Donna will do her duty even if it means traveling into the belly of Hades – and she’s taking you with her.
Young people from Theatre Tantaraa (formerly North Tyneside Youth Theatre) collaborated with Left Luggage Theatre on alveus: veris, the research and development phase of a full-scale project that culminated in a professional production: alveus: solstice at the Bath House in June 2009. Over four weekends the youth theatre experimented with the characters and tales that resonate through the area’s rich heritage. The young people jumped straight in at the deep end to create site-specific theatre in this unusual place and shared and learnt new skills in theatre making. Left Luggage Theatre was thrilled by their enthusiastic commitment and creativity that has laid a solid foundation for the rest of the project.
Theatre Tantaraa create relevant, dynamic, visible theatre in and around the region. Young people aged between 8 and 21 years are invited to participate and through accessing youth theatre activity can build skills to better equip them in the art of living confident and creative lives.
“Theatre Tantaraa is committed to exploring links between professional and participatory theatre forms, often on non-traditional stages, and are delighted to have been invited to collaborate with Left Luggage on this most fantastic Segedunum adventure!” Laura Lindow, Theatre Tantaraa Director.
As part of this research and development period Left Luggage Theatre also ran workshops with older people in Wallsend to explore their memories of the place and the stories that are important to them.