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CHOIR comes to Arts Centre Washington

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Described as a ‘deliciously dark new comedy’, CHOIR comes to Arts Centre Washington.

Presented by Encounter Productions, CHOIR is an exploration of community and companionship. Said to be both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time, as one man strives to find his voice through song, story telling and spoons.

The one-man play stars North East actor Donald McBride as Francis, the reincarnation of Judy Garland who remember every movie take and mistake from his not so distant past life. CHOIR uses dark humour and  fairly deep questions about our perception of love.

Showing on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 September, CHOIR is a co-production between Encounter, Alnwick Playhouse, ARC Stockton, Arts Centre Washington and Northern Stage. The new comedy has been developed through the Bridging the Gap scheme, which was started to create and tour new theatre across the North East.

CHOIR is written by Lee Mattinson who has also written for Live Theatre, Bush Theatre and National Theatre to name but a few. His latest show Crocodiles is being produced by Royal Exchange Manchester and will premiere at the venue in October.

CHOIR is suitable for people aged 16 or over. To book tickets or for more information, phone Arts Centre Washington box office on 0191 219 3455 or go to www.artscentrewashington.co.uk.

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