2011 – Thirteen Minutes Past

Thirteen Minutes Past

By Members of Teesside’s Creative Community

‘Thirteen Minutes Past’ is part of Middlesbrough Council’s MY EVENT scheme. This is a rehearsed reading of several new mini plays wrote by local writers and performed by actors from our area. The performances are taking place on the 19th of April at The Studio theatre in Arc and the 20th of April at Basement Studio Space, opposite the Town Hall. All tickets will be £3. Show’s start at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased for the 19th from Arc’s Box Office on 01642 525 199. Tickets for Basement will be cash on the door only.

An evening of rehearsed readings showcasing the talent we have here in Teesside. Act-Up Teesside brings to life, over 2 nights, a series of ‘mini’ plays – written and performed by actors and writers from Teesside, all about Teesside – with love, from Teesside!

Ranging from the closure of Corus to a 1980’s beauty pageant in a crisp factory, this will be a wonderful opportunity to come and support the arts in our area as well as seeing some pieces of theatre, which have never been seen or heard before. Who knows you may learn something you never knew or even better, have a story to share with us for future plays!

Thirteen minutes past is a culmination of work, which has been created in a variety of ways.

Some of the work has been created through a series of weekend workshops where actors and writers were asked to find headlines, photos and people stories from specific eras in Middlesbrough’s past.

Alongside this process we asked other writers to submit pieces, which we then whittled down a couple of stories, which showed great promise. All the scripts have then been work shopped with the actors and after a few re-writes we have ’13 minutes past’.

Act-Up Teesside is an evening devoted to new writing as well as showcasing the strengths of our regions actors. Started by David Tuffnell a founder of less is MORE productions


less is MORE Productions is dedicated in making opportunities for young performers in the North East with a priority commitment to help develop original theatre artists from our area.  Working to create both new undiscovered work as well as their own unique takes on previously performed work.

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