Southend Fringe Festival

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Friday 12 July: Maisie Adam & Project Lockout


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Physical Theatre company Project Lockout are proud to present their third show in development: The Maniac Complex.

A physical and lyrical journey into the concept of mania.

What compels us to do the most absurd things imaginable?  Mania. A terrible incident has occurred. And we must explore the intricacies of the mind to get the bottom of it.

Driven by the medium of mime, movement and spoken-word, Project Lockout currently consists of a diverse group of 7 artists.

Project Lockout allow cinematics to influence their work through sound design and isolated lighting.  Video content is a strong element of the company’s identity creating work online since 2016.



Following Project Lockout we are very lucky to have the very talented comedian Maise Adam:

Maisie Adam has had an extraordinary start to stand-up comedy, from winning ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ in 2017, to winning the Amused Moose award in 2018 alongside being nominated for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award for her debut hour ‘Vague’.

Within a year of starting stand up (her first ever gig was 45 minutes which she thought was ‘normal’!) she won the biggest stand-up comedy newcomer competition, becoming the 4th woman to have done so in its’ 30 years. Since then she has opened for major comedians, with her refreshing anecdotal material and self- deprecating charm winning her praise up and down the country.

In her debut show ‘Vague’ – which sold out its Edinburgh run at the Gilded Balloon as well as extra shows at the Soho Theatre – the northerner and self-confessed “Slave to the Sesh” relayed her experiences of navigating the recklessness of youth whilst dealing with epilepsy – a medical condition that asks you to be a “Sensible Susan”. This year she returns with her second solo hour, previewing it at Southend Fringe Festival

“I’m ridiculously excited to bring my second Edinburgh show to Southend Fringe Festival. Having lived and studied in Southend for 3 years I’m really looking forward to being back. I’ve also seen some of the work of other Southend Fringe performers, and I feel very honoured to be headlining such a fantastic programme of events. Bring it on!” MAISIE ADAM


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