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Gary Kitching and Co in association with Greyscale present...

Dead to Me

18 September 2014

Steven is a believer - he believes, in reason, logic and humanity. The Psychic believes in the spirits. The dead are always right.
Disturbingly funny story about a man and his troubled relationship with a Psychic, and her spirit guide. When the truth is confronted, an irreversible chain of events is set in motion and Steven finds out that living people can be unnecessarily cruel. The dead are easier to deal with.

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I Left My Heart in Roker Park & Extra Time at the Stadium of Light

25 September 2014

by Tom Kelly
The play opens with Kevin Halliday, a die-hard Sunderland supporter, recalling the demolition of Roker Park, during the summer of 1997. Kevin compares his life and loves with Sunderland Football Club.

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Unlimited Theatre and Bush Theatre present...

Money – The Game Show

02 October 2014

by Clare Duffy
Casino and Queenie used to be hedge fund managers.  Before the financial crisis of 2008, that is.  Now, in an inspired - or desperate - career move, they’ve turned to performance art to share their stories of how to make (and lose) billions from economic downturn. 

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Red Ladder present...

We’re Not Going Back

09 October 2014

Arts Centre Washington date
We’re Not Going Back is set in the 1984/85 miners’ strike.
In this hard-hitting musical comedy we follow the fortunes of three sisters determined to set up a branch of ‘Women Against Pit Closures’. We’re Not Going Back tackles the resilience of working communities, the make-and-mend fabric of family and the power of sticking two fingers up to a government hell-bent on destruction… … and all with humour, song and a six-pack of Babycham.

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Théâtre Sans Frontières in partnership with Alnwick Playhouse present...

Heaven Eyes

23 October 2014

Arts Centre Washington date
Based on the novel by internationally renowned children’s author David Almond (Skellig), Heaven Eyes is a poetic but gritty story about young people trying to find their way in the world. Mysterious, heart-breaking and humourous in equal measure, this story will touch the depth of your soul.

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Gobscure present...

Collector of Tears

30 October 2014

by Sean Burn
Collector of Tears is an epic love story told across four centuries by a woman who cannot age until she has cried.  instead tanya collects tears from moments of radical english history, slowly learning to fight for human rights and understanding and naming her own bisexuality forged across time.  wherever she goes she carries with her an amazing collection of glass tear bottles which she unpacks and tells their stories.  on the day of margaret thatchers resignation, tanya finally stands her ground and fights those who have hunted her and her lovers down through time; finally learning how to cry.

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What The Dickens? The Misadventures of Charles Dickens

06 November 2014

Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle.  Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation.  Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime!

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Thingumajig Theatre present...

A November Day

11 November 2014

In forgotten boxes in an attic, a woman discovers the story of her grandfather, a survivor of the First World War, and his unexpected encounter with a stray dog who knew no boundaries. With evocative puppet characters, live music and an ever-changing set, Thingumajig Theatre presents a timeless fable on war and the miracle of friendship when all else seems lost.

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Greenhouse – Scratch Night

13 November 2014

Be a part of the artistic process at Arts Centre Washington’s scratch night.  Theatre companies from around the North East will be showing off their works in progress, and asking for your feedback on what you have seen (over a complimentary glass of wine!).  If you like the idea of seeing a show in its infancy and playing a part in its development, then come along, who knows we might all be there for the birth of the next big thing…

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Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present...

Hopelessly Devoted

20 November 2014

Arts Centre Washington date
by Kate Tempest
Following her smash-hit debut Wasted, Kate Tempest is back with an incendiary new play.

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Red Road Dance Theatre present...

The Sense of an Ending

27 November 2014

The Sense of an Ending tells the stories of one hundred women through the voices and bodies of three female performers. The multi-generational cast tell tales of loss, resilience and growth through honest, evocative and poignant dance theatre. This is choreographer Nadia Iftkhar's first full length work.

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