Ollie Smith: 27 - image by Tom Edson

Hatch Presents: Sam Halmarack & Ollie Smith

Monday 17 November

Loughborough Student Union 7:30pm

Free Entry for Students / £3 for non-students

As part of LU Arts’ Happy Mondays programme, Hatch presents a rock n’ roll double bill about daring to dream:


Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites

Sam Halmarack and the Miserablites

Located somewhere between a theatre show and a stadium pop concert, Sam Halmarack & The Miserablites are the bombastic pioneers of interactive stadium pop. Get ready for handclapping anthems and electro music to move and inspire. With songs, stories and a little help from you we will all come together to offer a unique take on what it means to be redeemed by music. A lightning-fast journey from the depths of failure to collective euphoria in the space of just a few songs.

Singing is believing. Join in the feeling.

“That overwhelming moment in a gig when you look around to see everyone singing along is recreated within half an hour, and it’s electrifying.” – Total Theatre

Ollie Smith 27 Again

Ollie Smith – 27 Again

On 2 March 2013, Ollie Smith turned 27. This left him with just one year to establish himself as a rockstar. Because real rockstars die aged 27.

27 Again sits somewhere between a grubby gig, a fanatic lecture and a Jonestown-esque cult meeting. The show takes on hedonism and fading dreams, drugs and booze, suffocation and electrocution, murder and suicide.

Through a precise meandering of pseudo-philosophy and numerology, risk assessments and fading dreams, Ollie speculates on his own untimely demise as he struggles to secure his own legend alongside such greats as Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse.

“Funny, inventive, thought-provoking and surprisingly compelling.” – Culture Vulture

“See it before he dies.” – LeftLion

Tickets are available on the door, free for students and just £3 for non-students.