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The Other City

Free audio theatre coming soon from Cap-a-Pie.

Come and meet the team events:

2pm, 6th April at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne.

2pm, 13th April at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield.


Open your eyes, really open them and listen.

How often do you really notice the city around you? Cities today are so big, so complex and so busy that our brains have to shut things out just to survive. The Other City invites you to take those blinkers off – to see what we don’t notice, to pay attention to what’s really there.

Take a journey through your city guided by a young woman living in a city on the other side of the world; Rio de Janeiro. As you walk she’ll tell you the story of her city, what living there feels like and how it affects her life. She’ll invite you to imagine life in Rio de Janeiro and to open your own eyes and ears to the city around you.

Theatre company Cap-a-Pie has created The Other City with Dr Matt Davies, who has been researching the effect of global sporting events like the Olympics and The World Cup on the experiences of people living in Rio de Janeiro.


Audiences say,

“I really LOVED how mindful the experience was. I also loved watching/observing the city, stepping back from it and taking my own journey which did not involve running from one place to the other”


The Team

Produced by Katy Vanden for Cap-a-Pie
Directed by Gwilym Lawrence
Written by Brad McCormick
Audio by Sean Cotterill
Co-created with Dr Matt Davies, Newcastle University.

Thanks to our Funders