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Autumn’s here – and great theatre is still just around the corner


Sep 14, 2016

1PTAG GrimmTalesAs you will have noticed, our £1m refurbishment is in full swing. But while the we may look like a building site at the moment WE ARE STILL OPEN!

We kick off our new Season next week with a show that will appeal to the child in all of us.

At a time when fairy stories all too often come watered-down and Disney-fied, GRIMM TALES presents favourites such as Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, and Hansel & Gretel in all of their original gory glory.


And as the Autumn nights close in, what could be better than settling down to see Carol Ann Duffy’s lucid and vibrant retellings of these classic tales.

There’s not a Princess in sight, but spooks, witches, and evil goblins abound in this richly textured journey down the winding path into the woods.

Originally adapted by the Poet Laureate and dramatised by Tim Supple for a very successful production at the Young Vic in 1994, our talented Young People's Theatre join our adult members to recapture all of the dramatic energy and imaginative power that lies at the heart of these hauntingly magical stories.

GRIMM TALES opens on Tuesday 13 Sept and is suitable for everyone aged 8 and over.Tickets can be bought in advance by telephoning the PTAG Box Office on 0191 265 5020 (option 2) or online at peoplestheatre.co.uk. During the week of the performance, tickets can also be bought in person on the door from 6.30pm (subject to availability).

Our Autumn/Winter Season also includes Richard Bean’s award-winning farce ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, tragi-comedy WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett, Alan Bennett’s hilarious and bittersweet LADY IN THE VAN and, of course, the People’s Panto JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. We welcome in the New Year with Agatha Christie whodunit THE UNEXPECTED GUEST, and round things off with Anouilh’s reimagining of Sophocles’ ANTIGONE. Tickets for all of these shows are on sale now.


DATE: Tuesday 13 to Saturday 17 September 2016

TIME: 7.30pm

VENUE: People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF

TICKETS: £13.50 (Concessions £11)

TELE: 0191 265 5020

WEBSITE: www.peoplestheatre.co.uk

By Emily