The Worriers & Alphabetti Theatre presents Walter
Meet Walter the pigeon as he embarks on an 'adventure to end all adventures' in this family production
When: Saturday 10th November
Show Begins: 2.30pm*
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 7+
Running Time: approx. 1 hour
Please note: the show contains loud sudden bangs, sounds of warfare and flashing lights. Parents may wish to bring ear defenders for little ones.
*Join us at 1.30pm or 4.00pm for a 15 minute interactive and immersive experience in our pop-up trench in the Alphabetti rehearsal room, with the chance to meet and greet the character afterwards (not accessible - huge apologies!).
This November meet Walter, the bravest pigeon ever to fly.
The year is 1915. Bob Constantine, a sugar boiler in a toffee factory in Byker lives a simple and happy life. But the “War To End All Wars” rages across Europe and Bob has made the decision to enlist and fight for his King and country.
Leaving his wife Rosie and daughter Ivy behind on Tyneside, Bob enlists with the 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. After a short training he is posted to the front lines of the Western Front. Walter, Bob’s precious champion homing pigeon travels with him.
Bob soon witnesses the true horror of war culminating in a big push over the top into a bloody battle over territory. After a fierce fire fight lasting for days, Bob becomes pinned down, injured and with little chance of rescue. It is up to Walter to carry an important message across the trenches and the battlefields, above the mud, blood and across the waters.
Embarking on an “adventure to end all adventures”, Walter must face dangers at every turn, but with bravery and determination to fulfil his master’s one final wish.
A play with people and shadows written by Steve Byron & directed by Ali Pritchard
Cast Zoe Lambert and Sam Neale
Sound Design Matthew Tuckey
Lead Designer Molly Barrett
Assistant Designer Adam Holton
Producers Chloe Stott & Olivia Hunt