Lava Elastic - Brighton Autumn 2021


Sweet Werks - Werks Main
Cabaret and Variety

LAVA ELASTIC is the UK’s FIRST openly neurodiverse comedy/performance/poetry night...brought to you by neurodivergent performer (late diagnosis of Aspergers) Sarah Saeed - aka operatic comedy diva Marianna Harlotta and an original member of Stealth Aspies autistic performance company.

In recent years, a theory has emerged that the human race is Neurodiverse - a mix of different neurological types. Those that aren’t ‘Neurotypical’ (the usual) are known as Neurodivergent with differences that include Autism/Aspergers, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and other types of brain that aren’t Neurotypical.

LAVA ELASTIC is a night for brilliant performers who are considered from the problematic to the niche alongside other fantastic acts who are as varied in their styles...as their brains...(which of course everyone is - but we choose to celebrate that at LAVA ELASTIC!)

Neurodivergent performers often struggle to get booked, to navigate the social codes around working with promoters and find organisation challenging. As a result, there are many talented people out there you simply don’t get to see…LAVA ELASTIC is here to change that. Vive la difference!...But also the similarities. Neurotypical performers are of course also on the bill.

Back at it’s home venue in Brighton and thrillingly with the support of ACE (Arts Council England), join us for a night celebrating humans of all kinds - just doing their comedy/performance thing.

We are delighted with the line-up for October, it's going to be another brilliant one. Joining us will be:

Hassan Dervish

Dick Denham

Sallyann Fellowes

Oh Standfast

As ever, we'll be joined by our regular host Sarah Saeed, with assistance from ‘the other Sarah’ and the lovely Sweet Venues team.

“Lava Elastic is like a TV variety show, if TV was allowed to be weird. It’s a joyous experience that surprises and delights.” Victoria Melody (Award-winning performance artist)


Event Tags: comedy, Neurodivergent-Led, Tour, variety, spoken word, poetry, stand-up, storytelling

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