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Touretteshero performs Beckett in new BAC season

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Samuel Beckett’s monologue Not I performed by Touretteshero is among the shows in Battersea Arts Centre’s 2018 season.

Jess Thom, who has Tourette’s which results in involuntary movements and vocal tics, will deliver the monologue. It runs from February 28 to March 17 and forms part of a season called Reclaiming the Classics, which reimagines classic pieces of theatre.

Other shows in the season include Juliet and Romeo’s Guide to Long Life and Happy Marriage from dance company Lost Dog. The show depicts Romeo and Juliet in middle age, and runs at Battersea Arts Centre from February 14 to 24 before transferring to the Place.

Paper Cinema will perform a new version of Macbeth through puppetry and projection, set to a live score, between March 19 and April 4. There will also be a piece of ‘gig theatre’ from BAC’s Beatbox Academy based on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein from March 22 to April 7.

Before the 2018 season, Victoria Melody will perform Ugly Chief, about becoming a funeral director, from October 31 to November 18, and RashDash will present a Christmas show called Snow White and Rose Red, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairytale.

Artistic director David Jubb said: “We have spent the last two years recovering from the Grand Hall fire, while becoming a museum, growing our social change programmes and developing a new strand of performance on TV for BBC2. Now we are revving up for the Grand Hall re-opening in 2018 and our live performance programme is back to its old self with a series of new BAC co-productions, commissions, festivals and shows for all ages. There will be over 300 performances at Battersea Arts Centre from October 2017 to April 2018.”

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