Preview: Error 404 at Newcastle Northern Stage
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HALF TERM TREAT FOR AGES 8+
Newcastle Northern Stage
Thursday 29th – Friday 30th October 2015
A show for little audiences that asks some big questions
There’s a boy who is about 10 years old. We bet you know someone just like him. He’s lost his best friend and is very sad. This boy’s mum is a scientist and one day she brings home an unusual parcel to try and cheer him up. Things start getting weirder and weirder after that.
Could his new best friend be a robot? How would that work?
“Superbly performed...captures the audience’s imagination (both big and small) right from the off” MUMSNET
A sixty minutes show filled with laughter, music, games and chances to join in and change the end of the story, Error 404 asks you to look again at things you thought you knew.
“Fascinating and innovative.” THE GUARDIAN
The writer and performer Daniel Bye said: “I spent time at Norton Primary in Stockton-on-Tees and Pelham Primary in Wimbledon, creating short stories to tell the children, and asking them philosophical questions arising from those stories. The results were incredible.
With little prompting, the children grasped often very complex philosophical ideas. It was thrilling to witness. The stories that the children found most compelling form the basis of Error 404. It’s been one of the most rewarding writing and creative processes I’ve ever been through.”
Error 404 appears at Newcastle’s Northern Stage on Thursday 29th & Friday 30th October 2015 at 11am & 2pm
Book now: 0191 230 5151 / www.northernstage.co.uk
Recommended age: 8+
Running time: 1 hour
Adults £10.50 Children £8.50