Theatre Alibi Return With ‘Falling’ by Daniel Jamieson

Following a successful tour in 2016, Theatre Alibi return to the stage this spring with Falling. Written by award-winning writer Daniel Jamieson (The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk), Falling is the raw and intimate story of the relationship between Claire and her teenage daughter Alice. When Alice is nearly swallowed up by a sink hole which has yawned open in their garden, the two deal with the aftermath in very different ways causing a whole new void to open between them.

This Spring, Theatre Alibi will be touring Falling nationally. Established in Exeter in 1982, the company have been touring work for young and adult audiences for over 35 years. Through its very own brand of physical storytelling, Theatre Alibi’s work is grounded in the simple and real stories that resonate with all of us.

Speaking of the show, Artistic Director Nikki Sved says

“I’m so pleased to be returning to Falling. When we first toured it, a couple of years ago, it had such a powerful impact on audiences. It was palpable. People were very deeply touched by it. I remember we got one email from someone who had seen it in Exeter. She wrote “on the way home, my 15 year old daughter said to me ‘well that was basically a play about you and me.’ The performance was just perfect.’ I loved that response. Falling is a show that audiences can really connect with and that feels very special.”


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About ‘Falling’

For audiences of 14+.

It’s five o’clock on a normal weekday evening. Claire and her teenage daughter Alice are making tea. Alice pops out to fetch some apples from the shed. But in the blink of an eye she’s disappeared down a gaping hole that’s suddenly yawned open on the lawn… What happens when a single, unexpected moment, shatters life as you know it?

As mother and daughter deal with the aftermath, a whole new void develops between them. In a raw and intimate show by award winning writer Daniel Jamieson (The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk) and with a powerful live score, Falling tells the ultimately hopeful story of how the pair navigate their way towards a new normal.


Touring Dates

  • Exeter Phoenix – 5 to 7 March (BSL interpreted on 6 March)
  • Tacchi Morris, Taunton – 12 March
  • The Acorn, Penzance – 14 March
  • Old Fire Station, Oxford – 20 & 21 March
  • Burrell Theatre, Truro – 28 March
  • Glassbox Theatre, Gillingham Kent – 26 April
  • Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath – 30 March & 1 May

Grow Talk will be reviewing Falling as it begins its national tour at the Exeter Phoenix in March. Watch this space!

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