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PLAYLAND

by Athol Fugard
Black History Month - Oct/Nov 2019

NORTHERN PREMIERE

"Forgive me or kill me. That's the only choice you got."

South Africa, New Year’s Eve 1989: a new country is about to born. On a run down funfair somewhere in the wilderness two men confront each other, one white, one black, both with blood on their hands. As night draws in, each must face what they have done, and work out their lives through their own journey of truth and reconciliation.

QUEEN'S HALL ARTS CENTRE, HEXHAM.
THE EXCHANGE, NORTH SHIELDS.
CITY THEATRE, DURHAM.
THE EMPTY SPACE, SALFORD.
HULLABALOO SPACE, DARLINGTON.

Miss Julie

by August Strindberg, translated by Michael Meyer
March/ April/ June 2019

“Don’t you know its dangerous to play with fire?”

BEST REVIVAL IN THE NORTH EAST - BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE 2019

Midsummer night in an old manor house in the North East. For one night only servants and masters are equal, and drink and dance together into the small hours. With the Lord away, his daughter, Miss Julie, strays into the servants quarters in search of his Valet, John. As the two play with fire, their mutual attraction drives them together with fatal consequences…

QUEEN'S HALL ARTS CENTRE, HEXHAM
GALA THEATRE, DURHAM
THE EXCHANGE, NORTH SHIELDS
THE MAJESTIC, DARLINGTON
HOPE MILL, MANCHESTER

The River

by Jez Butterworth
November / December 2018

“If you lose me you will search for me. Forever.”

A cabin somewhere in the Tyne Valley. A man brings a woman for a romantic weekend to get close to nature and experience the wonder of the River. But is there one woman or many? Is he just a womaniser or is he seeking the woman he has always loved, over and over again?

CITY THEATRE, DURHAM & QUEEN'S HALL ARTS CENTRE, HEXHAM

TWO BY BECKETT

by Samuel Beckett
June 2018

DURHAM PREMIERE - A double bill of short plays by the master of modern drama, Samuel Beckett, each a haunting meditation on life, love and longing.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DURHAM
Part of the Durham Festival Of Arts 2018

JESUS HOPPED THE A TRAIN

by Stephen Adly Guirgis
May 2018

Angel Cruz is standing trial for shooting the Reverend Kim in the ass; Reverend Kim later died. Lucius Jenkins is on appeal, trying to avoid the death penalty for the murder of eight people. For one hour each day, both men share adjacent cages on Rikers Island, New York’s top security prison. Then one day they get talking.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DURHAM & HOME, MANCHESTER

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

by JP Miller in a new version by Owen MacCafferty
October 2017

Donal and Mona come to England to make a new life. Its the Swinging Sixties, they fall in love and set up home. The whole world seems to lie at their feet. But Donal drinks, and as Mona is drawn into his lifestyle their love is put to the ultimate test.

ASSEMBLY ROOMS, DURHAM & 53TWO, MANCHESTER