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Francesca Beard presents

How to Survive a Post-Truth Apocalypse

Never have I ever…

...Talked too much when I was nervous.
...Kept silent to protect a friend.
...Bent the truth for my job.

...Told a lie to a stranger for fun.
...Stared into the fridge and wondered what I was looking for.
...Lied during a questionnaire.


Join Francesca Beard, your sham-shaman, on an epic adventure through a wonderland of lies, fictions, Wikipedia facts and the stories we tell ourselves. Through a series of fabulous encounters, you will explore make-believe in its many forms, from political spin, to polite half-truths, to the lies we live by: ‘Capitalism is a meritocracy’; ‘Grandma, I love this cardigan’; ‘Yes, I have read the terms and conditions’.

Francesca is one of the most successful spoken word artists in the UK, and has developed innovative work such as Chinese Whispers and Animal Olympics. Directed by Rob Watt, (Standby for Tape Back-up  this new show explores our place in a new “post-truth” world that's had enough of experts, but not enough of Donald Trump. It asks: ‘What is the global cost of make-believe?’, ‘Are all humans liars?’ and ‘Can the truth set us free?’

This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience. Click here to find out more.

Need somewhere to dine before the show?

We know that when you’re trying to make it on time to see a show in the evening life doesn’t just stop - you still need to eat! Thankfully our No 60 cafe bar has a great selection of meals, with something to suit every appetite. From sandwiches and paninis with a range of fresh fillings, to our hearty speciality burgers. Or if you’re looking for something a little bit different there’s always our bistro menu which offers a new selection of flavours and exciting seasonal dishes every month.

You can reserve a table by contacting the No 60 team via now.


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Wed 6 Jun


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