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Stage Editorial

seagulls.jpg Theatre Returns To ARC This Autumn

ARC in Stockton are back with spoken word theatre shows from two of their favourite North East artists.

As part of their reopening programme, Mike Edwards will present Damn Seagulls in October. Mike is a Teesside-born writer and performer who has performed at venues and festivals across the UK. Damn Seagulls sees Mike reflecting on the death of his older brother Stephen, but he’s keen to point out that this is a comedy show. "I set out to not only write about Stephen but to write some poems, sketches and characters that he would have found funny. It’s a show about having a sibling, growing up together in the 1980s and 90s, sharing adventures, sharing a ‘language’ your parents wouldn’t understand."

November will see Rowan McCabe, the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet, return to ARC’s stage. Newcastle upon Tyne-based Rowan spent time knocking on doors and writing poems for the residents of Stockton-on-Tees during the making of his previous show, Door-to-Door Poetry, and now Door-to-Door Poetry: National continues the story of his travels around England, charting the build-up to the the lockdown. In this funny and thought-provoking show, Rowan is "trying to prove absolutely anyone can enjoy poetry and that strangers aren’t as scary as they’re made out to be". 

Damn Seagulls is at ARC on Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 October at 7pm and Door-to-Door Poetry: National will be performed on Thursday 12 November at 7pm. www.arconline.co.uk