Looking to escape the talk of Christmas over the next few weeks? Then you could do worse than catch a funny and honest tale of life in a small town at the Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.
10 Things to do in a Small Cumbrian Town is a one-woman play that’s written and performed by Hannah Sowerby. And before you ask, yes Sowerby did grow up in a small North West town. A proud Cumbrian, she wants to show that living in this picturesque region isn’t all hiking, lakes and kayaking.
This is a show is about finding connection when you’re lonely. About finding solid ground when you’re lost at sea, and holding on when everything’s hanging from a thread.
So, what’s the story?
All Jodie wants to do is kiss a woman, but the only woman available in Penrith seems to be her friend’s Mam…
19-year-old Jodie hasn’t gone to uni like most of her friends, but has been forced into taking a job shelf-stacking by her very sweary Nana. Join Jodie as she attends counselling with her shit, yet hot, counsellor; keeps bumping into everyone she’s ever met in the local supermarket; and is repeatedly invited to a very strange man’s static caravan!
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When: On until 11th December 2021 at 7.30pm (Saturday matinees are at 1pm and are relaxed performances). A captioned show is on 1st December and an audio-described show is on 8th December
Where: Alphabetti Theatre, St James’ Blvd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4HP
£: Tickets are on a Pay What You Feel basis but booking is essential. It’s suitable for ages 16+
More info: www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk