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Mark Storor / Run Riot: 'The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and other stories' & No-Shame After Party at the Roundhouse

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Time 18:00
Date 29/04/11
Price £15
  • Produced by The Roundhouse
  • Price £15, £12.50 (concs), group reductions available
  • Get ready for the best low-fi theatre and arty party!
  • Bring along your candid stories and wild flare
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  • See you at Roundhouse

For those seeking an alternative party on Royal Wedding night, Run Riot presents a one-off night of haircuts, theatre, live music, animation, cabaret, Live Art and DJs - no corgi's please.

Hosted by Josh Knowles and taking inspiration from the evening’s centrepiece – Mark Storor’s production, The Fat Girl Gets A Haircut and Other Stories. Needless to say, there’s not a corgi in sight. Featuring special guests The Haircut Before the Party, Marawa The Amazing, Bryony Kimmings & Jess Latowicki, Fabulous Russella, AJ Holmes, and more!


The Haircut Before The Party (limited capacity, ticket holders only)
6pm - 7.10pm

A ten minute pre-show experience in which appearances alter and new paths are presented. Book for your very own snip and chop in exchange for sharing your own candid tales with members of this artist-come-hairdresser collective. Due to limited capacity, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee a haircut we recommend you reserve a session in advance by phone on 020 7424 6780 or in person at the Roundhouse box office.

The Fat Girl gets a Haircut and Other Stories
7.30pm – 9pm

The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and Other Stories is Mark Storor's theatrical Live Art production – a very adult show created in collaboration with a cast of teenagers. In 13 explicit portraits, the show tells their candid tales of love, family, sexuality and religion through performance, live music and 360-degree video projection, all under the roof of the Roundhouse’s atmospheric main space.

Read the Run Riot Interview with Mark Storor here:

The Run Riot  ‘Fat Girl’ No Shame After Party
9pm – 1am

Running riot in the later hours will be a cast of truth-seekers, story-tellers and players, featuring Bryony Kimmings and Jess Latowicki,  Fabulous Russella, Josh Knowles. And Marawa the Amazing, hula hoop extraordinaire! After that it’s less talking and more dancing as DJ AJ Holmes gets us all jiggy with his infamous, irresistably bouncy New Electric Hi-Life party tracks.


Josh Knowles
Host, Performance Artist

Josh is primarily interested in the 'Low- brow' and 'Low-Fi' ephemera of pop culture. Using the rhetoric of comic books, B movies, Music Hall, street art and theatre he mixes the mediums of film installation, performance and illustration to explore the themes in his work. As well as a performer he is also an installation artist and will be presenting a site-specific exhibition in May (check his site for details). He is also the curator and Live Arts director for The House of Fairy Tales.


The Haircut Before The Party
Cutting a little, Changing a lot
The No Shame event will act as an introduction to The Haircut Before the Party's longer term project - setting up shop in East London this May offering free cuts and conversation for the next six months. Join the party at the Roundhouse on the 29th or visit the salon.

The haircut before the party has been commissioned for Artsadmin's Two Degrees festival taking place at Toynbee Studios from 12th - 18th June.


Marawa The Amazing
Hula Hoop performer

Sassy, hot to trot and as skilled as they come, Marawa is both sleek cabaret artist and cheeky clown. A virtuoso of the Hula Hoop and a demon on skates, she has dazzled on stages across the world, her unique brand of coquettish comedy charming and amazing audiences in equal measure.


Bryony Kimmings
Double Dare
Bryony is a Live Artist who creates full-length performance works, cabaret acts, music, short films and spoken word. Her work is larger than life, haphazard, loud, often dangerous, somewhat unpredictable but above all - fun! She is inspired by the taboos and anomalies of British culture and her work promotes the airing of her own dirty laundry to oil conversations on seemingly difficult subjects.

Tonight, Bryony presents Double Dare, an interactive performance with big spoonfuls of audience participation in collaboration with performance artist Jess Latowicki (Made in China). Visit the ladies at the Table of Doom at your peril, these girls are ready to beat you into submission and double dare you to certain death. Protective clothing supplied, balls of steel optional.
RR Interview:
Jess Latowicki c/o:

Fabulous Russella
Princess Die
Russella is fabulous. And very entertaining. And has great legs. We probably shouldn't invite her to our party because she looks better than us. Pout! That's all we need to know.


AJ Holmes

A.J. Holmes is the artist formerly known as Vanishing Breed, and a founding member of They Came From The Stars I Saw Them. The New Electric Hi-Life is Holmes’s unique blend of West African Hi-life music and Electronic Pop. The phrase 'Hi-Life' is from ‘Highlife’ a musical genre that originated in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria starting in the 1920's and is a hybrid of African and European music styles.

A.J. HOLMES FRAUDIAN MIXTAPE by A.J. & The Hackney Empire


Produced by The Roundhouse

May not be suitable for under 16s

Tickets: £15 (includes after party & free haircut - limited capacity)
Concessions and previews £12.50
Groups 4+ £10
Groups 10+ £8
Under 25 (limited availability) £5

Booking fees
£1 per ticket online
£2.50 per ticket by phone
No booking fees in person

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