Professional Theatre Director, Victoria Gimby, returns to the north!

Born and bred in Durham, Victoria Gimby is an award winning writer and theatre director who specialises in new writing.  After gaining her passion for theatre at the Gala Theatre Stage School and at Durham High School, she went on to train at both Mountview Academy (BA Hons) and RADA/Birkbeck (MA).   Her credits as a director include working as Associate to choreographer and Arlene Phillips and Associate on the new UK tour of Rock of Ages. As a writer Victoria has won various awards for her writing and dramaturgy, most recently being shortlisted for a Northern Writer of the Year Award 2018 in the television category. Victoria is passionate about finding innovative and unique ways of telling stories and will be using this week in The Assembly Rooms to work on her upcoming pieces ‘Run’ and ‘Operation Trojan.’   ‘RUN’ tracks a group of people running a marathon, beginning at the start line and finishing as each character cross or hobble over the finish. Each with their own story to tell, our characters navigate the unexpected twists and turns of the course, as they are pushed to their mental and physical limits. The marathon is often seen as a metaphor for life; determination, persistence, and (most surprisingly for a solo race) something you cannot do alone. These inspirational lessons that each of our characters learn reach beyond the parameters of the running world and teach us far greater lessons about community, perseverance and hope. By using real stories from...

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