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Thu 28 Mar 2024


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90 minutes (inc. post-show discussion) | 16+


£12* (£10)* | £5* students/under 25s



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Hannah Walker

Gamble is a glittering, glamorous peek into the spectacular world of online gambling. A bittersweet multimedia show about addiction and its effect on families, friendships and communities. Gamble challenges the stereotypes attached to compulsive gamblers through a personal narrative and is informed by interviews with industry experts, health professionals, people in recovery, and their loved ones.

Hannah used to think gambling was all about the big wins at the village monthly bingo. Then she moved to the BIG, bright city of Newcastle… and had huge nights at the casino. A decade later the gambling industry is all about online and BIGGER than ever!

The UK gambling industry is worth £14.3 billion and it’s estimated that there are around 24 million people in the UK who participate in online gaming. That’s about 44% of the entire adult population. Gambling has the highest rate of suicide of all the addictions. Research indicates that there are between 250 and 650 gambling related suicides every year in the UK… a minimum of one every working day. Nothing will ever be any easier than being able to open your phone, log in online and start gambling, all within the comfort of your own home alongside those you love most. All day.All night. Every second.Right. NOW.

★★★★★ “Shame smashing delight” – The Indiependent

★★★★★ “Gamble is a rollercoaster of emotions, laughter, consciousness and awareness of such a delicate reality we all should get more information about” – A Young(ish) Perspective

★★★★ “A shame-dispersing, stigma- squashing delight” – Broadway World

★★★★ – The Artiscape

★★★★ “Arguably the best use of BSL in any show to date” – Breaking The Fourth Wall

Additional Information

Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with Dr Matthew Gaskell – Clinical Lead & Consultant Psychologist for The NHS Northern Gambling Service.

Trigger warning: includes gambling (live play, images, sounds) which may be very triggering to people with a gambling addiction or who are in recovery. References to mental health conditions. In any post-show discussions (including time for spontaneous questions from the audience) this may include references to other potential triggers including suicide.

A quiet room will be available for anyone affected by potentially triggering content.

All performances will have Integrated BSL Interpretation.

Supported by Arts Council England

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Twitter: @hellohannahlm

Instagram @hellohannahlm 




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