Hear Her Roar in Newcastle!

Peter Lathan

Hear Her Roar is a night of new writing from a new North East theatre company, Workie Ticket.

A workie ticket is someone who is always pushing his / her luck, a cheeky troublemaker, and that is what Workie Ticket the theatre company intends to do, to push the boundaries of theatre by:

  • Celebrating women's writing and supporting marginalised writers in an equal and respectful working environment.
  • Supporting new writing in the North East to reflect its diverse society.
  • Creating amazing theatre to encourage discussion and debate in the North East.
  • Collaborating with marginalised groups and communities to share their stories.

JoJo Kirtley, the company’s founder, said, “We have a growing number of artists who we are gathering as a creative Workie Ticket collective too. We’re looking forward to building a team and getting to work together.”

Their first project is Hear Her Roar, a night of new plays, at Above the Bridge Hotel pub, Castle Square, Newcastle, at 7:30 on 10 November in aid of Newcastle Women's Aid.

The plays, each ten minutes long, will be performed script-in-hand. They are:

  • Rocking the Boat by Wendy Errington
  • Shanbalile by James Whitman
  • The Surprising Germination of Andrea Fitzgerald by Alison Carr
  • For Voices by Louise Taylor
  • Bully by Mhairi Ledgerwood
  • Elliot by Samantha Neale
  • It’s Not About That by Becky Glendenning-Laycock
  • I Walk the Line by JoJo Kirtley
  • And a special reading of Peace of Mind by Kirsty Halton

Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the venue.

Tickets (£5.90) are available from Eventbrite.