The Wheel



A mixed bill scratch festival of new performance work to kick start the new season of theatre, training and performance at Barbican Theatre Plymouth.

Come and join us for three exciting nights, stuffed full with theatre, comedy, dance, music and spoken word.  Each evening will be a different line-up of new and emerging artists and companies, showcasing their work – most pieces will be short so you will enjoy lots of different work for the price of one ticket.

SeptemberFest Line Up

Thursday 19th September

Mental, Ugly Duck Theatre (Theatre)

Dear Ted . . . , Tom Simpson (Theatre)

Adam Connolly & Rhiannon Spare (Theatre/Music)

Panoptic (The Blind Spot), Molly Budd, Charlotte Eaton, Lloyd Lovell & Harry Scott (Dance)

Samater Ahmed (Theatre)

Friday 20th September

Ryan Burle (Poetry)

Invertava Dance Collective 

Just Hanging Out, Bowtie Theatre (Clowning/Mime)

Life’s a Queue, Rhiannon Spare (Theatre/Comedy)

Tonight With Donny Stixx by Philip Ridley, Amy Shaw & William Morse (Theatre)  This amateur production of “Tonight with Donny Stixx” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.


Saturday 21st September

Collateral Cubical, By The Horns (Theatre)

d’bi.young anitafrika (Dub Poetry/Spoken Word)

Tubthumping, Nick Vujicic, and ROM8:37, Ollie McFarlane (Physical Theatre)

Emasculating Myself, Sam Hughes (Theatre)

Hansel & Gretel, HowlTheatre (Theatre)

Peacocking, Victoria Sherwood (Theatre/Comedy)

More details can be found on The Wheel’s website and will be updated regularly:

Tickets can be booked in advance online for £3 or bought on the door for £5 (from 6:30pm each night)

 At the end of each evening (after you’ve enjoyed the show!) The Wheel will be collecting donations (pay what you can) for that night’s performers.

SeptemberFest is supported by Barbican Theatre’s Thrive New & Emerging Artists programme (funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation). Click here for more info.


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