Suicide Notes... the spoken word of Christopher Brett Bailey

Date:Wed 19 Sep
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

a different-every-night, shouting & reading show... stories, poems and black humour.

Bailey’s words deliver a linguistic kaleidoscope of caustic cartoons, crackpot prophesies and demented erotica. verbal diarrhoea, dirty jokes, venomous poetry, and tall tales that corkscrew deep into nightmares. tonight he is a voicebox and a microphone and nothing more: a potty mouthed poet, a reverend with a forked tongue, a standup comedian from hell, delivering a symphony of verbal adrenaline and twisted humour, a dense, poetic blend of the hallucinogenic and the hardboiled, a live action short story collection for the depraved, the depressed and the death obsessed.


Join us before the show for First Manoeuvres, a friendly and informal scratch night of brand new works in progress by members of our artist development network Troop. Each evening will consist of 3 or 4 short extracts in a ‘lucky dip’ format – it could be theatre, dance, spoken word or something else! *(Tickets are free but you must book in advance).

‘moments of near-perfect articulacy… charting the quivering, fleshy lines between erotica and gore, poetry and trash, despair and absolute debauchery.’
★★★★ The Stage

‘Bailey is a musician, his voice manipulated as an instrument ranging from rapid gunfire delivery to grotesque slow, gurning; it’s poetry as a Ninja warrior assault course.’


Press on previous work:

‘what a fucking genius’Smiths Magazine
“a bugged out gonzo king, filling the underground with menace and death” – Phonic FM
‘a mesmerising, mouthy athlete, all tongue-twisters and mobile lips.’Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Bailey’s writing is a queasy metallic concoction of fever dreams, body horror and vivid erotica.’ – The Sprout

Age: 16+

Duration: 1 hr

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown inlcude booking fees.


writer / performer: christopher brett bailey | dramaturg: anne rieger | producer: beckie darlington.

Supported by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Theatre in the Mill. Support from ARC Stockton Arts Centre and The Marlborough Theatre.


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First Manoeuvres

Wed 19 Sep

A friendly and informal scratch night of brand new works in progress by members of our artist development network Troop.