A show in a caravan that seats nine people, a Live Theatre and The Marlowe Theatre co-commission, is being presented by The Paper Birds, at the opening of the new Live Garden, on Newcastle Quayside.

Performances of Mobile will run from Wednesday, June 8, until Sunday, June 26, before touring the UK in July. The director is Jemma McDonnell, and the performers are Kylie Walsh and Georgie Coles. Staged in a caravan, Mobile is an inventive and intimate piece of theatre about class, family, aspiration and belonging.

"Mobile explores the sense of home, belonging, aspiration, and the realities of social mobility. Powerful true stories and dreams for the future are revealed through a magical world of video projection, recorded interviews and original music," says the show's publicity.

Based on personal testimonies collected in community workshops, research done by collaborator Prof Sam Friedman, and the company’s own lives, the action explores experiences, benefits and potential costs of social mobility. The plot centres on Cindy’s comfortable graduate life, which begins to unravel when can’t bring herself to move back home and instead finds herself living in her mother’s caravan. The narrative shared with the audience comes through her conflicted thoughts and voices of others from all walks of lives.

"Mobile is about who we are, where we have come from and the impact on us of our parents’ class and upbringing. Social mobility is, very rightly, viewed as a positive force and something for individuals and political forces to aspire to, but is it always a positive experience? We look forward to opening up this conversation in our caravan – taking the show to audiences rather than them coming to us in a traditional theatre setting," explains Jemma McDonnell, artistic director of The Paper Birds.

"Live Theatre has enjoyed a long relationship with The Paper Birds. Their work has always been a natural addition to our programme and always speaks directly to our audiences. However it’s fantastic to be able to take that relationship to a whole new level and join them as co-commissioners of Mobile. This is a really exciting production exploring some very important issues in an innovative and magical way. What’s even more exciting is that this is the first production specifically commissioned for our new outdoor space Live Garden," says Graeme Thompson, creative producer of Live.

Mobile will tour until November to locations including The Marlowe Theatre, outside a bank on Canterbury High Street, at schools in Kent, the Latitude Festival, Turner Contemporary, Margate and Theatre Royal, Plymouth.

n Mobile: June 8 to 26, Live Theatre, Newcastle. Box Office: live.org.uk or 0191-232-1232