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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Unfolding Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents


Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 9th November 2019 (not Sunday and Monday)
Show begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age recommendation: 16+
Running time: Approx. 75 mins​

There is a world that can transport us from the ordinary to the extraordinary, where we are one perfect throw away from greatness, a place where we can all be champions. That world is darts. Through this noble sport, Alex Elliott asks the unfathomable question: “What does it mean to be best in the world?”

Join him on a hilarious, occasionally heroic and heart-warming journey, featuring true stories of success, live darts and celebrations of our own personal triumphs. Motivational bananas included. This uplifting show will renew your faith in life and darts. Who knows? You might be the best audience in the world.

Performer: Alex Elliott
Director: Annie Rigby
Writer: Carina Rodney
Designer: Andrew Stephenson
Lighting Designer: Kevin Tweedy
Production team: Simon Henderson, Carl Moir

​“There can only be one word for it: MAGIC THEATRE” ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

Finalists for



Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November 2019, 9.30pm, 20 mins (approx.)
Free entry with a ticket to 'Best in the World' on those evenings

​Unfolding Theatre was inspired by Alphabetti's tradition of commissioning emerging artists to create short response pieces to their major shows. Having a 2-week run of Best in the World created the perfect opportunity to do the same. We are excited to invite Wambui Hardcastle to create a response piece, having been knocked out by her performance in Where Do We Belong? at Northern Stage, and as an emerging artist who has built connections to both Unfolding Theatre and Alphabetti. We can't wait to see what she makes!

Wambui Hardcastle is a performer and creative based in Newcastle. She is a member of Northern Stage's Young Company, and performed in their sell-out show, Where Do We Belong. She is also a producer for City of Dreams. The closest she's come to being 'best in the world' is her achievement of growing taller than her Mum.

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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: Pay What You Feel tickets must be collected by the show's start time. Tickets uncollected by the start time will be made available to those on the waiting list for shows which sell out.

Age Recommendation: 16+ 

Running Time: approx. 75 mins



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.