Our previous shows…

Small Talk – April 2017

London’s landscape is forever changing, not always by choice. The accident that was The Great Fire started at the bakery on Pudding Lane, swept straight through the centre of town in 1666; gutted our medieval City from inside out. The Blitz during World War II totally decimated parts of the capital. This time however, it was no accident. December 29th 1940, known as the worst day of the London Blitz, Evelyn, Thomas, David and Irena find themselves meeting in a small makeshift bunker under the blazing City of London. A soldier, an actor, a pilot and a smuggler all with unexpected stories to share. Based on true stories of the heroes of WWII written and directed by Holly-Rose Kneller on behalf of Atlas Theatre Company.

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The Tempest – March 2017

Join Captain Prospero as he and his daughter Miranda who are stranded on a island, get their revenge on the crew of the Milan with the help of the triksey spirit Ariel.

 

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Atlas Theatre Company Showcase – Shock and 8 minutes 20 seconds – March 2017

8 Minutes and 20 Seconds – written by Miranda Schwanke

How do you imagine the fall of humanity? War? Disease? An asteroid? In this case, its none of thee above.
A world renowned scientist discovers that our sun is dying and the last ray of light is making its way towards earth, giving humanity precisely 8 minutes and 20 Seconds left to live. 8 minutes, 20 seconds explores the reality of 12 people and how they deal with the news of the apocalypse. Will they use their time wisly? They have just over 8 minutes to live, what will they do? What should they do? What would you do?

Shock – written by Louise Franchi

1950. Lauren Matthews is just an ordinary 17-year-old, trying to move on with her life, make a home with her partner, find a decent job, start a family. There’s only one thing in the way of that, her parents. Her parents aren’t the most accepting of people and want Lauren to have the life they have already planned out for her. We follow Lauren on her story to get out of this life she has now, however, all isn’t as it seems. Can Lauren escape her parents and finally be the person she’s always wanted to be?

 

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Small Talk – March 2017

London’s landscape is forever changing, not always by choice. The accident that was The Great Fire started at the bakery on Pudding Lane, swept straight through the centre of town in 1666; gutted our medieval City from inside out. The Blitz during World War II totally decimated parts of the capital. This time however, it was no accident. December 29th 1940, known as the worst day of the London Blitz, Evelyn, Thomas, David and Irena find themselves meeting in a small makeshift bunker under the blazing City of London. A soldier, an actor, a pilot and a smuggler all with unexpected stories to share. Based on true stories of the heroes of WWII written and directed by Holly-Rose Kneller on behalf of Atlas Theatre Company.

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ALICE – December 2016

We’re All Mad Here!

Atlas Theatre Company Present ALICE, based on the infamous novel and poetry of Lewis Carol, adapted by Holly-Rose Kneller.
Meet our modern Alice as she stumbles across Wonderland discovering her place in the world. This exciting new twist features all your favourite characters and many more. Moments that will make you both laugh and cry, ALICE is a perfect adventure for all the family this Christmas. Don’t be late!

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Bottom’s Dream – May 2016

Atlas Theatre Company’s Picnic Shakespeare Program travelling round schools in the north east, with a performance in Mowbray Park Sunderland at the end of May!

Shakespeare’s timeless classic ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ has taken a new form under the name of ‘Bottoms Dream’ an all new, fun, high energy and visually exciting adaptation by Clive Kneller designed to familiarize children with the wonderful works of William Shakespeare. Whilst staying true to Shakespeare’s language and narrative this vibrant, shortened adaptation explores the story of the mechanicals putting on a play whilst the plots of Fairy King Oberon against his Queen Titania cause tricks to be played by the mischievous Puck jeopardising the mechanicals final show. ‘Bottom’s Dream’ is perfect for school years 5 to 8 and is a fantastic introduction to Shakespeare and his many works.

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Where’s The Blame – March 2016

When Ruby’s body is found, there are three clear suspects for her murder, her lover who is secretly married, his begrudged wife and her secretive boss. Join Police Detectives Hayley and Harriet to work out the cause of Ruby’s suspicious death and the events that led up to that fateful moment.

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The Pillowman – March 2016

Katurian, a writer of short stories which often depict violence against children, has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of her stories resemble recent child murders. When she hears that her sister Michelle has also been brought in. She struggles to piece together why they have both been arrested.

An all-female cast tackles this hard-hitting thrilling drama. With elements of Black Comedy.

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The Sinking Boat – February 2016

‘The Sinking Boat’ is an episodic piece of theatre designed to evoke thought within audiences. The piece explores political, social boundaries and naivety, through the use of different theatre styles; from the more abstract style of physical theatre seen in ‘The Masters Mansion’, use of mime, to the slightly more realistic feel of pieces such as ‘Dysfunction’. The variety of styles intends to explore the assortment of ways, we as humanity categories and label ourselves.

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A Christmas Carol – December 2015

Join us as we take the adventure to 1880’s London in Charles Dickens timeless classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. Witness the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man, who is well-known for his miserable visited by a series ghosts on Christmas Eve, conducted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Can they make him see the error of his ways? Can Ebenezer truly repent in time for Christmas in this all new, dark, twist on the well know classic?

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