Even more at Alphabetti

Peter Lathan

A further 16 shows have been added to those already announced in Alphabetti’s autumn programme. They are:

  • 20 September
    Write Faster
    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…

  • 30 September
    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…)

  • 18 November
    Jonluke McKie presents
    Blind Busker
    Part cabaret, part open mic, the Blind Busker provides an evening of entertainment like no other. Expect music, theatre, spoken word and surprises.

  • 7 October
    Alphabetti Soup – October
    Includes a new play, Vanishing Point by Tony Hickson, directed by Catherine Scott.

  • 23 November
    Lauren Pattison
    Lady Muck
    A brutally honest and hilarious hour looking at learning to love yourself, fuelled by heartbreak and hangovers.

  • 14 October
    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
    Bubble Schmeisis
    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
    Sian Armstrong
    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!

  • 21 October
    Alphabetti Theatre
    Write Back
    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.

  • 2 December
    Alphabetti Soup – December
    Includes a new play, Pollice et Digitos by Jamie Morren, directed by Karen Traynor.

  • 4 November
    Alphabetti Soup – November
    Includes a new play about being transgender, Blues For Boys by Melanie Hunter, directed by Bex Bowsher.

  • 12 December
    Alphabetti Theatre
    Apocalypse Pending
    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.