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An energetic new show based around women growing up in the North of England is beginning its tour this month, which will include dates at Teesside University on Thursday 19th, Sunderland Stages @ The Royalty Theatre on Wednesday 25th and Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 26th February.

Jumping Puddles is the funny, moving story of two sisters fast-tracked into womanhood, who soon discover how hard it is to be a girl, and encounter the harsh realities and fragility of life along the way. It explores the joy and fun, as well as the pressures and heartache of growing up, promising to be a fascinating dissection of modern society as a whole. The production is the brainchild of Open Clasp Productions, who pride themselves in producing challenging theatre, inspired by the lives of real people. They’ve gathered tales from a whopping 162 women, including marginalised groups in Newcastle’s West End, Hartlepool and Liverpool, which combined together are bound to make for a genuine smorgasbord of true-life experiences.

The company have also teamed up with Frantic Assembly, a dance company who have an equally impressive reputation for cutting edge productions, to incorporate movement into the production, and in the process involve young women who would not usually have access to their work. With further dates at ARC Stockton on Tuesday 12th March and Newcastle’s Live Theatre on Tuesday 24th till Saturday 28th March, this looks set to be a vibrant and exciting piece of locally produced theatre, guaranteed to make one heck of a splash.

Jumping Puddles tours various venues across the North East.

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