A collaboration between small performance adventures, a theatre company working with artists and participants in addiction recovery, and cascade creative recovery, a peer led creative support organisation working to support recovery.

A show with original songs looking beneath the surface bubbles to tell stories and ask questions about an everyday act that brings us all together

DATE: Thursday 21st March 2019

TIME: 7.30pm

PRICE: £12/6* concession

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With original songs and stories, The Washing Up takes an absurd look at the politics and practice of this every day act. Audiences have told us that it is “bonkers and brilliant”, so please do join us to explore what lies beneath the surface bubbles and find out whose turn it is to do the dishes and how they should be done. Every kitchen sink has a story to tell, of power struggles and pots and pans, of greasy plates and moments of quiet contemplation…

The Washing Up was premiered at Your Place, Brighton Festival in 2018 and is a partnership between Small Performance Adventures and Cascade Creative Recovery.


“funny, irreverent, restless and inventive”
-BN1 Magazine.

“The Washing Up, one of my highlights of this year’s Brighton Festival…a generous, ego-free ensemble performance, and the best of people’s theatre”
-Colin Grant, Guardian writer.


RUNNING TIME: 1 hour approx

*Concessions by Conscience: you pay what you can afford dependent on your circumstances. We don’t ask for any proof, we just leave it to your discretion. Please remember we are a charity and rely on ticket income and other limited funding.

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