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Jonny & the Baptists: The World is a Mess, Here are Some Songs

27 April 2018

It's very hard to tour topical material these days. For multi-award-nominated musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists, it's been a real nightmare. Every time they try to write something silly about the world, the world does something even sillier.

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Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and Kit Redstone present...

Testosterone

03 May 2018

What does it mean to be a man or a woman?
Is gender innate or is it nurtured?
Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society - what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man. However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms - the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing?

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The University of Sunderland present...

SUNFEST... Hamlet

10 May 2018

Sunfest - The University of Sunderland’s drama department take over Arts Centre Washington to present classic and contemporary texts.
An imaginative retelling of Shakespeare’s story about the Princeof Denmark. Having lost his father, Hamlet is shocked to find his mother Gertrude has been remarried to his uncle Claudius; his dead father’s brother. Their ‘foul incest marriage’, Hamlet’s tortured relationship with his mother, a visitation from his father’s ghost, and his quest to avenge his father’s murder leads Hamlet on apath of revenge with some significant consequences.

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Kate Fox: Where There’s Muck, There’s Bras – Work in Progress Showing

14 May 2018

Be among the first to catch “Where there’s Muck, There’s Bras”, a hilarious and thought-provoking show which sees stand-up poet Kate Fox and actor Joanna Holden explore the Northern women you’ve heard of (and the ones you haven’t).

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The University of Sunderland present...

SUNFEST... Thorns of Time

16 May 2018

Sunfest - The University of Sunderland’s drama department take over Arts Centre Washington to present classic and contemporary texts.
16 May 1998, Durham. We join a group of children at Olivia’s 10th birthday party. No one was to foresee the tragedy that was to unfold and the trauma that will follow them into adulthood. We see relationships blossom and die, mental illnesses take control and how the group of friends deal with seeing each other 20 years later. 

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The University of Sunderland present...

SUNFEST... Shutd0wn / The Photographs We’re Taking Now

18 May 2018

Sunfest - The University of Sunderland’s drama department take over Arts Centre Washington to present classic and contemporary texts.
A double bill of new writing

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Dyad Productions present...

Austen’s Women

23 May 2018

From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography comes another 5-star international hit.
Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works.  In this much-loved Edinburgh sell-out hit, using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic) becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works. Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe). 

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Fatfield Musical Stage Society present...

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

13 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother Mari.
Desperately missing her dead father, Little Voice spends her time locked in her bedroom listening to his old record collection and perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas including Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Dusty Springfield.

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Canny Craic Theatre Company present...

The Butcher’s Bill

22 June 2018

A drama, set in No Man's Land during World War1, the Butcher's Bill explores the world of three unlikely companions, thrown together by circumstances and fate.  

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Washington Theatre Group present...

Hot Flush!

28 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

Take a deep breath and get ready to meet Myra, Sylvia, Helen & Jessica, a quartet of feisty menopausal women who get together at a local bar every Tuesday night. Affectionately named the ‘Hot Flush Club’ the ladies offer each other moral support, cry on one another’s shoulders and of course most importantly, gossip and malign the many men in their lives! Fifteen men in fact, all played by one brave man!

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Cap-a-Pie theatre company in partnership with Durham University present...

Woven Bones

05 July 2018

Written by Laura Lindow
When human remains were found in Durham in 2013, archaeologists discovered that they belonged to the Scottish Soldiers - prisoners of war from the 1650 Battle of Dunbar who were marched to Durham and imprisoned in the then-disused Cathedral and Castle.

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Alphabetti Theatre present...

Trolley Boy

19 July 2018 - 20 July 2018

A play about superheroes, grief and shopping trolleys.
Ladies and gentlemen, behold Trolley Boy!
Riding these broken streets, dodging stones and swerving dog shit in his superfast Asda trolley.

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