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Time Critical

Two walkways moving, five lives crossing, no words spoken: the latest beautiful, playful theatre show from Stan's Cafe.

Inspired by conversations with the Economics Department at Warwick University this show is about inequality in the big city. It is an ambitious piece visual theatre.

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Of All The People In All The World

Of All The People In All The World uses grains of rice to bring formally abstract statistics to startling and powerful life.

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The Cardinals

Three Cardinals and their Muslim stage manager tell the story of the world in their tiny puppet theatre.

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The Steps Series

Inspired by teach-yourself-to-dance floor mats, The Steps Series invites audiences to perform the show themselves.

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The Cleansing of Constance Brown

The Cleansing of Constance Brown is a history of power and violence in the 20th Centuary.

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The Just Price of Flowers

A silent film called 'Shadows' narrated live by a Benshi who has fallen in love with its star.

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The Commentators

Live and webcast commentary of everyday life. The Commentators are irrepressible and unstoppable, unwittingly hilarious and strangely compelling.

Time Critical
Two performers each have 25 minutes set on a chess clock - one minute for each of the 25 years of the life of Stan's Cafe.
One performer has the job of describing the last 25 years of world history, the other deals with the history of the company and its people.

Following its premiere as part of our 25th Anniversary party in 2016 Time Critical will be reworked for touring.

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