By needlessalley, Jul 4 2014 12:42AM

We are gearing up to play at Camden people's Theatre in a couple of weeks. It is very exciting times and we can't bloody wait as this is the culmination of a few month's research and development period. During this time, we have played work-in-progress showings at Battersea Arts Centre, Vogue Fabrics and Roundhouse.

Can't fucking wait.

Link for promo video here:

Link for tickets here:

By needlessalley, Jun 12 2014 08:36PM


We have been invited to participate in the Performing Space #2 Symposium that is happening at Chichester University this Saturday 14th.

In preparation for it, the very wonderful video artist Charlotte Young and our own Xavier de Sousa have made this 10 minute video with footage from rehearsals, footage from our Roundhouse work-in-progress and commentary from Xav.

Do you like it? Give us your fucking comments!!


By needlessalley, May 22 2014 11:28PM

Tomorrow we preview a work-in-progress showing of In Embryo, our new performance piece!

Perhaps our most challenging work so far, as we look to social structures and notions of 'community' and 'collective society' as a way to not only influence the way we build our performances, but also to question totalitarianism and hierarchies.

Alongside the performance, which will showcase in full at Camden People's Theatre in July, we are also developing workshops with IdeaStore in Whitechapel (Tower Hamlet's community centre) which will see us working with disengaged young people into developing their skills in collaboration and collectivity through art making.

Tomorrow's preview is a culmination of a week of rehearsals and is the first time we are performing for a full hour, so all comments and support would be grantly appreciated! Tickets through here:

For more information on In Embryo, go to our show page here:

In Embryo has been developed with support from Arts Council England, Queen Mary University, Roundhouse and Camden People's Theatre.

By needlessalley, Apr 21 2014 05:59PM

Happy Easter to all of you crazy kids who have supported, loved and/or hated everything that we have done at Needless Alley so far.

We have celebrating almost TWO YEARS since we started our very first project. Jesus, are we bored yet?

We will celebrate properly at next month's WHO THE FUCK IS ALICE? event, which just got a brand new and (better?) art-work revealed. Do you like it? We think it is a bit of an upgrade from the last one, which was lovely as well. But this one has a bit more an edge to it and represents the event in a much better fashion, we feel.

ANYWAY, we have another special Easter egg for you! OUR OFFICIAL LINE-UP!!

Main DJ sets from:

Jonathan Kemp



Performances from

FOXYandHUSK with a brand new and unseen piece

Sara Zaltash with SEX SEX SEX

Alex Swift with Travestry

Needless Alley with In Embryo

+ TWO SURPRISE ACTS (which will only be revealed on the night)

DATE: 16th May, 8pm at VOGUE Fabrics in Dalston.

Fuck. This is intense. And FUN. We are so excited to show the new work from these artists. Most of it is all new to London audiences and we have our Foxy back again with us, which fills us with joy!

We will start to publish information on each act and their work in the weeks leading up to the event so keep your eyes peeled. There is also a facebook page for the event, where you can 'like' and receive all the relevant info onto your newsfeed. Hey! Yes. It's here: FACEBOOK PAGE

Just one final thing: our new DJ, DP, is new to the scene and the art of DJing, however, you do know him, very well in fact. More on who he is, very very soon. Expect the unexpected!

Lots of Easter love x

By needlessalley, Apr 7 2014 02:55PM

In Embryo

This performance is a reflexion of potential sustainable models of a living collective society. Hierarchy is questionned, as concepts of shared knowledge, space and practices help us evolve in a fluid constructive way. No one wins, no one loses. As performers we learn to maintain our individuality, but are influenced and learn from the collective, there is a shared "desire"/goal" which brings us together.

Development time will be done throughout May and June and we will be popping up in the following places, to show work in progress versions of the show:

The first few dates are as follows:

16th May, 9pm - Vogue Fabrics

24th May, 2.30pm - Roundhouse, Camden

14th June - Chichester University, as part of the Performing Place #2 Symposium (video documentation and presentation)

Others are in the pipeline, but we will let you know very, very soon.

All information will be available soon through the In Embryo page:

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