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Compassion & Lasagna

Open Clasp are one of the most feted theatrical troupes in the north and ‘Lasagna’ is their first touring production since the pandemic hit.

What would you do if a neighbour started to leave food on your step? It’s the first national lockdown, and two women, both strangers, step out and cross the line that divides them. ‘Lasagna’ is based on the true-life experiences of women who have lost multiple children to the care system. It celebrates community, generosity and humanity. Open Clasp are renowned for their ability to work with women’s groups – in order to tell their stories – and ‘Lasagna’ was co-created with the women of Pause, North East. It’s debuting at Live Theatre before touring the region. GM

Lasagna, 8-11 March, Live Theatre, Newcastle, www.live.org.uk. The production then tours to Tuned In, Redcar (13 March), Gala, Durham (16 March) and The Forum, Darlington (20 March). openclasp.org.uk