Coming soon to Gosforth
24 August 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan
Gosforth Civic Theatre has announced its new season through to the end of November, featuring a mixture of theatre, spoken word, film and music.
On 18 September, Pete the Temp presents From Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word.
In October, Gramophones Theatre Company brings its aerial show Tarzanna into Gosforth (16 October). This is an inclusive aerial theatre show aimed at 3- to 8-year-olds and their families, and is non-verbal so is very suitable for those who are d/Deaf or do not speak English.
20 October sees a filmed version of a double bill—Macho and Suitcases—by Hit the Ground Running Dance Theatre Company.
Also in October (21–23) is the world première of Janet Plater’s new play Haddock and Chips, produced by CaroleW Productions.
Then during the October half term (27 October), Puppetship returns to run three days of Halloween-themed puppet making workshops, where the children will create their own puppets to take home from Spooky Space, Witchy Woodland or Creatures from the Deep.
The month ends with another theatrical film, Mortal Fools’ Melva, the story of a young girl’s fight against her “worrits”.
In order to protect audiences, the theatre has issued the following statement about COVID precautions:
“We will have hand sanitising stations throughout the venue to encourage regular hand washing. We will keep our one-way systems in and out of the building and through the venue. We will be encouraging wearing face coverings when moving around the building except for those who are exempt. Please use caution and do not visit the theatre if you do not feel well and/or self-test before attending a show if you feel comfortable doing so.”