October 2nd, 2012
Day one of production and day one of my internship here at Cap-a-Pie, I’m a recent MA graduate and I’m really excited to be helping out with the press, publicity and planning for Cap-a-Pie’s latest theatre production. Like many graduates I was looking to get some more experience and Gordon at Cap-a-Pie was kind enough to let me help out on the company’s next production.
Cap-a-Pie appealed to me as a place to work, as they have a long tradition of engagement with the local community on Tyneside, working with and for them to produce great theatre. Their latest production builds on this reputation, as they collect the memories and stories of Irish immigrants to the North East to create a new piece of theatre to be premiered at the Tyneside Irish Festival.
This afternoon composer Jacquelyn arrived to start work. Jacquelyn will be composing new music based on the stories of Tyneside residents and the music they listened to as they remember when they first arrived from Ireland. Just like now, music was an important aspect of people’s lives as they arrived in Tyneside.
Cap-a-Pie are looking for people who are Irish immigrants living in Tyneside to come and share their memories for this production so if you, or you know anyone that, might be able to help please get in touch.