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Goodbye Jolene

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Niamh’s been a carer for years and has just turned 60. She’s also dyslexic. Now, after months of lockdown hell, she's ready to confront anything, even her literacy demons.

Her friend Deodora enters Niamh for Blackpool's Country Music Festival. Niamh undertakes her first significant reading challenge - The Country Music Songbook.

But she needs help desperately and somehow persuades Norman, the local choirmaster, to coach her.

He's posh, she's not. A rocky alliance ensues.

Inspired by Dolly Parton’s story, Goodbye Jolene follows a woman’s journey of transformation, bravely searching for a better life before it’s too late.

Presented by Take the Space Theatre Company who have previously brought White Feather Boxer, Sam And I, Stella and Hanging Hooke to Norden Farm.

'This tiny company punches way above its weight – see them and experience meticulously researched theatre that stimulates, entertains and relies on skill and imagination' The Public Review


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In the darkness something stirs Visceral Witches gather and spin their words Soundscapes clatter Screams are heard Whispers of murder Lurk in the shade Ambition Power Love betrayed

Something wicked this way comes set in the 11th century and faithful to Shakespeare’s text this retelling centres on the witches and their thirst for revenge. They choose a champion to challenge the Christian kings and Macbeth answers the call.

Is this a dagger I see before me Murder, poetry and sword fighting combine as the tale unfolds using candle light to ignite the imagination and chill the soul. Things are about to get very dark indeed.

Macbeth is brought to life by this talented and enthralling story-telling company, igniting the imagination with poetry, sound-scapes, shadows and movement. Faithful to the text and famous Shakespeare characters. Suitable for those studying the play at GCSE as well as lovers of the Bard. Not to be missed.

Ann Ogden, movement director, graduate of The Dance School of Scotland and London Studio Centre. Trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance and pilates.

Patsy Fraser, costume and set designer, graduate of Epsom School of Art and Design, Birmingham City University and The Slade School, London. Trained in theatre design and PGCE.

Bart Lee, writer and director, graduate of Rose Bruford Drama School, NYMT, Welfare State Theatre and Community placement, ACE NPO company director, Drama HOD and Art Centre Management. Trained in acting and QTS.

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