Fibres, Nuclear Future, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Monster and Mary Shelley
Fibres – tour starts 17 October
The Citizens Theatre and Stellar Quines present Fibres.
This new play by award-winning Frances Poet examines women’s experiences of asbestosis, Glasgow and the West of Scotland having been the centre of asbestos production and consumption.
Today, these areas still have the highest global incidence of the cancer mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.
In the cast are Jonathan Watson, Maureen Carr, Ali Craig and Suzanne Magowan. The director is Jemima Levick.
This play tours to Scottish communities highlighting the impact on women of this terrible disease; Glaswegian resilience and wit guides them through in sickness and in health.
Fibres visits Barrowfield Community Centre Glasgow, Cove Burgh Hall, Paisley Arts Centre, The Pearce Institute, Beacon Arts Centre Greenock, St Francis Community Centre Glasgow, Barmulloch Community Centre Glasgow, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Barlanark Community Centre Glasgow, Dunoon Burgh Hall and The Whiteinch Centre.
Nuclear Future – tour starts 18 October
Award-winning company Gameshow has created a new play which looks at the dangerous realities of nuclear weapons by placing them in a human context.
Astrid is an ordinary mother but her work brings her face to face with the world’s most dangerous weapons. Can we afford to pretend these weapons don’t exist?
Astrid is played by Leda Douglas.
Nuclear Future has been created by Gameshow with dramaturg Miles Mantle. It features an immersive soundscape designed by Dominic Kennedy and experimental video-lighting techniques designed by Joshua Pharo with associate video designer Ellie Thompson.
The plays visits Camden People’s Theatre London, The North Wall Oxford, The Lowry Salford, Broad Chare Newcastle upon Tyne and Waterdale Doncaster.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong – tour starts 19 October
Multi award-winning Mischief Theatre's comedy disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong brings festive havoc to venues across the UK.
In the cast are Romayne Andrews, Tom Babbage, Georgia Bradley, Connor Crawford, Katy Daghorn, Phoebe Ellabani, Ciaran Kellgren, Ethan Moorhouse, Oliver Senton and Patrick Warner, with understudies Eboni Dixon, Christian James, Soroosh Lavasani and Ava Pickett.
This physical comedy with Buster Keaton inspired slapstick is co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields. It is directed by Adam Meggido.
A 2016 one-hour televised version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong was seen by an audience of over six million worldwide.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is produced by Kenny Wax Ltd and Stage Presence Ltd. A donation from every ticket sold is given to Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The show visits Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, New Theatre Cardiff, Arts Theatre Cambridge, Theatre Royal Brighton, Theatre Royal Bath, The Lowry Salford, Alexandra Palace Theatre London, New Victoria Theatre Woking, Storyhouse Chester, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, Milton Keynes Theatre, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Alexandra Theatre Birmingham and Belgrade Theatre Coventry.
The Monster and Mary Shelley – tour starts 19 October
The Occasion Theatre’s The Monster and Mary Shelley uses music hall, melodrama, horror, a contemporary cinematic score and teenage rebellion to take an outlandish trip through the mind of the woman who created the legendary Frankenstein.
The company's co-artistic director Peter Clerke directs Catherine Gillard as Mary Shelley in this darkly comic piece which is written by Stewart Ennis. The composer is Richard Williams.
The Monster and Mary Shelley visits Eden Court Inverness, Haddo House Methlick, Theatre Royal Dumfries, Paisley Arts Centre, Assembly Roxy Edinburgh, The Hawth Crawley, The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre Bordon, The Spring Havant, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorchester Arts Centre, Forest Arts Centre New Milton, Ashcroft Arts Centre Fareham and The Brewery Arts Centre Kendal.