Staying Alive

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About the Show Less...

Real poems for unreal times - this performance presents poetry with the wit, vitality and the personal force with which it was written. Read More >

Staying Alive pulses with poems about growing up and old, about tumbling in and out of love, the oxygen of birth, our wars and peace and the downright ordinary; here’s a magical transformation of language which the best poetry achieves. Created by a company of three performers including actress and lead singer with The Selecter and Three Men And Black, Pauline Black, actress and performance poet Sara-Jane Arbury and actor/singer/cellist Matthew Sharp of Opera North, with director Steve Byrne (Royal National Theatre, Interplay Theatre Leeds) and designer Duncan Law. The show uses live and recorded music.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 22/05/2004

Closing Night: 22/05/2004

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Cast & Creative


Producer - Real Performance Co, Book Communications and Norden Farm Centre for the Arts

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