The Exorcism by Ross Sutherland - trailer released

The Vatican believes that the best way to understand a haunting is to approach it as one would a work of art. A haunted house, therefore, is a kind of 'art happening', a curation of demonic sculpture, sound-art, avant-garde poetry, etc. The role of the exorcist, therefore, is simple: we must be the most vicious art critic imaginable. The exorcist is the red pen of God...

A brand new ghost story from the team who created the Award Winning Stand By For Tape Back-Up and writer of BBC2's Missing Episode. 

Sutherland is one of the most exciting artists around, endlessly inventive, a true adventurer in form
— The Stage

Standby For Tape Backup - On Tour (again!)

The true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.

Following a nationwide tour of the UK in 2015 – including sold-out London runs at Shoreditch Town Hall and Soho Theatre – and a sell-out version in New York, Sutherland offers a repeat chance for viewing on tour in 2016.

 Written and Performed by Ross Sutherland // 

Directed by Rob Watt //

Produced by Show and Tell //

Tour supported by Arts Council England. Development was supported by the Roundhouse, Writers Centre Norwich, Southbank Centre, Metal Peterborough and Arts Council England.

Tour Dates:

FEB 23; Arts at the Old Firestation, OXFORD – Book Tickets
FEB 25; Spring & Heritage Arts Centre, HAVANT – Book Tickets
FEB 26; The Maltings, FARNHAM – Book Tickets
MAR 2; Arts Centre, COLCHESTER – Book Tickets
MAR 3; Secombe Theatre, SUTTON – Book Tickets
MAR 4; Old Town Hall, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD – On Sale Soon
MAR 5; St Barts Theatre, READING – Book Tickets
MAR 9; Arts Centre, NORWICH – Book Tickets
MAR 10; St Barts Theatre, WORTHING – Book Tickets
MAR 11; Shelley Theatre, BOURNEMOUTH – Book Tickets
MAR 12; Ashcroft Arts Centre, FAREHAM – Book Tickets

Standby For Tape Back-up comes to @shoreditchTH this week

After its trek across the UK, Standby For Tape Back-up is coming to Shoreditch Town Hall this week. So, if you haven't yet seen it then now is your chance to see it. 

For tickets go HERE

Two years ago, I found a videotape in my loft. On it: one and a half films, one quiz show and two sitcoms. Somehow it became the story of my life.

Ross Sutherland attempts a daring experiment in synchronicity. Using nothing but found-footage from one of his granddad’s old videotapes, Ross attempts to draw out his entire life story.

The true story of one man’s journey into synchronicity and madness.

"Simply note down the booking number because this is a must-see… Extraordinary" The Observer
"Consuming, compelling, hypnotic" ★★★★★ The Stage
"Dizzyingly clever" ★★★★ The Independent
"Startlingly original" ★★★★ The Independent
"Beautifully poetic" ★★★★ Time Out

Standby for Tape Back-Up tranfers to the Bush Theatre

For all of those who missed the show when it was at Summer Hall in Edinburgh this year, Standby for Tape Back-Up by Ross Sutherland is transferring to the Bush Theatre in London as part of their RADAR festival. Standby will be double billed with My Beautiful Black Dog by Brigitte Aphrodite. 

My Beautiful Black Dog by Brigitte Aphrodite is a new piece of gig-theatre for people interested in music, comedy, poetry, theatre, theatrically - and the difficult and beauteous complexity of our mental health.

'Black dog is what Winston Churchill used to call his depression... I have a beautiful black dog and I call her creshendorious.'

Book your tickets HERE

Tickets - £10 early bird*, £15 standard (£10 students & under 26) 
My Beautiful Black Dog starts - 7.30pm
My Beautiful Black Dog running time - 60 mins
Standby For Tape Back-Up starts - 9pm
Standby For Tape Back-Up running time - 60 mins
* - limited number of early bird tickets available