A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)

When? 8th & 9th October at 7.30pm

Duration? 1 Hour

Silent Uproar present A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) by Jon Brittain, co-produced by Hull UK City of Culture Tour co-presented with house with support from New Diorama Theatre, Hull City Council, Hull NHS CCG, Little Mighty and Hull Truck Theatre.

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK.Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish).
It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression.

On Hold

When? 13th Oct @ 7:30pm & 14th Oct @ 4pm

Duration? 1 Hour

With life on hold, we journey through the mind of a mother in a housing limbo. This surreal dark comedy explores the devastating effects on mental health the housing crisis causes for those who are in it. ‘On Hold’ reveals the injustices of a housing system and the effect long term placements in temporary housing have on mental health and well-being. This visual, devised piece is verbatim-led, with the devising process beginning from the words of those currently living in temporary housing.Tale Be Told Theatre aims to shine a spotlight on the untold stories of marginalised communities and people. Discarding the fourth wall, we share verbatim-led stories whilst utilising elements of visual and physical theatre to challenge audiences to place themselves in the shoes of others. At the root of our work is the desire to ‘tell a tale’ and to help others tell theirs.

Foreign Bodies

When? 12th October at 7.30pm

Duration? 1 Hour

With mental health reported to be the primary driver of disability worldwide, and in the wake of increase in the rates of homicide and suicide we see in males comes a beautiful and vulnerable new show from Ella Mesma Company.
Building upon themes of religion and science, the dancers pulsate to Afro House and Kuduro rhythms, intertwining folkloric, contemporary, and hip-hop into a codified subculture. Ella Mesma Company have created a new ritual to contemplate masculinity, mental health and ‘dis-ease’: fear around ‘unknown’ and ‘cultural contamination’ as it ‘spreads from one generation to the next’. Foreign Bodies tells the stories of individuals on a human level and throws light on the bigger story: xenophobia, ancestry, evolution and power structures historically.

One Life Stand

When? 11th October at 7.30pm

Duration? 1 Hour

When we can have sex whenever we want, with whomever we want, why settle for a normal relationship? With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away, is Kat’s long-term lover really her lifelong dream?
One Life Stand is a late-night search for intimacy across a city obsessed with sex and screens, that exposes the loneliness sometimes found in modern relationships.
Written by Eve Nicol, with music by James Frewer and Honeyblood, One Life Stand is a new gig with a story from the company behind award-winning productions, All We Ever Wanted Was Everything, Ten Storey Love Song and Weekend Rockstars.

Age Guidance 16+ | Contains strong language and Dialogue of a sexual nature.

Bicycles and Fish

When? 10th October at 7.30pm

Duration? 1 Hour

How I became a woman. A period piece. With songs.

“I have always loved fairytales. My favourite film ever was Beauty and the Beast until we learnt about Stockholm Syndrome in PSHE”.

Bicycles and Fish is Katie’s debut one woman show about the day she stopped being a girl and became a woman. Aged sixteen, still in school and hopelessly in love, Katie is going to have to face demons, witches and an ogre if she’s to win Dan’s heart.

Sort of.

We’re being ironic. Just like Alanis.

Combining comedy, storytelling and original songs in a performance “reminiscent of Victoria Wood” (London Pub Theatre, thank you very much), Katie wants to talk about why feminism is discovered so much later in life than misogyny and how she/you/we might change that.

Katie is being mentored by Daniel Goldman, director of Team Viking – VAULT Origins Award 2016 & A Hundred Different Words for Love – VAULT Festival Show Of The Year 2017.

Animal Farm

Youth Theatre Production

When? 24th November at 6pm

Duration? TBC (1-2 hours)

A talented team of 7-18 year olds work on-stage and backstage to present one of the greatest stories of the 20th century. Manor Farm has fallen on hard times under the ownership of spiteful drunken farmer, Mr Jones. Tired of the hard life under human rule, the starving animals drive their wicked master off the land.

The sun rises on the reborn ‘Animal Farm’, a perfect home for those who walk on trotters, hooves or webbed feet. “All animals are equal” – everyone gets an equal share of food for an equal share of work. Life is good, and pleasures are plenty.
But it isn’t long before the pigs take charge and things start to turn sour. While all animals are equal, some are more equal than others. Will the farm revolt again? George Orwell’s Animal Farm has gripped readers since it was first published in 1945, but is rarely seen on stage. This unflinching exploration of personal freedom bursts into life in a new production by the LCPA Youth Theatre, following their production of Grimms Tales (Summer 2018).

Robin Hood the Pantomime - Coming December 2018

This December The Arts Centre, Hounslow in association with Ashby & Ryder Pantomimes are proud to present Robin Hood. Join the legendary tights-wearing hero for a swashbuckling, arrow-slinging comedy adventure!
Robin Hood, the prince of thieves is on a mission with his merry band of men to get robbin’ the rich to feed the poor. Along the way he meets fair Maid Marion and they must undertake a quest to save the poor people of Hounslow from the evil Prince John who is plotting to steal the crown. Will they save the day? 

Our 2017 pantomime promises to be packed full of laugh-out-loud comedy routines, show-stopping songs and heaps of audience participation. And remember, why did Robin steal from the rich?.......Because the poor didn’t have anything worth stealing.

We are currently under refurbishment

The Arts Centre Hounslow is currently undergoing refurbishment works which means we have a more limited selections of shows, our full artistic programme will return in the Autumn of 2018.
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