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on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 19:10


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A new play written by Emma Deakin and directed by Stella Duffy
5 - 24 November 2013
Tues-Sat: 7:45pm
Sun - 6pm
Press Night:
Thursday 7 November
Pleasance Theatre, 
Carpenters Mews

Ordinary Darkness by Sarah Robertson and directed by Stella Duffy

on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 12:20

Four people walk into a party – a dreamer, a schemer, a player and a banker. Come the morning, only one of them is still smiling.

Flic, Becca and Max each have their own motives for squatting in a mansion in London; Flic wants to defy society, Becca sees herself as a wild party girl, and Max says he’s making them a home. But the rot has set in, and when Max brings home a surprise guest things turn ugly. Mr B is a fat cat banker who represents all they despise and all they want to destroy. And, just maybe, they will.

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Ordinary Darkness is about men and women, men and girls,

Stella on TaniwhaThames

on Sun, 02/05/2012 - 19:20

Stella, who directed and co-devised TaniwhaThames with the company, wrote a series of posts about the experience over on her blog, Not Writing But Blogging:



TaniwhaThames arrives at Ovalhouse

on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 01:09

We’re pretty excited here at Shaky Isles. Our new show TaniwhaThames opens at Ovalhouse on Tuesday 15 November. Directed by Stella Duffy and written and devised by the Company, this is a story for anyone who calls London home, and was one of Lyn Gardner’s ‘Picks of the Week’ in the Guardian.

Tickets start at just £7 and we’ve got some exciting pre and post show discussions, meal deals and Wandle Ale made by the good folk at Sambrook’s Brewery available at the Bar. Book now to guarantee your seats.

16 Nov, post-show discussion: Making things happens with Open Space

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This weekend, meet the Taniwha at Camden Fringe

on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:30

Since January of this year we've been working on a show about the Taniwha in the Thames. You know about it, right? It's been here since at least the time of Captain Cook.....

Book now for Shaky Isles at the Camden Fringe - this weekend and beyond!

on Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:28

It's exciting times here at Shaky Isles, with not one but two shows at the Camden Fringe Festival. This weekend is the premiere of Sarah Robertson's new show Snapshots, and at the end of the month you have a chance to see a showing of our new devised work, TaniwhaThames. We hope you can make it along!

Snapshots by Sarah Robertson

A collection of stories performed through poems and monologues. Poetry as anecdotal storytelling.

If a picture can paint a thousand words then a poem is a snapshot of a larger story, giving a tantalising peek into other lives, some real, some imagined: the story

Book now for My Inner Orc - must end on Sunday

on Mon, 10/18/2010 - 09:14

There's just one week left to see My Inner Orc, Allen O'Leary's affectionately satirical look at actors, Lord of the Rings and the fans who love them.

Tickets now on sale for My Inner Orc

on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 10:59

Model-turned-actor Karl arrives in London for the biggest Lord of the Rings Convention with nothing but dreams of making it big and the belief that 'she'll be right'.

Skin Tight returns this January

on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 14:10

There's less than two weeks to go until Skin Tight returns to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith. If you missed our sell-out performance at the Pleasance, be sure to book now and guarantee your seat for Gary Henderson's moving and magical love story.