From childhood to old age

Published: 22 October 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Mad Alice Theatre Company presents Rose and Robin, a story of love and loss for old and young, in October and November, and then again in February,

From childhood to old age, Rose and Robin have had a wonderful life together. From sports to stargazing, they’ve enjoyed so much, and most of all, they loved to dance.

They’ve had their bumps in the road, of course, and now Robin can’t remember where they keep the clothes pegs. But, at the end of the day, that's fine!

Playful and serious, sad and happy, this is a show that celebrates life in all its richness; a story of love and loss, for old and young. Especially if you are over seven and have ever lost a sock. Or someone you love.

Commissioned by Queen's Hall Arts Centre in Hexham, Rose and Robin is devised and performed by Pete Baynes and Shelley O’Brien with Paul Harman. Geof Keys, former director the Queen's Hall, directs and design is by Donald Marshall. The composer is Patrick Dineen, the choreographer is Nadia Iftkhar, Artistic Director of Company of Others, and the Movement Director is Peta Lily.

Age recommendation is 7+.

Tour dates are:

  • Darlington Library on Saturday 26 October at 2:00.
  • Killhope Lead Mining Museum on Sunday 27 October at 1:00
  • Woodhouse Church and Community Centre, Bishop Auckland on Tuesday 29 October at 2:00 (a funded "Pay as you feel" event but seats must be reserved prior to the event)
  • The Lodge, Blackhill & Consett Park, Blackhill on Friday 1 November at 11:00.
  • Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, Northumberland on Saturday 2 November at 1:00
  • Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham on Tuesday 18 February at 10:30
  • Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham on Wednesday 19 February at 2:00.
  • Gala Theatre, Durham on Thursday 20 February at 2:00
  • Washington Arts Centre on Friday 21 February at 11:00 & 2:00.
  • Henry Travers Studio, The Maltings, Berwick on Saturday 22 February at 2:00.
  • Caedmon Hall, Gateshead Library, Prince Consort Rd Gateshead on Friday 28 February at 1:30.

Other dates will be added later.