SICK! Festival 2017

SICK! Festival heads to HOME as part of a city-wide programme. SICK! Festival confronts the physical, mental and social challenges that we face in our individual and collective lives. In 2017, the festival has a special focus on questions of identity and belonging. Presenting an outstanding international programme of theatre, dance, film, public installations and discussions, SICK! Festival weaves together perspectives from lived experience, clinical practice, charities, community groups and academic research.

SICK! Festival have asked us to pass on the following statement to you regarding the performance of Five Easy Pieces on Sat 25 March:

“We regret to inform you that Saturday’s performance of Five Easy Pieces by Milo Rau has had to be cancelled. This was due to applications for the children’s performance licences being declined.

SICK! Festival is very disappointed that we are unable to present this outstanding work by a leading international artist. We were entirely satisfied that the development and presentation of the work were undertaken with rigorous support from child psychologists, parents, schools and in dialogue with the children themselves.

We will explore the possibility of presenting this performance at a later date.”

Helen Medland, CEO/Artistic Director, SICK! Festival

Previously in this Festival

Milo Rau Double Bill

Ahead of the UK premiere of Milo Rau’s new performance Five Easy Pieces, we present two films by the artist. Exploring the dying moments of…

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Robert Softley presents

If These Spasms Could Speak

An outstanding solo performance based on a collection of funny, sad, touching and surprising stories about disabled people and their bodies.

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No.55 – Ash & Money

What if a theatre company set up a political party? The Estonian Theatre No.99 did just that in 2010: their party Unified Estonia was a…

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Lucas De Man presents

De Man in Europe

In this lecture performance, Lucas De Man takes you on a journey through the most important insights and battles of the young Europeans he encountered…

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Ogutu Muraya presents

Fractured Memory

How do you deal with an inherited history that is full of complexity? Weaving together literary text, video and storytelling, Ogutu Muraya reimagines the congress…

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Jaha Koo presents

Lolling and Rolling

Jaha Koo examines Korea’s tragic social phenomenon and obsession for English education through the controversial application of tongue surgery for children.

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Frascati Producties & Anoek Nuyens presents


A personal, journalistic theatre project about a heritage that forces us to think about a new mission, responsibility and charitableness in an era in which…

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If These Spasms Could Speak Post-show discussion

On Wed 22 March, join us for a British Sign Language interpreted post-show discussion with Ruth Gould, Artistic Director of DaDaFest to reflect on Robert’s…

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Help Post-show discussion

Join us for a post-show discussion with Prof. James Thompson of University of Manchester and In Place of War, to reflect on on the contentious…

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No.55 – Ash & Money Post-screening discussion

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Theatre No 99’s dramaturg - Laur Kaunissaare.

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De Man in Europe Post-show discussion

A post-show discussion with Prof. Hilary Pilkington of University of Manchester will follow the performance reflecting on the role of young people and populist politics…

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