Presented by Oldham Coliseum Theatre and impel Theatre
by Caridad Svich
Directed by Kendra Jones
Starring two actors from Greater Manchester: Mina Anwar and Darren Jeffries
and two Canadian actors: Blythe Haynes and Ryan G Hinds
“It seemed as if a certain part of the world changed forever…”
Following a critically acclaimed digital North American run, An Acorn
returns in a cross-Atlantic collaboration between Oldham and Canada.
Recorded from the live performance on Thursday 6 May, Mina Anwar
(The Thin Blue Line, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
) and Darren Jeffries
) recieved the script and some specific instructions just an hour before the performance, whilst Canadian actors Blythe Haynes
and Ryan G Hinds
will be rehearsed.
Over one year on from the beginning of the first lockdown we continue to be isolated and, while vaccine rollouts mean that some semblance of ‘normal’ life will return, the experience of isolation, fear and upheaval will linger with us.
We have learned in this time about our fellow humans, and while there have been moments of hope, the divide between factions feels to have grown into a chasm. Will we ever reconnect? Or has the awareness of these differences changed us forever?
The two groups of actors have never met before. You, the audience, will also receive instructions on the day for how to curate your space and how you can interact.
on Instagram now, and leading up to the performance.
How it works:
When you buy a ticket we will send you a confirmation email and a separate email with a PDF ticket containing a link for your at-home sound design.
You will receive another email on or after Friday 7 May instructions on how you can interact with the performance and a link to download a free digital programme.
All tickets and emails will be sent to the email address associated with your Coliseum account. Please check your Coliseum account before booking to ensure we have the correct email address.
Your PDF Ticket may take a few minutes to appear in your emails. If you do not receive your ticket please check any junk folders before contacting us. Alternatively you can access it by logging into your Coliseum account via our website and clicking the E-tickets tab.
An Acorn takes place on Zoom.
An Acorn takes place on Zoom. You might need to create a Zoom account to log in if you don’t already have one. This only takes a few moments and is free – you can use your Google Account if you have one.
If you would like to use captioning on the performance, turn it on using the instructions here
impel Theatre will be holding a FREE Q&A to discuss their digital production of An Acorn on Thursday 13 May, 8pm. Details of how to join the Q&A are included in your PDF Ticket.
If you need to contact us please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our team are not technical support.