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Sunfest... The Drunks

05 May 2016 - 07 May 2016

Sunfest … The University of Sunderland’s drama department take over Arts Centre Washington presenting a range of classic and contemporary texts.

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Sunfest... Juno and the Paycock

12 May 2016 - 13 May 2016

Sunfest … The University of Sunderland’s drama department take over Arts Centre Washington presenting a range of classic and contemporary texts.

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Sunfest... The Plough and the Stars

14 May 2016

by Sean O’Casey
'The Plough and the Stars' was the banner of the Irish Citizen Army during the Easter Rising in 1916. Ten years later O'Casey's new play sparked off riots in Dublin. The story has been told not as in history books, but through the eyes of ordinary people inhabiting a Dublin tenement. O'Casey's masterpiece paints a vivid portrait of a city and a nation in turmoil.

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Sunfest... The Country Wife

19 May 2016 - 21 May 2016

by William Wycherley
A play reflective of a new era—the "Restoration"—which followed an eleven-year period of harsh Puritanical rule under Oliver Cromwell. Full of banter and repartee, The Country Wife makes fun of the way people behave in public. A comedy romp of manners, intrigue and frivolity.

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Sunfest... King Lear

26 May 2016

A kingdom is divided on a whim, a King loses first his family, then his throne and then his mind. In the gathering storm, families divide, friendships are tested and loyalties are betrayed.

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Sunfest... The Tempest

28 May 2016

A storm strikes a ship. Lightning cracks and the mariners cry that they have been hit. On land Prospero and Miranda watch as everyone prepares to sink.  Exiled 12 years earlier on a mystical Mediterranean island, Prospero has spent time perfecting magic. When a powerful sea-tempest shipwrecks his former adversaries, they are tricked and tormented by magic to hilarious effect.

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Stan’s Cafe present...

Made Up

02 June 2016 - 03 June 2016

On a film set, in a Winnebago, Kate a young film star is being made up. She’s beautiful but scared. She’s on the edge, acting in front of the camera and making up stories in her private life. Sue is applying the make-up and attempting to cover up the cracks, she is older and possibly wiser but on the edge herself, with a host of unresolved issues and people she needs to make up with. This time together may be their one chance to make things right; they are made up to have found each other.

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Washington Theatre Group present...

The Memory of Water

09 June 2016 - 11 June 2016

A dark comedy by Northumbrian writer Shelagh Stephenson. Three sisters meet on the eve of their mother's funeral. As the conflicts of the past converge, everyday lies and tensions reveal the particular patterns and strains of family relationships.

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Operating Theatre present...

State of the Nation

09 June 2016

CANCELLED – Unfortunately this event is no longer going ahead but will hopefully be rescheduled in the future

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Cloud 9 Theatre Company present...

The End of the Pier

23 June 2016

Edith and Lionel Bosh (The Lovebirds) are a music hall double act. Married for 25 years, their only desire now is to kill each other.  As they approach the last night of their run marooned at the end of a pier in a godforsaken Edwardian Theatre their plans to dispatch each other are thrown into chaos by an unforeseen arrival.  The End of the Pier is a trip back in time to when the world turned at a different pace and murder was an art - if you got it right.

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Washington Theatre Group present...

The Great Gatsby

28 July 2016 - 30 July 2016

What Gatsby?
Who is he?
Where is he from?
What are his intentions?
Come along to find out more in our production of this riveting story set in the Jazz age of 1920s high society New York City.

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