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Preview: Tangerines at Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre

 "I just never thought I’d hear Princess Charlotte say 'dick move.”

Tangerines by Lydia Brickland

Newcastle Alphabetti Theatre

Tuesday 25 - Saturday 30th July 2023 at 5pm

After enjoying a sell out run at The Kings Head Theatre, London; Tangerines is proud to be part of Newcastle’s Fringe Festival.

Charlotte has headed off to university and she’s ready to reinvent herself. But when your whole life is in the public eye, how exactly do you do that? Eager to get stuck in, she joins Durham University’s Dance Society - where she meets Kae. The pair start dancing together but it quickly becomes clear that there's more to their relationship than


This punchy new play by Lydia Brickland examines a fictional future of the royal family and their relationship to queerness.

Lydia Brickland - Writer

Lydia Brickland is a writer, performer and burlesque artist from Gateshead in the North East of England. She likes to tell stories about big, complex issues in a fun, lively and accessible way. Her work is humorous and playful, infused with radical kindness. She is particularly interested in how queer women and non-binary folk take up space on stage.

She is currently a member of the Royal Court Writers Group and one of the founding members of all-womxn comedy collective Your Aunt Fanny.

Writing Credits include: Deck The Stalls (The Hope Theatre, London 2022) and Dear Sophie Ellis Bextor (Camden Peoples Theatre, 2022). Short Plays: Taking Stock (The Lowry, Manchester, 2022), Frubes, Creme Eggs, and Massive Slags (Live Theatre, Newcastle, 2022), Ice Cream Van Fucker (The Old Courts, Wigan, 2022) How to Get Rid of Your Gag Reflex (Lion and Unicorn, London, 2021) I’m selling the skirt I was raped in on Depop (Live Theatre, 2021).

Bethany McHugh - Director

Bethany is a theatremaker, director, performer, and facilitator. Born in New Jersey, Bethany spent ten years in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and now calls London home. She holds a dual degree in English and Theatre from Carleton College and a masters in Collaborative Theatre Making from Rose Bruford. She is also a proud alumna of the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.

Bethany works with artists of all disciplines, fusing her love of music, storytelling, movement, and language to create emotionally resonant stories. She believes deeply that theatre can inspire radical empathy and change in audiences, participants, and makers alike. Recent directing credits include: If It Was a Party, Why Was There So Much Blood (Rose Bruford), How To Fix It (Minnesota Fringe) and assistant directing credits include: Into the Sea We Go (Ugly Duck), Hamlet (Wayward Theatre Company).

Cast & Creatives:

Charlotte         Romana Meyrat

Kae         Hannah Mullaney

Assistant Director         Constance Des Marais

Movement Director & Choreographer Emily Charlotte Jones

Intimacy Coordinator         Katie Burke

Lighting Designer         Carey Chomsoonthorn

Illustrator Sally Mullaney

Photos: Jennifer Kehl


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