Your Voice Your Future: North East
September 15, 7:30 pm - September 18, 7:30 pm£10.00
What is the future we want for ourselves? How might the world be reimagined?
Eight, North East writers have been selected and specially commissioned to bring you their answers. This is the Live Theatre debut for each of the writers.
Expect a theatrical rollercoaster of a journey through our region, exploring the people, the politics, and the place.
Your Voice Your Future: North East will feature:
Frubes, Crème Eggs and Massive Slags by Lydia Brickland
Chelsea, Sally and Trix are on their lunch break – Chelsea has to go pick up the Pill which is obviously a big deal. As they hang about by the pharmacy, they talk school, life and relationships. However when conversation turns to Chelsea’s secret boyfriend, things are definitely not as they seem.
The Southern Side of the Wall by Miles Kinsley
Sal and Baz have been posted to the wall that now separates England and Scotland. They don’t know why. They don’t know for how long. And they don’t know what lies beyond. With nothing else to do, they question what life in Scotland now looks like, and whether this newly established independence might ever be possible for the North…
Do You Know Who We Are? by Lizzie Lovejoy
Do you know who we are? We are in the words we speak, but what is speech when it’s not free? A voice of a region is being taken, and it’s time to stand under Grey’s Monument and tell the world who we are. A spoken-word protest about a future which is far too close to reality.
Labels by Fleur Nixon
A group of strangers trapped on a delayed Metro discover that outward appearances aren’t always what they seem to be.
Wyrm by Nic O’Keeffe
After breaking up with her girlfriend, Lucy moves back to her hometown, Sunderland. Struggling to adjust, she begins to have unsettling dreams about something growing at the foot of Penshaw Monument, until reconnecting with an old school friend causes her to re-examine how she thinks of ‘home.’
On The Edge by Susannah Ronnie
On the edge of turning 18, Jac is sitting on a cliff edge in the middle of the night, eating Mars bars, swigging vodka and talking to a stranger whilst A level results and environmental disaster both loom on the horizon.
Your Future Cabaret Show by Jenni Winter
Just when you thought the cabaret couldn’t get any more fabulous, welcome to the Cabaret of the Future. Where the songs are sublime, the singers are sensational, and of course the orchestra is still beautiful. Framing the plays of Your Voice Your Future: North East are a selection of brand new cabaret showtunes, composed and performed by Jenni Winter… and her Piano of Destiny
Tenure by Jack Young
The rise and fall of a northern Prime Minister who discovers the power of unchecked rhetoric, with devastating consequences.
Get ready to experience new work today by the stars of tomorrow.