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After decades of technology claiming to bring the planet closer together, we now feel lonelier than ever. Immediate communities are being replaced with the whole world and in this vast sea of voices and opinions, we lack meaningful support and struggle to be listened to. Our 24/7 consumer-based society means that there’s little investment in products, services and relationships. Information is at our fingertips whenever we need this, yet it’s often manipulated to suit narratives at the expense of factual accuracy. Sounds dystopian, but then this is where we are.

Reflecting on the world we live in are Northern Stage’s Young Company Creators who present their new production Am I Alone In This? This intimate play looks at how people are doing what it takes to make themselves heard, how they find comfort in denial in order to cope, make rash decisions to regain control and go to parties to convince themselves they’re part of something. Basically, as a society, we do anything to ask questions about our solitary existence.

‘Am I Alone In This?’ is an essential question in the pursuit of our happiness and well-being. You might not get the answer after an hour at Northern Stage, but it’s an important start.

Am I Alone In This? takes place at Northern Stage, Newcastle from Thursday 13th April to Saturday 15th April.

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