Jabberwocky returns for autumn

Peter Lathan

Jabberwocky Market returns to Darlington for its autumn 2017 season from 5 to 8 October, working with Darlington Theatre Town partners Creative Darlington, Darlington Hippodrome, Theatre Hullabaloo and ODDMANOUT Theatre to present shows in Paines Plough's Roundabout in the Market Place, as well as long term venue Polam Hall School.

This season’s productions are:

  • Thursday 5 & Saturday 7 October at 7:00
    In the Roundabout, Market Place
    MOTOR presents
    Ross and Rachel
    By James Fritz

    A duologue for one performer, Ross and Rachel tells the story of what happens when a couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together.

    Look at all those couples. Which one will leave? Which one will run? Which one is cheating on the other? Which one will die first? Him. Him. Her. Him

  • Friday 6 October at 2:30 and 7:00
    In the Liddiard Theatre, Polam Hall School
    The Castle Builder
    By Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet

    A musical, magical, moving and comic journey through the minds of some of our planet’s most eccentric and creative individuals. It begins the true story of an inmate in a Norwegian psychiatric institute who over 5 years built a castle on a remote headland.

    But ...where was he getting his bricks from?

    The Castle Builder has visceral live music, dancing, projection, heartfelt storytelling - and chewed bread sculptures.

  • Friday 6 October at 8:30
    In Polam Hall School
    Scratch Night
    New works in progress

  • Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October at 1:00
    In the Roundabout Garden, Market Place
    Almost Always Muddy
    By Likely Story & Kirsty Harris

    An immersive story-telling experience in which the audience—it’s a show for all the family but especially children under 10—join the team of Almost Always Muddy in their Junk Yard playground of treasures and build them a place to tell their story.

  • Saturday 7 October at 3:00
    In the Roundabout, Market Place
    Big Little Gigs
    From age 0 to 10

    Kid Carpet does it all: folk, metal, pop, punk, dubstep and a sense of humour, all played on a child's keyboard and a plastic guitar.

  • Sunday 8 October at 11:00
    In the Roundabout, Market Place
    In Conversation

    Joined by artists from across the whole Pop-Up TheatreTown festival and experts in the area, Miranda Thain, of Darlington-based children’s theatre company Theatre Hullabaloo, will lead a discussion of the importance of play for children and all ages, especially in the light of the opening later this year of the company’s new venue, The Hullabaloo.