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ABC (Anything But Covid)

Twisted, frantic, playful

‘A mix of self-help video and disturbing twisted fable, Ugly Bucket’s latest creation…provides more insight on loneliness, fear, and uncertainty than a whole month of government briefings. A piece which is also amusingly mimed and creatively filmed.’ – Lou Reviews

A HOME Commission

Feeling unproductive?

Are you sure you’re trying hard enough?

Luckily, Ugly Bucket’s step by step guide will show you how to make the most of your time in lockdown

You will learn how to

  • Show off new skills
  • Self-improve
  • Stop making excuses
  • And squeeze your creative juices to the very last drop

ABC is a new short film that questions how far we’ll go to oblige the pressures of staying productive in lockdown.

Directed by Grace Gallagher & Rachael Smart
Music by Duncan Gallagher

Featuring: Adam Baker, Angelina Cliff, Canice Ward, Crystal Quinney Barella, Grace Gallagher, Jess Huckerby



Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £5 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.

We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.

All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to HOME’s response fund to allow HOME to continue to support future artists and commissions.

Homemakers Project Overview

Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.

We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.

About Ugly Bucket

Ugly Bucket are a multi award winning company based in Liverpool who combine clowning with techno music, movement and verbatim. Their productions Bost-Uni Plues and 2 Clowns 1 Cup both became sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Ugly Bucket are now a part of the New Diorama Emerging Company Programme, and are developing their latest piece titled Good Grief, which was featured on BBC stories.

Ugly Bucket were recently seen at HOME with 2 Clowns 1 Cup and Bost-Uni Plues

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