Saturday 19th November 2016 Newcastle Alphabetti
Wednesday 23rd November Barnard Castle The Witham
Saturday 26th November 2016 Cleadon The Little Theatre
Four lives entwine in this brand new comedy drama by award winning playwright David Farn. a play about communication and also a love letter to the brooding Welsh hills.
Parveen is at the spearhead of the telecommunications revolution - a young knight armed only with her ipad and a searing vision of the Future. Her Galahad in this Quest is Ron, a minicab driver and conman down on his luck and on the run from the wheelie bins. But they are up against Owen, a fearsome Welsh Dragon. Can they find a way past Owen via his rebellious daughter Dawn? The hillside where Owen, Wales’s greatest poet lives, is threatened by a radio mast, that essential component in modern communication. Is the telecoms revolution making life better, or does it merely highlight our own human inability to reach out to one another? Owen suspects that what passes for communication is largely the meaningless babble of a society that is obsessed with talking and has lost the capacity to think; the new Babylon.
Cast & Creatives:
David Farn’s writing credits include Distant Sun (starring Derek Fowlds) for Open Heart, The Big Picture for the Customs House, Oranges & Lemons for Cloud 9, and The Fickle Finger Of Fate for Dreambox. For Theatre Space NE he has written King Arthur‘s Adventures and Treasure Island. An experienced actor, he is also performing in the play
Steven Stobbs A Northern Eastern actor with a Performing Arts Degree, has performed in numerous plays at The Customs House and other venues; just completed roles for Cranked Anvil’s Shakespeare season, recently appeared in ‘Bard Miscast’ at The Middlesborough Theatre and presently appearing in Theatre Space’s ‘George and the Dragon’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet at Alnwick Castle.
Kylie Ann Ford, An North Eastern actor with a BA Hons Degree in Drama; completed further training with Northumbria Theatre Company and Northern Stage. She has appeared in numerous productions, including The Customs House Pantomimes and currently rehearsing for their new musical ‘Dolly Mixtures’.
Danielle Miller A North Eastern actor with a Performing Arts Degree worked on Channel 4’s The Paul O’Grady show for two years. She has just finished a lead role in ’Kindly Keep it Covered’ in South Shields, performed at The Theatre by The Lake and at numerous local theatres such as The Customs House.
Dolores Porretta-Brown had directed, produced, designed and acted nearly 40 years, in spaces as intimate as The Bridge Gateshead to the Theatre Royal, both to full houses. Credits include the opening 2 plays in the Tom Hadaway Festival with Tim Healy and David Whitaker, Centenary production of Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Peoples, original director of Dirty Dusting and various other premiered Wood & Waugh plays, acclaimed production of Twelve Angry Men and numerous plays in The Customs House New Writing Festivals; she was Production Co-Ordinator for their pantomime for 12 years. She has just finished her fifth national tour of ‘Dirty Dusting’ playing Olive with Crissy Rock and Leah Bell.
Signals premiered at The Customs House before a small north-east tour.
7.30pm Nov 16, 17 & 19 Alphabetti, Newcastle-on-Tyne tel 0191 2615906 http://www.alphabettitheatre.co.uk/whats-on-menu/whats-on/17-whats-on-articles/80-signals
7.30pm Nov 23 the witham, Barnard Castle tel 01833 631107 http://www.thewitham.org.uk/index.php/whats-on/theatre/item/838-signals_this_is_a_supper_club_event
7.30pm Nov 26 The Little Theatre, Cleadon tel 07850861215 - 0191 4470493 https://littletheatrecleadon.com/2016/11/02/signals-by-david-farn-saturday-26th-november-at-7-30-pm/