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Production company, Theatre Space North East are set to showcase a thrilling new community play, funded by Arts Council England and Sunderland Culture, at The Fire Station in Sunderland.

Pursuers of the Future takes place (twice) on Sunday 20th November and was written for the city by playwright Scott Young after being commissioned by Sunderland Culture to bring communities from across Sunderland together to deliver a spectacular show featuring song, movement, puppetry and thrilling storytelling. Many of the cast have never stepped foot on a stage previously and will get to demonstrate their acting talents with support from a full professional crew and creative team.

The show itself is rich in Wearside folklore and influenced by numerous discussions and workshops with people in the City.  It sees monstrous sea creatures – that may or may not be related to a rather famous worm – combined with real world stories of growing up in this former industrial powerhouse by the sea.

Artistic Director of Theatre Space North East, Corinne Kilvington, adds, “Getting the opportunity to work with the talented folk of Sunderland, who we’ve had the pleasure of entertaining in our parks and open spaces for over a decade on such an exciting project is a dream come true for us. The city is a real powerhouse creatively, culturally and socially and we simply can’t wait to showcase that in the city’s newest iconic venue.” 

“We’ve assembled an incredible creative team who are putting our community cast through their paces and we’re cooking up a number of thrilling surprises to deliver this epic piece of theatre for the city.”  

Performances of Pursuers of the Future take place on Sunday 20th November at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets start at £6.60 and are available here.

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