Staggering forward in new theatre sell-out

A new piece from a member of ARC’s artist development programme, ARCADE, will be stumbling and swaying into the stage limelight as it calls out to jet-setting “Stags”.

Having scheduled an extra show on Friday 3 May following a sell-out on the original date, Dan Perry’s Staggered documents the stag-do travels of quiet and reserved Tim, as he jets off for a “messy” weekend.

Travelling to his future brother-in-law’s stag do, Tim thought he would sit back, relax and enjoy a quiet Gin & Tonic; until a chance encounter with the Stag’s self proclaimed, lager-swilling “Best Mate”, The JazzMan.

As Jazz offers to take Tim under his wing, Tim entrenches deeper into Jazz’s world of alcoholism, gambling and general drunken carnage and finds himself descending further and further away from the actual Stag Do and deeper and deeper into the recesses of Jazz’s sinister and dangerous mayhem. It is only when things begin to get a little too strange that Tim is left questioning whether Jazz’s ends truly justify the means…

Staggered is the first work of ARCADE member Dan Perry. ARCADE is a free membership scheme open to professional practitioners working in performance (primarily theatre, dance and spoken word) in the Tees Valley and surrounding area.

ARC works with artists and companies from across the North East to support the development of their work – but we can only help if we know who you are! Our performance artist network is designed to bring professional practitioners together, to network and collaborate, to share ideas and resources, and to support the creation of new work in the region.

• Dan Perry and Helen Ferguson present Staggered at ARC on Fri 3 May at 7pm. Tickets are priced F: £8.50 C: £6.50 and can be purchased here.