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Invasion 2019



Opening Reception

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Dec 2, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us from 5:00 - 8:00 at The Warwick Lobby Bar as we kick off our Holiday season and welcome this years Invaders to Kansas City.

  • Guy Masterson

  • Pip Utton

  • Clara Francesca and Alexis Kandra

  • Bob Paisley

We'll have cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by a rendition of Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales with Guy Masterson. Rounding out the evening, we'll toast the season with Guy's world famous eggnog (from a recipe handed down from the middle ages).

A Christmas Carol

Dec 3, 7:30 pm

Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable. Famed for bringing multiple characters to vivid life, Masterson recreates Scrooge, Marley, the Fezziwigs, Tiny Tim et al in an enchanting, performance that will dazzle and linger long in the memory. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one!

"Masterson's production is an understated warning and a celebration of the hope for human kind. A Christmas Carol for our time." (Public Review - 27/11/17))




Dec 5, 7:30 pm

Dec 6, 9:00 pm

In his inimitable way Pip Utton brings the most famous of all scientists to life with his passions for science, religion, women, music and all of life! Pip is one of the world's most respected performers of solo theatre and a Fringe legend. Over the past two decades he has written and performed some of the most internationally successful solo shows, Adolf, Churchill, Chaplin, Playing Maggie, Dickens and And Before I Forget I Love You, I Love You.

Since his first Fringe in 1992, his plays and performances have gone on to international acclaim and recognition garnering five-star reviews and awards everywhere. Most recently, in 2018 Pip was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Turkish Ministry of Culture.

Before I Forget I Love you, I Love you

Dec 8, 2:00 pm

Pip Utton, one of the world's foremost solo performers (Adolf, Churchill, Chaplin, Playing Maggie) delivers his moving and affectionate performance about the devastating effects of Alzheimer's.

Pip is famed for his skill in breaking the fourth wall and speaking directly to an audience, involving them in the emotions of his performance. Based on his personal experience of seeing his mother deteriorate and die with Alzheimer's and on intensive research, Pip's character takes the audience with him on a journey full of smiles, laughter, respect and tears.

 ‘Nothing I can say about this show will do it enough justice’ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Broadway Baby



Manifesting Mrs Marx

Dec 5, 9:00

Dec 7, 9:00



The clue is in her name, for Jenny was Karl Marx's wife... the force behind the "great" man.  Yet, like many before and after her, history has conveniently airbrushed her out. As Jenny is given new life and a fresh voice by a researcher's pen, she finds that she, once again, has to fight for her truths to be told and her desperately moving story to be heard… will another woman's voice be silenced?


Manifesting Mrs Marx is about a formidable woman trapped between the lines of history books and silenced by the patriarchy… an homage to all those trapped inside their bodies, inside pre-conceived notions of what society tells us we are, and insists that we should be.


Created and performed by Commedia Dell'arte trained Clara Francesca and directed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson, this is an astounding performance that nods to Pirandello and winks at Peter Brook.

The writer invites you into a genre of "theatre jazz: where the stage is highly self-aware".



The Professor

Dec 6, 7:30

Dec 7, 7:30

The University’s most peculiar professor has made a remarkable discovery.  He’s thrilled - but why is his lecture today even stranger and wilder than usual?  Come attend an odd, surreal comedy about Dickens, shipwrecks, the Venus de Milo, fainting poets and the fate of Western Culture.

Bob Paisley remounts his 2019 Adelaide Fringe show for a KC Premiere.

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