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Alphabetti Theatre Presents 
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Residency Sharing – Lady Flower by Iona Moss and Mysterious by Colum Findley, Sarah Chew & Coggin Galbreath Live on the D’Addario Stage

Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th April 2024

Times: Doors: 17.00

Start: 17:30

Tickets: £3

Running Time: Approx. 60 minutes (including a short interval)

Age Rec: 12+

Covid-19 Policy: We are no longer operating social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged but not mandatory–our policy is reviewed fortnightly

Alphabetti Theatre are providing a space for artists to experiment, evolve and discover excellence – after a 2 week long residency these artists will be coming back to share an extract of what they’ve been developing.

Mysterious

By Colum Findley, Sarah Chew & Coggin Galbreath

Quinn, the son of the most important woman in town, is Mysterious. 

 

Being Mysterious is NOT ALLOWED. 

 

Forced to run away from home, he joins a ragtag group of five other Mysty children with unusual abilities. Loritz can copy voices. Ethel can float. Squid has tentacles. Posy can take herself apart and put herself back together. And Andie–well, with Andie, it’s complicated. They all live with their enigmatic guardian, the 9O year old Ms. Montgomery, in a safe house hidden behind an out-of-order washing machine in a disused launderette. It was the perfect hiding place. But it couldn’t last forever. 

 

There’s a sinister new mayor in town with an anti-Mysterious agenda. As if that isn’t bad enough, he knows Quinn’s secret. As if THAT isn’t bad enough, Quinn’s mum has endorsed him on her radio show. The launderette kids have a choice to make: stay in hiding, or go out and try to change things for the better?

 

‘Mysterious’ is a fresh, contemporary ensemble show about those who don't want to blend in, those who can't blend in, and those who make the choice to stand with them.

 

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Bios:

 

Colum Findlay is a composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, born in Bathgate, living in Glasgow. They are the Creative Director / Composer for OAC Award-winning a cappella group Perfect Forth, Scotland’s leading contemporary a cappella group. Over the last two years they composed, directed and produced Perfect Forth’s five-star Fringe show, ‘Athena’.

 

Sarah Chew is a writer, director and activist. She has directed over seventy productions across four continents, and written nine professionally produced plays. She is artistic director of intercultural theatre hub Critical Mass, with whom she did two residencies at Cove Park in 2005. Recent work includes collaborations with comic and activist Desiree Burch, seen in the West End and off-Broadway, as well as on Netflix, BBC1 and Comedy Central; and Critical Mass projects in Iran and Kenya.
 

Coggin Galbreath is a writer, performer and occasional drag queen. Born in Texas, they studied in Scotland and currently live in Newcastle. In 2023 they were commissioned by Curious Arts to develop BOOTCUT, a country-western drag show about anti-LGBT+ laws. They are currently working with Penguin Random House on their debut novel through the WriteNow development programme.  

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Lady Flower

By Iona Moss

 

More info coming soon

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