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Preview: Your Best Guess at Stockton ARC

Your Best Guess
Stockton ARC
Thursday 14th June 2018
ARC is bringing another exciting new show to Stockton on Thursday 14th June with Your Best Guess – written and performed by critically acclaimed theatre-maker Chris Thorpe and Portuguese theatre company mala voadora.
About Your Best Guess:
Your Best Guess is about the plans we make for the things that don’t happen: the birthday cake for someone who never turns up, the celebratory shirts for the team that lost, and the wedding clothes that stay in the box.
It’s stories and songs about all these and more. Because we all do it, from lovers to governments, from musicians to town planners to the kid who’d rather be anywhere but here. It’s what life is really. Making the best plans you can. Making the best guess at what is going to happen and making the objects that will help you through it.
Spend an evening with two old friends, talking about family, interspersed with stories of dead rock stars, abandoned projects, space missions, and maybe a song
This is a show about what happens to those objects when the future we expected doesn’t happen. It’s intimate, funny, sad and real.

Your Best Guess’ two week UK tour was made possible by ARC’s commitment to bringing exciting, innovative shows to Teesside, and in this case, the whole country.

Annabel Turpin, Chief Executive of ARC, said: “Your Best Guess was by far the best show I saw at the Edinburgh festival this year, and I really wanted to bring it to the UK. I approached mala voadora and booked a two week tour to make it viable for them to perform here.”

Chris Thorpe is considered to be one of the theatre world’s leading lights and has a huge following within the industry. He was a founder member of Unlimited Theatre and still works and tours with the company. He is also an Artistic Associate of live art/theatre company Third Angel.

Chris Thorpe explains: “I’m so excited that some of the work I’ve made with mala voadora over the past few years has finally got to the UK. The fact it’s come about because Annabel and ARC are excited about the show makes it even better because ARC’s one of my favourite venues. This show is about what we do to keep faith in ourselves in uncertain times and I can’t wait for it to meet people over here.”

A co-production of Porto City Hall Council for Culture, Culturgest and mala voadora, with support from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and funding from DGARTES.
Written by Chris Thorpe (previous ARC performances include Am I Dead Yet with Unlimited Theatre and I Wish I Was Lonely with Hannah Jane Walker)
Directed by Jorge Andrade
Performed by Chris Thorpe and Jorge Andrade

Your Best Guess is at ARC on Thursday 14th October at 7pm.
All theatre performances at ARC are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show. To book tickets:

Age: 14+
Running time: 1hr (approx)

This performance will be BSL interpreted

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