Nuffield Theatre - The Gratitude of Monsters

Date:29 January 2009
Time:8.00 pm

The Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University Presents:


The Strange Names Collective

8pm Thursday 29th January

£10 / £7

North-West based group, The Strange Names Collective, bring a triple-bill of comically nightmarish performances to the Nuffield's spring season.

The Gratitude of Monsters is a critique of human ideas of civilisation and progress with a dark, bleakly funny, core. Witness a distorted survey of the world with troubling results, a lesson in complicity, and a perverse awards ceremony celebrating horrifying events and those responsible to find out who will be nominated...

Formed in 2001, The Strange Names Collective (consisting of Philip Stanier and regular collaborators) work with simple forms and an experimental approach to produce challenging and unique events.

Age recommendation: 16+

'Blurs a line between performance art, stand-up, and theatre' - Time Out

'Comically Nightmarish... Very Funny' - Live-Art Magazine

'Fascinating! At times bizarre, unusual, thought-provoking. Thoroughly enjoyable.' - Audience member

Event website:
Who can attend:Anyone

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK