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North East Rising comes to Independent, Sunderland

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North East Rising

Rowan McCabe’s new show North East Rising is set to take stage at Independent, Sunderland on September 16 as part of Sunderland Stages.

Based on North East characters and culture, the show is a mixture of performance poetry, theatre and stand up.

In association with Arts Centre Washington, North East Rising is said to be a laugh-out-loud production that celebrates the region’s quirky side with illusory tales and a cast of peculiar characters.

Newcastle born, Rowan McCabe incorporates his love of storytelling, stand-up, and rap into his work. Speaking about his upcoming production Rowan said: “North East Rising is a show of poetry and comedy. There’ll be a mixture of funny poems, stand-up and theatre and I’m going to cast a cynical eye on recent media portrayals of the region and have a look at some weird and wonderful alternatives – there’ll also be a gangster rap about Stotties.

“I’m buzzing to be performing North East Rising as part of Sunderland Stages – bringing the show to a venue not mainly used for poetry is really cool and totally in-keeping with its goal.”

Alix Alixandra, a singer songwriter who performed at Edinbrugh Fringe, will open the shop, which will be hosted by actor and comic Robbie Lee Hurst.

Helen Green, Creative Director of Arts Centre Washington and founder of the Sunderland Stages programme, said: “We are thrilled to open our autumn programme at Independent, the venue is at the heart of Sunderland’s thriving music scene and we can’t wait to present something new there. We want to give Sunderland residents the opportunity to see original, inventive work by local artists without having to leave their own city.”

Sunderland Stages will bring a wide range of performaces to venues throughout the City including the Royalty Theatre, Arts Centre Washington, Sunderland Museum, Winter Gardens, North Sore and the Bonded Warehouse.

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