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It's 1972. An era of possibility, polyester and pubic hair. Ziggy Stardust is on Top of the Pops, Penny is writing an essay on Lady Chatterley's Lover and Christine is watching Deepthroat. Brian is confused. The Wardrobe Ensemble tell the story of the class of '72 with a handsome funk guitarist and some spacehoppers. Was it easier back then? Where did we go wrong? 1972: The Future of Sex is a brisk romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters from the company who brought you 33 and Riot. It was exceptionally received at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, where it won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence.
A show for anyone who's ever loved music. Theatre meets gig. FANS is an eclectic mix of stories told through raucous live music, stand-up comedy and verbatim theatre. Based on people's love affair with music, FANS fuses together fan confessions (and some not so true stories) with scripted drama. It looks at the way we interact with music and how it can help us through the best and worst of times. It explores anyone who's ever been a fan and asks why we're so obsessed by bands. What causes you to follow an artist around the globe or get a tattoo of their favourite lyric on your body? What happens when the band you love lets you down or splits up? Featuring recognisable songs and original music and a cast of top local musicians and performers. FANS is full of emotion, humour, energy and musical pulse.
Commissioned as part of this year's Bridging the Gap scheme; an initiative designed to aid the creation of new theatre work within the North East region.
A funny and poignant tribute about the life and times of Harry Clasper, the greatest ever North East sportsman. Harry Clasper, the first Geordie sporting superstar; the man The Blaydon Races was written for. Rowing was the sport of the working class before football came along. Harry was known nationally as a champion and an innovator. When Harry died in 1870 more than 130,000 people paid tribute in Newcastle. Ed Waugh tells the story of how Harry ?Hadaway' Clasper brought the World Rowing Championship to the Tyne for the first time, in June 1845. Premiering in May 2015, this fantastic play received standing ovations after every performance.
A musical comedy about two best friends who decide to quit their jobs in a fast food restaurant and head to Bollywood in search of fame and fortune. A play about friendship and ambition and the lengths people will go to realise their dreams, punctuated throughout with a fantastic sound track and infectious injections of Bollywood dance moves.
Like a tiny bomb exploding in the middle of your life, the baby arrives - and suddenly the world you knew becomes a different place entirely. How do our priorities shift when we become parents? How do we adjust - and what happens if we don't? A baby is more than Natasha bargained for - and she's also wondering whether boyfriend Jay will ever grow up. As a flood of plastic balls and children's toys is unleashed in the middle of their marriage, Sam and Ronnie struggle to stay afloat despite their careful plans. An honest, funny and touching show with a live score played on children's instruments.
Hirst, a respected and wealthy poet, comes across Spooner, a fellow poet who has fallen on hard times, in a chance meeting at Jack Straw's Castle, his local public house. They retire to Hirst's Hampstead home to continue their drinking and conversation. Later, two younger men, Foster and Briggs, arrive claiming to be Hirst's guardians. Nothing, however, is as it seems. First performed in 1975, No Man's Land is one of [Harold Pinter's most darkly comic, savagely disturbing - and seldom seen - plays. The tenuous nature of memory, and the primal, aggressive nature of men struggling to maintain their status in an unrelenting world are forged together in this modern classics.
On the night Brian Bishop murdered his wife, he was sixty miles away, asleep in bed. At least that's what he claims. But as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace continues to deal with the mysterious disappearance of his own wife, he starts to dig a little deeper into the chilling murder case and it soon becomes clear that love can be a dangerous thing.
The inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on bringing an ambitious 1920's murder mystery (Murder at Haversham Manor) to The Edinburgh Festival. Chris the arrogant head of the drama society has directed the piece and cast himself as the dynamic Inspector. Desperate wannabe actress Sandra and the genuinely doting Max struggle opposite each other as the romantic interest while hapless Dennis still can't pronounce 'facade'. An hour of hilarious disaster ensues; actors get knocked out, the play gets stuck on a loop and the set falls down before the final denouement. The production ends with an uproarious, totally improvised Q&A session with the cast, where the audience can put their own questions to the unfortunate troupe.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife... The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books. When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the affectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.
An update on the story that inspired the hit film Purely Belter. A play about love and friendship, hardship and the priceless currency of hope. It's very funny, very sad and utterly convincing. Everyone needs a Dream: For the lads, Gerry and Sewell, it's watching their beloved Newcastle United play for a whole season. To get into the sacred St James Park where Gazza once graced the field of dreams, Shearer smashed a total of two hundred and six goals, where Kev was King and Sir Bobby was a god, they only need one thing, A Season Ticket. But in a world of payday loans and cash-on-credit, how easy is it to make a cool grand? And is it remotely feasible to sell ?magic pennies' for a pound on the streets of the city? Gerry and Sewell try every trick in the book but find that making money is much more complicated than avoiding school. Or home. A lively, dynamic, grimly funny show. A story of friendship, of family and of course a little bit of football.
Spine is a funny and touching monologue, charting the explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Mischievous activist pensioner Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because, as she says, 'there's nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say.' In this era of damaging coalition cuts and disillusionment, has politics forgotten the people it's meant to represent? Can we really take the power back? Amy is about to be forced to find out.
Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece.
With local participation at its heart, The Suppliant Women revives the tradition of Ancient Greek theatre by recruiting performers from the local community to form a chorus who drive the narrative forward and create an extraordinary theatrical event. With choral odes composed by John Browne and accompanied on the aulos (the rarely heard original Greek double pipe), the local participants represent 50 young women who flee forced marriage in Egypt to seek asylum in Greece. This is a story about the plight of refugees, moral and human rights, civil war, democracy and ultimately the triumph of love - a tale that echoes down the ages to find striking and poignant resonance today.
Men have all the power. John and John keep hearing people say that men have all the power, but it doesn't feel like that to them. Abbi and Helen are making a show about Man and men. Because we all need to pull together now. We want to talk about masculinity and patriarchy but the words that exist aren't good enough. So there's music and dance too. Fringe First Winners in 2010 & 2011 RashDash return with a playful new show about gender and language. Two women play two women playing two men.
Where do all the dead pigeons go? I could give you the answer right now... but it would ruin the show. Between you and me, I'm still not sure. With felt-tip pens, and his ex-girlfriend's overhead projector, Scott Turnbull takes us on a journey through space and time. This frolic of cartoon and comic reason miraculously weaves science fiction, memoir, parable, fairytale and farce... it's weird, fast and inventive. Pigeons in this show are fictional and bear no relevance to pigeons existing or dead.
Drama about a family's moral legal case that creates national interest. Fourteen year old Ronnie Winslow is expelled from Osborne Naval College accused of stealing a postal order. Ronnie swears he did not do it, and so his father Arthur begins a fight to prove his son's innocence. The whole Winslow family is drawn into the consequences of the court action. First performed in London in 1946.
Fog and creepily haunted houses, supernatural happenings, sea mists and dark stormy nights, lonely funerals and creaking attic doors, all combine in this gripping adaptation of Susan Hill's tense and thrilling story to create a play that taps our primal fears. A grieving lawyer believes a curse has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of the woman in black. In an attempt to exorcise the spirit he engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his story. His plan begins innocently enough, but as the border between reality and fantasy blur, the horror starts and the flesh begins to creep..