A Festival of shows like you've never seen before!


In 2013 London's Lyric Hammersmith formed the Secret Theatre Company - a 20-strong ensemble of actors, directors, writers and designers. They have taken London by storm since their first provocative show; courting controversy and sparking debate. Now they are taking their repertory of shows on tour. Discover for yourself what everyone's been talking about. The Royal Exchange Theatre bring you Chamber Piece, Glitterland, A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts and Show 6.


Chamber Piece

Chamber Piece

A pitch-black comedy from up-and-coming writer Caroline Bird about power, lethal injection and the desperate 

need for a twix.

When an execution goes horribly wrong and the prisoner regains consciousness with no memory of his crimes, the ruthlessly ambitious governor has 24-hours to prove his sanity before her death warrant expires.

The Studio - 23, 24 October 7.30pm, 25 October 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Hayley Squires' thrilling story of power, corruption and revenge inspired by John Webster's The White Devil. 

The politicians and celebrities of Glitterland collude to keep their people in a sedated stupor. Ruthless political advisor Nemo uses his starlet sister to manipulate those in power, in a dangerous game of deception. As his enemies threaten to expose him, Nemo will stop at nothing in his quest for control.

The Studio - 28 October 7.30pm, 29 October 2.30pm & 7.30pm

A Series of increasingly impossible acts A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Devised by the Secret Theatre Company

Can you lick your elbow?
Can you wrap your legs around your head?
Can you walk through walls?

In this riotous and uplifting show the company try to complete a series of increasingly impossible acts. With the audience in charge of who performs each night, you'll never see the same show twice.

Swan St Studio Space, Northern Quarter M4 5JY 
21, 22, 27 October 7.30pm, 30 & 31 October 8pm, 1 November 6pm

Show 6

Show 6

Are you who you think you are?

A fatal car crash. A memory uncovered. A secret that leads to revolution. A new thriller from award-winning playwright Mark Ravenhill.

The Studio 30 & 31 October 7.30pm, 1 November 3.30pm & 8pm


 Tickets £12/£10 or