‘Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown’ is an everyday story of epic courage, love and loss told through the hands of a piano player and the lens of a photographer.

In a world in which there is so much to fear, when taking the smallest of steps can be terrifying, it sometimes feels as if we have forgotten how to be brave. Or have we? In ‘Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown’ we tell an epic story in a domestic setting.

Behind the curtains of an everyday flat we witness the devastation caused by the death of a child on her young parents. As we travel to war zones, train stations, nightclubs, concert halls, and park benches we discover that everyone everywhere is fighting their very own battle. Bravery and Fear are never far apart. From the audience interactive ‘Pride of Britain’ episodes, to watching the couple try to open their front door and take a step, every scene contains an act of bravery.

Producers – Turtle Key Arts
Directors – Cassie Friend and Rebecca Loukes
Writer – Catherine Dyson
Performers - Philippa Hambly and Will Dickie
Sound Design – Andrew Dawson
Musical Composition – Jonny Pilcher
Set & Costume Designer – Tina Bicat
Design & Costume Assistant – Emily May Sions
Lighting Design – Aideen Malone
Filming & Editing – Primo Digital Video Productions

Originally commissioned by REACH, a project bringing new theatre to the North East, managed by ARC Stockton and Dep Arts Ltd and funded by Arts Council England

“a fascinating, tender and intensely moving exploration of acts of personal bravery. It is gripping viewing and certainly leaves an indelible after taste.”

One Giant Leap

“an incredibly visual piece, a beautiful cat’s cradle of intention and interplay. Oh, and best ever use of a glass of water. You should go."

Kirsten Luckins

“excellent use of physical theatre and the actors have splendid chemistry with each other, this is a moving and captivating production that richly deserved the enthusiastic applause.”

Newbury Weekly News





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