If a link is labelled #Ad: Tickets are now available from one of our affiliate ticket suppliers. The ticket company will also be the official supplier of tickets for the event. This means we receive a small share of the sale. Clicking on these links helps us to cover the costs of producing the North East Theatre Guide free of charge to both our readers and theatres.
Banner ads also result in a small share of the share coming back to us to help cover our overheads.
Preview: Ladybones at Newcastle Alphabetti
Alphabetti Theatre Presents New Work Exploring OCD, Sexuality, And Loneliness
Tuesday 18th - Friday 21stFebruary 2020
Following a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe last summer, and sell-out performances on this year’s tour, writer and actor Sorcha McCaffrey brings her production Ladybones to Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre next week.
Photo: Alex Brenner
A young woman working on an archaeological dig discovers the bones of a girl buried hundreds of years ago and, using her own experiences, starts to put life into the girl’s remains.
Nuala has OCD; the girl was likely accused of, and murdered for, being a witch. Using humour and observations of her world and the people in it, Nuala shines a light on the comparisons of past and present, and understanding what it is to be ‘other’.
Sorcha McCaffrey is both the writer and the protagonist- she also has OCD. “I wrote Ladybones to show that people are more than just their condition and to dispel the common myths about OCD - it’s often trivialised and misunderstood when it’s a terribly debilitating condition.”
Once diagnosed, aged 20, Sorcha received help from OCD-UK, a national charity that supports those living with the condition. The charity has now partnered with Sorcha to help reach more people with OCD.
Ashley Fullwood, CEO of OCD-UK says: “I have been raising awareness of OCD for many years - what Sorcha achieves with Ladybones is to reach audiences that we couldn’t, and she does it with great humour, energy, and passion.The hour-long play explores themes of mental health and recovery, family, sexuality, and loneliness.”
“I want those affected by OCD to know that recovery is possible,” concludes Sorcha. “And I want people who come to see the show to have a laugh, be moved, and leave with a bit more hope than when they arrived.”
Photo: Alex Brenner
Sorcha McCaffrey presents
Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st February 2020
*Thursday 20th performance will be BSL interpreted*