WHAT'S ON 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic are doors are currently closed to you, but we are still releasing online content to keep you entertained. 

We have developed our new season so we can both premier ONLINE and at ALPHABETTI THEATRE as detailed below. Booking is essential for some events.

All tickets are PAY WHAT YOU FEEL or DONATE IF YOU CAN.

Genre key

Theatre / New Writing

Festival

Comedy / Improv

Audio Play

Workshop

Music

Film

Family

Social / Networking

Credit: Michal Balog 

AUDIO PLAY

 Alphabetti Theatre Presents
There’s Nothing To Worry About By Julie Burrow

Premiered: Monday 25th January at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - AUDIO LINK.

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the first of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

 

The radio is on the blink but Rennie, refuses to replace it. When we hear things that aren’t broadcast do, we fear for our sanity? Or is there something more troublesome a foot? An exciting audio thriller. 

 

Directed by Paula Penman

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Natasha Haws & Karen Traynor

 

About Julie Burrow is an actor and playwright. She's recently been commissioned by Les Enfants Terribles and Flexus Dance Collective, and is currently training on BFI North's Creative Producer School. She also writes and performs comedy, and is working on an absurdist solo show about a 6ft showbiz moth.

This is Julie’s debut audio commission, find more of her work via her Twitter and Instagram handle: @juliesusieb

Alphabetti Theatre Presents

Credit: Eduardo Soares

Contactless By Elijah Young

AUDIO PLAY

Premiered: Monday 1st February at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - AUDIO LINK! 

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the second of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

 

A nameless woman working long hours behind a till begins to feel her body failing her. She's desperate for her ordinary life to leave an extraordinary mark on the world but believes she isn't doing enough. Time is not on her side but her sister definitely is. A heartfelt comedy drama about growing old and dealing with loss.

 

Directed by Paula Penman

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Rebecca Glendenning-Laycock & Hannah Walker

 

Elijah is a playwright from Middlesbrough. His identity heavily influences his work and that’s why his writing tends to celebrate being queer and northern. He was the 2019 Young Writer residency at the Customs House where his play Isolation premiered which was later revived at Alphabetti. His last time working with Alphabetti was for Three Shorts and he is thrilled to be commissioned by this brilliant venue again. 

 

This is Elijah’s debut audio commission, find out more about Elijah’s work via their social Twitter @ElijahYoung1998 & Instagram @elijahyoung__

Music by Ketsa, used under Creative Commons License   

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Alphabetti Theatre Presents

Credit: Roi Solomon

Transmission By James Piercy

AUDIO PLAY

Premiered: Monday 8th February at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - AUDIO LINK!

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the third of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

 

Jimmy has been missing for two days, his partner Vivien is distraught with worry. When a boy comes knocking on the door with answers, they don’t know what to believe. A queer love-loss story with a twist.

 

Directed by Paul James

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Samantha Bell & Luke Maddison

 

James Piercy is a writer from the West Midlands. He graduated from Northumbria University with a BA in drama & scriptwriting. His debut play 'Waiting for Garbo' ran at the crescent theatre, in Birmingham, garnering rave reviews. Several of his one act plays; 'Oscar',  'Out in the streets' and 'Margie' have been produced in cities all around the U.K, including Newcastle's Northern Stage.  He has also written four screenplays, including his directorial debut 'Known Voices' which is available online. 

He is interested in ways of telling more authentic LGBTQ+ stories, wanting to tell queer stories that don't always focus on our sexuality but our existence.

 

“Queer people still have to fight for our rights, battle addition, debt. We want to get married and have children. I want to offer real stories about real people, not the usual stereotypes.” 

 

This is James’s debut audio commission, find out more about James work via their Twitter: @mrjamespiercy

Music by Blear Moon

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blear_Moon

Used under CC license

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Alphabetti Theatre Presents

Credit: Annie Spratt

Laundry By Assad Zaman

AUDIO PLAY

Premieres: Monday 15th February at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - AUDIO LINK!

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the fourth of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

 

It’s hard to talk about the thing you really want to talk about, especially if you’re British – Tea? When Sam goes over to her ex-Rob to use his washing machine, he hopes to be able to talk all things they never were able to finish…A comedy drama about so much more than dirty clothes.

 

Directed by Paula Penman

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Craig Fairburn & Hannah Walker

 

Assad grew up in the west end of Newcastle, in a bustling Asian neighbourhood full of loudness and drama, where his love for storytelling was born. He’s fascinated by human nature and how we navigate relationships, ambitions, fears and everything in between. He’s had the privilege of exploring these as an actor and now curious to explore as a writer

Music by KETSA

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa

Used under CC license
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Alphabetti Theatre Presents

Credit: Lydia Tallent

Jigsaw By Beth Nolan

AUDIO PLAY

Premieres: Monday 22nd February at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - AUDIO LINK! 

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the fifth of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

 

Liam and his mum decided to become a foster family. Now he invites you to listen to his side of the story. The side that doesn't get asked about.  Discover the highs, the lows, the brutal truths and emotions that come along with foster caring and inevitably, letting go. A beautiful heart wrenching drama about a side we don’t hear about in the foster system.

 

Directed by Paula Penman

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Arabella Arnott & Bob Nicholson

 

Beth is an 23 year old emerging northern writer and actor. Jigsaw is about foster caring from the perspective of a Foster Carer's birth child- something she experienced. It's a specific voice in society which rarely gets heard, she feel it's under, and sometimes, falsely represented within media. It's her mission to write something which gives an accurate insight into the foster caring experience.  Away from writing, she loves creating comedy sketches with her best friend, playing the ukulele, performing their own spoken word and hiking in the lakes!

Music by Ketsa

https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/

Used under Creative Commons license:

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Alphabetti Theatre Present

Credit: Jessica Lewis

Hearing Voices By Richard Boggie

AUDIO PLAY

Premieres: Monday 1st March at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - LINK COMING SOON! 

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the sixth of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

 

This is a play about voices – those we choose to adopt when it suits us, and those we choose to ignore when it...suits us. For Matt, the voice is a familiar one, but the conversation is anything but.

Directed by Karen Traynor

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Adam Donaldson

 

Richard Boggie is an emerging writer from Newcastle. He can normally be found performing spoken word as Bogsey. His work is often playful and comedic, but can also offer Serious insight into life with sight loss and disability.

 

Find out more about Richard by following him on Twitter @reb_678

Music by Chad Crouch
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch
Creative Commons Licence
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Alphabetti Theatre presents

Credit: Jeff Smith

Mystery Tour By Hannah Sowerby

AUDIO PLAY

Premieres: Monday 8th March at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - LINK COMING SOON!

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the seventh of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

Janet, recently retired and bored of it already, loves a good bus tour. She’s been all over: Loch Lomond, Stratford-upon-Avon, even the Isle of Weight. It’s time to try something new, so she books herself on a mystery bus tour. Where on earth will she end up? And what on earth will she end up doing?

Directed by Paula Penman

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Zoe Lambert

 

Hannah is an emerging writer and performer originally from Cumbria. She’s had short many plays staged in theatres such as The Southwark Playhouse, Union Theatre, Canal Café Theatre and Alphabetti Theatre. She loves comedy and was one of the regular writer-performers on BBC Newcastle’s radio sketch show ‘It’s Grin Up North’.

 

Find out more about Hannah’s work by following her on twitter: @hannahsowerby1 or visiting her website www.hannahsowerbywriter.co.uk 

Alphabetti Theatre Presents

Credit: Chris Ried

Giraffe By Julie Tsang

AUDIO PLAY

Premieres: Monday 15th March at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - LINK COMING SOON! 

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the eighth of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

We can see it on the horizon, in the distance not too far away...the giraffe!

Celine and Malik made a pact and now the day has come to face their fear together.

Giraffe is a short audio drama about loss, honour and the childhood friendships which shape you as an adult. 

Directed by Omar Khan

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Lloyd Thomas & Tonia Daley-Campbell

 

Julie Tsang is an award-winning playwright. Her recent work includes: All Noise – Imagination project with Theatre Centre and Theatre 503, Spring Lantern Riddles - Lyceum theatre/Royal Shakespeare Company, Fix - Pleasance theatre. Julie's work will be staged as part of the 12th Women's International Playwrights Conference in Montréal 2022.

Find out more about Julie’s work by following her on Twitter: @executetheatre

Alphabetti Theatre Presents

Credit: Charles Deluvio

Roots Food By Jaz Craddock-Jones

AUDIO PLAY

Premieres: Monday 22nd March at 7.30pm 

Tickets: Donate if you can Booking NOT essential

Age recommendation: 14+ 

Running time: Approx. 10 mins

Available Online indefinitely - LINK COMING SOON! 

As part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Listen Up project comes the ninth of nine short plays written by underrepresented writers in the North East.

A terminally ill Windrush migrant tries to teach her British-born daughter some precious Jamaican recipes. However, amongst the vibrant ingredients, bubbling pots and delicious aromas, mother and daughter connect in a way that they never have done before and more than just recipes are revealed.

Directed by Tricia Wey (mentored by Chris Sonnex)

Dramaturged & Produced by Ali Pritchard

Recording, Editing & Sound Design by Matt Jamie

Performed by Kemi-Bo Jacobs & Cleo Sylvestre

 

Jaz is a Northern writer and NHS biomedical scientist. As a BAME artist she enjoys writing stories about Black British experiences. Her stage work has been performed in Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester and she has written a short film as part of the BFI Network Film Hub North 'Script Lab'.

Tricia Wey is a 25-year-old London-based multi-disciplined creative and describes herself as a General Maker of Things. She is passionate about removing passivity from theatre and is an advocate for encouraging those who don't see themselves in theatre to take up space. She is particularly interested in creating and producing work that represents marginalised groups, and aims to instill young creatives with the confidence to explore their various artforms. When life begins to open up again, she would like to get more involved with the London cabaret and drag scene.

 

She has written and performed work at the Bunker Theatre, the Vaults, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, the World Transformed Festival, and the National Theatre. She also recently partook in WoLab's actor-writer programme. This is her first radio play and she was absolutely honoured to work with the cast and creatives. She hopes you enjoy this little slice of domestic Black life.

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