Lockdown Lounge

Lockdown Lounge The Garage

The Garage is proud to announce Lockdown Lounge, a season of free online performances airing
Facebook on Friday and Saturday nights starting from Friday 22  May.

In the current climate, theatres and venues across the country have closed their doors but artists
and performers are continuing to explore ways to express their creativity. The Garage, usually home
to a 113-seat studio theatre in the heart of Norwich, is providing a platform for those artists to reach
new audiences. Unable to invite the regular patrons into the venue’s seats, The Garage have
teamed up with a number of artists to deliver high-quality performance in the comfort of your own
home. Performances will be shared on The Garage’s 
Facebook page on Friday and Saturday
evenings until 12
th June.

Following recent sell-out performances at The Garage, the first season of Lockdown Lounge is
proud to present highly-acclaimed actor
David Gant, hilarious and thought-provoking comedy
Edalia Day and mesmerising performer Katie-Anna Whiting. Also included in the
original line-up is esteemed spoken word artist
Molly Naylor, poet and performer Lewis Buxton,
Finn Doherty, with comedian Tom Clutterbuck perfectly completing the line-up.

The Garage’s Executive Producer Carrie Mansfield said, “It is incredibly important for us to be able
support performers and artists during these times. After successfully launching our online class
programme on the 20
th of April we turned our attention to providing a platform for performance work.
The result is Lockdown Lounge. The performances have been pre-recorded, so we have been able
to add captioning and a BSL Interpreter to make them m
ore accessible. I’m so excited to be working
with these fantastic artists and hope our audiences enjoy their work and as we all know, your own
sofa will always be comfier than seats in any theatre!”

The season kicks off on Friday 22 May at 7pm with David Gant performing his chosen selection of
poetry, monologues and original writing, in his engaging, enigmatic style. Fall into his voice and lose
yourself in the imagery, language and prose.

Saturday 23  May sees Edalia Day take to the screen. Fresh from touring her comedy spoken word
around the UK, join Edalia for a 30-minute set of comedy songs and poetry. Playing banjo, ukulele,
and guitar, Edalia tackles videogame violence, fighting off marriage proposals, and the tragedy of
being a teenage classical guitarist at a house party.

Performances are free to watch and will last up to 30 minutes lounge back on your sofa and enjoy!

The Garage Trust would like to thank Arts Council England for their support to the organisation and
the Lockdown Lounge Programme during these challenging times.

The first season of Lockdown Lounge events are as follows:

David Gant –
Friday 22  May 7pm
Edalia Day – Saturday 23 May 9pm
Lewis Buxton – Friday 29 May 9pm
Tom ClutterbuckSaturday 30 May 9pm
Molly Naylor – Friday 5  June 9pm
Finn Doherty – Saturday 6  June 7pm
Katie-Anna Whiting – Friday 12  June 7pm

All dates and times correct at time of going to print. Any changes will be updated on our social
platforms and our website www.thegarage.org.uk.




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