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Getting In The Zone
Rae Yaldren as JEN SYS
On May 26th, enter ‘The Wild Zone’, an exciting new science-fiction play for children and families, written and directed by John Pattison.

Performed in a large gazebo located in Scarborough Library’s main lending area, the play features projected images, a 5.1 surround sound immersive experience and an especially composed new score.

Performances start at 10am, 11am, Noon and 1pm. Tickets are free but limited, so to ensure your place please book at Woodend, The Crescent, YO11 2PW, tel. 01723 384500. For more information please visit the Beach Hut website at www.beachhuttheatre.co.uk .

Co-Artistic Director at Beach Hut Theatre Company, John Pattison said, ‘the year is 2300CE: the population is struggling during a climate change disaster known as the “Dry Spell”. Scientists Juno and Jupiter stumble on a secret facility, guarded by a quirky super computer, which may just hold the key to humanity's survival. Will you help them crack the codes, beat the clock and save the planet?’

‘The Wild Zone’ is part of the ‘Wild in the Heart’ project, a series of six original plays that explore new ways of looking at nature and how it impacts on youngsters in the area.

‘Wild in the Heart’ continues a week later on June 2nd, with five more short original plays written by emerging community writers and directed by Alison Watt. These will be performed in the town centre green spaces including Albemarle Crescent, Alma Square, the Crescent Gardens and Woodend. The 15 minute plays are free and will be performed repeatedly between 11am and 4pm. There’s no need to book for these plays. Just drop in on the day.

As part of the project, audiences can also take part in an urban nature hunt. Moving between each play, children can pick up their special ‘Wild in the Heart’ card and get it marked with a nature stamp - when they collect all six, they will receive a special reward.

The ‘Wild in the Heart’ project is a partnership between Beach Hut Theatre Company, Scarborough Library, Woodend Creative and Scarborough Borough Council, co-funded by Stronger Communities.

The project has been conceived and produced by writer/director Alison Watt and composer John Pattison who are both Artistic Directors at Beach Hut Theatre Company. Alison has written for Soho Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Hull Truck and EastEnders; she is also an award-winning dramaturge, having won the 2016 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Award. John has written musicals with Alan Ayckbourn and John Godber, and worked as a Musical Director at The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Their plays for Beach Hut Theatre Company include the successful fantasy musicals ‘Summer’s Edge’, ‘SnOwQuEeN’ and ‘The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre’.

Getting In The Zone, 11th May 2018, 15:18 PM