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Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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£30.00

Love and magic is being sucked out of our world.

Can you help us, find out how and why and SAVE Christmas?

Alphabetti Theatre and Woven Nest present a new Christmas show for you to enjoy online. Originally intended for single household performqnces the team have adapted to bring you something really special online. Created by Alphabetti’s award-winning Artistic / Executive Director (Ali Pritchard) comes a mesmerising show created for these unfamiliar times. Despite the global pandemic production partners Woven Nest have been running workshops outside, online and anyway they can with West Rainton Primary School, Springfield Lodge Care Home, Carr Hill Community Primary School, and Hotspur Primary School to devise details and colour that writer Ali Pritchard has weaved into a script. With a villain who only eats raw turnips and rat stew – subsequently needing to douse themselves in sickly-sweet tropical perfume to her invisible gargoyle subordinates; this is a online production suitable for all the family.

Tickets: The online film will be free to access, with suggested Pay What You Feel donation details at the end of the recording. We are also offering a pre-paid option that includes access to the film, a donation to Alphabetti, and a lovely activity pack full of treats connected to the show, all for £30.
Release Date: Monday 21st December 12pm (all activity packs must be purchased by Monday 14th December 6pm)
Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes
Age Recommendation: Family friendly - suitable for all ages.

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
Workshops run by Woven Nest
Performed by Diji Solanke
Directed by Ali Pritchard
Assistant Directors: Olivia Hunt & Poppy Crawshaw
Designed by Molly Barrett
Assistant designer by
 Anna Robinson
Set built by James Pickering & Dan Brown
Lighting design by Dan Saggars
Videographer Jacob Garthwaite
Composer / Sound designer Wilf Stone
Automata designer/technician Rachel Glover
Produced by Esther Fearn & Ali Pritchard
Stage managers Becky Glendenning-Laycock, Andrea Scrimshaw & Rachel Glover
Creative runner Izaak Gledhill
Pre-recorded actors Judi Earl & Steve Byron

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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 & Hotspur Primary School.

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 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.

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

- There will be an audio described film released.

- 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, and the film will also be captioned.

1. How much is a ticket/access to the film?

Access to the film is Pay What You Feel, and there will be instructions at the end on how to donate to Alphabetti. Or we have a £30 pre-paid option, which includes access to the film, a donation to Alphabetti, and an activity pack delivered to you, full of treats linked to the show!

2. When can we watch the film?

The film will be released on our website and Youtube channel on Monday 21st December at 12pm. After the release, the link will remain online indefinitely, so you can watch and donate anytime.

3. How long does the performance last?

Approximately 50 minutes with no interval.

4. What age group is the show suitable for?

The performance is suitable for ages 5+

5. 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. 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, and the film will also be captioned. We will also be releasing an audio described version shortly after.

6. 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.

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.