NOTICE TO MOVE
Notice To Move shares the experiences of North East Armed Forces veterans and pesonnel in a collaborative theatre project. We partnered with local community, military and veteran organisations to create a play based on the experiences of those in the region who have served.
THE CAMARADERIE OF SIX SOLDIERS UNRAVELS
The bond between 6 soldiers is challenged when a cocky Sprog arrives to replace a fallen friend just before deployment. When Rutter makes mistakes in training that could cost their lives in action, the soldiers question who will have their back as they’re put on notice to move. With Smudge on back-to-back tours, Knobby still pulling pranks, Lewis hiding something from her team and Chopper unusually quiet, it’s not just the new kid picking at this second family’s scars. Will they make it back from breaking point or has it gone too far this time? There are big decisions to be made by the soldiers who can only ‘hurry up and wait’.
CREATED WITH ARMED FORCES VETERANS
In England, the North East has the highest proportion of veterans north of Oxfordshire. Developed through creative workshops with local Forces Veterans and Personnel, the production provides authentic insight into life for those who serve.
Members of the Forces Community have been part of the play’s development, casting, R&D, rehearsals and Q&A panels. The project promotes creative outlets, improves access for communities that don’t usually engage in theatre, encourages integration and understanding between communities and highlights organisations and services available to those communities.
CAST & CREATIVES
Directors Dramaturgy Lighting & Sound Press & Media
Harriet Ghost &
BrightStar Light & Sound
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Nicky Lewis, Jim Owens, Andy Newman, Les Abernathy, Gary Bell, Sally-Anne Robson, Jeremy Williamson, Lisa Robinson, Keith Newman, Mark Turner, Amy Kilty, Earsdon & Wellfield Community Association, Cedarwood Trust and The Exchange Theatre.
Operation Veteran provides a dedicated service of support to assist veterans with their transition to civilian life. They provide breakfast clubs, hubs and events at their coffee shop and Veterans' Centre in North Shields, and further actvities for veterans and their families across the region. In November 2022, they launched Veterans' Voices: A collection of local heroes' stories in partnership with Write on the Tyne.
Veterans Woodcraft delivers woodcraft courses and is the founder organisation of the Veterans Community Hub in Newton Aycliffe. With an on-site cafe, the hub offers cooking courses and welfare services as well as art, theatrical and writing workshops through their Art of Wellbeing programme.
We're grateful to the following for their support to engage the Forces Community in our production:
Help For Heroes Recovery Centre Catterick, Fifth Fusiliers, Veterans Launchpad Byker, NAAFI Break South Shields, 216 Squadron Army Reserves, Veterans in Crisis Sunderland and Royal British Legion.
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