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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Preview: Sticking at Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre



Sticking
Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre
Tuesday 8th – Saturday 12th November 2016

BBC Verb New Voice Winner and Newcastle Upon Tyne born and raised, Matthew Lewis Miller, brings his first solo show Sticking to Newcastle’s vibrant Alphabetti Theatre.

Matthew Lewis Miller - Photo: Tamsin Drury
Newcastle Upon Tyneplaywright, poet and actor, Matthew Lewis Miller, will perform his first solo show, Sticking, at Newcastle’s newest theatre space underneath the office block on Pilgrim Street.

A rising voice in the poetry and theatre sectors, Matthew Lewis Miller presents Sticking, his first full length solo show to a home audience.

Matthew says of the show “I believe there is a pressure for peoples’ lives to have traceable, linear narratives. In reality, this is hard to live up to: life narratives often have unexplored, unexplained gaps. With Sticking, I am interested in finding ways into those gaps. Bringing the show to Newcastle is particularly exciting for me as so much of my own narrative is connected to the city”

Sticking is a poetic and rebellious story of love, fear and sex. Exploring what happens when we question what is expected of us, and the choices we make to discover our own identity. Sticking is directed by international theatre artist Peader Kirk and has been developed with Contact Theatre in Manchester and New Writing North supporting the growth of Matthew as an emerging voice.

Music and memories collide in this poetic tour-de-force by BBC Verb New Voice Winner

As well as the show itself audiences will be invited to submit songs to a collective playlist, as part of participation activity, and to share memories and experiences of music in their lives, from getting ready to party to reflections on relationships and love. Songs collected will feature in a special after-show party curated by Newcastle-based DJ, Mariam Rezaei.

As a poet Matthew has performed at Nottingham Playhouse and at the Olympic Park. As an actor, he has performed at the National Student Drama Festival and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His play Back To Oblivion was produced at the Nottingham New Theatre.

Matthew has been Artist in Residence at LIVE Theatre, Newcastle.

Tickets:
Tickets are on a Pay What You Decide basis and the show runs from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 November. To reserve tickets see the theatre website: http://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/whats-on-menu/whats-on/17-whats-on-articles/62-sticking

Alphabetti Theatre, The Basement, 18 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW






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