Cyber Compass

Cyber crime is a significant threat in the UK today, and cyber criminals are often self taught, intelligent, ambitious, creative, curious and socially isolated teenagers.

In 2016, Luxi worked with the North East Cyber Crime Unit, National Crime Agency and schools across the North East to deliver a project exploring the issues leading to and around cyber crime, with a focus on the moral and ethical ramifications of online behaviour. Ultimately we will develop a toolkit for teachers as part of this project and before that have a sharing of each of four pieces of theatre devised in collaboration with young people (largely year 8s).

You can follow the regional cyber crime unit on twitter for hints and tips on how to protect yourself online. @nerccu


This project was managed by Luxi and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation under the Arts Based Learning, Explore and Test strand, with support from partners.

Theatre on Trains

Our Line 2018: a story you can listen to on the train from Darlington to Bishop Auckland

A Jabberwocky Market pop-up theatre event from Luxi, Northern & the Bishop Line

“I never met my great grandmother Nora, but she hovers around the edges of my mother’s memory.  A tiny woman, she died when my mam was about 7. She remembers her baby teeth coming out at the time.  Nora’s story is woven into the landscape that you travel through from Darlington to Bishop Auckland on the train.”

A brand new collaboration bringing pop-up theatre events onto the world’s first passenger train line. Hannah Bruce & Co have created a wonderful story to listen to that is available to anyone with a smart device, via a unique code on the TlotT app.

Our Line is free for anyone with a valid train ticket (and access to their own smart device). There will be Jabberwocky Market stewards on the trip with you, so it’s available on specific trains.

If you’d like more details please email [email protected] and put ‘Our Line‘ in the subject.

Tailored trips for your GROUP of 8 or more can be arranged for a small charge, email [email protected] for details.


For details of future outings, please sign up to our mailing list or email [email protected] for specific enquiries about Theatre on Trains



Empire of the Rats

Written by Van Badham, we scratched the first version of Empire of the Rats in October 2014. The extract was directed by Carl Kennedy and featured Jade Byrne, Alexandra Tahnee, Francesca Tomlinson and Karen Traynor.

Since then we’ve received support from Arts Council England and Creative Darlington to support the creation of the full length play.

This was presented in spring 2016 at Jabberwocky Market in Darlington and then at Battersea Arts Centre as part of A Nation’s Theatre.


The first ideas for the play came in response to a May 2014 feature in The Guardian, entitled ‘The north-east of England: Britain’s Detroit?


Salon Stories

We think that hair salons are natural theatres, stories are shared and performed by the stylists and the other customers and the mirrors mean you literally see things in unusual ways.

Our office is based above Be Premiere Hair in Darlington, so we’re in and out of there all day and it’s a fascinating place.  Come back here to find out more about story events running in the salon.

We kicked off our work in October 2015 with a panel discussion as part of Jabberwocky Market, we invited speakers from around the country, who work internationally and whose work is considered world-class, to discuss what that means and why it is, or might not be, important.  Chaired by theatre writer and journalist, Maddy Costa, the speakers were David Jubb from Battersea Arts Centre, Bill Vince from Arts Council England and Haani Hasnain from Harmonised World.

Then in spring 2017 we presented the brilliant show In Good Hands by Catherine Ireton and Farnham Maltings.

We’ve done loads of events in and around the salon now and have some more ideas so keep an eye out if you’re curious.


(Presented in association with Be Premiere Hair)