A heart-warming, hilarious and sometimes harrowing play written and performed by Gary Kitching and Steve Byron, and directed by Ali Pritchard comes to Alphabetti Theatre from Tuesday 4th until Saturday 8th October.
Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers tells the tale of a meeting between two social outsiders and their new bizarre friendship. Set in our very own city of Newcastle, the play was born out of an Alphabetti Theatre 24 hour challenge in May 2015, when Gary and Steve wrote a play in 24 hours reacting to stimuli provided by Ali. It all started with one fact; “in 1849, a week after opening the High Level Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne, the Geordies worked out that it was exactly the same length as a dog track, and with raised pavements either side, they had the perfect viewing terraces. Within a week the bridge was closed to traffic by hundreds of people flocking to the bridge, closing it off to race their dogs.” It just turns out that Ali’s source may have embellished bits of that, but we’ll not complain when we’re left with an interesting new play in one of our favourite venues.