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Get along to Alphabetti Theatre from Tuesday 10th-Friday 13th April to see a double bill of exciting new spoken-word theatre shows, brought from North of the border by local theatre promoters Carole W Productions.

Tiger by Teuchter Company tells the story of Kathy, lost in the forest, and surrounded by tales from her past: tales insensitive uncles, useless support workers, drugged-up nights out, tiger-hunters. In Tiger, no two shows will be the same, as the audience guides Kathy on her journey. Inspired by Highland Folklore, computer games and the films of David Lynch, Tiger features Gaulier-trained actress Isabel Stott, poet, musician and ‘master storyteller’ Colin Bramwell and digital composer and live musician Daniel McGurty. It’s a real multi-national production: conceived in the Highlands, written in Berlin and Mexico, directed in Paris, and debuting in an award-nominated run at this year’s Prague Fringe, it’s now heading to Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre.

Also being performed during the run is Hopeless by Leyla Josephine. Have you ever felt so hopeless that you’ve stayed in bed all day eating full Vienettas and asking ‘what’s the point?’ So has multi-award winning poet and theatre maker Leyla Josephine. Through quick-fire poetry and dark comedy, Leyla asks whether we can really make a difference or whether everything is, in fact, broken beyond repair.

Taking us on a journey through the apathetic attitude of millennials, Hopeless is a fiery collision of theatre and spoken word and was nominated for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award. In addition, on Wednesday 11th April a workshop hosted by Leyla offers a beginner’s guide to spoken word and performance poetry.


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