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Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England in collaboration with BBC Arts Production
Original live broadcast: 9pm 15 Nov, BBC Four
Kirsty Wark introduces four 30-minute theatre shorts featuring comedy, dance and drama from some of the UK's most exciting theatre-makers as they bring live performance back to the old BBC TV HQ for the first time since its closure.
Internationally acclaimed theatre company Gecko perform the visually striking and arresting The Time of Your Life about one man’s struggle against the system. In The Redux Project, Richard DeDomenici recreates clips from the BBC’s back catalogue, from memorable Top of the Pops moments to Blue Peter disasters. Bradford based Common Wealth presents No Guts, No Heart, No Glory based on real-life interviews with Muslim female boxers. We finish the night with Touretteshero’s Broadcast from Biscuit Land, performed by Jess Thom, an artist with Tourette’s syndrome, whose unique neurology makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. She leads us to a surreal and comic musical finale featuring a choir, a brass band and dancing biscuits.
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Islington Community Theatre invites viewers on an exhilarating journey through the lives, bedrooms and brains of teenagers. This BBC iPlayer exclusive is the fifth 30-minute theatre short from ‘Live From Television Centre.’
‘Brainstorm’ reveals the science behind adolescent brain development, drawing upon life experiences of the cast and made in collaboration with leading cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. Created by one of the UK’s leading theatre companies making work with young people, this is a thrilling exploration of the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that every teenager faces.