‘Castaways’, a fantastic new theatre production exploring the complicated nature of friendship and trauma, is heading to Stockton’s celebrated ARC venue this month in what is sure to be a performance not to be missed.
Written by the critically-acclaimed and award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta, ‘Castaways’ was developed through a manner of community-based creative workshops with young adults, exploring their sense of connectedness – or otherwise – with the communities they have grown up in.
The production is brought to you by Madala Theatre Company, a diversity-led organisation who create ‘exciting new theatre, which gives a dramatic voice to young people whose stories are not normally heard.’ The theatre company are prominent pioneers of social justice theatre productions and they state that they ‘use the power of performance to change young lives, build communities and foster social justice’.
‘Castaways’ is the second of three commissioned plays which all have social justice at their heart. Upon the conclusion of the performance, there will be an opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the production of ‘Castaways’ at a post-show discussion.
Following in the footsteps of several ARC performances, the production is priced on a generous Pay What You Decide scheme, providing the audience with the opportunity to pay after the curtain call. The innovative scheme established in ARC, Stockton hopes to encourage a wider range of audience members, aiming to provoke an increase in theatre-goers at the venue. ARC’s decision to implement the scheme is a demonstration of their passion for the theatre and respect for their loyal theatre patrons.
‘Castaways’ will play at ARC, Stockton on Thursday 10th May at 19:00 and is estimated to run for 75 minutes plus a 10-minute interval. In order to book tickets and to find more information about the production please head to arconline.co.uk now.