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In 2015, writers and performers Gary Kitching and Steve Byron took on an Alphabetti Theatre 24 Hour Challenge, responding to stimuli provided by director Ali Pritchard revolving around a (potentially creatively embellished) fact about the closing of Newcastle’s High Level Bridge in 1849 to race dogs. The result was Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers, which has since become a cult hit, selling out both a run in 2016 and a whole month of performances in 2019. The show is now back by popular demand, this time as an audio play, premiering at its spiritual (online) home of Alphabetti Theatre on Wednesday 21st October.

Both harrowing and hilarious in equal measure, the play centres on Bacon Knees, whose running speed led him to a very specific calling one day in 1989: Crufts. Skip forward to 2016 and Bacon Knees finds himself on the High Level Bridge, about to face a new opponent. At its core, it’s a tale of two social outcasts, but uses the formation of their peculiar friendship to tackle their darker, tragic backstories. If you hadn’t been able to experience it in real life, this new platform for Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers gives ample opportunity to experience its harsh yet heart-warming tale.

The audio play of Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers will be online at Alphabetti Theatre from Wednesday 21st October

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