Season 8 highlighted really exciting pop-up theatre and site-specific shows.
Starting in February, we welcomed Shannon Yee and her headphone experience for just 6 people at a time, Reassembled, Slightly Askew, which took place in an empty shop unit thanks to support from Feethams Darlington and the company Urban & Civic.
Next came the return of the awe-inspiring Theatre Ad Infinitum with their epic Bucket List, hosted by our long-term partner venue, Polam Hall School in their lovely Liddiard Theatre.
Playing on the idea of traditional ‘salon theatre’ but with a 21stcentury twist, we brought In Good Hands by Catherine Ireton and Farnham Maltings, about a hairdressing experience taking place in the salon of our very good friends, Be Premiere Hair, with a soundtrack playing out onto Blackwellgate on a sunny April evening.
For our littlest audiences, the Dolphin Centre’s sports hall played host to a massive white tent and the gorgeous Neverland from Tom Penn and Battersea Arts Centre.
Our last show of the spring was one we’ve been trying to bring to Darlington for a long time; thanks to support from the Darlington Theatre Town partnership, Early Doors by Not Too Tame Theatre happened in the Hole in the Wall pub for a week in May.
The season continued as Jabberwocky Market events travelled to a range of other events in the town, including Darlington Community Carnival and Includefest.