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by Christopher Brett Bailey

 In a gleeful howl from the armpits of hell, Christopher Brett Bailey delivers a characteristic linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica. 

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Thu 6 Oct – Tue 11 Oct, 7:30pm

Venue: Downstairs

KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT, a neo-noir fever dream and a 120 decibel suicide note. a gleeful howl from the armpits of hell, Bailey’s words deliver a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica. a panorama of humanity in tatters, of a diseased society at war with itself, blown-out, bloated and tumbling towards a million nauseating climaxes. by turns gruesome and euphoric, snotty and psychotic. a giddy cocktail of impotent violence and frantic, frantic sex. an auto-destructive shaggy dog story, a nocturnal meditation crooned into the swollen abyss, and a radical No! to life. a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled, all set to a warped collision of haunting musics and ear-popping noise. a sumptuous, cinematic melting pot of psycho-acoustic trickery, futurist soundscaping and dark psychedelia.

recommended for those with an aural fixation. no kids. no dogs. rated R. 100 mins. colour, 3D.



 on previous show THIS IS HOW WE DIE:

"a visceral, world-burning piece of theatre....a brutal, vital, incredible show"  Total Theatre
★★★★ Guardian  ★★★★★ Exeunt   ★★★★ Time Out   ★★★★ The Times  ★★★★ The Scotsman  ★★★★ The Stage


  • Tue 11 Oct, 7:30pm

writer / performer: christopher brett bailey

dramaturg: anne rieger

composer-musicians: alicia jane turner, george percy and christopher brett bailey

lighting design: lee curran

sound design: george percy and christopher brett bailey

production manager: helen mugridge

producer: beckie darlington

Additional information

Commissioned by Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Cambridge Junction, Ovalhouse, Theatre in the Mill, and Theatr Iolo. Supported by Arts Council England. With thanks to Hackney Showroom.

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