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ContinuumAlphabetti Theatre presents a play developed with Live Theatre
'Continuum' by Richard Stockwell

”I have to accept that I have changed. But I do remember…I remember the accident…”

When: Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th March 2016
Show Begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You FeelRESERVE ONLINE HERE
Bar Closes: 11.00pm
Where: Alphabetti Theatre, The Basement, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW
Age Recommendation: 16+

Reviews: "Powefully written and touchingly and convincingly portrayed by the four actors" Denise Sparrowhawk, Spikemike...is breaking a leg

"...the play itself and the production deserve to be seen more widely." Peter Lathan, British Theatre Guide

"...a powerful study into the fragility of relationships and the imposition that comes with caring for someone." Stephen Oliver, The North East Theatre Guide

 

If you wake up and find your personality has changed – is it still you? If it isn’t, what use are your memories or people from your past?

Ben is not the same person he was before the accident. His memory is unreliable, his temper is unpredictable and his personality has completely changed. The police are determined for him to piece together the day of the accident, but what if he doesn’t want to?  Does Ben really not remember his girlfriend, or is his memory protecting him? Can he rebuild the past? Is there any point in doing so?

We are all just the culmination of a chain of stories that lead to now – what happens when that chain is broken? Continuum is a play that attempts to answer these questions as Ben struggles to overcome the strange world brought on by his injury.

Written by Richard Stockwell

Directed & Produced by Ali Pritchard
Assistant Producer Josie Deacon

Performed by:

Matt Jamie
Rosie Stancliffe
Arabella Arnott
James Barton

Designed by James Pickering

Continuum was originally developed with Live Theatre.

Richard Stockwell's previous work has been described as:

“Sophisticatedly complex.” UK Theatre Network – June 2009

“Passions run high and events shock and surprise in equal measure.” The Public Reviews – June 2009

Ali thinking bwNote from Alphabetti’s Artistic Director Ali Pritchard about why Pay What You Feel:

I keep getting asked: "Why are we doing Pay What You Feel for tickets?"
Yes true we are a small independent theatre that live on a shoestring, constantly on the brink of financial devastation - similar to lots of cultural organisations. However at our core we believe that great art and theatre shouldn't be exclusive to those who can afford it, it should be made available to all. This is the same reason why all our tickets are under £10, so this Pay What You Feel experiment is just the next step. We're confident that audience members will pay what they can, paying what they think it deserves - it's a trust thing. In these tough financial times we must stick to together if we want to see cultural organisations survive, and that starts by the masses visiting and enjoying them, not simply the lucky few who can afford them. These four performances are a preview before a 2017 tour and we want as many people to come and see it. All around the UK venues are offering similar schemes with mixed success and we just hope that the ever popular geordie good nature extends to this experiment.

 

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