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Preview: N.E.S.T. Festival at Newcastle Alphabetti

N.E.S.T. Festival
Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre
Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th June 2019

N.E.S.T Festival is a first time showcase of specially selected professional theatre work from recent graduates of Northumbria University.

“The best showcase to date” - Northumbria drama dept

Tickets for this event are free but you are advised to book in advance LINK

Covering themes of a neglected generation, gender identity, mental wellbeing, the impact of the patriarchy and much, much more.  The N.E.S.T. Festival is the first production by newly formed Pillar Theatre Company.

Pillar Theatre Company and producers of NEST FEST are...
Holly Readshaw, Rebecca Johnston, Emily Sirrell, John Scott, Ben Hall and Rhian Jade Allen.

Shows on the 12th June:

Good Wee Girl
Charlotte Daisy White wants to become a global media sensation. Ah but at what price is fame? She’s a Barbie girl, Life in plastic, it’s fantastic? Meet internet sensation Charlotte Daisy White in real life. #OMG Charlotte as she shares her top tips on what it takes to become internet famous,
Performed, written and directed by Anne-Marie Donaghy.

 A piece of theatre produced by Soreslap. Their productions always deal with personal politics and experience of society. POETRYSLAP is a new project that is a “story telling” battle between two unique voices; the winner is up to you.
Performed by Rhian Jade Allen & Moses Kanu.

For That We Apologise
Depression is a f**ker. When the simplest things in life can hit you like a truck or stick in your head like a knife. We don't have any cause to fight, we just want a pint. What you having? 
Devised and performed by Carl Laidlaw, Matthew Hankinson, Rory Shannon & Dan Ball.

Dirty Great Love Story by Katie Bonna & Richard Marsh.
 One man, one woman. One epic love story. We've all had a night out we will never forget. This one is no different.
Adapted by Ben Hall. Featuring Ben Hall, Bronagh Sweeney, Grace Pepper, Hannah Small & Ellen Short

Shows on the 13th June:

An elderly woman's dementia brings back painful family secrets. Her son must confront them and come to terms with the past. In an age of trial by media how do we judge a lifetime against and event. 
Written and directed by John Scott. Performed by John Scott & Mary Pickin.

You’re invited to the cherry slumber party. A night of expression, liberation and sexual orientation. Come and enjoy this autobiographical show discussing the ups and downs of the modern-day sex life through the stories of five individuals. Get ready for laughter and shock, enough to make your cherry pop.
Devised and performed by Kyla Dean, Rebecca Johnston, Emily Sirrell, Anne-Marie Donaghy and James Moxom.

Uncovered by Greg Urbaitis
 A young couple, who fell in love over their shared passion for books and writing.  But now this has created a strain on the couple and it may have put their relationship in jeopardy.
Directed by Rebecca Johnston. Performed by Rory Shannon and Iona

From Snowflake To Avalanche
The quiz show from hell. Here the generation who screwed it all up put those infuriating questions to the generation who are sick of hearing them.
Directed by Rhian Jade Allen, Devised by John Scott & Emily Sirrell, Performed and written by Rhian Jade Allen, Holly Readshaw, Carl Laidlaw, Matthew Hankinson and John Scott.

When: Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th June 2019
Show Begins: 7:30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 15+
Running Time: approx. 2 hours including interval

Please note: tickets are available online up to two hours before an event. If you would like to book tickets after this time, please pay on the door or call the box office on 0191 2619125 to reserve.

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