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As an avid camper, you can take it from me that things have the habit of going awry when you’re dealing with the great outdoors; from stampeding buffalo and swarms of mosquitoes to 40 degree heat and monsoon rain, my patience has certainly been tested under canvas. It’s not just extremes of weather and bizarre animal intrusions that make sharing a small space with your loved one or family an often trying experience though, as the new production at Alphabetti Theatre attests.

Pod, created by North East theatre company Coracle, is a tale of family dynamics which takes place in a cramped camping pod where Rose, her sister Daisy, her husband Dan and mum Iris spend the weekend together in celebration of their departed Dad’s birthday. A relatable tale of grief and loss, family secrets are revealed and unfinished business spills out, as they reconnect in unexpected ways. As director Matt Jamie explains, Pod is very much a tale for our current times: “We’re very excited to be back at Alphabetti and to bring this play finally to audiences after it was postponed in 2020. It’s a hugely relevant, entertaining and funny piece, that depicts human relationships, honesty and moving on – what a better time for that, than now!?”

Pod is at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle from Tuesday 31st August-Saturday 18th September

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