ACCA Presents : Split Britches: Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

  • Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton
  • Wed 14th Mar @ 19:00
  • -
  • from £10.00
  • ACCA

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and humour.

Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances as a metaphor for the unexplored potential in elders and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.

Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw

Written by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Hannah Maxwell

Created in collaboration with Jo Palmer, Claire Nolan, Matt Delbridge, Alex Legge, Edythe Woolley and Meghan Hodgson

Technical Design - Jo Palmer

Video Content Design - Claire Nolan

Design Consultant - Matt Delbridge

Sound Design - Vivian Stoll

Choreography Consultant - Stormy Brandenberger

Executive Producer (In Company) - Lauren Church

UK Producer- Alex Legge

US Producer: Laura Petree

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) was created and developed from 2016-2018 through a series of residencies with elders and artists in London, New York, Los Angeles and beyond.

Produced & Developed by In Company Collective with support from Arts Council England, the Barbican, Doris Duke Foundation, Richmond University (Virginia) & Queen Mary University of 

General Information

Guests with Mobility Impairments

Guests who use a wheelchair or experience mobility impairments are asked to call the box office on 01273 678822 or email so that we can assist you to find the best seat to suit your requirements.

Pay What You Decide

There is an allocation of Pay What You Decide (PWYD) tickets available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Come and see the show without paying anything in advance, and then pay what you think is appropriate at the end of the show. Maximum of four PWYD tickets per person. Please phone the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.


The Concessions rate is available for students, University of Sussex students, Over 60s, and people in receipt of JSA or DLA/PIP. Proof of eligibility may be required on the door or at the box office (if collecting).  Personal assistance tickets are available for free for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the venue. Please contact the box office on 01273 678822 or email for further information.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

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