A reckless, reflective, live thinking-through of how and why we construct narrative.

“Imagine a bullfight without the bull: it would be a set of aesthetic manoeuvres, pretty twirls and pirouettes and so on – but there’d be no danger. The bull, crucially, brings danger to the party… that’s what the real is: the tip of the bull’s horn.” Tom McCarthy

We promise no less than 120 minutes. We promise real fictional characters. We promise a plot. We promise a surprise twist. We promise a rupture. We promise an ending. We promise a rupture.

“Story #1 is like a live grenade thrown at television: a thrilling exploration of truth, fiction and the strange space between.” Jonathan Wakeham, Screenwriter

“A funny and twisted exploration of our collective obsession with sensation, gore, genre and a damn good story. “ Aaron Wright Artistic Director, Fierce Festival

“Story #1 ranks as one of the truly brilliant, merciless and oddly narratively satisfying things I’ve encountered on stage.” Deborah Pearson Co-Director, Forest Fringe

This performance contains explicit sexual content and images and is therefore recommended for ages 18+.

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