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The Development

The Development

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

13th of November – 20th of December 2014
8:15pm – late

The Basement, 119 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3DA

£12/£10 concessions

By Soundboxed in association with Theatre Delicatessen

SoundBoxed Collective’s Jane Smith and Jeremiah formally invite you to exclusive Private Member’s Club: THE DEVELOPMENT. Join us in our safe space – away from the hectic bustle of the metropolis.

Melding striking sound structures with physical dynamism, dark comedic characters and gently inviting audience participation; the evening transforms from a theatrical piece into an energy-fuelled night of drinking, dancing & socialising in the private basement bar and performance space.

The World by Bicycle – 12 mph Politics

Julian Sayarer: Author and record-breaking Cyclist in conversation with Kath Hibbert and Tony Curzon Price


16 December 2014

Theatre Delicatessen

119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA


Cycling is a metaphor for a way of life.

It encapsulates freedom, solidarity, vulnerability, effort, simplicity and equality. But all of these can also be turned into the hyperbole, gigantism & manipulation of big-sponsor adventure. Through ‘Life Cycles’ Julian Sayarer comments on the world he circumnavigated at a record-breaking 12mph.

Come to an evening of readings from ‘Life Cycles’ and discussion around the themes of globalisation, hospitality, adventure and hope.

Discussion will be chaired by:

Katharine Hibbert

Author of ‘FREE: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society’ (Ebury, 2010), and founder of social enterprise Dot Dot Dot.

Tony Curzon Price

Tony was Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy from 2007 to 2012, where he is now contributing editor and technical director. He blogs at

Julian Sayarer

Private View

Private View Image

Devised and Performed by Plunge Theatre

8 – 31 January 2015, 8pm

Tickets £12/10 concessions

Private View uses dance, verbatim text and vast amounts of chocolate cake to look at the ideals forced on today’s young women. Part love song, part hate mail, and constantly questioning. How can perfection be achieved? And at what cost?

Walking the Tightrope: The tension between art and politics


An Offstage Theatre Production, in association with Theatre Uncut

26th – 31st January 2015
Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Sat Matinee 2pm

Tickets £14/10 concessions

World premiere of ten short political plays by writers including Caryl Churchill, Neil LaBute and Mark Ravenhill, followed by post-show discussions exploring freedom of expression in the UK arts today.