• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

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JUMPY premiered at the Royal Court TheatreHilary (Rye Mattick) once protested at Greenham Common. Nowadays, her protests tend to focus on persuading her contemptuous teenage daughter to fully clothe herself when she goes out.  

A marriage in ruins and a career on the rocks only add to the perils of life for a middle-aged mum in Walthamstow. Where did it all go wrong? 

This frank and very funny family drama questions parental anxieties and explores the life, the worries, the strength, and the vulnerability of the post-feminist urban woman.  

JUMPY premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2011 to rave reviews and subsequently transferred to the West End starring Tamsin Greig and Doon Mackichan. 

We are proud to be giving JUMPY its Tyneside premiere, once again bringing contemporary and exciting plays to the region that audiences might not otherwise get a chance to see. 


The People’s Theatre Redevelopment Scheme has been shortlisted in a national competition. Now volunteers at the People’s Theatre are appealing for votes from the public to help them win £150,000 towards its redevelopment from building merchants Jewson. 

The People’s Theatre is the only theatre shortlisted alongside 12 other schemes across the country.  The volunteer run theatre stands to benefit from £150,000 towards its redevelopment.

For the People’s Theatre Tony Childs said: 

“We are proud to be the only theatre in the country to have made it as one of 12 projects in the national shortlist, competing against 1,800 other projects. 

We’ve had a great voting response from our audience and membership.   What we now need is for the wider community to show support for what will be a great asset to Newcastle and the North East. 

Jewson’s prize money will help us to build a truly accessible community venue, with a new studio theatre.  Please vote using the following link: https://www.buildingbettercommunities.co.uk/submission/peoples-theatre-redevelopment-project/ .” 

The Building Better Communities Competition is organised by Jewson Ltd with support from St Gobain.  The People’s Theatre is in the shortlist for the ‘My Comfort’ project and if successful will walk away with £150,000.  Regional winners will receive support of between £500 and £10,000.  

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