If the allure of free soup at the theatre isn’t enough to persuade you, ‘Alphabetti Soup’ itself is the perfect blend of poetry and theatre, with a splash of music and a dash of comedy all in one.
The theatre proclaims to be “the best kept secret” in Newcastle. After a harrowing experience with Google Maps lead me to the dimly lit entrance, entering the theatre had a confidential quality. I enjoyed Alphabet Soup’s laid back vibe, as the host interspersed a variety of acts with his own poetry.
With words alone he flipped the room from fits of laughter to stony silence through the sheer honesty of his poetry
The highlights of the night included the beautifully written play ‘Vanishing Point’ which follows the life of Tony and his metal detector. The small and sparsely decorated performance space didn't stop the narrative from engrossing audience members. It is also worth mentioning the headline act of the night, Scott Tyrell, who had the audience in his hands. With words alone he flipped the room from fits of laughter to stony silence through the sheer honesty of his poetry. Tyrell crafted his poems so beautifully that I regularly held my breath in amazement at the end of his pieces.
Don’t let the newly opened Alphabetti stay a secret - the brew of talent they have to offer is too good not to try.