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Tuesday by Alison Carr

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Tuesday by Alison Carr

Tuesday is light, playful and nuanced in tone. And a little bit sci-fi. 

The play centres on an ordinary Tuesday that suddenly turns very weird indeed when a tear rips across the sky over the school yard. Not only that, but it starts sucking up pupils and staff while at the same time raining down a whole new set of people.  But then, that’s what happens when parallel worlds collide! 

Confusion reigns as the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ try to work out what is going on. How are Ash and Magpie identical? Can Billy cope with having his sister back? Who is Franky?

Eventually, though, cracks appear between the two groups. As the air here starts to disagree with the ‘Them’, the race is on to try to get things back to how they were and safely return everyone to the Universe they came from.

The play touches on themes of friendship, sibling love, family, identity, grief, bullying, loneliness and responsibility. And in the process we might just learn something about ourselves as well as some astronomical theories of the multiverse!

Cast size: 8 – 50, any gender.

Suitable for all ages.

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Alison Carr

Alison’s recent theatre credits include: Caterpillar (Theatre503/Stephen Joseph Theatre); HUSH (Paines Plough/RWCMD/Gate Theatre); Remains (troublehouse theatre, Octagon Theatre); Clothes Swap Theatre Party (Forward Theatre Project, Derby Theatre); IRIS (Live Theatre, Winner – Writer of the Year, Journal Culture Awards); Fat Alice (Traverse Theatre/Oran Mor/Aberdeen Performing Arts); The Soaking Of Vera Shrimp (Winner, Live Theatre/The Empty Space Bursary Award); A Wondrous Place (Northern Spirit, tour); Can Cause Death starring Olivier Award-winning actor David Bradley (Forward Theatre Project, National Theatre, Northern Stage & Latitude Festival). Radio credits include Dolly Would (Afternoon Drama, BBC Radio 4) and Yackety Yak (The Verb, BBC Radio 3).