Pillar Theatre Company presents N.E.S.T. Festival (New Emerging Shows and Theatre-makers)
When: Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th June 2019
Show Begins: 7:30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 15+
Running Time: approx. 2 hours including interval
Please note: tickets are available online up to two hours before an event. If you would like to book tickets after this time, please pay on the door or call the box office on 0191 2619125 to reserve.
N.E.S.T. Festival is a first-time showcase of specially selected professional theatre work from recent graduates of Northumbria University.
CHERRY. You’re invited to the Cherry slumber party. A night of expression, liberation and sexual orientation. Get ready for laughter, shock, enough to make your cherry pop.
REFLECTIONS. A woman’s dementia brings back painful family secrets. Her family must confront them and come to terms with their own pasts. In an age of trial by media, how do we judge a lifetime against an event?
AND FOR THAT WE APOLOGISE. We are an oxymoron: a cheery musical comedy about depression. Male mental health problems are close to our hearts and terrifyingly close to our heads.
FROM SNOWFLAKE TO AVALANCHE. The quiz show from hell. Here the generation who screwed it all up put those infuriating questions to the generation who are sick of hearing them.
DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY by Katie Bonna and Richard Marsh. One man. One Woman. One epic love story. We’ve all had a night out we will never forget. This is no different.
UNCOVERED by Greg Urbaitis. A young couple who fell in love over their shared passion for books and writing. But now this has created a strain on the couple, and may have put their relationship in jeopardy.
POETRYSLAP. A performance that uses spoken word and contemporary theatre to explore topics such as race, gender, religion and the human experience.
GOOD WEE GIRL. Charlotte Daisy White wants to become a global media sensation. Ah, but at what price is fame?
N.E.S.T. Festival will be covering themes of a neglected generation, gender identity, mental wellbeing, the impact of the patriarchy on all and much, much more. N.E.S.T. Festival is the first production by newly formed Pillar Theatre Company, comprising six new graduates skilled in a variety of disciplines. They are Rebecca Johnston, Emily Sirrell, Holly Readshaw, John Scott, Ben Hall and Rhian Jade Allen.