Ending Interval

Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

About the show

Welcome to our playground. Through experimentation with diverse everyday objects, we invite you to pause and reconsider our repetitive everyday lives.

Have you ever questioned why we choose to do THIS instead of THAT? Is hard work a form of self-exploitation or self-realisation?

So here is Ending Interval, where we, a group of puzzled but curious minds, explore the existential struggle amidst social shifts. The vicissitudes of life flow drive individuals to adapt to these currents. However, the shape of these currents constantly changes, rendering such 'adaptation' a long-lasting but endless labour. Are we all destined to be Sisyphus? If one individual is too weak to resist conforming to the flow, can group effort succeed? What might life look like if we give up pursuing a so-called successful life? Join us in this playground as we play with the norms of everyday activities and seek answers.

About the company

Bold, messy, but heart-warming. ¥10 Circus is an international collective based in London, comprised of multidisciplinary artists who fuse physical theatre, scenography, media, fine art and more to create socially-conscious works that traverse artistic borders. They aim to build up a 'grown-up' playground inviting the audience to rediscover shared humanity.

The Game of Zones

Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

About the show

The Abandoned Zone is not a place to roam, a place to go or a place to call home. When the moon rises over there, strange things happen. Stay away. Beware.

We are the citizens of the ‘AZ’. Cast away from the Outside World so afraid of our powers that they would do anything to keep us out. There are three divisions here; two peaceful, one forgotten. Here we have lived and here we have thrived.

A place outside society. A place where we can be ourselves. A place to feel safe until…

…the year is 2069 and our people are disappearing one by one. The Outside World does not seem to know or care. We are truly alone.

If you are reading this message you can make the difference. For one evening only we welcome you into the Abandoned Zone. The question is: are you brave enough to join us?"

About the company

Twickenham Youth Theatre are a collaboration of young performers and writers aged 11-16 years who experiment, devise, improvise, share stories and work as an ensemble to create new plays and scenes. Returning for their third year of Fuse with a futuristic take on the genre of mystery and a unique mix of drama, comedy and suspense.

ANYBODY OUT THERE

Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

About the show

ANYBODY OUT THERE, by acclaimed playwright Alex McSweeney, is a series of pieces exploring the issues facing students in higher education today. The pressures of university life are increasingly being seen as a contributor to mental health issues. Combining sharp, contemporary dialogue with high energy physical theatre, this production raises important questions as to the expectations we put on our young people.

Directed by Peter Case (La MaMa/New York, Wilton’s Music Hall) and Claudia Haley (NationalTheatre Connections).

Reviews for Alex McSweeney’s Distance 2018 (The Park Theatre): ‘emotionally compelling, deftly structured… exploration of mental health in men’ The Stage

About the company

KINGSTON ONSTAGE is Kingston University Drama’s graduate company of emerging artists working in partnership with seasoned professionals to create outstanding new work.

Dance Showcase – Evening 1

Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

About the show

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of dance, combining several different styles with extraordinary young talent for all audiences to enjoy.

From Irish to Hip-Hop, Contemporary to Gymnastics, Musical Theatre to Lyrical, there is something for everyone in this celebration of dance. For the first time, our ever-popular dance showcase is spread over two evenings to accommodate even more incredible performances, andwe are excited to feature some smaller numbers from independent performers as well as local dance school talent.

See the future dance stars of tomorrow today!

SATURDAY

Saturday features performances from

  • Vital Signz
  • Coward Gillespie Irish Dance
  • Maggie O’Connor Dance
  • Dance Stables, and more.
  • Dance Showcase – Evening 2

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    Enjoy an unforgettable evening of dance, combining several different styles with extraordinary young talent for all audiences to enjoy.

    From Irish to Hip-Hop, Contemporary to Gymnastics, Musical Theatre to Lyrical, there is something for everyone in this celebration of dance. For the first time, our ever-popular dance showcase is spread over two evenings to accommodate even more incredible performances, and we are excited to feature some smaller numbers from independent performers as well as local dance school talent.

    See the future dance stars of tomorrow today!

    Performing on Sunday

    Sunday features performances from Lucinda Walsh, Revolution Dance, Traceworks, W.E. Dance, and more.

    Singin’ in the Rain

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    CAPA is excited to be returning to FUSE to present The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time"! Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

    About the company

    CAPA (Coombe Academy of Performing Arts) has a reputation for creating high quality performance work whilst generating an ethos of inclusion and an environment in which anything is possible! CAPA offers a unique opportunity for young people aged 9-19 to participate in termly theatre performances within a small ensemble.

    The Roman Invasion of Ramsbottom

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    The Roman Invasion of Ramsbottom, a musical comedy, was originally commissioned from the National Youth Music Theatre by Granada Television in 1981 – a hilarious spoof comedy take on Coronation Street, set in 84 AD in Roman occupied Britain when Agricola was the hugely popular Governor who loved the people; loved the country – particularly Lancashire – and most of all loved his favourite pub, nestling in a small community called Ramsbottom, not far from Mancunium, called The Roman's Return…

    ‘The show is bonkers, zany, crazy and massive fun! Miss it at your peril!’

    Written by Jeremy James Taylor with a big-band jazz score by David Nield, the show triumphed at the Edinburgh Festival, winning a highly prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award.

    Broadcast on ITV on Boxing Day, it was also rapturously received by the national press.

    ‘A welter of music and dance……an absolute delight with outstanding music alongside Bill Tidy’s wonderfully designed costumes, it’s a huge team effort proving terrific fun for all on stage – and the audience!’ – THE SCOTSMAN

    About the company

    A new youth company, The Thames Music Theatre is giving its first ever performance directed by Jeremy James Taylor (NYMT founder) and conducted by John Pearson – the team which was responsible for the smash hit West-End production of Bugsy Malone.

    KMS – Concert: The Massed Bands of Kingston and Richmond

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    Join the massed band of the Kingston Music Service and Richmond Music Trust (plus invited guests) in a celebration of all things Concert Band. Expect music you know and love, a few new favourites, and an evening showcasing the work these young musicians have put in all afternoon.

    About Kingston Music Service

    Kingston Music Service teach music to young people in the Royal Borough of Kingston. They run lessons in schools and music centres and offer ensembles and events. Kingston Music Service is part of the Royal Borough of Kingston and is the lead partner of the Kingston Music Education Hub. It is supported by Arts Council England and charged with delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education..

    KMS – Workshop: Come and Sing Gospel

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the workshop

    Join KMS in an uplifting morning of singing Gospel. Led by one of the leading figures in Gospel Choirs in the UK, this two hour workshop will be fun for all ages. You don’t need to have any experience, just a love of singing!

    About the company

    Kingston Music Service teach music to young people in the Royal Borough of Kingston. They run lessons in schools and music centres and offer ensembles and events. Kingston Music Service is part of the Royal Borough of Kingston and is the lead partner of the Kingston Music Education Hub. It is supported by Arts Council England and charged with delivering the aims of the National Plan for Music Education.

    Witch Me Back!

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    Welcome back to Blueberry Hill at a time where everything is still quiet and in order. The witches’ order that is. Until a tiny little troll arrives that turns the well protected every day life upside down. Holly brings chaos and life.

    Can she soften the witches’ hearts?

    With the Walpurgisnight coming up the witches are in for a turbulent time. There is also the matter of the odd witch far out in the woods.

    What if she finally reaches for the power? What if she wants to take her rightful place among the witches now? Will her carefully constructed regime hold up or will the farce crumble. Hopes are up, that she can just be forgotten about. But the witches made that calculation without Holly.

    About the company

    Nya Paraplyteatern is a non-profit organisation from Falkenberg, Sweden. They have participated at IYAF (now FUSE) since 2013 and are delighted to have seen the festival develop and grow throughout the years.

    In our organisation everyone is welcome and they have opened both their hearts and minds in different projects, they have created new innovative creativeness together as well as classical pieces.

    Nya Paraplyteatern work a lot with international cultural youth exchange projects and have built many bridges around the world. The theme of their theatre is family, everyone has a place in their organisation.

    The Womb

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    This is a place where no one knows the address, but everyone knows how to get there. This is a place where no one knows what it is, but everyone is familiar with it. This is a place where no one knows if it’s real, but everyone knows what they feel is real. Maybe not everyone, but every woman. Women come here to forget. But can they? Can they forget the things that made them end up in this place?

    Written by Aylin Rodoplu.
    Directed by Elise Xiaqi Eriksen.
    Performed by Aylin Rodoplu,Tara Mcmillan,Gabriela Mahé.
    Music by Aylin Rodoplu.

    Photography credit: Elise Xiaqi Eriksen

    About the company

    Co Theatre is a female-led collective that aims to encourage and inspire women of all ages, bringing bold and provocative newly written original plays of women's stories to the stage. Aylin Rodoplu and Elise Xiaqi Eriksen are the co-founders of Co Theatre and creative team of The Womb, which was their debut as professional theatre makers.

    Now More Than Ever

    Posted on: June 17th, 2024 by

    About the show

    Now More Than Ever is a three-part contemporary dance performance about appreciating, embracing, and protecting the world that we are part of, recognising that the need to do so has never been greater.

    Act 1 (25 mins) is about looking outwards and appreciating the world around us. A reflection on how we connect to our surroundings and each other with care.

    Act 2 (27 mins) was inspired by the physical and mental challenge of winter. Touching on seasonal change, climate anxiety, and the importance of support networks, we highlight the link between planetary and personal wellbeing.

    Act 3 (26 mins) is about protest, and protecting what's important. In the face of destruction and greed, we look to the abundance and regenerative power of human kindness and the natural world.

    In a time of climate crisis and climate anxiety the piece encourages people to explore their own connection to the planet and to counteract that anxiety with action. The three parts of the piece loosely follow the journey of a group of individuals, first noticing, then grappling with, and then defending the world they are part of – and coming together to do so.

    About the company

    Alauda Dance is a group of young dancers with a shared desire to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the natural world.

    Founded in 2022, Alauda Dance endeavours to make work that recognises the urgency and complexity of environmental concerns but that is nevertheless infused with messages of hope.