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Tue, 09 May


Performance Lab (Studio)

Malum Tapes

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.

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Malum Tapes
Malum Tapes

Time & Location

09 May 2023, 14:00 – 14:30

Performance Lab (Studio), Arundel Gate, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2LQ, UK


About the Event

Malum Tapes is a short audio sci-fi fantasy story set in a world of immorality, where passion and greed rule all. The events of Malum Tapes take place in between events of this overarching narrative that extends beyond this presentation. It is a sequel before a sequel. The plot follows Billy Armstrong, a tragic character who's inflicted by an entity that originated at the beginning of time. Through Billy and their experience on Earth, it awakens, manifesting intelligence and allowing Billy to possess superhuman powers. Yet Billy quickly learns that this entity is not benevolent, it is the physical embodiment of ambition and all the human flaws it has learned from Earth, these flaws grow its strength, feeding it.

The Malum story is a message urging people to accept the darker parts of themselves so that they can become better people, less selfish and more selfless. It's a classic tale of good vs evil, but this conflict is internal, residing in all of us.

Created by Nyle Reilly. 

Promotional image by Taylor Hammersla

Change Makers 2023

Change Makers 2023 showcases the work of Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating BA (Hons) Acting & Performance students. The showcase is part of Future Now, Sheffield’s festival of creativity. Change Makers 2023 also features contributions from Level 4, and Level 5 Acting & Performance students, as well as members of staff. Learn more about the BA (Hons) Acting and Performance degree at Sheffield Hallam University. We also offer a one-year top-up degree.


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