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NOW 18 | Week 2

23 January — 27 January

Tomas Jefanovas & Christopher Brett Bailey

RATED X // 7:30pm

Mind-bending sights, electronic sounds, ear-serrating free jazz and machine gun poetry converge in this new collaboration: RATED X.

Tomas Jefanovas pulls futuristic visuals out of retrograde video technologies to sculpt a psychedelic vision of space and time. Christopher Brett Bailey rages and croons. He is an end of days prophet, a lunatic out on a day pass, a jazz poet crash landed from a distant planet.

Tomas’ mesmerising visuals have been seen at Field Day and Houghton Festivals and Christopher’s ‘verbal gymnastics’ celebrated in his extraordinary sell-out This is How We Die (★★★★ The Guardian, Time Out, The Stage). Watch them fuse to create something chaotic and cosmic. A meditation on holes, voids and mirrors. A ritual of high intensity. A sensory overload. A ketamine noir.

Co-commissioned by The Yard Theatre for NOW 18. Supported by Arts Council England. Thanks to  Lime Wharf, VFD &  Theatre Delicatessen.

This performance contains strobe lighting and loud sounds. Earplugs are available for those who would like them, just ask at the bar.

Rosana Cade & Eilidh MacAskill

MOOT MOOT // 9pm

It’s all about you and your opinions… so get in touch!

Cade and MacAskill take on the roles of doppelgänger radio hosts Barry and Barry, batting banter back and forth in a surreal phone-in talk show. Seeking connection with the world beyond they can only tune into the white noise at the edges of their outer space echo chamber.

MOOT MOOT is a weird and wild trip through never-ending feedback loops; a riotous rhythmic transmission for our times.

Rosana Cade’s powerful immersive Walking-Holding and her autobiographical performance Sister, have toured the country to critical acclaim, as has Eilidh MacAskill’s solo performance piece STUD. They have been performing as a duo for three years in the cult live art riot grrrl boi band Double P*ssy Clit Fuck.

Now they combine forces to create this hilarious new show, with a unique sound world devised by Yas Clarke. See them desperately grasp at meaning in a post-truth world, where all facts are moot.

Co-commissioned by Fierce Festival, The Marlborough Theatre and The Yard Theatre. Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


There will be a BSL interpreted performance of MOOT MOOT on Thursday 25 January. If you are a BSL user and would like to buy a single ticket to MOOT MOOT please email

Access tickets are priced at £17 and can be booked online. We offer free tickets for companions and these must be booked over the phone (020 3111 0570) or by emailing

About the Artists

Tomas Jefanovas

Tomas Jefanovas is a London-based visual artist and graphic designer. He is a recent Royal College of Art graduate and is originally from Vilnius, Lithuania. Tomas uses video and sound synthesisers and works with space to create installations and live performances. His work is often abstract, exploring the themes of emptiness, nothingness and repetitiveness.

As a designer Tomas works for clients in the arts, many of which are major London arts institutions and theatres. He also has an ongoing collaboration with performance artists Bourgeois & Maurice. Tomas has created their album covers, posters and show visuals, as well two short films Mervyn Blackwood and Busy, with Bourgeois & Maurice starring. 

Christopher Brett Bailey

Christopher Brett Bailey is a writer, performer & musician. His works spans contemporary theatre, performance, spoken word, ambient music and noise-rock. Previous works include monologue THIS IS HOW WE DIE, punk-opera The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid, music-theatre spectacle KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT. He is ½ ambient music duo Moon Ate the Dark and leader of guitar/noise ensemble THIS MACHINE WON’T KILL FASCISTS BUT IT MIGHT GET YOU LAID .  

He is also sometimes an actor for hire. Previous appearances at The Yard include Puffball (Caroline Williams), Roulette Player (Ilinca Radulian) Pied Piper and A Bacchae (both Jay Miller). It’s nice to be back!

Rosana Cade

Rosana Cade is a Glasgow based performance maker who makes work firmly rooted in queer feminist discourse that straddles live art art and activism.

Rosana was part of the Spill National Showcase in 2013, a National Theatre of Scotland ‘Auteur’ in 2014 and was an Artsadmin artist bursary recipient 2014/15. Her work has been shown extensively across the UK with a range of organisations including the National Theatre in London, Summerhall as part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Contact Theatre – Manchester, the Arches in Glasgow, Forest Fringe, Battersea Arts Centre, and at international venues including Teatro Maria Matos in Lisbon, Frascati in Amsterdam and Kwai Fong Theatre in Hong Kong.

In 2011 Rosana received the Athena award via New Moves International for Walking:Holding, an interactive participatory performance exploring sexuality, intimacy, and identity in public space. It has since toured extensively across the UK and internationally.

Rosana is a co-founder of BUZZCUT in Glasgow.

Eilidh MacAskill

Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based live artist creating solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director of Fish And Game.

Current projects include STUDa new solo performance for adults exploring masculinity, gender, DIY and Horses, which has been touring over the past year; and The Polar Bears Go Up! a co-production between Fish And Game and The Unicorn Theatre.

Eilidh is also a freelance performer, dramaturg, and facilitator for a variety of other organisations and artists. Recent collaborative projects include dramaturgy for Rituals For Change, None of Us is Yet a Robot; co-creator and director of How To Be A Christmas Tree, Cumbernauld Theatre; Performer/Deviser on The Live Art Community Musical with Get In The Back Of The Van; Performer and co-creator in Dickie Beau’s Drag Family, The House Of Strange Loops.