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    Gobscure presents


    Tue 22 Nov - Wed 23 Nov at 7.15pm
    Tickets £12 (£10)
    heartfelt. a wildly inventive disability-led solo theatre show about hearts & heartlessness - spiralling out of our heart-attacks. with love-heart sweets for all. a must-watch. Slung Low.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed PerformanceBoth performances will be Relaxed
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content Noticeit is detailed - talking both about lived experience while also looking at research / facts / figures - but it is also playfully done with kids toys, party things (heart stent procedure is demonstrated with party ring biscuits, party hat, party noise toy, party popper etc), so very playful - the most aggressive is clownlike sending up of psychiatry (sick-chiatry) as whitecoat wielding a large wooden mallet to smash the roundpeg into squarehole on a kids toy after listing more and more ridiculous labels (genuinely used by psychiatry) such as 'non-conformism', 'questioning authority' etc - clearly sending things up. laughing etc rather than anything gorily graphic - we swear occasionally (another sign of 'oppositional defiance disorder') Suitable for 16+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeLoud noises & sweets (food) given to audience members

    this show is all about hearts & heartlessness. octopi have three hearts and produce their own ink yet humans call octopi violent for throwing seashells underwater. (thats interpretive dance!). humans confine these creatures then medicate them for 'zoochosis'. that medication caused our heart-attacks. our psychiatric jailers called these 'side-effects'. bleak humour is proven to aid survival. a game of competitive empathy will be played; psychiatry will be reduced to firewood; squid will fly & edible-love-poetry shared with all. heartfelt is about reframing narratives & learning to grow.

    Alex Kelly of Third Angel is outside eye director.

    have a heart and watch this wildly inventive disability-led solo theatre show.

    Click here to watch the trailer.

    heartfelt is backed by MGC futures bursary; Graeae beyond bursary; Level Centre Residency; Slung Low Leeds seed funding.



    "heartfelt weaves the personal and the political, the witty and the raging into the most fascinating map of how on earth we got here. Always a must watch."
    Alan Lane, Slung Low
    "As a performer gobscure is intelligent & quick witted, he holds the stage whilst sharing the space quite genuinely with his audience."
    "[On previous work] dizzying and hypnotic, cutting edge social commentary, part creative resistance and part performance. ... spellbinding’"
    Museum of Homelessness
    "[On previous work] very excited by your work and its spirit. ... love the intensity of it."
    Live Theatre
    "[On previous work] a voice rarely heard, if ever, in theatre. it is complex and at times dazzling. "
    Cardboard Citizens

    "CPT is the first place we turn to when we have a new idea, knowing that experimentation and new ideas are always supported."

    Sh!t Theatre