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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Pay what you feel

ODDMANOUT and The Worriers present Floorboards

When: Tuesday 7th May - Saturday 18th May 2019 (Excluding Sundays & Mondays)
Show Begins: 7:30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation:14+
Running Time: 1 hour 30 mins, including interval


If enough people walk over a floorboard, one day it will crack.


'We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year.' Pink Floyd

'James was such a nice man, a quiet man. Would do anything for anyone. A bit of a worrier though. Always worried what other people thought. The other one? He was far from a quiet. Only looked out for No1 and never gave a damn what anyone else thought. I didn’t care for that one at all. I am shocked by what happened, but not surprised.' A Neighbour

Floorboards tells the story of James, a kind soul who offered a spare room to Nellist, an old school friend for a few days. That was two years ago and Nellist is still there, bringing his chaotic and sometime dangerous life to James door. Near to breaking point, James dreams of his quiet life back but Nellist, one of life’s leeches, has tapped into James' vein and has no intention of letting go 'til there’s nothing left.

Floorboards is a dark comedy from Steve Byron, writer of Walter and co-writer of Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers, which explores those who walk over others and those who are walked over; those that have a big voice and little to say, and those who have so much to say but little or no voice to say it with; those that push buttons and those whose buttons are pushed.

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Alphabetti Theatre

Saint James' Boulevard

Newcastle upon Tyne


The Alphabetti Theatre bar and theatre are wheelchair accessible. We have space for two wheelchair users per performance. 

Ticket Collection Policy: for all shows which are Pay What You Feel all tickets must be collected by 7.15pm. Tickets uncollected by 7.15pm will be made available to those on the waiting list for shows which sell out.

Age Recommendation: 14+ 

Running Time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes, including interval



Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and was created by Ali Pritchard in 2012. We create, produce, and programme new, original work from emerging artists across the performing arts, championing work in Music, Theatre, Comedy and Poetry. We strive to make theatre that is relatable and accessible to all, and are constantly looking for new ways to challenge ourselves, physically, mentally and conceptually – we believe that by challenging ourselves we inevitably challenge the audience, creating engaging and original experiences.