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CHANGE MAKERS
2023
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17 APR - 5 May 

FEATURING

BA ACTING &

PERFORMANCE

STUDENTS  

 SHEFFIELD  HALLAM 

 UNIVERSITY 

 About the CHANGE MAKERS Showcase 

Change Makers 2023 was a thrilling three-week undergraduate showcase produced by final-year BA (Hons) Acting and Performance students as part of Sheffield Hallam University's Future Now festival of creativity

 

The showcase was a celebration of the hard work, dedication, and skill of the students and was the culmination of a major final module in which they created original performances for presentation in a professional festival context.

 

Featuring new writing, physical theatre, storytelling, multi-media performance, scripted plays, and stand-up comedy. The showcase included the work of students from across the degree, and the launch of Overspill, a new interdisciplinary seminar series convened by Dr Sophie Swoffer. This series launched as part of the festival with a special in-conversation event with Dr. Funmi Adewole Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Dance at De Montfort University. 

Event programme

  • Screen Yorkshire and Royal Television Society Selection
    Screen Yorkshire and Royal Television Society Selection
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 09 May
    09 May 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    The Old Head Post Office , Flat St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BA, UK
    09 May 2023, 18:30 – 20:30
    The Old Head Post Office , Flat St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2BA, UK
    Join us at our VIP screening as we celebrate the work of graduating students from Stage and Screen, Film and Media Production and Animation.
  • Everything Shifts
    Everything Shifts
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 09 May
    09 May 2023, 16:00 – 16:25
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    09 May 2023, 16:00 – 16:25
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    In an ambulance control centre public and personal emergencies collide to leave us wondering - can one person really make a difference?
  • Malum Tapes
    Malum Tapes
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 09 May
    09 May 2023, 14:00 – 14:30
    Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    09 May 2023, 14:00 – 14:30
    Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    An ambitious detective seeks to track down and bring to justice what the world believes to be the world's most dangerous terrorist, Billy Armstrong, instead, she finds out that Billy isn't all as he seems and events are far more complicated than they appear on the surface.
  • Hearsay ON
    Hearsay ON
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 09 May
    09 May 2023, 13:15 – 13:45
    Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    09 May 2023, 13:15 – 13:45
    Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A doctor's last act of martyrdom after a long list of regrets makes him go AWOL.
  • Unified
    Unified
    Sold Out
    Fri, 05 May
    05 May 2023, 19:00 – 19:45
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    05 May 2023, 19:00 – 19:45
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A showcase featuring a variety of talents on stage. Sit tight and immerse yourself at sunset.
  • Indulgorance
    Indulgorance
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 05 May
    05 May 2023, 18:30 – 18:50
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    05 May 2023, 18:30 – 18:50
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A provocative solo performance, challenging the audience to question themselves and their behaviour in an increasingly polarised society.
  • Skin&Blister
    Skin&Blister
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, 04 May
    04 May 2023, 16:30 – 16:55
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    04 May 2023, 16:30 – 16:55
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    Skin and Blister. Is blood thicker than water? What depths would you go to save your sister before you drown?
  • Woman Scorned
    Woman Scorned
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, 03 May
    03 May 2023, 18:45 – 19:05
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    03 May 2023, 18:45 – 19:05
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A solo stage performance about a young woman accused of witchcraft and her journey through abuse, prejudice, and persecution.
  • The Autistic Footballer
    The Autistic Footballer
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 02 May
    02 May 2023, 18:15 – 18:45
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    02 May 2023, 18:15 – 18:45
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    Sharing my own experiences of autism and exploring hobbies while performing in a football kit and taking inspiration from the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Autism Working by Michelle Garnett and Tony Attwood.
  • The Room in the Mind
    The Room in the Mind
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 28 Apr
    28 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:20
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    28 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:20
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    An exclusive tour of the mind of someone living with depression from a young age.
  • In our heads
    In our heads
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 28 Apr
    28 Apr 2023, 18:15 – 18:35
    Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    28 Apr 2023, 18:15 – 18:35
    Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    An all-inclusive digital and live performance that will pull at your heartstrings.
  • Everything Shifts
    Everything Shifts
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, 27 Apr
    27 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:25
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    27 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:25
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    In an ambulance control centre public and personal emergencies collide to leave us wondering - can one person really make a difference?
  • The Orders
    The Orders
    RSVP Closed
    Thu, 27 Apr
    27 Apr 2023, 17:30 – 18:25
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    27 Apr 2023, 17:30 – 18:25
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    Two men, two guns, two doors, one mystery. You never know who’s listening.
  • Re-birth
    Re-birth
    RSVP Closed
    Wed, 26 Apr
    26 Apr 2023, 19:15 – 19:45
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    26 Apr 2023, 19:15 – 19:45
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A journey of light, love, and hope.
  • Pandemic State of Mind
    Pandemic State of Mind
    RSVP Closed
    Tue, 25 Apr
    25 Apr 2023, 18:30 – 18:55
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    25 Apr 2023, 18:30 – 18:55
    The Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    PSoM is an immersive piece containing themes of grief and mental health when faced with the Global Pandemic. 'Just Breathe'.
  • Horatio Nussbaum: A Gentleman's Affliction
    Horatio Nussbaum: A Gentleman's Affliction
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, 24 Apr
    24 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:20
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    24 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:20
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    Delve deep into the mind of Horatio Nussbaum, in a drag performance exploring the twisted pipeline into toxic masculinity.
  • A Lady in Waiting
    A Lady in Waiting
    RSVP Closed
    Mon, 24 Apr
    24 Apr 2023, 18:15 – 18:35
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    24 Apr 2023, 18:15 – 18:35
    The Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A Lady in Waiting is a story inspired by events.
  • Chippy
    Chippy
    RSVP Closed
    Fri, 21 Apr
    21 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:45
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    21 Apr 2023, 19:00 – 19:45
    Sheffield City Centre, Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK
    A moving performance following the yearning for escapism, and the brutal tug of reality, delving into the friendship, abandonment, and abuse of trust within three young women.
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Future Now is Sheffield’s festival of creativity. Through exhibitions, events, performances and screenings we ask emerging artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, writers, architects and performers to open a window into their practices and show us their - and our - futures. This is a citywide platform showcasing the work of Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating students, and we invite visitors to encounter new ways of understanding the world through art, design, architecture, film, photography, performance and writing.

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