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The Lost Happy Endings at The John Marley Centre

Friday December 17th 2021Share page

In December we introduced ourselves to the local community in the West End of Newcastle by performing nine shortened versions of The Lost Happy Endings for local primary school children and families from The West End Food Bank and the West End Women & Girl's Centre at our new home, the John Marley Centre. We have loved being able to perform live in front of audiences again, and being able to bring some Christmas magic to such smiling happy faces.

The kids from Bridgewater Primary, Excelsior Primary, Broadwood Primary & St Bede’s Primary had a wonderful time, and especially enjoyed asking the dancers questions afterwards, learning how you make a production, how you tell stories using your body, and how much fun it is to jump off very high pieces of set! 

What the kids had to say

The Lost Happy Endings was AMAZING and everyone should see this wonderful show!

The Lost Happy Endings was joyful, funny and amazing! I want to watch it again!

The show was magical, exciting and perfect, I enjoyed everything that happened, my favourite was Jub!

"It feels like each day we don't know what life will bring or take away from us.

Even with the challenges we are all experiencing in our individual lives, balletLORENT are grateful above everything that we were able to perform to audiences in indoor venues again this year. 

Thank you to all of you who came to see us in Edinburgh, Hull, Salford, Aberdeen and at home in Benwell. 

Our purpose is making shows and sharing them with audiences in every way we can. Making you gasp, laugh, cheer and bringing tears to your eyes is what we work with commitment to make happen. You are everything to us. 

Thank you for being our audiences and supporters in theatres, at home and online." Liv Lorent

We were also lucky enough to be joined by Newcastle Labour MP Chi Onwurah and Councillor for the West End of Newcastle, Rob Higgins.

We were joined on Saturday by Gail and Matthew with their kids Louis, Nicole and Jessica whose family has been touched by Batten Disease.