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Directed by North East theatre director Mark Calvert with music by Northern composer Jeremy Bradfield, Pause is an uplifting love story about film and how we all often use it to make day-to-day blockbusting escapes from the harsh realities of life right now. As Werner Herzog remarked, “I would travel down to hell and wrestle a film away from the devil if it was necessary.” I guess most of us have a film or two in mind that would fall into that category.

Played by Paula Penman, originally from Ayrshire now based in Newcastle, the main character goes through the motions of everyday life, cohabiting with loneliness and imagination. This script is written by award-winning writer Laura Lindow who’s proudly lived and worked in the North East for over 20 years. You might know her as writer of the Snow Queen for Northern Stage or Director of Key Change for Open Clasp.

Believing that by challenging themselves physically, mentally and conceptually, they inevitably challenge the audience, Alphabetti Theatre strives to make theatre that is relatable and accessible to all. Pause will be performed to a socially distanced live audience and every performance will also be livestreamed for an online audience. Tickets must be booked in advance with a Pay What You Feel scheme in operation.

Pause runs at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle from Tuesday 6th-Saturday 17th July

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