Written and directed by Tracy Gillman

Performed by Jackie Lye 

Neighbourhood Events
Commissioned by Northern Stage as part of Out On The Toon


Time and Location  Artist Biographies  Neighbourhood Events


What do you do when the recycling runs out of control?

Mam Tackles the Climate Crisis is a solo monologue in which Mam engages passers-by with her frustrated attempts to recycle everything, including her relationship with her daughter.

Mam is sitting on the steps of the church knitting carrier bags, telling her story. She cannot deal with recent events, working two jobs and all the recycling she has to do. Her daughter Maisie, who has recently had a baby and wants to get married soon, thinks Mam is just making a lot of unnecessary fuss. Can the climate crisis bring them closer together again? Or will Mam stay on the church steps forever? Will Maisie get the wedding dress she has dreamed of or something quite different and what will they call the new baby?


Time and Location  

62 Middle Street, Consett, County Durham, DH8 5QE (on the corner of Parliament Street and Church Street)
Performances will take place at the top of the steps, outside the door of the church.

There are 9 performances over 3 days:

Thursday 24th June: 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm

Friday 25th June: 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm (all BSL interpreted)

Saturday 26th June: 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm


Artist Biographies

Tracy Gillman is an actor, writer and director who has worked extensively with Live Theatre, Northern Stage and many local, national and international theatre and media companies.

Jackie Lye is an actor with an extensive track record including notable performances in Wet House (Live Theatre, Soho Theatre), Brush Strokes (ITV) and Vera (BBC TV).


Neighbourhood Events

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we're inviting you to get Out on the Toon this summer, starting with a series of free outdoor events to reconnect artists and audiences in their local neighbourhoods throughout June.

10 North East theatre makers have been selected to create work in 9 of our region’s 12 local authorities, breathing new life into the places and spaces that have been the backdrop to their lockdown, celebrating the diversity of our region and bringing communities together through immersive live performances, dance, story trails, short stories, films, live music and spoken word.

See what's happening at the other Neighbourhood Events here - we hope to see you Out on the Toon soon!


    This performance is part of our Out On The Toon programme funded by the Weston Culture Fund.