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Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas

Cast off by his fellow penguins, Alby finds himself all alone at the South Pole. When he stumbles across Santa’s list of presents left behind in the snow, Alby realises that Christmas isn’t going to happen unless the list is reunited with its owner. But it’s going to take one very brave penguin to save the day…

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The Man I Live With

Told in vignettes, Clare Baybutt’s play resonates with the innately human desire for connection and communication in the aftermath of war.

Using testimony taken from real recorded interviews between Royal Marines and their partners, The Man I Live With delivers a powerful exploration the emotional difficulty and challenges faced by the Royal Marines on their return home, and how this has challenged and altered their relationships with their partners.

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Every You Every Me

Every You Every Me explores young people’s sense of place in society in relation to mental health, rebellion and opening your A-level results. Written by award-winning author Barney Norris, it is the start of a conversation about identity, well-being and coping.

It is a play about growing up and learning to live. In 2015, Barney went on a journey exploring the way we care for people’s mental health in England.

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Disco Pigs

Born seconds apart, Darren and Sinead, aka Pig and Runt, live in a fantasy world all of their own in Cork City. Trash TV, Disco beats and a load of cheap booze have fuelled this obsessive friendship. But as they go for their 17th birthday binge, reality violently collides with their fantasy and their world begins to crumble.

Disco Pigs is a furious, funny and violent dash through a lifelong friendship at the moment of its savage destruction.

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Ben-Hur

Ben Hur is the epic story of the life and times of Judah Ben-Hur, whose extraordinary journey takes him from wealthy merchant to galley slave to champion charioteer and witness at the Crucifixion.

Originally published as a novel in 1880 by American General and author, Lew Wallace, it was William Wyler’s 1959 film, which starred Charlton Heston in the title role, and won 11 Academy Awards.

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German Skerries

A friendship, a marriage, a holiday, a death – German Skerries fills the stage with the meetings and departures that make us human.

It’s 1977, and Martin, Jack, Michael and Carol are staring out into the future. Around a popular birdwatching spot overlooking the mouth of the Tees, their lives intertwine to create an uplifting portrait of human hope and vulnerability.

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