CLUB SOLO presents: Ira Brand and Sara Zaltash

8pm | £8

 CLUB SOLO presents solo performances BREAK YOURSELF by Ira Brand and AH-BE by Sara Zaltash, followed by an after-show discussion

 28th Jan

8pm | £8



‘The thing I like about Springsteen is that all his songs are about blue-collar, American, working class, men. You know, men who work on the railroads, and in lumberyards. Real men. I’m not really that kind of guy.’

Meet Ollie. He’s a graphic designer. But he wants to be Bruce.

Break Yourself is a piece about the performance of identity and of gender. Performed in male drag, it is about the relationship between power and desire, the complex landscape of male and female sexual desire, and the desire to be something ‘other’. And it’s about Bruce Springsteen.

It is also an experiment in constructing personas and alternative identities. A risky, dishonest, head-first, whole-hearted, and perhaps slightly desperate attempt to try and be something we have never been before.

“A writer and performer of rare precision.”

The Stage

Welcome to our new performance platform, CLUB SOLO, at The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol. First up – Syvia Rimat’s Imagine Me To Be There

Sylvia Rimat


21st October 2016. 8pm

Sylvia Rimat Imagine me To Be There

Sylvia Rimat
Imagine me To Be There

Welcome to Club Solo, where for some strange reason, we go it (as if) alone. Pack our necessities and jump into the unknown. Think big, talk small, eat grenades, throw sweets, open our arms and hold it – together.

Club Solo presents solo performance Imagine Me To Be There by Sylvia Rimat, followed by after show discussion on her new work, Tree.

Imagine Me To Be There is an inventive, participatory and humorous performance that playfully challenges the conventions of theatre, watching and our imagination. The audience enters a bare space. A performer, Sylvia Rimat, sits on the floor with a laptop. There’s also a drum kit and a sharp knife. The performance explores stereotypical fragments of narration we all are familiar with (red high heels, a knife, flickering lights) and our desire to build up stories.

The show will be followed by a talk on Tree the new planned project by Sylvia Rimat and Sydney-based visual artist Cat Jones. Tree will draw on research on our imagination and invite audiences for a walk through forests in two geographic locations.

“The skill of Rimat’s performance lies in the way she marries the magic of the theatre with the fantasies of the virtual.”
A_N Review by Mary Paterson


Imagine Me To Be There is supported by Arts Council England, Battersea Arts Centre, In Between Time, Testing Grounds and Residence

SOLO Showcase: Bristol 2015


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SOLO showcase

Thur 19 & Fri 20 March 2015
Doors from 7.30pm | Show 8pm

Summon the ancestors with Alice Human; spot a rabbit in the headlights with Ale Marzotto; challenge your audience etiquette with Bella Fortune and relish in an angry outburst as Hannah Sullivan explodes! Jo Hellier completes the bill with her flood-inspired sound installation.

Find out more

Two evenings, 4 premieres.

#SOLOshowcase @SOLOforum

Ticket Info

£10/£8 concession per show
£18/£15 concession for both evenings.


SOLO Showcase – Dartington 2006

  • Performances by: Mark Stephens, Misri Dey, Jeremiah Krage

The debut SOLO Showcase presented three works-in-progress devised at Dartington.

Momentary Lapse by Jeremiah Krage
An origami of the mundane. The ordinary is folded, twisted and re-connected to create a new perspective in an interactive process.

Taj-a-chino Blues by Misri Dey
The first in a series of one woman auto-biographical performances exploring the delights and tortures of being multi ethnic. She’s speaking to you, singing to you, and trying to answer a question.
It would be stand up theatre if she could just keep her balance…

The Library Storms by Mark Stephens
A man is falling, in slow motion, from the top floor of the library. Inside, the library sleeps and wakes. It creaks and wheezes. It is changing…

30th November 2006
Host Venue: Dartington Arts & Dartington College of Arts