A play by April De Angelis will make its Tyneside premiere next week.
Jumpy premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2011 to rave reviews and subsequently transferred to the West End, starring Tamsin Greig and Doon Mackichan. This production is being staged at the People’s Theatre in Newcastle.
Hilary (Rye Mattick) once protested at Greenham Common. Nowadays, her protests tend to focus on persuading her contemptuous teenage daughter to fully clothe herself when she goes out. A marriage in ruins and a career on the rocks only add to the perils of life for a middle-aged mum in Walthamstow. Where did it all go wrong?
It has been described as an exploration ‘the life, the worries, the strength, and the vulnerability of the post-feminist urban woman.’
£1 from each ticket sale will go towards The People’s Theatre Redevelopment Scheme, which has been shortlisted in a national competition. Volunteers at the theatre are appealing for votes from the public to help them win £150,000 towards its redevelopment (plans pictured below)
It is the only theatre shortlisted alongside 12 other schemes across the country. The volunteer run theatre stands to benefit from £150,000 towards its redevelopment.
For the People’s Theatre Tony Childs said, “We are proud to be the only theatre in the country to have made it as one of 12 projects in the national shortlist, competing against 1,800 other projects.
We’ve had a great voting response from our audience and membership. What we now need is for the wider community to show support for what will be a great asset to Newcastle and the North East.”
Read more about the plans here.
Jumpy will run June 14 to June 18 at 7.30pm. You can buy tickets in person at the box office, by calling 0191 265 5020 or online here.