Composed is a funny, biting and honest show about a spokesman (sic) and their institution.

An exploration of theatre rituals, fantasy and institutional violence.

Tonight, the master of ceremonies stays centre stage with an in-house announcement, a thank you to the sponsors, a warm-up act…

In this project of self-reflection and industry critique, Rosa deals with apologetic addresses, revved-up entrepreneurial spiel and whether or not you’re asking for it. Through subversive humour they point towards our expectations of the evening and play with what happens when the composition cracks.

Project by Rosa Postlethwaite

Research funded by the Arts Council of England, Dance City and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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Past Performances 

The Announcement at Up and Out (New Bridge Studios, Newcastle)

Without Whom We Would Not Be Here Tonight at Anatomy Cabaret (Summerhall, Edinburgh), Act Without Expectation (Breeze Creatives, Newcastle), Write It: Mix It (Live Theatre, Newcastle), Not My President’s Day/No (BR)Exit Cabaret (produced by Lazlo Pearlman, Prohibition Bar, Gateshead)

Warm Up Act at PUG Party, GIFT Festival 2017 (Gateshead)



Photography (left to right): Dawn Felicia Knox, Adam Goodwin, Dawn Felicia Knox.