Welcome to Autumn 2018!

Once again we are delighted to present a season of performances and events of the very highest artistic quality. From magic to performance poetry, dance to political theatre, the Axis Autumn season continues to profile some of the best new performance makers in the country.

The programme kicks off with one of the major theatre innovators of our time, as Andy Smith’s biggest performance so far engages sensitively and powerfully with vital issues of equality and change. Following that we are delighted to present a special preview of a dance performance shortly to receive its World Premiere at Sadlers Wells, as well as some acclaimed and intense physical theatre.

The phenomenon that is the Axis Poetry Slam returns one more time this season as well, and is followed by incisive political theatre and some of the most jaw dropping magic you’ll ever see, the latter framed as a deadpan reflection on the world we live in. And the season rounds off with a visiting installation beautifully using the sounds and images of nature in the OpenSpace.

That it all seems to take on the nature and challenges of our time is perhaps no big surprise – the challenge for you is to make sure you catch it all before it’s gone…

See you there?

Neil Mackenzie
Programmer Axis Arts Centre

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