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Image:Albany Young Creatives
Thu 18 May - Wed 19 Jul
The Albany and Levantes Dance Theatre present

Albany Young Creatives

This summer we are looking for artists, performers, producers and 'can-doers' aged 16-25 who are interested in performance, outdoor arts, costume & design, event production and touring to create a brand new outdoor performance, Parlour.

Image:The Crows Plucked Your Sinews
Wed 28 Jun - Fri 14 Jul

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews

May 2011: A young Somali woman sits in the dark of a Woolwich council house watching the assassination of Osama Bin Laden unfold on TV. Upstairs her ailing grandmother is talking to ghosts.

Image:The Drill
Fri 21 Jul
Breach Presents

The Drill

Taking inspiration from theatre historian Tracey C. Davis’ book Stages of Emergency – a history of Cold War civil defence that argues for the fundamentally theatrical nature of 20th Century nuclear preparedness training – The Drill is a multimedia exploration of what it means to rehearse for disaster today, and  the psychological effects of such exercises.



Image:Ugly Duckling
Mon 4 Dec - Sun 31 Dec
tutti frutti productions, the Albany and ARC Stockton present

Ugly Duckling

Written by Emma Reeves

Co-produced by York Theatre Royal

Illustration by Jessica Knight


Woodland trees transform from dark weathered branches, to silver sticks of frost, while hidden in brushwood, beside an ice-covered lake, a lost rejected duckling stares skyward at the migrating swans, yearning to belong and marvelling at their beauty....