See Tickets


Preview: Spoon-Feeders at Newcastle Alphabetti

Thursday 11th August 2016

An Edinburgh Fringe preview at Alphabetti Theatre of a piece of new writing: Patrick Watson’s Spoon-Feeders.

Directed by Lucy Sherratt; Spoon-Feeders is a satirical piece that follows the daily lives of four actors in a newsroom. Max, Tibby, Jons and Fizz all have their own dramatic aspirations but Fizz, quashed by the others, has to satisfy herself with office work. When Stephen, an aspiring actor and recent graduate accepts a job at the office, Tibby and Jons feel their positions are threatened. The prospect of a career-making scoop beckons and claws are sharpened. As each party vies for supremacy, a question emerges: What does it really mean to control something?

Patrick Watson
is a 20 year old English Literature student from the Scottish Borders. He says the concept for the play first came about after watching the news where he was left “wondering about the distinction between the entertainment and information industries” and how the media have the capability to alter audience perceptions of real life events. The first preview of Spoon-Feeders at Newcastle University’s annual ‘Drama Festival’ has been described by The Courier as “hard-hitting,” “inventive” and “thoughtful.”

About Newcastle University Theatre Society (NUTS)
NUTS is one of the largest and most successful student theatre societies in the country and one of the oldest societies at
Newcastle University. Students from all over the university come together each year to showcase their talents in the form of 10 plays, 2 musicals and 6 student written plays. Some previous original NUTS productions at Edinburgh Fringe include If Only Diana Were Queer (2015) and Big Brother Blitzkrieg (2014) which returns to the King’s Head Theatre in London on 26th May after a sell-out run earlier this year. Learn more at

Max                                         Patrick Watson                    
Stephen                                 Joseph Campbell-Sample 
Fizz                                           Alex Burns                             
Tibby                                       Aidan Clancy                      
Jons                                        James Howlett                    

Director                                  Lucy Sherratt
Writer                                      Patrick Watson
Production Manager          Chloe Burton
Producers                              Tom Edney and Caroline Simonsen
Poster                                     Alex Burns

Newcastle: Spoon-Feeders comes to Newcastle Alphabetti on Thursday 11th August 2016 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £6.50 Book online here:
Where: Alphabetti Theatre, The Basement, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW

Edinburgh: Spoon-Feeders runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Monday 15th- Saturday 27thAugust at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall(Venue 53) at 8:30pm Book online here:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.