Date(s): Dec 6th 2018
Price: Tickets: £12 + booking fee, Students £7 + booking fee
Middlesbrough Town Hall
For anyone that’s ever been a dick on the dance floor.
A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past.
G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.
Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out For The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? Pop makes promises it can’t keep, and soon they’ll discover they have more in common than their taste in tunes.
Pop Music is an emotionally contagious rollercoaster by Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. A night at the theatre like no other.
The latest gig-theatre extravaganza from the producers of WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK by Sabrina Mahfouz, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED and WASTED by Kate Tempest.
“It’s the soundtrack to a summer. Must see theatre.” Reviews Hub ★★★★
Anna Jordan (Writer)
‘A talented and deeply compassionate new writer.’ Time Out (2014)
‘Stunningly well written… funny, raw, honest, deadpan… Jordan is a wonderful voice.’ Exeunt (2014)
‘The dynamic range of Jordan’s writing is extraordinary.’ The Guardian (2015)
Anna Jordan won the Bruntwood Prize in 2013 for YEN and has gone from strength to strength since with productions at Royal Exchange, Soho Theatre and the Royal Court. She’s also a writer on upcoming HBO production SUCESSION. We think she’s one of the most exciting writers out there.
James Grieve (Director)
James is one of the Joint Artistic Directors at Paines Plough. He’s directed shows by Mike Bartlett, James Graham and Tom Wells as well as WASTED and HOPELESSLY DEVOTED by Kate Tempest.
WHAT IS GIG THEATRE?
‘What makes both gigs and theatre truly magical is the liveness. And in an atomised world where we stare increasingly at individual screens, the chance to collectively watch something occurring in front of you, in the moment, feels more vital than ever.’– Holly Williams in COULD PLAYWRIGHTS SAVE POP MUSIC? THE RISE OF ‘GIG THEATRE’ for The Telegraph