Season six was the first time we ran a series of events instead of a festival and it was a brilliant way to welcome in our 4th calendar year of Jabberwocky Markets. In March we hosted Second Hand Dance’s show, Grass, at Darlington’s Cattle Market with a big event for children and families.
Later that month came Touretteshero with Backstage in Biscuit Land at Teesside University’s Darlington campus, The Forge.
In April we presented a work-in-progress sharing of a brand new play, Empire of the Rats, by Van Badham, directed by Selma Dimitrijevic and produced for this Jabberwocky Market by Luxi.
Our last major event of the season was Sean Mahoney’s Until You Hear That Bell presented at Darlington Boxing and Martial Arts Academy and then at the Dolphin Centre.
Each event included two performances of the main show, the Jabberbar and Gift Shop and activities for audiences. Later in the spring we started to take Jabberwocky Markets to other events and venues around the town and thanks to new funding we will be doing more of that over the next three years.