Theatre – Disconnect at The Loft 47/49 Tanner St

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12th May 2017 @ 19:30 Europe/London Timezone
The Loft
49 Tanner St
London SE1
£12.50 / £10

Disconnect, a new creation by ProxCProd

As part of their creative seasons Ugly Duck presents Disconnect, a new creation by ProxCProd . 10 criminals crammed onto a tiny spacecraft and the audience must vote on their fate.

Disconnect asks the audience to vote on the fate of 10 convicted criminals scheduled for jettison from ProxC – a spaceship carrying the remnants of humanity towards a new earth & a new start. They’re crammed together in a tiny vessel: some want to go, some want to stay, but it’s not their choice. It’s yours.

This piece of new writing responds to a world of Brexit, Trump and spreading voter apathy – we put our audience in an impossible situation and ask them to make a decision – then face the consequences. Whatever the outcome, it is so important to have a say – especially in our ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ age where being heard seems to boil down to shouting the loudest.

But is real democracy even possible? And when it comes down to it, do we vote with our heads? Or our hearts?

Written by KT Jemmett & Directed by Michelle Shortland

  @ProxCProd   ProxCProd

Disconnect / 12-14th May – 7.30 pm  / £12.50 / £10 / The Loft, 47/49 Tanner Street SE13PL

Ugly DuckAbout Ugly Duck

Ugly Duck revitalises underused space. We find empty and underused spaces and open them up for a range of creative uses. We run projects which animate and connect people to public spaces.

In 2012, we opened our first project space, 47/49 Tanner Street, unlocking an empty 19th century warehouse in Bermondsey for a wide range of creative activities. We now also manage activities at The Testing Works, and in Autumn 2016 will take on our biggest project to date.


We believe that space – especially in overcrowded cities like London – should never be left empty. We take vacant and disused buildings and bring them back into creative use; reflecting communities and histories, investigating social issues through arts and enterprise.

We are currently building our portfolio of spaces to further develop our public and commercial programmes. These buildings could be big or small, temporary or permanent. Get in touch if you know of a space that needs a new lease of life.


We are committed to producing work that directly engages its audience in new and dynamic ways. We are interested in how the arts can grow and flourish in our changing world, breaking down barriers and reaching out to broader audiences with unique live experiences.

We start conversations, brokers relationships, and seeks increased opportunities for emerging artists and thinkers. Collaboration plays a central role in our work, as we believe working and developing together leads to more inclusive and ambitious plans. We work with a growing network of artists through our time bank, enabling people to meet their needs in more collaborative participative ways.


We believe that the arts can respond to the challenges of today, exploring different perspectives and approaches, and re-imagining our shared future. Ugly Duck supports ideas that challenge the status quo, get at the heart of a matter, advocate for grassroots change, or engage spectators in a new way. Surprise us.  @WeAreUglyDuck  4749TannerSt


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