A touring theatre company is once again returning to Durham City for one-night-only after a superb reaction to its debut production in the county in 2017.
Postcard Theatre is a small, northern-based fringe theatre company that works to bring new and exciting pieces of theatre to audiences in the north of the UK. Having first visited Durham City in November of 2017 with its production of A Grey Divide, which was performed at Cafedral on Owengate, producers are once again returning to the city centre eatery with its latest production of PRAMKICKERby Sadie Hasler.
John-Mark Reid, director at Postcard Theatre and of PRAMKICKER, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be coming back to Durham. Having previously lived in Coxhoe and with my wife born and bred in Houghton-le-Spring, it’s a part of the world close to my heart, and to be able to share our work up here is personally very important.”
Taking place at Cafedral on Wednesday July 10that 7.30pm, Sadie Hasler’s script centres around the story of Jude, who has always known she doesn't want kids. Her sister Susie isn't sure if her ovaries are twinging or if she just needs a wee. One day, in a café full of 'yummy mummies', Jude loses the plot and kicks a pram, and is arrested, which results in her being sent to anger management classes. Susie goes along for the ride and uses the opportunity to confess a secret.
John-Mark continued: “The reaction to A Grey Dividefrom the audience and from the beautifully accommodating people at Cafedral made us want to come back and we couldn’t think of a better script than PRAMKICKER by Sadie Hasler. Given that the plot of the play unfolds around a pram-kicking incident in a café, what better setting than Cafedral to host our production – it’s set to be a very immersive experience.”
All of the performers in PRAMKICKERare professionally trained actors, both having studied their craft at the Academy of Live and Recorded Art (ALRA). Assuming the role of Jude is Coral Sinclair, with the part of Susie being portrayed by Tilly Sutcliffe. Postcard Theatre saw both actors perform in their ALRA showcases, who then applied to attend the touring theatre company’s casting call for PRAMKICKER, before being cast in their respective roles.
Following its one-night-only performance in Durham City’s Cafedral, the production of PRAMKICKERwill continue its tour of the North, visiting cities including Preston, before wrapping up its run with two performances at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.
For more information about Postcard Theatre, visit: https://www.postcardtheatre.com