ARC’s policy is to set ticket prices based on demand, like budget airlines, which means we set a price when the event goes on sale and then sometimes put the price up or down depending on how the show is selling. Usually, the price will increase as we get closer to the event, so it is advantageous to book in advance, although sometimes we will put special offers on and reduce the price. Our website will always show the current ticket price.
ARC’s theatre and dance performances are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!
We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at ARC, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.
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, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.
All money collected will help ARC pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.
Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash on the door or by card at the Box Office.
General Prices: Free
How was your lockdown? Just what exactly is going on? Meet Zsa Zsa, Blanche, Cuba and Raquelle – the Rules of Survival are firmly in the hands of these women.
Zsa Zsa, Raquelle, Blanche and Cuba are in quarantine – four disabled women locked down, locked in, shut up and shouted down. While the rest of the nation is in meltdown, it takes a lot to phase this quartet.
In a sequence of four original, cross-cutting, witty and wise monologues, these women reveal more about their lives than expected, broadcasting from their own homes during quarantine, giving their all to challenge the ‘tragic-but-brave’ tropes around vulnerability.
Whilst obviously worried and frustrated by the new terrain – these women are prepared, perhaps they have waited for a moment like this their whole lives. Many things coalescing to give them their moment, of being seen and being heard, their stories intertwine to give voice to commonly hidden lives.
Funny Peculiar is free to watch – captioned; BSL; and audio described versions are all available below – but please consider making a donation to Little Cog here.
‘Well-acted, wittily scripted film about disabled women in lockdown that is both funny and hard-hitting’ – The Stage
Written and directed by Vici-Wreford Sinnott, Funny Peculiar is produced by Little Cog and is an ARC Stockton, Northern Stage and Staging Our Futures co-commission, supported by Arts Council England.
Creative Team / Cast
Liz Carr – Zsa Zsa
Mandy Colleran – Blanche
Bea Webster – Cuba
Vici Wreford-Sinnott – Writer, Director, Raquelle
Content Awareness: Strong language, sexual references, disability discrimination, eating disorder, isolation
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