Rebecca Collins / Johanna Linsley

Stolen Voices is a performance that is listening in on the East Coast of the UK. Artists and eavesdroppers Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Collins, along with a wide-ranging group of local agents with their ears on the ground, offer the results of an investigation into the acoustic textures of the coast, and invite you to join the community of listeners. Part experimental theatre, part sonic detective novel, Stolen Voices is a piece for anyone who has ever contemplated the pleasures and perils of a stranger’s voice.

Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Collins began working together in 2014, with the support of the Live Art Development Agency, Sound & Music and Arts Bournemouth in a workshop for performance makers exploring eavesdropping. Building on the success of this initial collaboration, Collins and Linsley continued to develop the project under the title Stolen Voices. The project has taken the form of participatory workshops, new music composition, experimental performance, community gig nights, radio broadcasts and an interactive installation we dubbed the Eavesdropbox, as well as an artist book project currently in progress which we call a sonic detective novel.

We have undertaken sustained investigations in Seaham (East Durham), with the support of Arts Council England, East Durham Creates and Helix Arts, Aberdeen with the support of Silver City Stories (a consortium between Aberdeen City Council, University of Aberdeen and Visit Aberdeenshire), and currently in Felixstowe with Snape Maltings and SPILL Festival. We have presented the project at the Creative Data Club (a project of Sound & Music), Points of Listening (a project of the Centre for Research in Sound Art Practice at the London College of Communication) and on Resonance FM. The project has also been featured on BBC Radio Newcastle.


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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 if you have any questions.

ROSA POSTLETHWAITE | +44 (0) 77577 39643 | | Space Six, Floor Six, 39 Pilgrim St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QE

All images on PUG website by Chris Bishop