Is there really no such thing as bad publicity? Let’s find out...

It feels like the people who irritate us the most are the ones we all talk about, no matter how shocking they get.

So Uncanny Theatre have decided to beat them at their own game and have a go at being famous for a change. With your help we can stir up enough mayhem on Twitter during the show to finally be a big deal, then maybe we can make things a bit better.

What goes into the most controversial show of all time is decided by you in this audacious game of attention seeking. It’s silly, topical and playful…

...until suddenly it isn’t.

Born out of a desire to respond artistically to the rise of Donald Trump without directly talking about him, Outrage is Uncanny’s funny, thought provoking, and occasionally shocking response to a world where the ones who upset people the most seem to be setting the agenda. What’s so great about having people be angry at you? Why do they do it? And why is it that we can’t stop talking about them? Expect to get angry, it’s what we all do best.

Suitable for 14+

Contains nudity, strong language and haze

Date and Time

Tuesday 6 March, 7.45pm

Tickets

£10.50 (£9 under 26)

Press quotes

“By the end of the show, I had absolutely fallen in love with all of the characters. I left feeling more alive than I had in a while.” North West End for Something Terrible Might Happen

“Like a glass of bubbly in austerity times, like a brilliant party!” For You Had To Be There

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Outrage

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Q&A With Uncanny

Can you summarise what Outrage is about? 

Matt: This is a show about the culture of Outrage that persists in the world, and how we deal with the anger we feel towards the people that make us the most angry.

Nat: and Termite Fishing....

Matt: yes, and Termite fishing


Why did you want to make this show and why now? 

Matt: this idea kind of emerged last summer when it felt like more than ever the internet was becoming a really oppositional place, where everyone was just shouting at the people that they didn't agree with. There wasn't any talk of what we might want, people were just raging at people who they didn't like.


What makes you most outraged in your day-to-day life? 

Nat: Bad drivers and a certain woman with a 7 letter name.....

 

All Uncanny's work involves a lot of audience interaction. What can they expect when they come to see the show?

Matt: there is a bit in which we invite people to partake in the ritualistic banishment of someone who may or may not be James Cordon, as represented by an orange.

Nat: But don't worry, they can expect to be safe....we're not bad people, we're quite odd but not cruel!


What do you hope that audiences will get from the show? 

Nat: laughter, questions and the sweet, sweet knowledge that they helped us get famous.

Matt: yeah, this is both a deeply silly show, and one that I think might challenge a few people. So I'm hoping that this is a good time with a bit of a gut punch towards the end.


Would you prefer your audience to leave satisfied and content or spitting-feathers angry?

Nat: we'd like them to leave continuing the conversation.

Matt: as ever with us the central conceit is more of a game than anything. So we're not out to make our audience angry - those outside the room might be another matter - but we're all friends in the room.

 

What have been the highlights and challenges of creating Outrage? 

Nat: highlights - the fact I am now the proud owner of more than one turtleneck and the Beyoncé bit. Challenges - the harsh lesson that putting fresh orange juice in your eye does hurt and a big loss was the bit with Theresa May and the dead nurses....

Matt: I'd second the sadness at the loss of the nurses bit.

 

What do you think a world without outrage would look like? 

Nat: That's a very difficult question and the fact it's a question I can't answer is what worries me. 

Matt: I don't think that I want to stop people feeling anger, it's a powerful thing. I just don't  think that we use that energy very well at the moment.