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BRILLIANT ADVENTURES
08 May 13 - 25 May 13

ONLINE BOOKING
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BRILLIANT ADVENTURES
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A Royal Exchange Theatre and Live Theatre, Newcastle co-production
'People from round here don’t go and work for NASA'
World Premiere
Science genius Luke finally has the time to work on his incredible machine, holed up in his new flat on a near-abandoned Middlesbrough housing estate.

But when his unbalanced brother Rob introduces him to a wealthy outsider with designs on his invention, Luke is thrown into a dangerous world that threatens to tear him and his brother apart, and possibly the universe itself. 

BRILLIANT ADVENTURES is a quirky comedy about brotherhood, addiction, and breaking the laws of physics.
 
Written by Alistair McDowall (currently on attachment with Paines Plough and Channel 4), BRILLIANT ADVENTURES was awarded a Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011 and was part of the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Festival 2012. It is directed by Caroline Steinbeis (JMK award winner 2009).

Working on Brilliant Adventures will be a fantastic challenge. Alistair McDowall has created a world where the extraordinary is entirely ordinary and he has managed to convince us all to go along with it. I can’t wait to see the Studio burst to life with this play.’ Caroline Steinbeis, Director.

"Alistair McDowall is, I think, the most exciting playwright to emerge out of English theatre in the past five years. BRILLIANT ADVENTURES is a bold, touching play. Its range, wit and humanity astonishes and inspires me by turns. He makes me want to try harder. He makes me want to write better." Simon Stephens, Playwright.


BRILLIANT ADVENTURES transfers to Live Theatre, Newcastle from 29 May – 15 June 2013.








 

Have Your Say

Q&A will writer Alistair McDowall
Q&A will writer Alistair McDowall
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Alistair McDowall was one of the winners of the 2011 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and his play BRILLIANT ADVENTURES is currently in development at the Royal Exchange Theatre for performance next season.
Here, Alistair talks to Suzanne Bell, the Royal Exchange Theatre's New Writing Associate, about his journey as a playwright, his process, and about his experience of entering the Bruntwood Prize. You can listen to the interview below, or download a transcript here.  



 

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BRILLIANT INTERVIEW WITH ALI MCDOWALL
BRILLIANT INTERVIEW WITH ALI MCDOWALL
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Cast
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Joseph ArkleyLee ArmstrongIan BonarMichael HodgsonRobert LonsdaleLaurence  Mitchell
Written by Alistair McDowall
Directed by Caroline Steinbeis
Designed by Max Jones
Sound by Richard Hammarton
Lighting by Kay Haynes
EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE

The Studio

BOOK TICKETS
Via Box Office on 0161 833 9833
or online

TICKET PRICES
£12 / £10  (click here for more details)
 
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
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RUNNING TIME
2 hours, which includes 1 interval of 20 minutes

AGE GUIDANCE
Contains strong language, suitable for ages 14+
 
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Thursday 16 May, following 7.30pm performances
 
2X2 WORDPLAY
Thursdays 16 & 23 May,
11.00am - 1.00pm
Taster writing workshops for everyone aged 18+. More Information







The Studio Season is supported by Manchester Airports Group