Local promoters, Luxi, who run Jabberwocky Markets will be bringing a number of exciting pop-up theatre events to the region next month, including shows that represent diverse communities that are certain to inspire audiences both new and old.
Running from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th October in Darlington and Shildon at venues including Liddiard Theatre, Polam, Darlington’s Indoor Market, and the Quaker Meeting House in Darlington and Greenfield Community College in Shildon, the pop-up theatre events have been put together to inspire, to excite, and to educate.
Rendezvous in Bratislava – by Miriam Sherwood & a live band of Slovaks – is performed by Miriam and her granddad, Jan ‘Laco’ Kalina, who are the perfect double act: he’s got the stories, she loves telling them, and they both have a flair for the theatrical. The only problem is, they’ve never met – and he’s been dead for 37 years.
Black – by 20 Stories High and written by award-winning writer Keith Saha – is a production about a young woman named Nikki who doesn’t think that her dad is a racist and wholeheartedly believes that he just cares deeply about his community. But when a Zimbabwean family move in over the road, the dog won’t stop barking, the local kids start throwing stones, and her dad starts laying down the law.
The mentioned productions are just two of our selected highlights. For further information about the full list of pop-up theatre events, please head to jabberwockymarket.org.uk.