Programme

Sat Sep 1st ALL SHOWS ARE AT ALT-SPACE, 21c YORKSHIRE ST, LA3 1QE except 2nd September, upstairs at the Exchange.

1pm WHEN TROLLS EAT YOUR GOLDFISH

by Rhyme Rocket favourite Dommy B. Families age 5+. When Troll’s steal the villagers pets, who will help? High Energy comedy adventure show.

WINNER – GLASTONBURY POET IN RESIDENCE

7pm VAN GOGH FIND YOURSELF

by Walter Michael DeForest. Direct from a record breaking Edinburgh Fringe, last years interactive hit show returns. Take an art class with a master!

WINNER – SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE (Cincinnati)

8.30pm PROXY! (Munchausen, mayhem & murder)

By Caroline Cooke. Director: Colin Watkeys. A new darkly comic drama direct from Edinburgh. Gypsy lives in a world of fantasy, infantilised by her mother.

WINNER – BEST PERFORMER (PRAGUE FRINGE)

Sun Sep 2nd – Upstairs at the Exchange Pub

7.30pm STANDARD:ELITE by Hidden Track Theatre (Upstairs at the Exchange pub, Regent Rd).

A playful interactive experience about class and privilege. Together, we’re going to tell a story… of a girl from Lowground spun from spider web, and a boy from Highground carved out of clouds.Unique and fun. WINNER – BEST NEWCOMER, BRIGHTON FRINGE. WINNER – BEST NEW WRITING, GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE

Mon 3rd Sep

7.30pm SPOKE’N’HEARD

Morecambe and Lunesdale Poetry Society presents an open-mic session of spoken word, sign up at the beginning to get a spot. With a headline set from Singapore poet Steph Chan, dropping in as part of her UK tour.

Tues 4th Sep#

7.30pm LISTEN ME ALICE!

Irreverent mould breaking anarchic comedy, sketches and poetry from a regular loved night in Blackpool. With Big Charlie Poet, Colin Davies and guests.

Weds 5th Sep

7.30pm Greyhound – Journey thru’ the dark heart of America.

Matt Panesh’s darkly comic true tale about crossing the USA sat next to a body-mutilating, beheading bandito.

WINNER – SELECTED FOR THESPIS FEST, 2018.

Thur 6th Sep

7.30pm PRISON GAME

by Marcus Hercules

When prison is your world, how do you function within society? This gripping, and at times

chilling, one-man physical theatre performance is the story of how prison can define a man.

Developed using real life accounts of extraordinary experiences

Sharp, funny, skilful and moving.” –The Observer

Fri 7th Sep

7.30pm A BRIEF HISTORY OF PETTY CRIME

by Jimmy Hogg. Direct from Toronto via Edinburgh Fringe. A multi award winning surreal take about growing up on the mean streets of Plymouth. Fast paced and physical storytelling with many tangents. Hilarious!

Sat 8th Sep

1pm THE DRAGON THAT HATES POETRY

by Dommy B. (For children aged 5+ and families)

An engaging and hilarious poetry show. There’ll be rhymes, silliness and lots of joining in! Great family entertainment.

7pm HEY GRINGO part 1 – THRU’ PERU

By Pete Searles. Returning after his SELL-OUT show at the Morecambe Comedy Festival. A roller-coaster ride down the Amazon, across the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and into one of the most brutal prisons in the world.

proves his credentials as a great stand up storyteller. A funny, scary and fascinating tale” EVENING STANDARD

8.30pm I CAN MAKE YOU FAIL A LITTLE BIT LESS

by Dominic Berry. NEW SHOW. In what do YOU most want to succeed? In a parody of self help lectures, Berry uses rhymes, jokes and the all time greatest way of communication, the choose-your-own-adventure novel, to force you to ‘live your best life’, whether you want to or not!

Really very inspiring. I love the seriousness and the humour.” Benjamin Zephaniah

Sun 9th Sep

7.30pm THE FLANDERS CYCLE

A personal take on the tragedy. Peter Ford is 76, a retired teacher and member of Morecambe’s Pier Writers. His work, both poetry and prose has appeared in anthologies, specialist journals and the local press.

8.30pm 300 to 1

Performed by Corin Rhys Jones. Written by Matt Panesh. A young schoolboy re-enacts the homoerotic film 300 to the ghosts of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, dead homosexual poets from the First World War to prove to them how glorious it is to die in battle.

WINNER – SELECTED FOR THESPIS, 2018

The Alternative Space Programme also celebrates it’s launch with The Morecambe Fringe Festival 2 presenting a series of masterclasses with their performers in September.

MONDAY 3rd 1pm-3pm Meisner Technique with WALTER MICHAEL DEFOREST

TUESDAY 4th 1pm-3pm SPOKEN WORD with BRYAN LAGRIF

WEDNESDAY 5th Sep 1pm-3pm Writing for performance MATT PANESH

THURSDAY 6th Sep 1pm-4pm Performing Different Characters with MARCUS HERCULES (Please bring an idea of 2-3 characters you wish to perform)

FRIDAY 7th Sep 1pm-3pm STARTING FROM SCRATCH. Creating a story with JIMMY HOGG

SUNDAY 9th 1pm – 3pm Sep LEARNING TO LOVE SHAKESPEARE with Pete Searles

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE ENTRY WITH A FRINGE BADGE (£5Waged/£2unwaged) and seats are allocated on a first come firstseated basis. Although you can reserve/guarantee your seat for any show at the Box Office for £5

Masterclasses are FREE with a Fringe Badge but places must be reserved, as there are only 9 places available on each course.

Either drop into
Alt-Space
21c Yorkshire St
Morecambe
LA3 1QE

Or call 07858 031303 to secure your place.