Alphabetti Theatre presents:
How Did We Get To This Point?
One question. Many opinions. Any answers?
When: Tuesday 6th – Saturday 10th December 2016
Show Begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 Full Price / £6 Concession (Student, OAP, Artist, Unwaged) * BOOK ONLINE HERE
*5% of your ticket price goes towards Crisis at Christmas
Where: Alphabetti Theatre, The Basement, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW
Age Recommendation: 16+
“This is an exhibition of us. It’s a journey of me, them and us as society.”
This is Ali's story. Except it isn't.
It's the hidden truth of a five year struggle to build an independent theatre company. Except it's not.
It is many stories. Stories from homeless people, young people, people who get lost, people who've had enough. It is their truth. It is an investigation into where we live, the mess we’re in and the slope we’re going down. It is a story about change, both individually and in society.
A live musical score. Baths, a dog and the real words of dozens of people, the voices we would hear if only we chose to listen.
It all leads to a simple question: what has happened to our compassion?
Notice it, feel it. Change it.
Written by Ali Pritchard with dramaturgical support from Steve Byron
Directed by Ben Dickenson
Animator: Ben Walden
Composer: Haythem Mohamed
Producer: Chloe Stott
Stage Manager & Technical Operator: Adam Goodwin
How Did We Get To This Point? is supported by Crisis charity, and as part of the project, writer Ali Pritchard has been running creative writing workshops with Crisis members.
In response to How Did We Get To This Point?, writer Steve Byron has written a short piece Wrong Place, Wrong Time using script and material from The Crisis Skylight Newcastle upon Tyne members which came out of the workshops with Ali. This has been directed by Steve and will be performed by Paula Penamn each evening immediately following the performance.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
There is only so long you can poke a monkey with a stick before it grabs it off you and beats you with it.
Nicky is a gentle soul in a savage jungle trying to survive, and looking for acceptance within the right tribe.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time is a short piece about the results of nature vs nurture, and how wrong place, wrong time can have life effecting consequences.
Writer and Director: Steve Byron
Performer: Paula Penman