squarepegs in roundholes



squarepegs in roundholes is part of our ongoing ‘reclaiming the languages of lunacy’. psychiatry is privileged storytelling with major daddyfreud issues. psychiatry still refuses to acknowledge how all mental distresses are worsening due to a maddening world. so heres subversion with a whitecoat repeatedly hammering the wrong shape into a kiddies toy while victim-blaming the shape e.g. as ‘treatment-resistant’ and ‘oppositionally defiant disorder’ before the white coat falls apart completely. our version of take the toys from the boys will be sung while resist ants handed out in a final procession marking the symbolic death of psychiatry

current new performance fill yr gob first then speak for maximum effect is inspired by one of our closest friends who was taught by her tyneside miner-dad before world war two ‘never speak with yr mouth-half full. fill it first & then speak for greatest effect.’ conditions of english working class for adult-education post our worst-sectioning / while homeless blew us away (engels poetry too) ‘provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth’ – should be compulsory reading for all govern-mentals. supported by a bursary from camden peoples theatre and first presented there as part of common people.

squarepegs in roundholes was part of PUG#6 at Tyneside Irish Centre 27 April 2018.


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PUG, performance cabaret night comes to The Stand Comedy Club!

PUG is an evening of comedy, dance, art and all the glorious things in between. Highly political, soulful and surprising, PUG presents performances by visual artists, dancers, poets, theatre-makers and people who work across all these art forms.

And there’s a cheeky disco.

Hosted by Hannah Walker, Rosa Postlethwaite and Jamie Cook.

Line-up: What’s That Dance, Honourous_Chun, Strange Boy and Figs in Wigs. See programme here.

When: Sunday 25th August, Doors 7:00pm, Show & Disco 8.30 – 11.30pm

Where: The Stand Comedy Club. The Stand website here.

Tickets: PUG tickets are Pay What You Decide.
When you arrive at PUG you will be given an envelope in which you can anonymously pay an amount of your choice for your ticket. Please leave this at the front desk during or after the show.

Reserve a ticket by calling The Stand on 0191 300 9700

Suitability: 18+

Content and Trigger Warning: strong language, loud music, track used in performance, ‘Requiem for Hit’ contains the lyrics ‘I Beat that Bitch with a hit’. Written by Miss Kittin this song is a feminist interpretation of the house track ‘I Beat that bitch with a bat’.

PUG#8 will be filmed and photographed to document the performances and to market future PUG events. Please let Rosa know via the email below if you do not which to be filmed or photographed.

Please contact PUG Producer, Rosa at rosa@pugnight.co.uk if you have any questions.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | info@pugnight.co.uk | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop www.picturesbybish.com