Current Projects & Dates

PRESENT WORK:

How I lost main

HOW I LOST THE WILL TO LIVE (& WHY YOU SHOULD TOO) 

Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

Friday 24 + Saturday 25 April 2015, 8pm

Our annual sampler of what’s next in contemporary performance and live art — pushing the boundaries of form and content. To date, Works Ahead has brushed the petticoats of dance, skirted the fringes of musical theatre, warped the lines of performance installation, and delved into the mindset of the performer…

2015 sees new works in development by two young male artists, questioning manliness in this digitised, disembodied, discombobulated era:

A coming of age story for a hyper-connected world.
A world convinced it’s dying.
A world that’s no longer good enough.
A world where it’s not the length that matters, but what you do with it.
(Allergen information: may contain nuts, gluten, ketchup and cats.) NathanBirkinshawWoAh15007

Credits

Commissioned by hÅb, co-produced with Contact.
Project Mentor: Peader Kirk.

OLDER STUFF:

I WISH YOU WERE HERE

Blurby bit on programs below – trailer: HERE

Nathan Birkinshaw is a performer and theatre maker from Wakefield, creating work that’s honest and funny, with a minimalist lo-fi approach, he aims to pick out the absurdity in the notion of humanity.

Nathan’s recent work That Night Recurring was recently commissioned by Drunken Chorus: Drunken Nights supported by the Arts council England.

‘I wish you were here’  A new work that comically aims to look at loss, love and loneliness and what it means to let things go. He probably won’t get it right, but his heart is on the line. He’s as sorry as usual.

Created with support from Slunglow’s the HUB in Leeds, Hannah Woods (She came in one day and bossed me about one day), and 70/30 Split (give me extensive feedback)

With special thanks to his Mum and Dad, Walton Jr School Class of 1999, Matthew Pearce and a ex-lover who can’t be named for legal reasons.

Run time 30 mins approx

For more information on bookings, technical, more information or just a chat, please email myself

nathanjaybirkinshaw(at)gmail(dot)com

NEXT SHOWING SPRINT 2015

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PAST

NEXUS Weekender – LEEDS.
for more information:
FLOW SLAFORD, at the Lowry Studio, Salford
Saturday 20th September, 2014
More info or buy tickets: HERE
Rest of the acts/lineup can be found; HERE

I Wish You Were Here

W.I.P

May 21st, at Infuse 2014, UCLAN MEDIA FACTORY. Preston.

6:00pm onwards.

BEACONS FESTIVAL, Impossible Lecture tent – SKIPTON
7-10th August
Other shows that I’ve done and can do again if you’d like:

That Night, Recurring.

A story of love, liquor, swings and roundabouts.

Generously being supported by the Arts Council, England, Drunken Chorus (London)

Mentoring by: Karen Christopher. (Goat Island)

Running time approx. 23 minutes.

Works in Progress:

Monday 10th February

@ Matthews Yard, Croydon

Tuesday the 11th February

@ RichMix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

020 7613 7498

NON WORKS IN  PROGRESS.

Saturday 15 February 2014 – 7.30pm
@ THE OVAL TAVERN – 131 Oval Road, Croydon CR0 6BR
Station: East Croydon
www.theovalcroydon.co.uk

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Saturday 22 February 2014 – 7.30pm
@ THE BELL – Middlesex Street, London E1 7EX
Station: Liverpool Street / Aldgate
www.thebellpub.co.uk