Dates and Times
Thu 6 - Sat 8 April at 7.15pm
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Presented by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families. About the place you belong because you were born there; the places that are in your blood but also the places you adopt; that you pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.
It’s about class mobility. And regional identity. And being a Thatcher’s child. It’s about education and ‘making good’ for yourself. And maybe about how that can leave you exiled from the place you started. With nowhere to quite belong.
It’s about always being an imposter and trying to remember how to speak in your own voice.
Rebecca has been thinking about it for a life time.
The Class Project is funded by Arts Council England and supported by ARC Stockton, Derby Theatre, The Bike Shed, Theatre in the Mill, Arch 468 and the Old Vic.
About the artist
Rebecca is a hybrid theatre maker who directs, writes, devises and produces theatre and performance and has directed more than 20 professional productions around the UK and internationally. Last year, her production of Cuddles by Joseph Wilde played an acclaimed off-Broadway run and was named one of the 10 best shows of the year by both the New York Times and New York Post.
From 2010 – 2015 Rebecca was Co-Director of Theatre at Ovalhouse where she commissioned or co-produced more than 80 new pieces of contemporary theatre and raised around £1.5 million for emerging artists and their work. She is Founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Arch 468 and Chair of the Board of Dante or Die.
This is her first solo show.
“Loved The Class Project…eloquent, probing and poignant in every accent” – Rebecca Duncan
“A thoughtful piece of brilliance” – Porl Cooper
“Smart and necessary” – Gloria Lindh