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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Pay what you feel

Coracle in association with Alphabetti presents Down to Zero by Lizi Patch

When: Tuesday 18th - Saturday 29th June 2019 (excluding Sundays and Mondays)
Show begins: 7:30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 14+
Running Time: Approx 60 mins. Performances Tuesday - Friday will be followed by a 30 min response piece.


Two people, furiously in love, struggling to stay afloat.

Down to Zero is an emotionally explosive, darkly funny new play by Lizi Patch, about two people, furiously in love, struggling to stay afloat as the past threatens to sink their future.

"In the eyes of evolution I am now a pointless person..."

As Steph hits the menopause, she feels she is becoming a bystander in her own bewildering decline. Her partner Sam plans a surprise weekend away for her 50th birthday, but their determined idyll is ripped away by the arrival of a surprise visitor.

"I'm slipping away and I don't know what to do...."


The play is followed by response pieces by North East artists Degna Stone, Allison Davies, Claire Tustin and Beccy Owen.


Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th, Wednesday 26th & Friday 28th June: Allison Davies & Clarie Tustin

Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th June: Degna Stone & Beccy Owen

Full listings to follow.


Lizi Patch is a theatre director, playwright and actor based in Yorkshire. She wrote "An Accident of Birth" which was part of Coracle's Suffragette production in 2018, Other works include writer/director/producer/performer: Punching The Sky (Lowry, Live Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and touring). Lizi is also Artistic Director of CITY VARIETIES/LEEDS ACTORS IN TRAINING for young people.

Coracle are a new writing company based in Newcastle Gateshead. Their previous productions at Alphabetti have included Trajectory - "Showcasing the wealth of good new writing in the North East", Overdue, and Suffragette - "Varied, thought provoking, funny, intelligent and accessible".

"High-quality and thought-provoking" - Manchester Theatre Awards on Punching the Sky by Lizi Patch

"An excellent, clever production...sensitive and honest" - Dawn Smallwood Blog on Punching the Sky by Lizi Patch

"Gritty, moving, mesmerising... witty and insightful.  A total triumph * * * * *"  - on Coracle's Overdue

Twitter: @CoracleNE
Facebook @coracleproductions

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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: 80 mins. Performances Tuesday - Friday will be followed by a 30 min response piece.



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.