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    Simon Roth presents

    Behind the Beat

    Tue 12 Mar at 9pm
    Tickets £8 + booking fee (work-in-progress)
    See the world through a drumskin. Behind the Beat is Simon’s first stage show. Join him as he attempts to set up his drum kit amidst hurdles, sidetracks and mysterious interventions.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 80 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeSuitable for 13+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeLoud Noises

    Get 25% off when you book more than one show across SPRINT Festival (5 - 22 March).

    Simon has spent his life being a drummer and writing about himself in the third person. [cue switch to first person] This is a Work In Progress sharing of my first ever solo show. It came from a period of R&D working with renowned theatre maker Haley McGee, who is now directing the show.

    This show explores my relationship with the drums, an instrument I have played since I was three years old, and treats this as a metaphor for all the other things in my life. I draw on my writings, musical ideas and artistic reflections. After the show's inception in 2021, I then spent a week with master clown teacher Philippe Gaulier and bring this experience to the show’s new form.

    This is a show for anyone curious about the creative process, meeting inner critics, finding joy amidst chaos and seeing the sensitive side of someone who hits things for a living.

    "A heartening impression of the quixotic, optimistic and generously shared energies of London’s young artistic community."
    The Guardian on Simon's Pop-Up Circus metanativity show
    "Simon Roth’s drumming is always just perfect – subtle, imaginative, in the pocket and never too loud."
    London Jazz News

    Tickets for Behind the Beat

    Tue 12 Mar, 21:00

    "An unrivalled chance to see edgy, experimental and brand-new theatre"

    Time Out