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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tuesday, 8th Dec - Thursday, 24th Dec

£30.00

★★★★★ You book one ticket for your entire household / support bubble - so it is £30 per household not per person!★★★★★

Love and magic is being sucked out of our world. Can you help us find out how and why and SAVE Christmas?

This family friendly show has been created in line with COVID-19, it is fully immersive and for one household / support bubble at a time. 

Created by Alphabetti’s award-winning Artistic Director (Ali Pritchard) comes this brand new festive, family friendly, COVID-19 safe show for December 2020. Working with the amazing Woven Nest who have been running workshops with West Rainton Primary School, Springfield Lodge Care Home, Carr Hill Community Primary School, and Hotspur Primary School to add details and colour to the script that only come from the imaginations in primary schools or elderly care homes – this beautiful immersive, promenade show is suitable for all ages will help ensure that magic and love prevail once again.

Please note:

- All audience members will need to bring a face covering to be worn throughout the performance (whilst inside) to keep our staff safe.

- All audience members will need to bring a pair of headphones to be worn at certain parts throughout the performance.

- All audience members should wear suitable clothing for winter weather, as some parts of the performance will take place outside.

(If you forget any of these things, Alphabetti will have maskes to purchase, headphones to hire and snuggle packs to borrow.)

- Due to the military precision required for this production to keep all staff and audience safe - there is a strict no latecomers policy.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU PRE-ORDER YOUR DRINK SO IT IS READY FOR YOUR ARRIVAL (We can not gaurantee that you will get served in time otherwise).

Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes

Age Recommendation: Family friendly - suitable for all ages.

Pricing and availability

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Venue

Alphabetti Theatre

Saint James' Boulevard

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4HP

Presented by Alphabetti Theatre and Woven Nest.

Written by Ali Pritchard in association with participants from West Rainton Primary School, Springfield Lodge Care Home, Carr Hill Community Primary School, St Mark's Court Care Home, Hotspur Primary School & Wordsworth House Care Home

Workshops run by: Woven Nest - Poppy Crawshaw & Olivia Hunt

Performed by: Diji Solanke

Directed by: Ali Pritchard

Assistant Directors & Script devisors: Olivia Hunt & Poppy Crawshaw

Designed by: Molly Barret

Set built by: James Pickering

Produced by: Esther Fearn & Ali Pritchard

Lighting design by: Dan Saggars

Videographer: Jacob Garthwaite

Composer / Sound designer: Wilf Stone

Automata designer/technician: Rachel Glover

Assistant designer: Anna Robinson

Stage managers: Becky Glending-Laycock, Andrea Scrimshaw & Rachel Glover

Creative runner: Izaak Gledhill

We will then do our best to ensure your requirements are met to the best of our ability. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if have any questions. Email [email protected] or call 0191 261 9125 and we will strive to answer every and all of your questions. 

- Although this performance is a promenade immersive performance where audience travel from room to room it is suitable for wheelchair users, however due to fire regulations we can only accomodate for two wheelchairs per performance. 

There will be no unexpected loud noises in the performance or use of strobe lighting. Please note The performance does use darkness a lot.

From the 10th December there will be an audio described performances, due to Covid-19 touch tours of the performance will not be available however members of your household / support bubble can help you explore the set when safe to do so. 

- For deaf and hard of hearing audience members, provisions have been made to make the production as accessible for you as possible. Due to the immersive nature of the performance we have created elements to suit you.

What do you mean, “book a slot per household?”

This show was created in line with social distancing measures due to Covid-19 and so the only members of the audience during your performance will be your household / support bubble. When booking a ticket for the performance you book a performance “slot.” Each slot is 1 performance of the show that can be watched by a maximum of 5 people from the same household or social bubble. This is to ensure we are staying safe.

How much is a ticket/slot?

Each slot costs £30 regardless of if there are less than 5 in your household social bubble. If there are less than 5 in your household/social bubble the slot will still cost £30.

Can anymore than 5 people watch the show in the same slot?

No. This show was created with social distancing in mind, there will be 1 member of staff with you at all times who has to remain distanced from yourselves, there no more than 5 people from the same household/social bubble can watch the show at once. This is keep to everyone as safe as possible.

Can two households/social bubbles join together to share a slot?

No. Each slot must be used by no more than one household/social bubble to stay in line with government guidelines and social distancing measures.

When should we arrive?

Households/social bubbles should arrive at least 10 minutes before the beginning of their slot. It is essential to arrive early to keep performances running on time. Household/social bubbles that are late for their slot are not guaranteed to see the performance and we are unable to offer refunds due to lateness.

What is your late comers policy?

This show has a strict no late comers policy. Due to the fact each performance is for one household/social bubble at a time, we need to make sure we don’t fall behind in our running times. This means that shows will start promptly at the time advertised on your ticket, and we will not be able to hold any shows for late comers.

Will be able to stay after the show?

Yes. There will be space outside for audiences to stay and finish drinks etc, however this depends on if there is space. We cannot guarantee that there will be space and we are not able to pre book space for households.

Can we get drinks/food during the performance?

Drinks and snacks will be available to pre order when you are booking your tickets. You will not be able to order drinks on the day or arrive early to have a drink before the show.

How long does each slot/performance last?

Approximately 50 minutes with no interval.

What age group is the show suitable for?

The performance is suitable for ages 5+

Can I bring my baby?

Yes, we allow free babe in arms tickets for children under the age of 2 years old.

Will we be seated throughout the performance?

No. This is a promenade immersive performance where audeince members travel from room to room, led by a member of staff.

A member of my household is in a wheelchair. Can they still attend?

Absolutely. This performance is accessible for audience members who use wheelchairs,  however due to fire regulations we can only accomodate for two wheelchairs per performance. 

A member of our household/social bubble has access requirements. Can you accommodate us?

Yes. We want this show to be as accessible as possible. When booking a ticket please make us aware of any access requirements your household might need. We will then do our best to ensure your requirements are met to the best of our ability.

From the 10th December there will be an audio described performances, due to Covid-19 touch tours of the performance will not be available however members of your household / support bubble can help you explore the set when safe to do so. 

For deaf and hard of hearing audience members, provisions have been made to make the production as accessible for you as possible. Due to the immersive nature of the performance we have created elements to suit you.

Can I bring a pram for my child?

Yes, there will be space to leave folded up prams, or you can keep children in prams as they watch the show.

Do I need to bring anything for the performance?

Yes. Audience members will need to bring 3 things for the performance:

All audience members will need to bring a face covering to be worn throughout the performance to keep our staff safeAll audience members will need to bring a pair of headphones to be worn at certain parts throughout the performance. All audience members should bring warm clothes suitable for winter weather, as some parts of the performance will take place outside.

If you forget any of these things, Alphabetti will have spare available for purchase/hire on the day.

12.  Will there be any flashing lights or loud noises?

There will be no unexpected loud noises in the performance or use of strobe lighting. Please note The performance does use darkness a lot.

13. Is parking available?

Full details on parking, transport and travel details are available on our website www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk

Organiser

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.