Theatre Alibi launches revival of acclaimed Falling relationship drama for spring tour

Exeter-based Theatre Alibi is set to launch a spring tour of Falling, a revival of its acclaimed 2016 drama about a mother-daughter relationship which was written by its associate writer, and Best of Edinburgh Award Winner, Daniel Jamieson.

Falling is the raw and intimate story of the relationship between Claire and her teenage daughter Alice.

It’s five o’clock on a normal weekday evening. Claire and her teenage daughter Alice are making tea.

Alice pops out to fetch some apples from the shed. But, in the blink of an eye, she’s disappeared down a gaping hole that’s suddenly yawned open in the garden.

What happens when a single, unexpected moment, shatters life as you know it? The two deal with the aftermath in very different ways causing a whole new void to open between them.

Falling tells the ultimately hopeful story of how the pair navigate their way towards a new normal.

Established in Exeter in 1982, Theatre Alibi has been touring work for young and adult audiences for over 35 years. Through its very own brand of physical storytelling, their work is grounded in the simple and real stories that resonate with everyone.

Speaking about the show, artistic director, Nikki Sved, said: “I’m so pleased to be returning to Falling.

“When we first toured it, a couple of years ago, it had such a powerful impact on audiences. It was palpable. People were very deeply touched by it.

“I remember we got one email from someone who had seen it in Exeter. She wrote: ‘On the way home, my 15-year-old daughter said to me: “Well that was basically a play about you and me”. The performance was just perfect.’

“I loved that response. Falling is a show that audiences can really connect with and that feels very special”.

Falling stars Anna Wheatley as Alice and Jordan Whyte as Claire. Thomas Fripp is the production’s guitarist.

2019 Tour dates

March 5 – 7, Exeter Phoenix
March 12, Tacchi Morris, Taunton
March 14, The Acorn, Penzance
March 20 – 21, Old Fire Station, Oxford
March 28, Burrell Theatre, Truro
April 26, GlassBox Theatre, Gillingham, Kent
March 30 and May 1, Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath.

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