, Culturgest

21st may – SHEFFIELD, Sheffield Theatres / Crucible

17th may – BRIGHTON, Caravan Showcase, Brighton Festival

20th april – Hackney Showroom, LONDON (*B-sides and Rarities…)

progress festival / forest fringe at Summer Works. TORONTO, CANADA. – 30 and 31 january

SYDNEY FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA – 18 – 24th january

2015…

inTACTO festival, vitoria, SPAIN – 27 – 29 nov

live at lica, LANCASTER – 24 nov.

shoreditch town hall, LONDON, 21st nov (*B-sides and Rarities…)

radar festival, the bush theatre, LONDON – 13 & 14 nov

strike a light festival, GLOUCESTER – 14 oct

jabberwocky market, DARLINGTON – 3 oct

headsup hull, adelphi club, HULL – 12 sept,

FOREST FRINGE / EDINBURGH FRINGE: 27th and 28th August – 930pm –  out of the blue drill hall…

CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, CARDIFF – 22 and 23 june 2015

BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE, LONDON – 1 – 20 june 2015 (tues – sat only!)

PULSE FESTIVAL, IPSWICH (new wolsey thtr) – 30 may 2015

CIRCOMEDIA, BRISTOL (MAYFEST) – 22 and 23 and 24 may 2015

WARWICK ARTS CENTRE – 18 and 19 may 2015

ARCHES, GLASGOW (BEHAVIOUR FESTIVAL) – 9 and 10 may 2015

CONTACT, MANCHESTER – 5 and 6 may 2015

TOM THUMB THEATRE, MARGATE – 2 may 2015

CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION – 29 april 2015

SHOWROOM, CHICHESTER – 16 april 2015

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE – 8 april 2015

BIKE SHED, EXETER – 31 march – 3 april 2015

ROYAL HOLLOWAY, EGHAM 26 and 27 march 2015

SPRINT, Camden People’s Theatre – 13th march 2015 (*B-sides and Rarities…)

2014…

BAC, L O N D O N  – 29 Oct – 14 Nov 2014

MARLBOROUGH THEATRE, B R I G H T O N – 1st Nov 2014

FOREST FRINGE at Abrons Arts Center NEW YORK, NEW YORK – 3rd Oct 2014 (*B-sides and Rarities…)

FOREST FRINGE at Edinburgh Festival 2014:  6 – 10th August,  230pm 

FOREST FRINGE at LATITUDE FESTIVAL 2014 (*B-sides and Rarities…)

OVALHOUSE LONDON:  17 – 21 of JUNE 2013

NIGHTWATCH FESTIVAL: 14 – 15 June 2014

 

***PREMIER PREMIER PREMIER***

14th MAY 2014  – NORFOLK & NORWICH FESTIVAL [Live] Art Club…

 

 Work-in-progress performances were seen at the following…

24th March 2014 – SPRINT, Camden People’s Theatre, London

25th Jan. 2014 – ESCAPE W/ CAPE, Ophelia, London

13th – 16th Nov. 2013 – OVALHOUSE, London

11th Sept. 2013 –  CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION

18th April 2013 – THE BASEMENT, Brighton

 

 

 

Written and Performed by Christopher Brett Bailey  / Dramaturg: Anne Rieger / Musicians: George Percy, Alicia Jane Turner & Apollo / Lighting Design by Sherry Coenen / Produced by Beckie Darlington / Poster Image by Julian Martinez Milla

 

An OvalHouse commission. Made with support from The Basement, Cambridge Junction & Norwich Arts Centre as part of East By South East. Funded by Arts Council England.

 

 

Oval House, London

The Basement, Brighton

Norwich Arts Centre

Cambridge Junction