Saturday, 22 July 2017

Preview: Northumbria’s Performing Art’s MA Students Takeover

Northumbria’s Performing Art’s MA Students Takeover at Gateshead Q Festival

MA Theatre and Performance Students from Northumbria University take over Q Festival’s, Spielgeltent on Baltic Square, Gateshead on Wednesday 26th July!

For one night Northumbria’s M.A. Theatre and Performance students take over over the Spiegeltent At Q Festival for an evening full of performances showcasing up and coming talent from the region. The evening consists of multiple scratches of work that they have been working on during the course of their degree. The night will also include a performance of Drag Me to Love by Bonnie and The Bonnettes before their National Tour in September 2017.

Scratches 7pm - 8:30pm
Drag Me to Love 9pm

Scratch: Rooted by Becky Glendenning-Laycock and Fleur Rozan
In a battle between who we wanted to be when we were little girls Vs who we’ve turned out to be, we will come to realise that life doesn’t always hand you the story you wanted to tell when you were 9 years old. And that’s ok we guess. Isn’t it?

Scratch: Don’t Shoot the Messenger by Ashley Fraser and Becky Morris
This is about me, you, us, and everything that is going on around us. These are things that you may be aware of, or these may be things have you’ve ignored. Built from facts, opinions and true events we explore the reality of today's society.

Scratch: Untitled by Jake Jarratt and Andrea Scrimshaw
Two viewpoints, one male, one female, we challenge this idea of why sports are different for either gender. We take hold of our space and explore clichéd situations; replaying them in ways which challenge how society expects genders to behave within and around sport.

Drag Me to Love by Bonnie and The Bonnettes
So imagine this. You are 14 years old and you are a drag queen. Its golden stilettos, ripped fishnets, shoulder pads, and neon bobs. It’s expression. It’s glamour. It’s power. It’s Doncaster, 2009. But not everything is as it seems and piece by piece the glamorous world of drag fades away.

It’s about being young, having that fire in your belly and seeing no limitations or rules. It’s the uncertainty of your own identity and the creation of a new one. It’s about finding a safe place between the two. It’s a reflection. An exorcism. A scrapbook.

We will laugh. We will cry. We will sing and we will dance.
You are bound to fall, as we drag you into love.

Check the trailer for Drag Me to Love out here:

Accessibility:  Fully accessible; please contact if you have any special requirements.*  
Additional Information: This event is part of Q Festival; an exciting new collaboration between Gateshead Council and Jesterval Comedy Festival.
Age Range: Adults only; 14yrs+
Price Details:  Full Price: £7.00 Concessions: £5.00 Student ID on the night will be required.

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