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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Pay what you feel - £8.00

Serena Ramsey presents


Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th April 2020

Show begins: 7.30pm 

Tues 14th: Pay What You Feel
Wed 15th / Thurs 16th: £8 / £6

Age recommendation: 16+

Running time: 60 minutes

Following her breakthrough performance at Edinburgh fringe 2018, clown, theatremaker and comedian Serena Ramsey is back with her new solo show Waxa Belta Helta Skelta, a surreal look at abandonment, cults and Mammy issues.

​Combining live soundscapes, playful storytelling, dark humour and experimental electro- music for support, this absurd true story engulfs us in the explosive world of one young Geordie girl with a missing mum, but plenty of pasties.

​On a journey to understand just why her mum left to join a cult, this true story uses witch-craft, dance numbers, sausage rolls and lots of Newcastle Brown Ale to understand acceptance and the many ways that it takes its form.

​With a voice finally ready to share such a personal experience, Ramsey brings emotions to the stage that will resonate heavily with anyone who has ever experienced loss, love and the need for answers. With her unique brand of comedic storytelling, drawing on clown influences, the audience will leave laughing, crying and craving a sausage roll.

​“Has the audience splitting at their seams”  A Younger Theatre

​"A multifaceted threat with the prowess to seduce any audience"  The Voice Magazine

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Alphabetti Theatre

Saint James' Boulevard

Newcastle upon Tyne


Inspired by subjects that are often prohibited and overlooked, Serena creates Theatre that is abstract and unbridled stirred up from life experiences.

Serena, a Newcastle born actress, clown and theatre-maker, now based in London was recently recognised as one of the North East's most promising emerging talents. The multi platform work Serena creates is centred around challenging conceptions and smashing expectations, allowing us all to unleash our inner freaks. She chews and swallows the 'rule book' of how conventional theatre presents itself.

Previous work has toured the country, and received praise for it's eccentric and playful nature. Having performed at The Pleasance, Alphabetti Theatre, Camden People's Theatre, The Laban Theatre, The Rose Theatre, Courtyard Theatre, The Theatre Royal and The Customs House.

As a comedian / cabaret performer Serena's work focuses on gender, sexuality, class and wild clowning.

Written and performed by Serena Ramsey
Directed by Niamh O’Brien
Produced by Lara Alier
Sound design by Tingying Dong

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

Ticket Collection Policy: 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. 60 minutes 



Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre (founded 2012) is an intimate, artist lead, award winning theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Our 80 seater theatre on average each year holds 320 performances, works with/supports 2,000 artists & welcomes 15,000 audience members - with 60% of our programme part of our Pay What You Feel ticket scheme.