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Alphabetti Presents 

Reaction Fest: Sharknado feat. Lindsay Nicholson, Mama Rhi 

& Script competition winner

Wed 31st July – Fri 2nd August 2024

Performance Time: 7.30pm

​Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)

Running Time: Approx. 80 mins (including two 10 minute intervals)

Content Warnings: This performance may contain themes and language that some audiences may find upsetting and distressing for more information please contact the theatre.

From Screen to Stage, artists respond to the Cult Cinema Screening of the brilliantly awful 2013 Sharknado…it’s so bad it’s good!

Thanks to some generous support from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Alphabetti Theatre have been able to commission two artists and run one writing competition – each team have been given a mentor and have worked to the stimulus of Sharknado. This ridiculous, so terrible it’s amazing film became an instant cult classic due to its outrageous premise of tornadoes filled with sharks, blending humour and absurdity. Its low-budget special effects, over-the-top action, and self-aware campiness attract fans who appreciate its intentional ridiculousness, turning it into a beloved piece of modern pop culture. Alphabetti Theatre are screening it as part of our Cult Cinema Club in SHARK WEEK on Tuesday 9th & Wed 10th July -

The winning script from the Response Writing competition for more information about how to enter visit here:

Lindsay Nicholson

Lindsay Nicholson is a theatre maker and facilitator who practises theatre for social change. Lindsay has worked as Co Artistic Director at Workie Ticket Theatre CIC, Young Company Lead Facilitator and Director at Northern Stage, street performer for Curious Arts and is currently developing her debut solo show which debuted at Byker Arts Festival 2023 – she remounted it as part of a double bill at the 2024 Newcastle Fringe Festival.


Lindsay has been mentored for this project by Louie Ingham.

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Mama Rhi 

I am a theatre maker and cabaret artist, making work under the alias “Mama Rhi”. I make predominantly feminist lip sync and burlesque performances that delve into themes surrounding body acceptance, female sexuality and joyous celebrations of love. My work is satirically sexy, rebellious and mischievous with a wicked sense of humour. “Ultimate source of gay panic”.

Rhianne has been mentored for this project by Louie Ingham.

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