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Friday, 16 September 2016

Preview: Under the Bed On Tour





154 Collective presents
Under the Bed
Monday 19th September 2016 Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Tuesday 20th September 2016 Saltburn Community Theatre
Thursday 22nd September 2016 Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Friday 23rd September 2016 Alnwick Playhouse
Wednesday 28th September 2016 Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre
Thursday 29th September 2016 ARC Stockton Arts Centre
Saturday 1st October 2016 Seaton Delaval Arts Centre
Tuesday 4th October 2016 The Customs House, South Shields
Thursday 6th October 2016 Arts Centre Washington



154 Collective combine music, performance and animation technology in this grown up contemporary fairytale, touring the North East this Autumn.

Taking its roots from the darker origins of many of the fairytales that are now childhood staples, Under the Bed is the story of a little girl who finds there really is a monster living under her bed.

When Alice is stolen away in the middle of the night by her mum she has no idea what is happening. Scared, confused and angry, Alice finds herself in a strange house, forbidden to leave, arguing with her mum during the day and hiding under her covers from the strange noises at night.  This compelling new play ask important questions about childhood trauma and what happens when nightmares are indistinguishable from reality.

154 Collective is an international group of visual artists, animators, writers, musicians, filmmakers and theatre makers who come together to tell new stories in interesting ways using a range of artforms.

Under the Bed started life as an exhibition of 13 paintings and prints inspired by conversations and interaction with visitors to Leeds library about their memories and associations of archetypal fairy tales. This was then translated into a new story, written and published by the Collective, which will now be reimagined as a stage play. As you would imagine with a play that emerged through this process, the balance of the production is weighted as much towards visual storytelling as it is text. 

Cast:
Alice: Emily Mallaghan;
Sarah: Leanne Rowley;
Musicians: James Dey, Hayley Youell & Nick Lewis

Creatives:
Director/Lead Artist: Dan Mallaghan; Art Director: Fabric Lenny; Music: James Dey, Hayley Youell & Nick Lewis; Set & Costume Design: Hannah Sibai; Lighting Design: Chris Withers; Sound Design: Tom Cuthbertson; Animators: Fabric Lenny, Yvonne Roberts, Benjamin Rabe, Matthew Watkins, Lou Sumray & Jonathan Grauel; Production Manager: Matt Sykes-Hooban; Creative Producer: Ben Rothera

Co-commissioned by ARC Stockton and Theatre in the Mill

Also supported by Art Council England, Bradford Council, Leeds Library & Information Service and The Civic Barnsley

Running Time 1 hour (approx)
Suitable for ages 14+

On The Web:

www.154collective.co.uk  | @154collective


North East Tour Dates & Booking Information:

Monday 19th  September 2016, 7.30pm - Bishop Auckland Town Hall

Tuesday 20th September 2016, 7.30pm - Saltburn Community Theatre
01287 624997 / www.saltburnarts.co.uk

Thursday 22nd September 2016, 7.30pm – Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
01434 652477 / www.queenshall.co.uk

Friday 23rd September 2016, 7.30pm - Alnwick Playhouse

Wednesday 28th September 2016, 7.30pm - Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Thursday 29th September 2016, 7pm - ARC Stockton Arts Centre
01642 525199 / www.arconline.co.uk

Saturday 1st October 2016, 7.30pm – Seaton Delaval Arts Centre

Tuesday 4th October 2016, 8pm - The Customs House, South Shields
0191 454 1234 / www.customshouse.co.uk

Thursday 6th October 2016, 7.30pm – Arts Centre Washington







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