Even more at Alphabetti
A further 16 shows have been added to those already announced in Alphabetti’s autumn programme. They are:
Three writers write a brand new play in front of the audience, whilst it’s also being performed—there will be a type writer, a computer, pens and paper. The writers hand lines, stage directions and anything else they fancy to the actors for them to act out. It could be brilliant. It could be rubbish.
14 – 16 November
Just a Few Words
A man with a stammer just wants to say how he feels as a broken record player and a pile of thoughts keep interrupting him. This may take a while…
The Order of the Silly Billies presents
Dark Side of the Toon
The fierce, third-eye gouging Order of the Silly Billies will channel the feral spirit of the city. Enlighten you. Frighten you. Synchronicities are going to happen. Holy stupidity. (It’s a comedy show, by the way…)
Jonluke McKie presents
Part cabaret, part open mic, the Blind Busker provides an evening of entertainment like no other. Expect music, theatre, spoken word and surprises.
Alphabetti Soup – October
Includes a new play, Vanishing Point by Tony Hickson, directed by Catherine Scott.
A brutally honest and hilarious hour looking at learning to love yourself, fuelled by heartbreak and hangovers.
Inua Ellams and Fuel
An Evening With An Immigrant
Written and performed by Inua Ellams
A poignant immigrant-story of escaping fundamentalist Islam.
28 – 30 November
Blowin’ a Hooley Theatre
The Filleting Machine
By North East playwright Tom Hadaway
Set in the 1980s, a story of industry, family politics and pride.
17 – 19 October
Nick Cassenbaum and his klezmer musicians invite you into the warmth of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London’s last authentic bath house. Amongst the steam and ritual he will take you on a journey to find the place he belongs.
28 November at 9:30
Stupid’s world has been turned upside down. Everything is broken. She has a theory, a theory to fix it—relatively speaking. Expect humour, spoken word, colourful projection, live drawing and some light bulb moments of clarity.
17 & 18 October at 9:30
Cloud Nine Theatre Company
The Dirty Flea-Bitten Scrounging Bastard
By Peter Mortimer
A four-handed satirical comedy about modern Britain.
Forest Sounds Theatre
Church of Jim - A New Congregation
Venture deep into Alphabetti where we will gather the lost, drawn like moths towards a flame. The Church of Jim is a place of salvation, a riotous warm cuddle; a party wrapped up in the guise of cult worship, like Vic and Bob on acid—and the audience are the newest members of an illicit cult!
New writing showcase. The plays and writers are Star Crossed Lovers by Matt Hoss, Big Black Gap by Lewis Cuthbert, You Can Talk To Me by Melody Sproats, The Wall by Kevin Hopgood and Alcopops by and Jo McCullock. The directors are Ruby Shrimpton, Anna Snell, Dale Jewitt and Amy Mitchell.
Alphabetti Soup – December
Includes a new play, Pollice et Digitos by Jamie Morren, directed by Karen Traynor.
Alphabetti Soup – November
Includes a new play about being transgender, Blues For Boys by Melanie Hunter, directed by Bex Bowsher.
By Riley Jones and David Tute
A new one-act play developed as part of Alphabetti's Literary scheme, Write Longer.
Directed by Rachel Glover, starring Matt Jamie and Pip Chamberlin.
Two very different men. One small room. One clock, continuously counting down. Two minutes on the timer, and a button to be pressed every time it expires. Connor and Ethan are keeping the apocalypse on hold—or so they think.