By Georgia Cristou
Directed by Jane Douglas
What do you do if you think your aunt is an alien? Twelve-year-old Jelly and her sister, Jonjo, have their suspicions. She won’t let them leave the house – or ask questions. And she definitely won’t let them in the attic. She had strange rules, too – like “No questions,” and “No thinking inside the house.”
Join Jelly and Jonjo on their quest to discover the truth in a rip-roaring adventure through space, full of friendship, fun and flying saucers.
First produced in 2018 by Paines Plough in a co-production with Theatr Clwyd, Georgia Christou’s play is ideal for children aged five and upwards.
Take this opportunity to introduce your children to the magic of live theatre, performed by talented young Cumbrian actors aged 8 to 13
‘Absolutely captivating, filled with plenty of humour… whimsical and just a little bit wacky, older children will love this slightly gruesome tale’
Edinburgh Festival for Kids
‘Captivating… a wild, high energy adventure’
British Theatre Guide
After over two years we have finally managed to put on this play. It has been difficult – to begin with we have an almost entirely new cast, many of whom have never acted before. Covid, other illnesses and holidays have interrupted rehearsals and the play requires lots of special effects and props. It is also only written for six people so we have had to adapt it to ensure everyone gets a chance to speak. However — the young people have been lovely to work with and have really tried hard to learn lines etc. We have worked a lot on speaking loudly and clearly – something actors of all ages sometimes struggle with so I hope you can hear everything tonight!!
Our technical/special effects team have made some spectacular props, costumes and effects – special thanks to James, Scott, Sarah and Ellie and the rest of the stage crew!
Sit back and enjoy the show and see if you can spot the Alien!!!
This is an amateur performance.
By arrangement with Nick Hern Books
Date: Thursday 28th – Friday 29th April 2022.
Start Time: 7:00pm
Doors open: 30 minutes before performance times.
Tickets can be bought online or in person at the theatre each night of the show.
Photographs taken by Chris Lewis.
IT’S time to raise the curtains for one theatre group in Workington as their new production is set to take place.
Directed by Jane Douglas, How to Spot an Alien is the next Theatre Royal Youth (TRY) production which will take place at the town’s Theatre Royal on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29.
What do you do if you think your aunt is an alien? Twelve-year-old Jelly and her sister, Jonjo, have their suspicions. She won’t let them leave the house – or ask questions. And she won’t let them in the attic. She had strange rules, too – like ‘No questions’, and ‘No thinking inside the house.’
Guests are invited to join Jelly and Jonjo on their quest to discover the truth in a rip-roaring adventure through space, full of friendship, fun and flying saucers.