Alphabetti Theatre and Hannah Sowerby presents
10 Things To Do in a Small Cumbrian Town by Hannah Sowerby | directed by Jonluke McKie
TUES 23RD NOV - SAT 11TH DEC 2021
Performance Time: 7:30pm plus a 1:00pm Saturday matinee
Covid-19 Policy: This production will have socially distanced tickets which will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.
Tickets: Pay What You Feel (booking essential)
Running Time: 80 minutes (approx.)
Age Rec: 16+
Access: Wednesday 1st December will be a captioned performance, Wednesday 8th December will be audio described, and all Saturday matinees will be relaxed.
10 things? To be fair, that might be a struggle...
A one-woman comedy drama set in Penrith, Cumbria.
"When you tell people you live in Cumbria, they expect you to live in some grand manor house on the side of the lake… I live above a kebab shop in Penrith - with me Nana"
All Jodie wants to do is kiss a woman, but the only one available in Penrith seems to be her friend’s Mam…19-year-old Jodie hasn’t gone to Uni like most of her friends, but has instead been forced into taking a job shelf stacking by her very sweary Nana.
Join Jodie as she attends therapy with her incompetent, but hot, counsellor; bumps into everyone she’s ever met in the local supermarket and is repeatedly invited to a very strange man’s static caravan…
10 Things to do in a Small Cumbrian Town is a hilarious one-woman comedy drama written and performed by Hannah Sowerby who grew up in... a small Cumbrian town. Hannah is a proud Cumbrian and wants to show that living in Cumbria isn't all hiking, lakes and kayaking.
Check out a wraparound programming all inspired by 10 Things To Do in A Small Cumbrian Town:
Fri 26th November 2021 @ 21:30 – This Little Bird Live on The D’Addario Stage – Genre Music –– running time approx. 45 mins - Pay What You Feel (booking essential) – book here
Personal experience influences her lyrics and a love of the 70s Laurel Canyon scene her sound. She swoops her way through relatable stories of heartbreak, new love, loss and learning... all with a bit of a mackem accent. Click here for more info.
Sat 27th November 2021 @ 21:30 – Kay Greyson Live on The D’Addario Stage – Genre Music – running time approx. 45 mins - Pay What You Feel (booking essential) – book here
Her sound fuses the flair and style of modern hip-hop with the skill and sensibilities of the golden era, hitting with the vibe of Lil Uzi Vert and the substance of Mos Def. Click here for more info.
Tues 30th Nov – Thurs 2nd Dec 2021 @ 21:00 – Kay Greyson Reaction Artist – Genre Theatre – Running time approx. 20mins – Performance is included as part of the 10 things To Do in A Small Cumbrian Town ticket
Alphabetti have commission Kay Greyson mentored by Louie Ingram to create a short original piece of theatre in reaction 10 Things in a Small Cumbrian Town. Click here for more info.
Fri 3rd December 2021 @ 21:30 – Lauren Pattison 'IT IS WHAT IT IS' – Genre comedy – running time approx. 45 mins - Pay What You Feel (booking essential) – book here
A sought after act, Lauren is a regular at all the major national comedy clubs and has provided tour support for Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford, Kerry Godliman, Stewart Francis and Dane Baptiste, as well as gracing the comedy stages of Latitude and Reading and Leeds Festivals. Click here for more info
Tues 7th Dec – Thurs 9th Dec 2021 @ 21:00 – Response Writing Script Winner, directed by Jonah York, performed by Elijah Young – Genre Theatre – Running time approx. 20mins – Performance is included as part of the 10 things To Do in a Small Cumbrian Town ticket.
Alphabetti run an open competition for writers to write a script in response to 10 Things To Do in a Small Cumbrian Town. Deadline Fri 26th Nov 2021 @ midnight - Click here for more info on the comp
This is the winning script professional produced and performed – more info about the play coming soon.
Fri 10th December 2021 @ 21:30 – Jonluke McKie Live on The D’Addario Stage – Genre Music – running time approx. 45 mins - Pay What You Feel (booking essential) – book here
Jonluke’s lush, informal yet intimate performances explore themes of class, queerness, love and loss, and starting a family, creating enduring lyrical and musical storytelling. Click here for more info.
Sat 11th December 2021 @ 21:30 – Alphabetti’s Famous Festive Fundraiser auction hosted by Gary Kithing & Steve Byron Live on The D’Addario Stage – Genre Fundraiser – Running time aprox. 90mins - Pay What You Feel (booking essential) – book here.
It’s the return of Alphabetti’s fabled Festive Fundraiser Auction, where it’s not uncommon for a mouldy lime to sell for £30 (Sotheby’s who?). Hosted bythe formidable duo Steve Byron and Gary Kitching, it’s serious silliness with all the funds going straight back to Alphabetti. Click here for more info.