Build a Rocket

Pleasance Courtyard

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Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)

'Scarborough is turning into Tenerife. This is global warming gone wrong. This isn't the story of Icarus and Daedalus. It's Yasmin and Jack. And we won't fly too close to the sun. We'll fly through the f*cker.' Yasmin is young, feisty and living on the edge in Scarborough. She's been dealt a rough hand and has to decide whether to give in or get smart. But can the thing which threatens to ruin her life be the one thing which saves her? A new play by Christopher York, directed by Paul Robinson.

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Electrolyte

Pleasance Dome

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Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)

Jessie's sick of Leeds. A city she thought she would never leave. The aimlessness of the people she once believed she'd always need is suffocating. Wondering whether she's had enough, in a dirty nightclub not too far off, Jessie's blinded by the light of Allie Touch, a singer/songwriter with a taste for big ambition, amongst other stuff... Winners of the 2018 LET Award and directed by Olivier Award-winning director Donnacadh O'Briain, Electrolyte is an explosive piece of gig-theatre. Written in spoken word poetry and underscored by original music created live this unique production tackles schizophrenia, depression and male suicide.

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Everything Is Going to Be KO

Pleasance Courtyard

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Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)

One in 10 of us are dyslexic. Yet learning difficulties are sometimes presented as a politically correct way to talk about stupidity. Join Kaiya Stone as she challenges this notion, reflecting on her life from childhood to adulthood, coping with (unknown for the first 20 years) dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. This is a call to arms for a movement that questions the way we are "supposed" to think and demands that we do better for everyone. As featured on the BBC, the i and the Evening Standard. Supported by Old Vic New Voices scheme.

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My Left / Right Foot – The Musical

Assembly Roxy

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Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
BSL interpreted by Natalie MacDonald
Local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan; create a gripping show starring 'the disabled'. What could be better than the Oscar-winning My Left Foot? The only snag is they can't find any disabled actors – but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis! Original music by award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie with additional songs by Richard Thomas ('Jerry Springer – The Opera'). Birds of Paradise and National Theatre of Scotland present this hilarious new musical, celebrating BOP's 25th anniversary. www.madeinscotlandshowcase.com

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Songlines

Pleasance Courtyard

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Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

Stevie is 17. She’s peak cool, or so she thinks. In the middle of the wide-eyed stagger from girlhood to womanhood Stevie is sent to live in the middle of nowhere with her Grandma. Suffolk – the home of doggers, folklore and Stan. Stan is peak geek, not that he knows. There are secrets in the marshland, songs that will show Stevie the way. Interwoven with beautiful live folk music from award-winning band TRILLS. Songlines is a coming-of-age love story in all its awkward teen glory.

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Sparks

Pleasance Courtyard

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Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

'Fall in love in my early 20s, get married in my late 20s, have at least one child by the time I'm 30. F*ck!' Life is hard to navigate when you've got so many questions. Can I put this jumper in the washing machine? Do you have my birth certificate? Where did you find love? How did you do it? How do you survive? A story of a kamikaze love affair with unexpected consequences. Hilarious and heartbreaking, weaving spoken text with a live original score. Sparks is a two-hander musical about the brain's response to grief.

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