37 Plays – Beltane

Date: 6 Oct 2023
Location: The Grand Theatre

The RSC has run a national playwriting project ‘37 Plays’ and, as a partner of the project, Blackpool Grand is excited to present three of the winning plays as ‘Script in Hand’ performances. Sian is 16, gay and living in the middle of nowhere. School is awful, and home even worse. Life’s only saving grace is her best mate Tick – an immortal tree spirit with a penchant for biscuits. Sian wants nothing more than to spend an eternity in the woods. But the arrival of city-girl Alex and the threat of a shiny new housing development throw a spanner in the works. Blending magical realism with heady teenage crushes, Beltane explores nature, queerness and belonging in an ever-changing world.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.