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If you pinned me against a wall and put a gun to my head, I’d probably admit to being a liberal. Actually if you pinned me against a wall and put a gun to my head, I’d probably admit to being whatever you wanted me to be. And of course, putting a gun to my head is exactly what I’d expect from someone like you. Confirmation is a show about the gulf between beliefs that we can’t talk across. About our knee-jerk dismissal of the opposing viewpoint. About the echo chamber of agreement and validation we live in. About the way we choose only to see the evidence that proves we’re right. Working with research into the phenomenon of Confirmation Bias, and a conversation with political extremism, Confirmation is an attempt to have an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, across that gulf. Not to debate the viewpoints, but to find out how we come to believe what we believe, and how, from a common starting point, we can end up so far apart. A new solo show from a multi Fringe First winning team: Written and Performed by Chris Thorpe (Unlimited Theatre, Third Angel), Developed and Directed by Rachel Chavkin (The TEAM).
When life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise – what happens? Sometimes planes don’t land the way they’re supposed to. The people of a country have had enough of their leaders, but those leaders have to be replaced with something. A person steps out of a crowd and, for a moment, becomes more than human. A man walks into the lobby of a building and brings death with him to prove his point.There Has Possibly Been An Incident is the new play from award winning British playwright & performer, Chris Thorpe.
Two performance texts by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris ThorpeThe Oh Fuck MomentFucking up is the truest, funniest, most terrifying moment you can experience. Poet Hannah Jane Walker and theatre-maker Chris Thorpe examine the poetic guts of mistakes in a bundle of words and strip lighting. The Oh Fuck Moment is an award-winning conversation around a desk for brave souls to hold their hands up and admit they fucked up, or for people to laugh at us because we did. ‘A brilliant celebration of our mistakes and evolutionary reflexes’ Guardian I Wish I Was LonelyI Wish I Was Lonely is an interactive show about contactability asking whether the invisible waves we’re tethered to might be drowning who we are. It’s a show in which the audience commit to leaving their phones on. A show investigating what it means to participate in communication – or not. There are poems, there are stories and there is conversation. I Wish I Was Lonely sees Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe ask how much of ourselves we’ve given up to the new gods in our pockets.