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The Revolution Will Not Be… Staged?

In an effort to find some kind of parallel to our work, we have been seeking out, pouncing upon and confronting anything that looks vaguely relevant to our project on Quiet (or not so quiet) Radicalism.

So, about a month ago I was in the Amnesty Bookshop on Gloucester Road, Bristol and I came across a play by Gunter Grass: The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising. A quick read of the back cover led me to discover that this was a play about Brecht rehearsing a version of Coriolanus during the 1953 uprising in East Berlin. Fantastic, I thought, it will focus around Brecht having to decide upon what is more important- supporting the workers’ revolution or putting on a production that might allude to these same topics indirectly but artistically.… Read on...

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Hi SBAB fans. It’s been a while. But we have not been resting on our laurels. Oh no, we are in fact deep within the process that is variously known as SBAB module 3 or The Quiet Radicalism project. We started our thinking about this project by musing upon what it is to be radical. At the time we were all aware that we are alternative to one extent or another; we embody extremes. However, none of us really make a point of telling others about it. This extends into our SBABby practise in that we don’t really make work that is directly about us, which is a very common trope in current theatre practise, which is great- we just don’t do it.… Read on...

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SBABSKABSBAB at Arnolfini, 2nd November 2013


Arnolfini, Bristol Saturday 02 November 2013, 19:30 to 20:30

Sedated By A Brick Present Serrated By A Knife Present Sedated By A Brick. Sedated By A Brick are accidentally possessed by their imaginary alter-ego theatre company, Serrated By A Knife. Both companies have been struggling to put the finishing touches to their astonishing productions of The Shining, which they hope one day to present to an actual, real live audience.

With: Sedated By A Brick

An over-production of words most lovely in its malignancy.

Bernard Manning is dead. Kate Bush is a recluse. Elton John is threatening to don his divine lawsuit.

Will this collision of identities result in the ultimate meta-fiction or everyone dying in the cold of cabin fever?

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Sedated prepare for five-day showing in Bristol during the Ides of March / Serrated prepare for World Tour


Sedated By A Brick present Serrated By A Knife present Sedated By A Brick

[SBABSKAB]11th-15th March, Wardrobe Theatre, St Michael’s Hill, Bristol  8PM

Sedated By A Brick have been creating the final parts to their adaptation of inspirational and seminal book,  the Shining.

Audience feedback from last showing: “that was fucking astounding”

We think that we may have written a new classic for the English-speaking world. An over-production of words most lovely in its malignancy.  Bernard Manning is dead. Kate Bush is a recluse and Elton John is wearing his glasses. Surely nothing could go wrong!  Round the church backwards three times I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee. It’s the ever popular @serratedbyanaif…..come to spoil our self-congratulatory party.… Read on...

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Prototyping – Sunday 28th October at Tobacco Factory

SBAB will be Prototyping this Sunday 28th October at Tobacco Factory. Come and see where we’ve got to with our ShiningEltonKateBernarddoppelgäanger Medley performance.

See Tobacco Factory Theatre Here


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Serrated By A Knife appearing in Manchester for Emergency Festival Saturday 13th October

Sedated By A Brick present Serrated By A Knife present Sedated By A Brick

Z-arts, 6 til 10pm

Manchester (M15 5ZA)


Tonight, Sedated By A Brick will summon up the spirits of their alter-ego theatre company, Serrated By A Knife.

Is there anybody out there?

Unexpectedly, three icons of the seventies will answer their call and assume the mantle of Serrated By A Knife, presenting their dramatic rendition of seminal book/film classic, The Shining.

A fevered dream, a paranoid trip or an inter-generational seance? Whatever way you see it, they are a company possessed.

Sedated By A Brick are a Bristol-based performance company, producing high quality ‘quirk’ since 2009. They want to see what kind of experiences they can create when they put their minds and bodies together.… Read on...

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9 Questions for 9 Beginnings – Answered by Matthew Goulish, Dramaturg

Sedated By A Brick got to ask Matthew Goulish 10 questions about his performance ‘9 Beginnings’.

9 Beginnings is a performance from Every House Has a Door developed in response to an invitation from Performing Documents. Every House Has A Door will restage the beginnings of 9 historical performances by 9 different artists or companies found in the Arnolfini archive or University of Bristol’s Live Art Archives, and re-imagine them as a new composition.

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Kate Bush Hooligan Chant/ KBFC Workshop

Thankyou for all your Kate Bush Hooligan Chant requests…We’ve been approached by a football chant expert who is going to run a workshop with us next Wednesday. We’ll try out said songs there…get in touch if you want to join in….

meanwhile we’ve been speculating about what the most sinister English accent is….if you’ve got a really evil sounding voice come along….… Read on...