What’s Back to Bransholme? Back to Bransholme is a new, outdoor show written, produced and directed by Back to Ours. It’s got circus performers in the air, live music, lights, opera, punk, poetry and more – but we don’t want to give it all away before you’ve seen it! The story comes from tales of a ghostly airman who’s been seen in and around North Point, told to us by locals. Woven into the story of a young punk couple in the 1980’s, it spans seventy years of the heart and history of Bransholme.
How long will Back to Bransholme last? Roughly an hour, from 8-9pm. The show runs for four nights, from Saturday October 26 to Tuesday October 29.
Where is it? At North Point Shopping Centre, in the car park at Wilko’s end.
Can I bring my dog/cat/hamster? No; it’ll be really busy and not suitable for animals.
Can I bring the kids then? 100%. Back to Bransholme is a show for all the family (apart from the animals), so bring everyone down to enjoy it.
How do I get there? Hopefully you’ll just be able to walk over to the Centre, but you can also drive and park in the back car park (Fordyke end). For all bus info, check Stagecoach.
I live near North Point. Is this going to affect me? There will be some road closures (which you can view here), but they’ll only affect private roads. The car park at Wilko’s end of the Centre will be closed from 6pm between Monday 21 – Weds 30 October. There’ll also be some noise from fireworks, but it won’t be sustained or loud like a fireworks display.
I’ve got a business in the area. Will this affect me? If you’ve got a business in the local area, talk to us on the hotline number – 07973 387 198. If you’re expecting deliveries during the road closure periods (Mon 21 to Weds 30 October), we’ll need to arrange an access permit for you. We need to be aware of any vehicles entering the closure area between 6-11pm on any of those dates.
Will I be able to get to the Healthcare Centre while the show’s on? Yes, you’ll be able to get to the Healthcare Centre as normal, but access will be via Holwell Road. There’ll be a barrier and a member of staff to direct traffic.
What should I wear? Get your winter woolies on! It’s October, but at least if you wear layers you can take them off if you start to get mafting. Come sensibly dressed for all kind of unpredictable British Autumn weather, but no brollies please.
Is there food and drink? There’ll be no specific food and drink available on site, but the takeaways around North Point will be serving food as usual.
Will there be toilets? No, sorry.
Is there seating? No, the show will be standing only. If you require a seat, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07973 387 198.
What access provisions will there be? There’ll be a welcome area for all access needs and support, and you’ll be able to go here for BSL interpretation, audio description and large print scripts every night of the show. There will also be volunteers to support any other concerns. The show is in the car park at night, with stage lights, fireworks and loud music. There will be no strobe lighting. The car park is an open space, and the performers will be in the car park moving around the audience. You’ll be able to stand as close to or as far from the action and audience as you wish. We like to discuss access needs on an individual basis so we know we’re giving the best possible advice, so please contact us on email@example.com, or call the Back to Bransholme hotline on 07973 387 198.
Will I be able to park in the car park at North Point? Yes, at the Fordyke entrance car park.
Will North Point be open as usual? Yes, the usual North Point opening hours will remain the same.
Will it be noisy? There’ll be some noises you wouldn’t normally hear – i.e., singing, music, sound effects – but these will be confined to the hour performance time per evening. There will also be some rehearsals leading up to the shows, but there’ll be no amplified noises after 10pm. There’ll also be some rehearsals leading up to the show where you’ll hear some noise – if you’re affected and want to talk to the team, please contact the Back to Bransholme hotline on 07973 387 198.
Is there strobe lighting? No, we won’t be using strobe lighting, but there will be lighting effects used in the show.
Can I take photos and film the show? Yes, we want you to enjoy the performance and the story, but please – no flash photography for the safety of our performers.