Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers
Alphabetti Theatre in partnership with TheWorriers & Co presents
A meeting between two social outsiders spawning a bizarre new friendship.
When: Friday 1st – Saturday 23rd February 2019 (excluding Sundays & Mondays)
Back due to popular demand following the sell out run in 2016 at Alphabetti Theatre.
Winner of the Experimenting with Form Award (British Theatre Guide 2016)
Bacon Knees has always been fast. His parents were very proud. They would watch him running around the garden in circles for hours on end. In 1989 he found his calling…Crufts was on TV. 27 years later and Bacon Knees finds himself on his home track – the High Level Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne - up against a new opponent...
“Can I ask why you have bacon on your knees?
Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers is a harrowing, heart-warming and hilarious play written and performed by Gary Kitching and Steve Byron, directed by Ali Pritchard; it tells the tale of a meeting between two social outsiders and their new bizarre friendship.
Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers came out of an Alphabetti Theatre 24 Hour Challenge in May 2015, when Gary and Steve wrote a play in 24 hours reacting to stimuli provided by Ali. Following that the three of them worked on the piece and performed it to sell out audience in October 2016. From there The Worriers Theatre company was formed winning awards in 2017 and 2018.
Here was the fact that started this journey:
Since developing the play we may have discovered that Ali’s source could be slightly historically questionable/creatively embellished… but still an excellent nugget of inspiration to create Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers.
Written and Performed by Gary Kitching & Steve Byron
Thanks to support of Arts Council England Alphabetti and The Worriers are commissioning 3 emerging artists to create reaction pieces to be performed after the main show.
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