Performance Live

Produced in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England, Performance Live will showcase on BBC Two a spectrum of some of the most exciting artists working in performance today. This two-year series of programmes features the works of over a dozen artists, producers and arts organisations from across England, who have embraced the challenge of producing innovative pieces of live performance for television.

Programmes commissioned will embrace a range of contemporary art forms: theatre, dance, comedy, spoken-word, live-art and everything in between, as the result of a unique process to embed digital and television production skills at a grassroots level. Artists, producers and art organisations will be tooled up to make art in a new medium for new and larger audiences. Through exploring the middle ground between live performance and television, this series will challenge audience perceptions around what live performance can be.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Two (2016 - now)
Schedule: Saturdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Variety

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Previous Episode

I Told My Mum I Was Going on an RE Trip

Episode 1x06; Jan 20, 2018

Introduced by Julie Hesmondhalgh, this performance is a warm and honest drama exploring issues around abortion for young women today. Told through the voices of four young women, the production interweaves real interview material, song and spoken wor

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: I Told My Mum I Was Going on an RE TripJan 20, 2018
1x05: Missing EpisodeOct 7, 2017
1x04: Get a RoundAug 26, 2017
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