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Pause at the Alphabetti Theatre


Pause at the Alphabetti Theatre

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Premiering at Alphabetti Theatre this July is Pause, an uplifting love story about film, comfort and escapism. From award-winning writer Laura Lindow (The Snow Queen, Northern Stage), this coming-of-age tale follows Wallace, played by Paula Penman (Woven Bones, Cap-a-Pie), as her independent video store is threatened in the late ‘90s by the arrival of Blockbusters.

After finding comfort in films as an escape from the everyday during lockdown, director Mark Calvert (The Emperor’s New Clothes, Northern Stage) and the team channelled their love of movies and combed for inspiration among classic blockbusters.

Pause provides audiences with a heartening dose of movie nostalgia as it pays loving homage to the likes of Jaws, Shawshank Redemption and more.

Director Mark Calvert comments, During lockdown, with time on our hands, Paula and I reached back into the comfort of all the films we’d watched a hundred times before as they let us escape. This led us to start to create a show about ‘escaping’ through our screens, and so Wallace and her independent video shop, Stellar Vision was born.

Pause is an hour of vicariously living your life through Hollywood while in a small working-class town in Clackmannanshire!

Booking essential. Tickets are Pay What You Feel and are available from

When:  Tues 6th – Sat 17th July 2021 (excluding Sundays & Mondays) 

Performance Time: 7:30pm plus a 1:00pm relaxed Saturday matinee  

Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and will sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions. 

Online Audience: Every performance will be live streamed  

Tickets:  Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: Approx. 50 mins 

Age Rec: 16+ 

Access for live performances: Captioned Performance Wednesday 7th July (please book tickets stage right to be in sightline).Audio Described Performance Wednesday 14th July. All performances are wheelchair accessible. Relaxed performance are on Saturday matinee 10th and 17th July.

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