Ustinov Studio Devised and performed by Dickie Beau


A Concise Histrionic of Performance
  • 11 November - 10 December

Event Information

Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm, (not Sat 12 or Thurs 17 Nov)
Press Night Thursday 17 November 7pm

Fri 11 Nov — Sat 10 Dec

There is something eternal about every
human being” – The Stage Manager, Our Town

The uniquely talented Dickie Beau – the mercurial Ariel in this summer’s The Tempest – shape-shifts across a haunted landscape of performance that stretches back for thousands of years, tracing its roots and branches across unexpected realms. A live lip-synching archive, Dickie summons spirits of ritual and transformation, from Greek tragedians to pantomime dames, from Beckett to the bodhisattvas.

In ¡Showmanism!, he takes us on a journey embracing the politics and puzzles of performing personhood in and out of the spotlight. Both meta and physical, and sometimes a little bit mystical, Dickie channels a multitude of voices into a love letter to the origins and orientations of performance.

Respectful of its forebears, yet irreverent in form, ¡Showmanism! will be a vivid poem-in-motion, which says things both outward and inward, about itself, about art, about the world, and
about being human.

Dickie Beau raises lip-syncing beyond an art formSir Ian McKellen

Dickie Beau is the closest this country has to a genuine medium, putting flesh on to recorded sound in a manner both gripping and disturbingThis Is Cabaret

Friday 11 November – Saturday 10 December 2022

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm, (not Sat 12 or Thurs 17 Nov)

Press Night Thursday 17 November 7pm

Tickets £36.50 / £24.50 discounts

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Dramaturg Rupert Christiansen

Director Jan Willem Van Den Bosch

Designer Justin Nardella

Lighting Designer Marty Langthorne

Sound Designer Dan Steele

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets CAN  be shown on smartphones or tablets upon entry

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here

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