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Operating Theatre present...

For the Best

12 February 2015

Louise has a friend. Her name is Brenda, she’s come to care about Brenda a lot. 
Only now Brenda is dead and Louise is heart-broken.  But what makes her really angry is that nobody seems to understand why she’s so upset. Instead, everyone thinks she should stop making a fuss and pull herself together. Because who’s Brenda after all? Just someone she looked after. And anyway, really, perhaps given what Brenda was, maybe it’s all for the best.

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An Open Clasp Theatre Company in collaboration with Frantic Assembly present...

Jumping Puddles

26 February 2015

***Arts Centre Washington date***
Two sisters at war suddenly find their world turned upside down.  As the autumn nights draw in and the rain falls Grace and Anna find themselves trying to stay afloat as they jump from one puddle of emotion to another.  Now the puddle is in danger of becoming a river and Anna fears Grace will be taken by the tide

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Tangled Feet present...

Kicking and Screaming

05 March 2015 - 06 March 2015

Thursday 5 March, 7.30pm
Friday 6 March, 1.30pm (relaxed performance especially for parents and carers with babies under 18 months)

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The Paper Birds present...

Broke

12 March 2015

***Arts Centre Washington date***
Co-commissioned by and developed at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Greenwich Theatre 
Question: Sally is British and broke. If Britain owes over £900 billion in National debt and Sally has been on minimum wage for most of her working life with the interest on her debt being equal to her monthly outgoings, then who is more broke, Britain or Sally?

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Fertile Ground present...

Fertile Ground: A New Chimera and Shields of Bone

20 March 2015

Inspiring, accessible and dynamic dance performance. The performance will include brand new works by guest choreographers Tom Dale and Eleesha Drennan A New Chimera and Shields of Bone. These pieces will be accompanied by a number of short new works created by the company.

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Theatre Ad Infinitum present...

Odyssey

26 March 2015

***Arts Centre Washington date***
Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent the timeless Greek myth. One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses…

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest... New Blood

23 April 2015

Two great evenings where ‘soon to be’ Drama graduates showcase their creative talents and performing skills via two exciting contemporary works

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest... New Blood

25 April 2015

Two great evenings where ‘soon to be’ Drama graduates showcase their creative talents and performing skills via two exciting contemporary works

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest...Top Girls

30 April 2015

by Caryl Churchill
Cited by Mark Ravenhill as ‘the best play in the last twenty years’, Top Girls stimulates debate on gender politics, poverty, class and the machinations of capitalism. Marlene, the newly appointed managing director of Top Girls employment agency throws a dinner party for famous women throughout the centuries – all long dead.

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest... Cloud 9

02 May 2015

Caryl Churchill's controversial and sexually explicit play deals with gender, role conditioning, sexual repression and the British Empire. This play contains material that some people may find offensive.

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest... Oresteia

08 May 2015 - 09 May 2015

by Aeschylus
The House of Atreus is drowning in blood. Vengeance begets vengeance in a vicious cycle as alluring as it is affronting. And from out the groaning carrion, something very old rises...

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest... Macbeth

14 May 2015

An abridged version of Shakespeare's famous Scottish tragedy. An encounter with three witches, a desire for greed and a provocation from his wife begins Macbeth's tragic descent into madness. A drum, a drum, Macbeth doth come!

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The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media present...

Sunfest... Measure for Measure

16 May 2015

An abridged version of one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. Combining comedy and tragedy, Shakespeare asks us to consider whether or not morality can or should be legislated. 

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Third Angel & Sheffield Theatres present...

The Life & Loves of a Nobody

21 May 2015 - 22 May 2015

 A story of hope, fame and love gone wrong from internationally acclaimed theatre makers Third Angel.
Rachel always wanted to be a star of the silver screen from the moment she cuddled up to her grandpa on the sofa and watched old black and white movies on the television. She wanted her name in lights. She dreamt of a future and she ran away with the circus.

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