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Preview: Whale of a Time at Newcastle Alphabetti

Peachplant Productions & Alphabetti Theatre present

Whale of a Time

Newcastle Alphabetti

Tuesday 17th May - Saturday 4th June 2022

Peachplant Productions and Alphabetti Theatre are co-producing the World premiere of Whale of a Time by Lucy Curry & Carl Wylie, directed by Paula Penman.

A play about two men in a whale. But why?

Set inside the belly of a whale, we meet Albert, a man in his fifties who has been here for half of his life. Why is he inside of a whale? He has no idea, but after 25 years, he’s pretty much accepted it, it’s home. In washes Robbie, in his twenties and full of beans.

They’re an unlikely pairing but we follow their meeting as it turns into friendship.

Conversations about life events that Albert had no idea about. What’s Google? Who’s Raoul Moat? And what the hell is a vegan sausage roll?

Albert has always wanted to get back home to his wife but the only way back is through the blowhole of the whale and it seems like an impossible task. Could Robbie be the solution Albert has been waiting for all these years? And more importantly, why are they here in the first place? Whale Of A Time explores friendship, 'being a man' in different generations and how one person can change the rest of your life.

Peachplant are a new company in the North East founded in 2021 made up of Lucy Curry and Carl Wylie. Both started out as actors and have opened new doors along the way such as writing, movement directing and illustration. They’re no strangers to Alphabetti and love the work that Alphabetti does for the people and creatives of Newcastle. Peachplant aim to tell ordinary stories in extraordinary ways.

Cast & Creatives:

Writer: Lucy Curry & Carl Wylie

Director: Paula Penman

Stage Manager: Andrea Scrimshaw

Designer: Kylie Ann Ford

Lighting Designer: Simon Cole

Sound Designer: Luke Gaul

Photography & Videography: Matt Jamie

Producers: Lucy Curry & Carl Wylie, with support from Esther Fearn and Ali Pritchard

Cast: Steve Byron & Luke Maddison

On The Web:

Twitter - @peachplant_

Instagram @peachplantproductions

Facebook - Peachplant Productions

Captioned Performance: Wednesday 25th May 2022

Audio Described Performance: Wednesday 1st June 2022

Relaxed Performance: all Saturday Matinees

Age: 16+, strong language and themes that audience members may find distressing.


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