The next Jabberwocky Market pop-up theatre events take place from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th October. There will be shows for young and old. If you love theatre or haven’t ever really been before, there’s something for you, and this time events are in Darlington and beyond.

Ground Control – by Non Zero One, for ages 7-12
Greenfield Community College, Shildon.
Futuretron is asking for your help to decide the future of a new planet.

Rendezvous in Bratislava – by Miriam Sherwood and a live band of Slovaks
Liddiard Theatre, Polam.
Miriam and her granddad, Jan ‘Laco’ Kalina, are making a cabaret together.

Black – by 20 Stories High
Darlington Covered Market.
Nikki doesn’t think that her Dad is a racist… by award-winning writer Keith Saha with live lyricism and DJ soundscapes from CHUNKY.

Facebook Saved Our Baby – a work-in-progress by Wolf Close
Liddiard Theatre, Polam.
A true story of the life-changing impact of their daughter’s chronic excema and the hope they found in the most unexpected of places.

The Quest for the Perfect Shirt – by Richard Bliss
Darlington Covered Market.
“A shirt is a simple thing. For me shirts are containers of masculinity.” Said Richard. “I simply set up my sewing machine and ironing board and start to sew.”

Fun Palaces: Culture for, by and with all – 6-7 October
Local communities joining with others around the world in enjoying fun activities, talks and workshops, free of charge, over the weekend.


  • ‘Rendezvous in Bratislava’ on Saturday 6 October is BSL interpreted
  • Access: information about each venue will be available on the website and on request
  • Tickets and more info available from Monday 20 August at