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In today’s world dominated by social media and always being connected to the lives of others, how would we cope now if we were left without the technology, always waiting for the doorbell to ring for some form of human interaction? It’s a question that Skimstone Arts’ latest production Doorbells asks using an innovative method of song cycles.

Claire Webster Saaremets, John Pope and Peter Saaremets are coming together to use double bass, guitar and voice with projections and soundscapes to tell the tales to people attempting to survive loneliness when left alone behind their own doors. Using surreal, witty and imaginative worlds as escapism from their plight, the protagonists are inspired by true events as well as literary characters, mixing fact and fiction to explore the dreams and wishes we create when experiencing long periods of isolation. Containing comedy, pathos and everything in-between, the performance is set to be an even bigger improvement on the already spellbinding airing it received at Northern Stage’s Scratch Night in December, making it yet another unmissable production from Skimstone.

Doorbells comes to Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle on Friday 17th July.

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