Dunstan Bruce

Am I Invisible Yet?

For ages 14+
Fri 23 Sep
Doors: 7:10pmShowtime: 7:30pm
1 hour (approx)
Pay What You Decide
Dunstan Bruce, ex-frontman with chart-topping band Chumbawamba, performs his new 1-hour play; a rollercoaster of despair, anger, love and ultimately hope.
In this personal and irreverent 1-man show Dunstan takes the audience on an existential voyage told through poetry, prose, music and projection.
'Am I Invisible Yet?' is no cosy fireside chat reminiscing about his Tubthumping past - it's a vital blast of angst, anger and despair. It is Theatre du Coeur, a love letter to hope, humanity and the haphazard heart.
Join him on this riotous journey that will resonate with anyone who once thought they could change the world, and is still determined to get back up again.
Director: Sophie Robinson
Producer: Tom Dussek
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Pay What You Decide!

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card).
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £14.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay this suggested amount, less than this or more than this. You can even pay £0 for your ticket.
Reserved seating is in place
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our Audience Experience Manager, Robyn, at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and she will arrange this for you.
Audience guidance / trigger warnings / safe space
Age Guidance: suitable for ages 14+
Emotional / trigger warnings:
Health warnings:
Barbican Theatre is a safe space - safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.
Reviews & Critical Acclaim
"Charming, collusion-smashing performer" Highly Recommended Show (Fringe Review)
"A great way of pissing the night away with one of pop's most interesting 1-hit-wonders. A brilliant live debut" (The Source)
"Angry-funny, in-yer-face endearing; the punky performance poet and the more mellow, reflective self-mocker"( Sussex Playwrights)
"Thought provoking as well as entertaining. Brilliant". (hSpark Radio)

 

 

Tickets

Pay What You Decide!

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card).
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £14.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay this suggested amount, less than this or more than this. You can even pay £0 for your ticket.
About Dunstan Bruce
Dunstan Bruce was a member of the multi-million selling anarchist pop band Chumbawamba for 23 years, performing on the world's biggest stagers and TV shows. Their biggest hit was "Tubthumping", with Dunstan forever remembered as the blond-haired frontman. He co-directed the feature documentary "I Get Knocked Down" with Sophie Robinson. His latest band is Interrobang, who released an eponymous album in 2017.
Creative & Production Team
Director
Sophie Robinson is a director of documentary film, television and theatre. She is behind Emmy and BAFTA award-winning films such as "Surgeon's cut: Living Donor" and "My Beautiful Broken Brain". Sophie has also made theatrical productions for television such as "Me, My Mouth & I" with disability activist and performer Jess Thom featuring her unforgettable performance of Beckett's "Not I". She co-directed the feature documentary "I Get Knocked Down" with Dunstan, due to be released in 2022.
Producer
​Tom Dussek specialises in producing interesting theatre. From classics like a 4-play-per-night Chekhov season, through the Theatre du Coeur of "Doing What It Says On The Tin" (Brighton and London), to innovative shows like "After", where the same play was developed and performed twice by different parent and child casts, Tom brings fresh, invigorating theatre to audiences who have seen enough of the same old same old.
Covid 19 Safety 
The health, safety and comfort of our audiences, colleagues and performers are very important to us.

Before you arrive

We have a number of measures in place to ensure your comfort and safety.
Enhanced hygiene procedures are in place which include thorough cleans between performances and our ReBels training sessions. We have increased the circulation of fresh air throughout the building so it might be cooler than you are used to. You may want to bring an extra layer, just in case. Hand sanitising stations are positioned throughout the public spaces for audience members and ReBels training members to use and we ask that you do so frequently.
We continue to monitor the latest guidance from the UK Government and the team here will continue to wear face coverings in all areas of the theatre.

When you arrive

Whilst we encourage members of the audience to continue to wear a mask we understand that more and more people are making the decision not to so we would like audiences to be aware that people sitting around them may not wear a mask throughout. If you are concerned about this please get in contact with our Audience Experience Manager Robyn who can discus options for seating that will help you feel more safe.
The Barbican team will all wear face coverings / shields (unless medically exempt) and are also regularly lateral flow tested. This includes our practitioners, core team, the team front of house and back stage.

Social Distancing

Barbican Theatre largely programmes one night performances, with a capacity of either 110 or 140. Due to this programming model at present we are unable to offer socially distanced performances. Please get in contact if you would like to discus seating options for any upcoming events and where possible we will find you an area in the auditorium with the most distance for other audience members.
#StaySafe
Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Plymouth
PL1 2NJ
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps.
info@barbicantheatre.co.uk
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Seating
Reserved seating is in place
Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
If you have any specific access requirements (for example wheelchair access) please leave details in the comment box when placing your order or email our Audience Experience Manager, Robyn, at info@barbicantheatre.co.uk and she will arrange this for you.

Pay What You Decide

This is a Pay What You Decide event which means you choose what the show is worth to you! You can decide what you would like to pay now by adding a ticket with a value to your cart, or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card).
Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £14.
There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure. You can pay this suggested amount, less than this or more than this. You can even pay £0 for your ticket.

Friday 23rd Sep 2022

7:30pm