Coracle in partnership with Alphabetti Theatre,
Supported by Arts Council England, present
by Arabella Arnott
A gritty, moving, mesmerising insight into relationships, coming to terms with the past and moving on. A total triumph.
BEST OF FRINGE 2017 - North East Theatre Guide
Coracle proudly produced the world premiere of Overdue as the first full production at Alphabetti Theatre's new venue in Newcastle, and at a special performance at George Street Social, Newcastle. Supported by Arts Council England. OVERDUE IS TOURING IN 2019. CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK THE PRODUCTION FOR YOUR VENUE
ABOUT THE PLAY
Beth and John are happily married. But they’re not always happy. There are lots of things they need to talk about.
A chance encounter with a young single mum, Izzie, reminds Beth of her past, and conversations with an enigmatic young stranger, Jack, bring her thoughts and fears into focus.
As Beth comes to find comfort in her ongoing chats with the two youngsters, she discovers that Jack may not be a stranger, and that he seems to hold the key to a lot of the answers she has been looking for – or hiding from.
Overdue is a sensitive, touching and funny play which looks at the ‘what ifs’ and ‘never weres’; the difficult decisions we make, and how those choices and their unspoken effects can shape our lives.
Rehearsal Photography by Luke James
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Overdue premiered at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle in September 2017, with a special performance at George Street Social (a cafe and arts space for those in recovery).
Overdue was described as "Superb" in North East Theatre Guide's BEST OF FRINGE award, and was mentioned as one of the best plays of the year in the British Theatre Guide's round up of North East plays in 2017.
OVERDUE IS TOURING IN 2019. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK THE PRODUCTION FOR YOUR VENUE
Produced by Coracle in Association with Alphabetti Theatre
Supported by Arts Council England and George Street Social
Directed by Matt Jamie
Cast Rosie Stancliffe as Beth
Christopher Price as John
Benjamin Michael Smith as Jack Orben
Skyla Pearce as Izzy
designed by Alison Ashton
producer Melanie Rashbrooke