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Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown

CaptureNew show about to embark on North East tour looks at the nature of bravery both epic and domestic, large and small.

RedCape Theatre makes exhilarating and exciting shows inspired by true stories of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Their new show Be Brave and Leave For The Unknown tours the North East in November.

The play explores the concept of bravery through the very personal story of a couple, and the sudden, unexpected course their lives take when tragedy strikes their family.

With a combination of powerful physical theatre, dynamic new writing and stunning soundscape, the award winning RedCape Theatre ask what is required of us when our courage is tested, when just taking the next step feels like the hardest thing to do.

RedCape is a critically acclaimed company whose recent successes include 1 Beach Road (“A thoughtful, unsettling and beautifully conceived show” – The Guardian) and The Idiot Colony (“Beautiful and touching. Mind blowing theatre” – Three Weeks).

Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown is the first RedCape play to be co-directed by Cassie Friend and Rebecca Loukes (RedCape Artistic Directors). Written by Catherine Dyson, Design is by Tina Bicat who won the Critics Circle award for her work with Punchdrunk. Sound design by Andy Dawson and original compositions by Jonny Pilcher (Athlete, White Lies, Super Furry Animals, Lana Del Rey). Lighting Design by Aideen Malone (English Touring Opera, Theatre Rites, Clod Ensemble, Akram Khan Company).

North East Tour Dates:

Tues 10 & Wed 11 Nov, 7pm – ARC Stockton Arts Centre

01642 525199 /


Thur 12 Nov, 7.30pm – Seaton Delaval Arts Centre

0191 237 5460 /


Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov, 7.30pm – Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

01434 652477 /


Tues 17 Nov, 7.30pm – Saltburn Community Theatre

01287 624997 /


Wed 18 & Thur 19 Nov, 7.30pm – Arts Centre Washington

0191 219 3455 /


Fri 20 & Sat 21 Nov, 8pm – The Customs House, South Shields

0191 454 1234 /


Mon 23 Nov, 7.30pm – Bishop Auckland Town Hall Theatre

03000 269524 /


Thur 26 Nov, 7.30pm – Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

01429 890000 /


Fri 27 Nov, 7.30pm – Alnwick Playhouse

01665 510785 /

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