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

Sunfest... On the Wrong Side of the Tide

04 May 2017

On the Wrong Side of the Tide is a piece inspired by the work of David Almond and North Eastern folklore. It follows a group of students who are stranded overnight on Holy Island and are attempting to find shelter. But strange things lurk in the night and it seems that Holy Island holds many secrets. Who knows what they will encounter when they become trapped on the wrong side of the tide. 

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

Sunfest... Fractured Voices / Patterns of Purple Flowers

06 May 2017

Act One: Fractured Voices
Act Two: Patterns of Purple Flowers
Based upon true events, Fractured Voices will explore the experiences of domestic violence from the perspective of those directly involved as well as those around them. Through the use of documentary theatre, this piece demonstrates the impact domestic violence has upon the lives of those immediately affected, friends and family, not only psychically but emotionally.

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

Sunfest… Gut Girls

11 May 2017 - 13 May 2017

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

Sunfest… Caucasian Chalk Circle

18 May 2017

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

Sunfest… Mother Courage

20 May 2017

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

Sunfest… Coriolanus

25 May 2017

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

Sunfest… Romeo and Juliet

27 May 2017

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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Open Sky present...

Scorched

08 June 2017

As the Gulf War rages, the past drags a former soldier back to the scorched sands of Egypt in World War II.
Jack reigns from the armchair of his resthome, a North East legend. Former river warden, boxer, horse whisperer, boat builder,charmer, prolific father and husband to a very unhappy wife.Memories are, by his own hand, tattooed on his body but dementia is eroding his mind.

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Washington Theatre Group present...

The Haunting of Hill House

15 June 2017 - 17 June 2017

An amateur production presented by Washington Theatre Group.
Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie
Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson
Have you ever visited Hill House? No one has. Not in the night... in the dark! Join Washington Theatre Group this summer as we are led by Dr. Montague, who is conducting research into supernatural phenomena, and invites three unacquainted guests, who delve into the morbid history of the house and come to grips with the chilling forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years.

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Matchbox Theatre present...

Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime

23 June 2017 - 24 June 2017

Matchbox theatre present an amature production.
When a genius commits a murder, the plan is perfect.
But is it fool proof?
The legendary Inspector Drake is back, to face his greatest ever challenge, as he attempts to unravel a plot with more twists in it than, well, a really twisty thing.

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Art with Heart present...

Declaration

29 June 2017

Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.

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Washington Theatre Group present...

Ten Times Two The Eternal Courtship

27 July 2017 - 29 July 2017

An amateur production presented by Washington Theatre Group.
Ten Times Two The Eternal Courtship by David Belke
An epic romantic comedy. 

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Cranked Anvil present...

Cornered by Jeff Brown / Wise Men Say by Paul Dunn

14 September 2017

A double-bill of plays about Sunderland AFC
Cornered by Jeff Brown
On 24th of March 1985, a dream comes true for a young football player from Sunderland.  Just 18 years old, Dave Corner runs out onto the hallowed Wembley turf, to play in a cup final for his beloved home team. Less than 90 minutes later, a slip up on the pitch turns the dream into his worst nightmare – from which his pride, his physical safety, and ultimately his career, never recovers.

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