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Gary Kitching & Co and Ovalhouse in association with Greyscale

Me and Mr C by Gary Kitching

Me and Mr C. is about a voice in your head that claims with authority that you are a worthless piece of shit. An experience you may be able to sympathise with.

This event is part of the Fabulism autumn 2015 season
  • Wed 18 Nov – Sat 21 Nov, 7:30pm

Venue: Downstairs

Mr C sits inside your head and watches. 

He sees all you see, knows all you know, hears all you hear and sometimes, if you are very unlucky, he tells you what he thinks of it all. 

Gary Kitching is an improviser, actor and comedian and Me and Mr. C is his funny and disturbing rendering of what it is like to have a voice in your head that explains to you with authority, purpose and well referenced arguments, that you are a worthless piece of shit. An experience some of you may be able to sympathise with.

Director: Alex Swift 
Lighting Design: Katharine Williams
Writer/Performer: Gary Kitching 
Producer & Dramaturg: Selma Dimitrijevic

“This brilliantly-worked piece, alongside spooky ventriloquist dummy ‘Mr C’, was a fantastic start to a night of unknown.”
***** Michael Hunter, The Public Reviews

“Very funny for all the wrong reasons”
Whats on Stage on Me and Mr C 

Recommended for ages 14+ (some strong language).

*Saturday 21 November 3.30-5.30pm: FREE Improv Workshop with ticket to me and Mr C: more info


Me and Mr C is part of our autumn 2015 theatre season FABULISM, celebrating the fantastical in the everyday setting. Click here to take a look the other shows that make up FABULISM.


  • Wed 18 Nov, 7:30pm
  • Thu 19 Nov, 7:30pm
  • Fri 20 Nov, 7:30pm
  • Sat 21 Nov, 7:30pm

Gary Kitching & Co is a theatre company. Mainly me, occasionally with others involved hence: Gary Kitching & Co. We aim to make theatre that is interesting (obviously), funny (hopefully), and irreverent ( f**k you). We produce theatre that is well made and provoking. Using improvisation and new writing we like to respond to the audience and create a unique experience each night. We like to entertain and make the audience feel something, even if that something is uneasy. 



GARY KITCHING (writer and performer) has been living and working in the North East of England as an actor and performer for 20 years. He has worked in many aspects of performance including Theatre, Film,TV Stand-up, Drama Based Training and Devising and Improvisation. He has been a member of The Suggestibles for the last 12 years. Recent work includes  Get Santa, Dark Woods Deep Snow, and the award winning The Borrowers (Northern Stage) and Live Witness (Live Theatre).

ALEX SWIFT (director) is a performer, director and theatre-maker who works across a range of forms including clown, comedy, physical theatre, political theatre and experimental theatre, sometimes in some kind of combination. He trained at École Philippe Gaulier in Paris and his work has won Best Ensemble in the Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, The Vault Festival Pick of the Festival Award, The Bush Theatre Directing Award and The Buzz Goodbody Student Director Award. Recent work includes Error 404 by Daniel Bye (Polka Theatre), Fat Man by Martin Bonger (Vault Festival and touring) and Mess by Caroline Horton (Traverse, Edinburgh and touring). 

SELMA DIMITRIJEVIC (producer and dramaturg) is artistic director of Greyscale and freelance director and writer. She has worked with companies such as Bush Theatre, Gate, Soho, Traverse, Dundee Rep, Tron, Live, Northern Stage, Theatre Royal Bath, Pleasance Edinburgh, Hull Truck and National Theatre Studio. As dramaturg she has worked with National Theatre Scotland, National Theatre Studio, Tron Theatre, Croatian National Theatre, Exit Theatre, Caroline Horton and RashDash.

KATHARINE WILLIAMS (lighting designer) is a lighting designer working in drama, dance and physical theatre, with some opera, musical and circus projects. She works in the UK and internationally. Her designs have been seen in China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Ireland, Holland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Armenia, Romania, Russia and the Czech Republic

Additional information

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Development supported by Northern Stage and Greyscale

Photo Credit: Topher McGrillis Photography

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Free Improv Workshop with Gary Kitching

Sat 21 Nov, 3:30pm

Gary Kitching & Co are offering impro workshops for actors, directors, writers and theatre makers interested in developing their improvisational skills and having fun.