NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
SHOWS AND TICKETS
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Yasmina Reza's play is essentially about the concepts of friendship and value, and the way in which the two can cause conflict. One friend tries to appease a quarrel between two others over the purchase of a work of art, but in doing so only makes things worse, forcing all three of them to re-examine their friendship and the direction in which it is going.1997 - Olivier Award Best Comedy. 1998 - Tony Award Best Play
We live in a time where old orders are collapsing: from the post-colonial nation states of the Middle East, to the EU and the American election. Through it all, tech savvy and extremist groups rip through 20th century political certainties. Amidst this, a generation of young men find themselves burning with resentment; this crisis of masculinity leads them into an online world of fantasy, violence and reality. Manchester-based writer and theatre-maker Javaad Alipoor spent time in this digital realm, exploring the blurry and complex world of extremists, spies, journalists and fantasists. This bold one-man show weaves together their stories, inviting the audience into that web.
Through this lens in a show co-commissioned by HOME, Transform Festival, and Ovalhouse in London, Javaad explores the complexities of being a young male Muslim today.
The ITV series comes to the stage, an all new set of Alicante escapades at the Solana Hotel.
15 OCTOBER - 20 OCTOBER
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE, MILTON KEYNES
17 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, EDINBURGH
7 SEPTEMBER - 15 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
22 OCTOBER - 27 OCTOBER
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
29 OCTOBER - 3 NOVEMBER
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD
8 OCTOBER - 13 OCTOBER
HULL NEW THEATRE, HULL
1 OCTOBER - 6 OCTOBER
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE (FORMERLY GRAND CANAL THEATRE), DUBLIN
19 NOVEMBER - 24 NOVEMBER
BRISTOL HIPPODROME, BRISTOL
26 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER
PALACE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
3 DECEMBER - 29 DECEMBER
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
12 NOVEMBER - 17 NOVEMBER
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
24 SEPTEMBER - 29 SEPTEMBER
REGENT THEATRE, STOKE-ON-TRENT
5 NOVEMBER - 10 NOVEMBER
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
Graham Greene's classic thriller about 1930's gangland Brighton. 'Pinkie Brown' a teenage would be gangster with psychotic tendencies tries to hang on to his mob rule in the town. Following the murder of Daily Messenger man, Kolley Kibber, Pinkie is trailed by amateur detective, Ida Arnold, who tries to save Pinkie's girl, Rose, from his violent behaviour.
10 APRIL - 14 APRIL
BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
6 MARCH - 10 MARCH
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON
19 APRIL - 21 APRIL
THEATRE ROYAL, WINCHESTER
8 MAY - 12 MAY
THEATR CLWYD, MOLD
24 APRIL - 28 APRIL
WATFORD PALACE THEATRE, WATFORD
20 MARCH - 24 MARCH
HULL TRUCK THEATRE, HULL
13 MARCH - 17 MARCH
MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER
15 MAY - 19 MAY
DERBY THEATRE, DERBY
27 MARCH - 31 MARCH
EVERYMAN THEATRE, CHELTENHAM
22 MAY - 26 MAY
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
1 MAY - 5 MAY
NORTHERN STAGE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
16 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH
THEATRE ROYAL, YORK
Three teenagers, on the roof of a nightclub, thrown together through circumstance, all searching for an answer to the same question - who cares? Fall Out explores the story of three young people whose night out leads to a journey of self-discovery, testing friendships and questioning identity and loyalty. An uncompromising look at growing discontent and how easily we can be led to find the wrong answers to the questions surrounding our own happiness.
Fall Out combines a high-energy physical theatre performance with the experience of a club night
This is a rip-roaring account of Fleabag, a twenty-something female trying to find her place in the world. With an incredible original score, we follow Fleabag's journey through life, love and work. Fleabag is an anti-heroine, a refreshingly unique example of today's modern woman. It's like meeting a friend for an up-close and personal chat. This is comedy story-telling at its very best with all the unspoken nitty-gritty of real life.
After one too many hurtful relationships, the last thing that waitress Frankie wants is a new man. Yet here she is, lying next to Johnny, a compulsive talker and hopeless romantic, listening to Bach and Debussy on the radio and the sound of a city that never sleeps. Two very normal, very real people sparring, spatting and sparkling their way through all the one hundred and one reasons why people never fall in love. Steeped in 1980's America, and made famous by Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer's film performances, Tony award-winning playwright Terrence McNally's play is a modern classic of bittersweet laughter and love.
Based on Khaled Hosseini's hugely popular international best-selling novel, The Kite Runner. This haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and childhood friends, Amir and Hassan are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives.
Leaving home for the first time... ...is a step into the dark. A whole new life. If you're leaving the care system, the reality hits even harder. It tells the real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the pivotal moment when they leave care. It also gives voice to those working within the system from staff in children's homes to MPs and policy makers. Using the young people's own words, an ensemble cast and an award-winning creative team will test the boundaries of verbatim theatre to bring these real voices to the stage. Leaving will create an immediate, immersive experience that will change the way you think about young people in care.
Love from a Stranger is a blood-curdling drama about frustrated spinster Alix King who has been engaged for years to Dick. Dependable but dull, Dick refuses to marry Alix until he can support her. When Alix unexpectedly inherits a fortune Dick is too proud to accept sharing it. Then along comes a stranger. Handsome, successful and just that little bit dangerous, Gerald sweeps her off her feet. Before you know it they are married and move into Philomel Cottage. All too soon their happiness begins to disintegrate. Strange things begin to happen and Alix suspects that the man she rushed into marrying may not be what he seems to be. And who knows, maybe Alix has some dark secrets of her own. This chilling thriller is a must for all Christie fans - full of twists and turns as it builds to a surprising and murderous denouement.
The Lovely Bones tells the story of young girl Susie Salmon, who is just like any other girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There's one big difference though - Susie is dead. Susie can only observe while her family cope with their grief in their different ways. Her father, Jack is obsessed with identifying the killer. Her mother, Abigail is desperate to create a brighter future. And her sister, Lindsay is discovering the opposite sex with experiences that Susie will never know. Susie is desperate to help them and there might be a way of reaching them.
The Scottish Play - theatrical types consider saying its name to be unlucky! Thrust into power by his overwhelming desires and an over ambitious wife, Macbeth finds his only security is to murder and murder again. From "When shall we three meet again" to "is this a dagger I see before me" a powerful Shakespearean drama.
Performed by Argentinian and British veterans of the 1982 conflict. Merging film, re-enactment and documentary theatre, Minefield blurs the lines between truth and fiction to give a fascinating insight into how and what people remember, and how war continues to cast a long shadow over the lives of its protagonists.
Performed in English and Spanish with surtitles
Petrichor is a love story. It's about you, it's about me, it's about the people we know, it's about the people that we have loved, do love and will love, and asks what is the true nature of love? Petrichor is an original contemporary myth. It's about humanity, gender and sexualities. It's about borders drawn and redrawn. It's about scent, it's about the senses. It's about how we stay in love in a turbulent world.
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.
Or What You Will. Shakespeare comedy of mistaken identity, practical jokes and unrequited love. Rescued from a shipwreck the twins Viola and Sebastian arrive independently in Illyria, both thinking the other is drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy and finds employment with the Duke who is in love with Olivia. Malvolio is the subject of a cruel joke played on him by Sir Toby Belch (yellow stockings cross-gartered) leading him to believe that Olivia loves him. But Olivia has fallen in love with the disguised Viola, while she is in love with the Duke (following it so far?!).
A kaleidoscopic view of the state of our young nation through the eyes, ears, spirits and minds of Generation Z. A city spectacle illuminating untold stories and unheard voices on what it is to live, work and dream in Newcastle in 2018. Where Do We Stand? is a heady fusion of spoken word, live music, physical and visual landscapes. An unmissable, bold theatre event made by a mass of young people living and dreaming in Newcastle right now. Collectively written by a team of professional writers, co-produced and co-authored by young companies from Newcastle & Gateshead.
A kaleidoscopic view of the state of our young nation through the eyes, ears, spirits and minds of Generation Z.