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Press Release: Moxie Brawl presents Punk Alley on tour across the UK and Ireland this autumn

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Press Release

14 September 2023


Moxie Brawl

Punk Alley

UK & Ireland Tour

23 September 2023 - 17 February 2024





This autumn/winter Moxie Brawl, the award-winning inclusive dance theatre company, presents its latest family friendly show Punk Alley on tour across the UK and Ireland to Half Moon Theatre (23 Sept), Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford (7 Oct), Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick (10 Oct),Town Hall Theatre, Galway (13 Oct), Dance City, Newcastle (5 Nov), Pegasus Theatre, Oxford (11 Nov), The Place, London (14 Feb) and Déda, Derby (17 Feb).


A loud, wild, and unapologetic performance that combines live and original punk music with high energy dance, Punk Alley is a show for everyone that asks the big questions and gives young people the space to explore what is most important to them.


Set at an exclusive rehearsal for the fictional Lazurr Tuts punk band, audiences will be invited to dance, sing, sign, and shake as they follow the six dancers and musicians on a journey of self-expression and exploration of what matters most to us all in a safe environment where everyone is equal.


Full of heart, this vibrant interactive show will see young people join in a joyful protest for what is right through song, placards, and music and unleash their inner anarchist. Each performance is fully BSL/ISL interpreted and relaxed to be as inclusive as possible so everyone can experience the joy of the Lazurr Tuts.


Punk Alley was conceived and choreographed by Sarah Blanc, with music direction and original compositions by alternative theatre composer Quiet Boy and lyrics, story and music contributions by punk poet and theatre maker Brigitte Aphrodite. 


Founded in 2014, Moxie Brawl is led by Irish Artistic Director and Choreographer Sarah Blanc and Producer Michael Kitchin. Together they create inclusive dance theatre works for the stage, outdoors and in places dance wouldn’t normally be seen. Previous works include a punk retelling of The Nutcracker; Windibops, a family show about flatulence and global warming; and the History of Ireland a retelling of Irish history from a female perspective.


Of Punk Alley Sarah Blanc said: “With the world pretty much in chaos I wanted to create a fun, engaging show for young people. I feel that young people are going to have to be the warriors of the future and be politically engaged like no generation before. Punk Alley is about being free, finding your voice and knowing that your voice is important no matter what age you are. I’m excited for audiences to experience this world we’ve created and hope they enjoy being part of it too.”


Punk Alley will be performed by Sarah Blanc (she/her), Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra (she/her), Kitty Fedorec (they/them), Laura Jones (she/her), Maria Rodriguez (she/her) with BSL Interpreter Emilie Sands (she/her UK venues only) and ISL Interpreter Shelley Gibson (she/her Ireland venues only). 


Suitable for the whole family, including younger children, but some elements may be most engaging for those aged 5+. 


Supported using funding from Arts Council England National Lottery funding, Oxford Playhouse, Cambridge Junction and support from Tom Thumb Theatre, Redbrigde Drama Centre, New Wolsey Theatre, artsdepot, Squire Performing Arts Centre, Susie Tate Projects and PDSW.


Listings information


Moxie Brawl

Punk Alley


Preview concert version

Half Moon Theatre


Saturday 23 September 2023

Performances at 11am and 2pm

Tickets from £7



Garter Lane Arts Centre

Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 7 October 2023

Performances at 2.30pm

Tickets from €6



Lime Tree Theatre

Limerick, Ireland

Tuesday 10 October 2023

Performances at 11am (schools show) and 6.30pm

Tickets from €8/€10



Town Hall Theatre

Galway, Ireland

Friday 13 October 2023

Performance at 3.30pm

Tickets from €10


Dance City  

Newcastle, UK

Sunday 5 November 2023

Performances at 11am and 2pm 

Tickets from £10.50


Pegasus Theatre

Oxford, UK

Saturday 11 November 2023

On sale shortly


The Place

London, UK

Wednesday 14 February 2024

On sale later this autumn



Derby, UK

Saturday 17 February 2024

Performances at 2.30pm

Tickets from £10.50





Concept, Artistic Director & Performer: Sarah Blanc

Composer & Musical Director: Quiet Boy

Lyrics, story & punk music contributions: Brigitte Aphrodite


Performers: Amarnah Ufuoma Cleopatra, Kitty Fedorec, Laura Jones, Maria Rodriguez


BSL Interpreter: Emilie Sands (UK venues only)

ISL Interpreter: Shelley Gibson (Ireland venues only)

Producer: Michael Kitchin

Production Manager: Froud

Designer: Kat Heath

Co-Director: Anwar Russell

Rehearsal Director: Chris Owen

Sound Designer: Lewis Gibson

Tour Relighter: James Smellie

Additional Lighting: Emily Winsor

Magic Barometer Lighting: Froud

Sound Engineer & Touring Technician: Aidan Good

BSL Creative Mentor: Jacob Casselden

Access Support Worker: Neelam Saredia-Brayley

Access Assistant: Lottie Vallis

Design Manager: Lauren Bridle

Photography & Film: Rosie Powell

Poster Design: Samuel Morrison


Past Performers: Laura Dajao, Annie Edwards, Lula Mebrahtu, Quiet Boy

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