Image: DenMarked by Conrad Murray
Jabberwocky Markets are award-winning alternative theatre events that bring world-class performances to non-traditional venues in Darlington. Organised by Darlington-based theatre company Luxi, it is a unique type of event created especially for the people of the town, designed and run by theatre producers in partnership with internationally acclaimed performers.
After a successful run of events earlier in the year, Jabberwocky returns with the Autumn programme that will run from Thursday 29th September until Monday 3rd October at venues including The Forum, Quaker Meeting House and Polam Hall School.
This season’s theme is the telling of truths, with highlights including DenMarked by Conrad Murray, a show that explores the extent by which we are marked by events and features autobiographical tales from the council estate. To commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Bradford City FC disaster, The 56 by Lung Theatre examines the solidarity, strength and community in the face of overwhelming tragedy.
Also of note is The International Archive of Things Left Unsaid, by Rhiannon Armstrong; an evolving collection of anonymous testimonies donated by members of the public and The Trouble with Compassion by Kirsten Luckins, a performed conversation about kindness made with people from across the North East.
Collaborations are key to this season’s programme, with events run by various organisations including OddManOut Theatre, BIG Little Gigs, Tracks Music, Apples & Snakes Poetry, Blue Cabin Arts, and continuing local business partnerships with Be Premiere Hair, Kimberley, providing opportunities for everyone in the community to interact with unusual and interesting theatre.