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TakeOver Festival At York Theatre Royal
Medusa
TakeOver Festival returns to York Theatre Royal from 23 - 28 October with a programme, created and produced by a company of under 26 year olds.

These are some of the theatre highlights:

Proper Job Theatre: Medusa

Mon 23 Oct, Main House, 7.30pm

Award-winning Leeds writer Helen Mort retells the classic Greek myth Medusa - the story behind the 'monster' with snakes for hair.

This modern adaptation shows Medusa's childhood and sheds light on the myth we think we know.

Tickets £18, under 25s £10.

Age advisory 16+ references adult themes of sexual assault and pornography

Grab 'Em By The Pussy

Mon 23 Oct, Studio, 7.45pm

This new, surreal comedy musical is written and produced by Caroline Buckley. In a world where women are touched daily in places they didn't even know they had, outcast Maisy has never been objectified. Bless her. Join her on her quest to be fondled.

Reality and fiction are blurred in an intoxicated dreamscape. It will be weird. It will be hilarious. There will be songs.

There might even be a comedy dance routine or two. One thing is for sure: nobody will leave untouched.

Tickets £12.

Please be advised this performance contains adult themes

The Room At The Top Of The House
Stand By Theatre: The Room at the Top of the House

Tue 24 Oct, Studio, 7.45pm

An honest and uplifting show about fear that explores the world of Josh, a young adult suffering from an anxiety disorder, and how this influences those closest to him.

At a time when he is most vulnerable, a room of forgotten things quickly becomes the perfect place for him to disappear into.

The show was devised by taking inspiration from personal experiences and interviews conducted with people who have experienced social anxiety and panic disorders.

Stand By have worked closely with mental health specialists including a psychologist, a counsellor and a creative arts facilitator.

Using mesmerising movement, poetic text and visual inventiveness, the company invite the audience to explore the minds of individuals who are detached from society.

With a post-show discussion led by York MIND

Tickets £12

Amphibious

Wed 25 Oct, Studio, 7.45pm

A brand new devised piece directed by Julia Levai, artistic director of TakeOver and devised by a company of young artists. It explores how our architecture forms our relationships - focusing on the notion of walls within our society.

The company tells stories of how we have been divided and connected by walls throughout history and what kind of walls do we fancy?

Amphibious is a humorous and critical outlook on how we separate ourselves from each other and how we could start reconnecting behind and beyond walls. All of us are surrounded by walls. All of us have a story to tell.

Tickets £10, with concessions

DugOut Theatre: Swansong

Thu 26 Oct, Studio, 7.45pm

Swansong
The rain has finally stopped. Four people survive. They are in a swan pedalo. DugOut bring their smash hit show to York to ask what we'd remember if we could start again.

Please be advised this performance contains adult themes

Tickets £12

Out

Sat 28 Oct, Studio, 8pm

Out
Created and performed by Rachel Young and Dwayne Antony. Out is about shape shifting in a bid to fit in; to be black enough, straight enough, Jamaican enough...

Challenging homophobia and transphobia within Caribbean communities, Out is a conversation between two bodies, reclaiming dancehall and celebrating queerness amongst the bittersweet scent of oranges.

Tickets £12

Box office 01904 623568. yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

TakeOver Festival At York Theatre Royal, 10th October 2017, 14:29 PM