Northern Stage

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RH
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BalletBoyz: Life

  • Written by: Javier de Frutos

The company of all-male dancers present two new works inspired by life and death, by choreographers Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos.

Thu 6 Apr

£15.50–£25 (£13) / 0191 230 5151

Fri 7 Apr

£15.50–£25 (£13) / 0191 230 5151

Sat 8 Apr

£15.50–£25 (£13) / 0191 230 5151

Blue/Orange

Straw Bear present Joe Penhall's acclaimed play about schizophrenia, race, and Welsh rarebit.

Fri 24 Mar

£12 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Sat 25 Mar

£12 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Brian Conley: The Greatest Entertainer

The popular performer and TV personality presents his all-new variety-style show.

Sun 26 Mar

Butterfly

This work is about history, stigma, about misunderstandings and misrepresentations and a woman called Beatrice.

Tue 21 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Death Puppet Klezma Jam: Mirth And Misery

Mirth And Misery present a cabaret line-up of puppet characters that interact, transform and expire to the skeletal rhythms, rotten dances and bone jangling beats of four-piece klezma band Benny and the Cheesegrinder.

Thu 30 Mar

Dr Frankenstein

Selma Dimitrijevic's psychologically disturbing adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic drama about an unorthodox scientist who uses his skills to create a grotesque but sapient living being. Directed by Lorne Campbell.

Mon 27 Feb

£15.50–£26 (£13 under 21s/) / 0191 230 5151

Tue 28 Feb

£15.50–£26 (£13 under 21s/) / 0191 230 5151

Wed 1 Mar

£15.50–£26 (£13 under 21s/) / 0191 230 5151

…and 9 more dates until 11 Mar

Drag Me To Love

A contemporary autobiographical, three person show which combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling to build the world of Bonnie Love and The Bonnettes.

Thu 23 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

East Is East

Sukanya, Suba Das directs a new production of the Olivier Award-winning comedy.

Tue 18 Apr

£13–£25 / 0191 230 5151

Wed 19 Apr

£13–£25 / 0191 230 5151

Thu 20 Apr

£13–£25 / 0191 230 5151

…and 16 more dates until 12 May

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The story of the kindly shoemaker and his wife and the mysterious helpers who turn around their fortunes. Ages 4+.

Thu 20 Apr

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Fri 21 Apr

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Sat 22 Apr

£12.50 (Children £9.50) / 0191 230 5151

Gecko: The Wedding

The physical theatre company combines movement, imagery and provocative narratives to create emotionally charged and spectacular performances inspired by the complexity of human nature. They share their struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation.

Thu 30 Mar

£15.50–£25 / 0191 230 5151

Fri 31 Mar

£15.50–£25 / 0191 230 5151

Sat 1 Apr

£15.50–£25 / 0191 230 5151

Heads Up

A solo play by multi award-winner Kieran Hurley, with an original sonic score by Michael John McCarthy, that weaves a picture of a familiar city at the moment of its destruction, asking what would we do if we found ourselves at the end of our world as we know it.

Tue 11 Apr

£8–£10 / 0191 230 5151

Hedda Gabler: This Is Not A Love Story

When promises are broken, an old flame comes to town, blackmail and scandal are threatened and other, braver women start to occupy the limelight, Hedda has to decide: must she submit, settle down and knuckle under, or is it possible to stand up, take control and tear it all down? A new adaptation of Hedda Gabler (16 Feb…

Thu 2 Mar

£13–£26 / 0191 230 5151

Fri 3 Mar

£13–£26 / 0191 230 5151

…and 2 more dates until 8 Mar

Kate Fox: The Wrong Stuff

The comedian presents material from her Radio 4 comedy series The Price of Happiness, where she talks about the dislike for wanting to be middle class and have a Hollywood body.

Sat 11 Mar

Leaving

From the writer of the critically-acclaimed Wet House (Live Theatre), Paddy Campbell's new play Leaving (23 Feb - 4 March) draws on his own experience of working in a children's home as well as taking inspiration from two real life stories of people who have been through the care system in a new Curious Monkey production…

Sun 26 Feb

£13.50–£15.50 / 0191 230 5151

Mon 27 Feb

£13.50–£15.50 / 0191 230 5151

Tue 28 Feb

£13.50–£15.50 / 0191 230 5151

…and 4 more dates until 4 Mar

Letters to Windsor House

  • 4 stars

Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit return with their new play on, or about, or circling, the housing crisis.

Wed 3 May

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

The Machine Stops

  • Directed by: Juliet Forster
  • Written by: E M Forster

Juliet Forster directs Neil Duffield's adaptation of EM Forster's classic short story exploring our increasingly complex relationship with technology. Featuring a soundtrack composed by John Foxx, pioneer of electronic music and founder of Ultravox, and analogue synth specialist, Benge.

Thu 30 Mar

£15.50 (£13.50) / 0191 230 5151

A Machine They're Secretly Building

Proto-type theatre company explores the pernicious threat of 24-hour surveillance in a performance that combines original text and classified intelligence documents with film from digital artist Adam York Gregory and sound design by Paul J Rogers. Booking is essential.

Tue 25 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Wed 26 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Mark Thomas: Red Shed

  • 4 stars

Incisive humour and satire as Mark Thomas explores the arena where he began stand-up: a red wooden shed in Wakefield.

Thu 16 Mar

£16.50 / 0191 230 5151

The Marked

Theatre Temoin use mask, puppetry, and physical theatre to explore homelessness.

Fri 31 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Mitch Benn: Don't Fear The Reaper

The comedian performs musical satire and questions whether death is anything to fear.

Mon 8 May

Offside

A play about the lives of four women from different centuries and their obsession with football. Directed by Caroline Bryant and staged by Futures Theatre.

Thu 27 Apr

£15.50 (£13.50) / 0191 230 5151

Fri 28 Apr

£15.50 (£13.50) / 0191 230 5151

Sat 29 Apr

£15.50 (£13.50) / 0191 230 5151

Racheal Ofori: Portrait

Kate Hewitt directs this solo performance looking at the trials and tribulations of modern life inspired by the actors own experiences.

Tue 14 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Wed 15 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again: Newcastle University Theatre Society

Alice Birch examines the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century, and asks what's stopping us from doing something truly radical to change them.

The Seas Of Organillo: (Ages 12 And Above)

The master puppeteer Stephen Mottram reimagines the journey we all make from conception to birth with a score by composer Sebastian Castagna.

Sat 1 Apr

Sophie Willan: On Record

  • 4 stars

Debut stand-up show from Sophie Willan who grew up in and out of care. Ages 16+.

Thu 9 Mar

£10 (£8) / 0191 230 5151

The Storyteller: Foolish Jack And Other Stories

Join Chris Bostock for an interactive tale suitable for children under four and their families.

The Storyteller: Stories From Here, There And Everywhere

Join Chris Bostock for an interactive tale suitable for children under four and their families.

Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm

The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.

Mon 6 Mar

The Twits

Roald Dahl's monstrous tale. Directed by Max Webster. Ages 6+.

Tue 21 Mar

£12–£20 (£8–£16 under 21s) / 0191 230 5151

Wed 22 Mar

£12–£20 (£8–£16 under 21s) / 0191 230 5151

Thu 23 Mar

£12–£20 (£8–£16 under 21s) / 0191 230 5151

…and 2 more dates until 25 Mar

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