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Housemates Festival 2024

Housemates is back with eight shows and two scratch performances, from a TV show-like test of our Britishness, to dance, a celebration of our frontline nurses and more.

Housemates Festival returns for its third year, along with eight shows and two readings by some of the finest talent.

From a comedian’s career going awry, a TV show-like test of our Britishness, an interdisciplinary piece on spirituality and ecology, a celebration of our frontline nurses, a young woman’s experience of losing her hair, the adventures of a woman determined to meet a UK rap superstar, to an exploration of how young Black gay men see themselves and a young man’s love story with Jesus Christ, we know there will be a show for you to enjoy.

Check out the shows below, and make sure to book two shows for £25, or three shows for £30.

  • Housemates 2024: Nocturnal Sun

    Housemates 2024: Nocturnal Sun

    24 September-28 September

    An inter-disciplinary performance piece that combines music, movement and visual art. Nocturnal Sun centres around themes of human history, spirituality and ecology.

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  • Housemates 2024: Becky With The Good Hair

    Housemates 2024: Becky With The Good Hair

    24 September-28 September

    Meet Becky. Oh, she’s such a Becky. Of course she won the award for ‘best hair’ at school three years in a row. Until her hair starts falling out in all the wrong places.

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  • Housemates 2024: EMMANUEL – Reading

    Housemates 2024: EMMANUEL – Reading

    26 September-26 September

    Two sides to the same coin, from the moment they met, the two have been inseparable. That is until both their lives took a turn, when Eman gets kicked out of school.

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  • Housemates 2024: swallow – Reading

    Housemates 2024: swallow – Reading

    27 September-27 September

    Natalie and Aren are “dating.” Whatever that means. Taking place over an evening in Nat’s room, we witness the ups and downs of a “relationship” on a knife’s edge.

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  • Housemates 2024: My Period the C*ckblock

    Housemates 2024: My Period the C*ckblock

    1 October-5 October

    When Bolade discovers a pill that delays her period just in time for a much-anticipated party, she and Jessica embark on a night of unexpected twists, deep conversations, and uproarious adventures.

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  • Housemates 2024: A Night With Hennessy Jade

    Housemates 2024: A Night With Hennessy Jade

    1 October-5 October

    A Mixed-race female comedian’s stagnant career turns upside down after she tells a single joke, spiralling into chaos and self-discovery.

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  • Housemates 2024: How British Eres Tu?

    Housemates 2024: How British Eres Tu?

    2 October-5 October

    Have you ever imagined exactly just what your level of Britishness might be?

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  • Housemates 2024: Tending

    Housemates 2024: Tending

    8 October-12 October

    Tending offers a heartbreaking, hilarious and very human look at the experience of the nurses on the frontline of our health service.

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  • Housemates 2024: Jeezus! A New Musical

    Housemates 2024: Jeezus! A New Musical

    8 October-12 October

    Have you ever wanted to have hot sex with our lord and saviour Jesus Christ? Jeezus! A musical comedy with hymns, bodily fluids and religious rapture.

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  • Housemates 2024: Limp Wrist & The Iron Fist

    Housemates 2024: Limp Wrist & The Iron Fist

    9 October-12 October

    A vibrant celebration of Black, queer identities, exploring themes of love, resilience, and self-discovery.

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