Dr Heike Pichler & Steve Gilroy in association with Alphabetti Theatre present a Work-in-Progress sharing of:
From You To Me by Steve Gilroy

WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2021

Performance Time: 2:30pm

Covid-19 Policy: This production will have socially distanced tickets which will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions. 

Tickets:  This is a free event (booking essential) 

Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins + 40 mins post-show discussion

Age Rec: 12+

Access: As this is a work-in-progress sharing and not a full production, we have not been able to secure funding to make this performance fully accessible.

*Please note: this event is invite-only, and a passcode will be required to book tickets.

 “When I tell her different stories, she starts crying. She'll say, "Grandma, why don't you write a book?" I says, "Catherine-Cookson wouldn't have a job, if I wrote a book!"

 

After the war, Tyneside was a tough place to grow up, but among the bombsites and blackened buildings, the children experienced a freedom that is almost unimaginable today. From You to Me shares stories of post-war Tyneside from those who were there; the street games, dance halls, and Christmas stockings, but also the hunger and harsh discipline.  

 

This verbatim show, where the actors speak the real words of the characters, provides a platform for voices often marginalised, and illustrates the richness of traditional Tyneside English. It presents the characters’ views on modern society and its values, offers valuable insights into the relationships between generations today, and shows that the Tyneside dialect is as diverse as its people. 

 

With all the progress experienced through the second half of the 20th Century and a refusal to ‘be old’, were ultimately these baby boomers the luckiest generation of all? They certainly didn’t all have their Tyneside accent knocked out of them. 

 

With thanks to Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Newcastle and Curious Monkey.

 

Creative Team:

Academic Researcher and Dramaturg: Heike Pichler

Writer and Director: Steve Gilroy

Technical and Stage Management: James Froment

Lighting: Kev Tweedy

Performers: Includes Dave Johns, from award-winning movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’; Chris Connel, Jackie Lye & Sharon Percy