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Seeking to portray ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, Reading-based Red Cape Theatre company’s new show looks at the concept of bravery.

The theatre company’s work is inspired by true life stories, highly visual and physical, their previous work has dealt with the treatment of women in mental institutions in the 40s and 50s (The Idiot Colony), letters of friendship from across the Iron Curtain (From Newbury With Love) and the effects of erosion of both memory and the land (1 Beach Road). Their new work, Be Brave And Leave For The Unknown, tours the North East throughout November, and hopes to shine a light on a world bursting with bravery – from warzones to waiting rooms, both epic and domestic.

The production has grown from a residency Red Cape undertook at ARC Stockton back in 2013. Having spent time talking to local residents, including over 80 local school children, about their notion of bravery, the group also drew inspiration from Preston Hall Museum and from workshops run alongside the ARCADE performance artist network at ARC. The performances are part of REACH, a project which brings new theatre to the North East, managed by ARC Stockton and Dep Arts Ltd.

Be Brave And Leave For The Unknown is performed at the following North East locations:

ARC, Stockton – Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th November

Seaton Delaval Arts Centre – Thursday 12th November

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham – Friday 13th & Saturday 14th November

Saltburn Community Theatre – Tuesday 17th November

Arts Centre Washington – Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November

The Customs House, South Shields – Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November

Bishop Auckland Town Hall – Monday 23rd November

Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre – Thursday 26th November

Alnwick Playhouse – Friday 27th November

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