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Goth Weekend

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World Premiere
Co-produced by Live Theatre and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Written by Ali Taylor
Directed by Paul Robinson
Designed by Helen Coyston
Lighting Design by Tigger Johnson
Sound Design by Paul Stear

“You can’t be a Goth, Dad. Your name is Kenneth.”

Ella wants her recently bereaved dad Ken to get out more. To meet people. To start dating again. Then Belinda comes along. She’s a newly single singer in Belle Epoque, a Geordie Goth band, with her disgruntled teenage son Simon (a.k.a. “Bram”) on keyboards. She’s a disaster. For Ella.

Ken has had his head turned and his wardrobe will never be the same again. Worse for Ella, Belinda and Bram, arriving in a customised purple hearse, move in to rehearse for a gig at Goth Weekend in Whitby.

In this hilarious and poignant comedy with music, Ella has to wrestle with her own dilemmas, decide whether to sabotage plans for the band, and Ken and Belinda’s Goth happiness…

Goth Weekend features Jessica Johnson, most recently seen in Key Change, and Live Theatre debuts by actors Sean McKenzie, Amy Trigg and Gurjeet Singh.

'Poignantly funny...grittily poetic and thrillingly imaginative'
★★★★ The Times on Cotton Wool by Ali Taylor winner of the Meyer Whitworth Award

PLEASE NOTE: The performance previously scheduled for 4pm on Sunday 22 October will now be performed at 2pm.

Post Show Events

Meet the Writer Talk
Saturday 14 October (after 2pm show)
Ali Taylor talks about writing the play.

Goth Weekend Party
Saturday 14 October (after 7.30pm show)
Mr Drayton of Record Player fame DJs music with Goth influence.

Meet the Cast Talk (BSL)
Tuesday 17 October (after 7.30pm show)
The cast discuss bringing the play to the stage.

Goth Identity & Subcultures
Thursday 19 October (after 7.30pm show)
A panel discussion with Dr Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century English Literature.

Hallowe'en Closing Party
Saturday 28 October (after 7.30pm show)
Fancy dress Hallowe'en party in Live Theatre's bar.

All Post Show Events FREE, with a ticket for that evening's performance.

All talks are suitable for Artsmark visits.