REACT Nights

    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:

    The next REACT event is to be confirmed.

    Past REACT events:

    Status Fri 11 October 2019

    ‘Citizens Of The World?

    Panelists: Chris Thorpe, Dr Kirsty Sedgman, Dr Nora Williams

    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.