The Garage is proud to announce Lockdown Lounge, a season of free online performances airing
on Facebook on Friday and Saturday nights starting from Friday 22 May.
In the current climate, theatres and venues across the country have closed their doors but artists
and performers are continuing to explore ways to express their creativity. The Garage, usually home
to a 113-seat studio theatre in the heart of Norwich, is providing a platform for those artists to reach
new audiences. Unable to invite the regular patrons into the venue’s seats, The Garage have
teamed up with a number of artists to deliver high-quality performance in the comfort of your own
home. Performances will be shared on The Garage’s Facebook page on Friday and Saturday
evenings until 12th June.
Following recent sell-out performances at The Garage, the first season of Lockdown Lounge is
proud to present highly-acclaimed actor David Gant, hilarious and thought-provoking comedy
songstress Edalia Day and mesmerising performer Katie-Anna Whiting. Also included in the
original line-up is esteemed spoken word artist Molly Naylor, poet and performer Lewis Buxton,
musician Finn Doherty, with comedian Tom Clutterbuck perfectly completing the line-up.
The Garage’s Executive Producer Carrie Mansfield said, “It is incredibly important for us to be able
support performers and artists during these times. After successfully launching our online class
programme on the 20th of April we turned our attention to providing a platform for performance work.
The result is Lockdown Lounge. The performances have been pre-recorded, so we have been able
to add captioning and a BSL Interpreter to make them more accessible. I’m so excited to be working
with these fantastic artists and hope our audiences enjoy their work – and as we all know, your own
sofa will always be comfier than seats in any theatre!”
The season kicks off on Friday 22 May at 7pm with David Gant performing his chosen selection of
Saturday 23 May sees Edalia Day take to the screen. Fresh from touring her comedy spoken word
Performances are free to watch and will last up to 30 minutes – lounge back on your sofa and enjoy!
The Garage Trust would like to thank Arts Council England for their support to the organisation and
The first season of Lockdown Lounge events are as follows: