Orbit Festival 2018

How We Face the World

Last year, Orbit looked at our place in the world, now Orbit Festival 2018 brings together innovative new work from theatre makers across the globe who want to explore how we face the world, our relationship with the past, how we remember, the stories we tell ourselves and what it is that makes us who we are today.

Does where we come from define who we are? Must we delve into the past in order to journey onwards? Are we the choices that we make, the relationships we try to form, our quests for understanding, for love, and for self-expression? How do we face the world?

Like you, these artists are extraordinary. They have their stories; all they need now is you. Join them for a journey through the places they’ve been, the faces they wear, who they were then, who they are now and what they will become.


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Previously in this Festival

Antler Theatre presents


The award-winning Antler return with a playful, intimate dissection of a relationship teetering on the edge of collapse.

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Xavier de Sousa presents


An exploration of what it means to be a migrant and failing to adhere to borders.

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Dante or Die presents

User Not Found

There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online life? Or leave it for someone else?

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Tangram Theatre presents

A Hundred Different Words for Love

This show is set to break hearts & put them back together.

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Toussaint to Move presents

Windows of Displacement

Windows of Displacement takes its audiences on a journey galvanising people power and reclaiming our collective responsibility.

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Milk Presents presents


This new show drops a proverbial bull into a china shop and hopes it breaks everything.

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Lemn Sissay: Gold From the Stone

Lemn Sissay returns to HOME to read poems from his latest collection Gold from the Stone.

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See four exceptional artists try out brand new ideas as part of a new scratch night.

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Selina Thompson presents


salt. is about grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism. It’s about being part of a diaspora.

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Figs in Wigs presents

Often Onstage

Revel in the absurdity of theatrical traditions with the straightest of faces.

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ArtReach and Journeys 2018 present: Is Migration Natural?

Join artist and performer Akeim Toussaint Buck to discuss why the current negative portrayal of migration in the media seems to be at odds with…

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Workshop: Milk Presents Devising Gender

Using devising, theory and discussion, this practical workshop will explore the theories and techniques that underpin Milk Presents’ unique queer performance practice. This workshop is for anyone wanting to…

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