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Preview: Trolley Boy at Alphabetti and ACW

Trolley Boy
Newcastle Alphabetti - Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th July 2018
Arts Centre Washington - Thursday 19th – Friday 20th July 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, behold Trolley Boy!
Riding these broken streets, dodging stones and swerving dog shit in his
superfast Asda trolley.
Brave, fearless Trolley Boy brings hope to the hopeless, help to the
helpless and safety to the... not very safe.
Trolley Boy has emerged like a phoenix from the ashes. He sees, he
hears: despair in the bungalows, panic in the flats.
But fear not. Trolley Boy fights for justice.

Alphabetti Theatre brings their latest production, Trolley Boy, to the North East this July. Written by David Raynor and set in Washington, Tyne and Wear in the early 90s – directly inspired by David’s own Washington upbringing - Trolley Boy is the story of a teenage boy trying to come to terms with loss.

Things haven’t been great for 14-year old Colin. 1992 was already a pretty crap
year. But when tragedy strikes and the forces of darkness move in there’s only
one thing left to do: become a superhero.

The play has been developed over a 3 year period, supported by Alphabetti Theatre’s Literary Department, and has previously been performed as a script-in-hand performance at Alphabetti Theatre’s basement venue in 2016. The current production is supported by Arts Council England.

Following the performance at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 19th July, the audience and members of the Washington and North East community are invited to attend a post-show symposium to discuss: Washington – 30 years and counting. This symposium will look at how the social and urban landscape of Washington has changed since the Development Corporation closed in 1988, using the play as springboard for the discussion.

Cast and Creatives:
Cast Bob Nicholson & Cheryl Marie Dixon
Written by David Raynor
Directed by Ali Pritchard
Movement Director Malcolm Shields
Designer James Pickering
Composer Roma Yagnik
Sound Designer Matthew Tuckey
Lighting Designer Martin Fraser
Dramaturg Ben Dickenson
Produced by Chloe Stott

Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre
Date: Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th July 2018 at 7.30pm
Tickets: Tuesday – Wednesday Pay What You Feel

Thursday – Saturday £8 Full Price / £6 Concession (Student, Over 60,
Artist, Unwaged)
Age Recommendation: 12+

Arts Centre Washington
Date: Thursday 19th – Friday 20th July 2018 at 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 Full Price / £6 Concession (Student, Over 60, Artist, Unwaged)
Age Recommendation: 12+

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