Sarah Short: What Next?

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Arches present

Sarah Short: What Next?

Part of Into The New 2015

Tue 13 - Thu 15 Jan 2015 | Tue 13 Jan, 9pm | Thu 15 Jan, 7pm (1 hour) | Festival Pass: £16 | Day Pass: £5 (call 0141 565 1000 to book) | 16+

Sarah Short is a charismatic, up-and-coming comedian who interacts with her audience:

“..just as if she were shooting the breeze with her mates. This is an appealing, natural approach that will stand her in good stead…”
Steve Bennett, Chortle.

Sarah has spent the last twenty one years of her life committing herself to full time education and it is coming to an end. Now it’s time to, in the words of her loving father: “Get a bloody job!”

What Next? makes light of the desperation Sarah feels to find a way to dodge the looming dole queue and cleverly elaborates on the many dreams crushed and conquered throughout her life. This show also platforms Sarah’s grand plans to become a world revolutionary, as well as satirizing her hypocrisy, narcissism and desperation for fame.

Sarah Short is a multi-disciplinary artist. To date she has performed an abundance of stand-up comedy shows, performance art pieces, site specific performance, performance for young audiences and works for Universal Comedy and Platform Theatre as a facilitator

Sarah’s politics lie in striving for equality. In the broad range of fields she is working across Sarah aims to make her work accessible and provoking. Her work is developed in a belief in the power of art and the power of people.

As an active member of the Socialist Party Sarah takes her beliefs and her art into her day to day life by using performance as a means of protest to fight for equality at all costs.

Strong language throughout.


About Into The New 2015 | a festival of new work from final year students of the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

As we open the Pandora’s box of Into The New this year, we can be sure that the work of this group of graduating students will raise some ‘impertinent questions’. Their performances seek to offer intellect and challenge, hope and humour, bravery and commitment.

Your role, as audience is to ‘domesticate’ their ideas, to deal with them and perhaps to explain them, to yourselves, and to each other. With that we wish you luck, as the class of 2015 may refuse to be tamed!

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