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The People’s Theatre Listings February – July

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 14.35.04Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 February 2016

7.30pm

EIGHT by Ella Hickson

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

The Studio Upstairs

Premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe, these eight monologues offer a revelatory look at early 21st century Britain. Heart-strings are pulled as hope and faith are sought amidst social cynicism. (Please note, these plays contain very strong language)

Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 February 2016

7.30pm

THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE – ECLIPSE by Simon Armitage

£10 (Conc. £7)

The Studio Upstairs

Six friends are interviewed by the police after the disappearance of Lucy Lime, a strange unnerving girl whom they met beneath the cliffs on a Cornish beach, just before the total eclipse of the sun. What happened to her, what happened to them? Part of the National Theatre Connections Festival.

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March 2016

7.30pm

RICHARD III by William Shakespeare

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

Shakespeare’s dark and bloody re-writing of history dramatises the ruthless rise to power of the English king known ever since as one of theatre’s greatest villains. The sly and dissembling Duke of Gloucester murders his way to the English throne in a Machiavellian coup d’etat; but his reign is short-lived, as the ghosts of his murderous past come back to haunt him.

Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 April 2016

7.30pm

BE MY BABY by Amanda Whittington

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

In a dour northern maternity home in 1964, 19 year-old Mary Adams is coming to terms with the dawning realisation that she will have to give her baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Only her record player and the upbeat songs of the era keep her sane.

Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 May 2016

7.30pm

Heroes by Gerald Sibleyras, adpt. by Tom Stoppard

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

The Studio Upstairs

It’s 1959 and three veterans from the First World War dream of making their escape from the old soldiers’ home. This English-language version by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. The People’s Theatre is proud to give the play its premiere on Tyneside.

Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 May 2016

7.30pm

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen, adpt. by Jessica Swale

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

Cheated of their rightful inheritance, the Dashwood sisters and their mother are forced from the comfort of their family home to live in a humble Devon cottage. But the eminently sensible Elinor and the impulsive Marianne are nonetheless determined to find love, chasing their dreams to London and back again.

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 June 2016

7.30pm

JUMPY by April De Angelis

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

Hilary 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 play includes adult content and very strong language, and may contain nudity).

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 July 2016

7.30pm

LORDS AND LADIES by Terry Pratchett, adpt. by Irana Brown

£13.50 (Conc. £11)

Let us transport you to the weird, faraway Discworld, where King Verence is to marry Magrat Garlick, a witch who’s finding it rather awkward adapting to court life at Lancre Castle. We’re no strangers to Discworld and this funny and fast-moving adaptation of Sir Terry’s fourteenth novel sees the welcome return of Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg to our stage.

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