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Albion: Where do we belong?


Albion: Where do we belong?

The Frederick Douglass Opening Programme

Presented by Northern Stage Young Company

  • Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
  • Time: 17.30-18.00
  • Venue: Auditorium, The Frederick Douglass Centre, Newcastle Helix

Albion is an epic poem, co-created between members of the Northern Stage Young Company and a team of professional artists.

  • Directed and conceived by Louie Ingham and Young Company
  • Written by Lee Mattinson, Laurence Wilson, and members of the Young Company
  • Music and sound design by Mark Melville and the Young Company
  • Designed by Anna Robinson, Louie Ingham and the Young Company
Albion: Where do we belong? Cast from the Northern Stage Young Company on stage

This personal, political pilgrimage takes place over one day as one person tries to make sense of their place in the world in the context of Brexit, inequality, identity, a rise in racism, and a climate on the brink.

Place, people, passion and politics are woven through the text, and brought to life by a compelling, driven performer. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Young Company, both in process and product, and absolutely within the material that we make as an expression of these values.

The work was originally performed as part of the live performance event Where Do We Belong? in April 2019. The spoken word text has been crafted into a new roving experience. It takes our audience into the heart and minds of our Young Company, through one character and their perspective.

North East specific with universal references, it will be shared and shown at various locations in the city through the week of 11 November 2019, as part of the cultural programme celebrating the launch and opening of The Frederick Douglass Centre.