Win tickets to Five Years at Theatre Shop

PUBLISHED: 18:00 06 November 2019 | UPDATED: 09:12 07 November 2019

Neal Pike stars in Five Years.   Picture:Chris Bishop.

Neal Pike stars in Five Years. Picture:Chris Bishop.

Chris Bishop

A thought-provoking play which chronicles the perils and pitfalls of a young man attending a special needs school comes to Clevedon’s Theatre Shop, later this month, and readers could win tickets to see the show.

From 1998-2002, Neal Pike attended a special educational needs school in Nottinghamshire called Foxwood.

In his one-man show, Five Years, Pike regales the audiences with tales of his time at Foxwood, Using warmth and cutting humour Pike explore notions of identity and community while attempting explaining how his experiences at the Nottinghamshire school helped to shape him into the person he is today.

Pike said: "The show is about trying to hold onto a sense of who you are during those messy, brutal and mundane years of adolescence."

Commissioned by New Writing North, Five Years has been supported by Arts Council England, Sunday for Sammy Trust, Square Chapel and Alphabetti Theatre.

Pike is a poet, performer, theatre maker and workshop leader.

He has performed across the UK and internationally.

His first collection of poetry, Identity Bike Ride came out in 2016 published by Big White Shed.

Neal runs the UK's first disability writers collective called Tentacles commissioned by Unlimited and based at Nottingham Playhouse.

Five Years will be performed at The Theatre Shop, in Queens Square, on November 21, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £12, are available at or 03336 663366.

The Times has teamed up with the The Theatre Shop to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to see the show.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on November 14.

Send your answer along with your name, address, email address and phone number to Five Years competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset,

BS23 1LW.

Usual rules apply, the editor's decision is final. By entering the draw, you agree to be contacted by Archant and the theatre.

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