Once a season we curate a one night only, miniature festival around one of our productions, that really packs a punch. We invite you to explore the world and themes of the production through free pre-show activity in the Theatre Bar, watching the show and joining us for a lively post show debate.
Theatre is about more than just sitting back and watching. Theatre asks us to wake up, to listen, to respond and to REACT.
REACT nights are produced by our teams of Young and Emerging Producers. They are nights made by young people, for everyone – young or less young!
“In a world where we struggle to be heard above the babble of older, louder and more confident voices, REACT offers young people an opportunity to observe, experience, address and have their say.” Tobacco Factory Theatres Young Producers 2017.
Next REACT event:
Status Fri 11 October 2019
‘Citizens Of The World?
This event has been produced by the Emerging Producers.
Our aim for this REACT is to give you the opportunity to explore and discuss the themes of Status both before and after the show. There will be an interactive map during the pre-show where you can express your thoughts on Theresa May’s quote from the Conservative Party Conference Speech in 2016: “If You believe You are a Citizen of the World, You are a Citizen of Nowhere”. We are interested in your thoughts on what ‘nationality’ means, since this means different things to different people. We also invite you to join our post-show talk for what we hope will be an insightful conversation.
Past REACT events:
The Stranger on The Bridge May 2019
‘What keeps you moving forward?’
Panellists: Lizzie Minnion, Sam Forsdike, Olivia Ware, Bronwen Rashad
Beautiful Thing October 2018
Dealing with themes of sexuality, bullying, homophobia and love and asking how relevant they are in today’s society.
Panellists: Henry Poultney, Jamie Barry, Mike Tweddle, Sarah Louise-Minter
A Brimful of Asha May 2017
‘A Brim-full of culture: How are our identities influenced by the cultures we interact with?’
Panellists: Ravi Jain, Neha Mehta, Chante Joseph.
Up Down Man November 2017
‘Being an adult, what does it mean, feel and look like in 2017?’
Panellists: Sara Dean, Emily Bull, Brendan Murray
Macbeth February 2018
‘Why do we need to be ruled?’
Panellists: Alex King, Youth Mayor Eve Szczelkun and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig.