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14th July 2015 to 18th July 2015

The Fifteen Streets

Catherine Cookson, ad. by Rob Bettinson

In early 20th century Jarrow, life for the O’Brien family is one of a bitter struggle for survival in a world of unemployment and grinding poverty.  Eldest son and dockworker John O’Brien strives for a better life: one that almost seems within his grasp when he meets a beautiful young teacher.


6th October 2015 to 10th October 2015

A Chorus of Disapproval

Alan Ayckbourne

“Don’t mind us Mr. Jones, you’ll soon get used to us. Possibly...”

Lonely, naïve, and recently widowed Guy Jones seeks a fresh start by joining the local operatic society’s production of The Beggar’s Opera.


27th October 2015 to 31st October 2015

Double Bill

Shelagh Stephenson, Edward Albee

“Fact is better left to fiction”

This Studio Theatre double bill presents two hard-hitting dramas exploring the downside of modern life.


10th November 2015 to 14th November 2015

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov, a version by Nicholas Wright

“If we don’t know what we’re here for, then our lives don’t have any meaning”

 After the death of their father, an army general, the Prozorov girls and their brother are left stranded in a provincial backwater.

 They dream abou


12th December 2015 to 20th December 2015

Beauty and the Beast

Philip Meeks

 by Philip Meeks


She was beautiful; he was a beast …

The People’s Panto has become something of a Newcastle institution in recent years, and we are proud to present the latest seasonal show from the


19th January 2016 to 23rd January 2016

Murder on the Nile

Agatha Christie

“Do not allow evil into your heart – it may make a home there”

 Honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay are cruising aboard a steamer under the scorching Egyptian sun.


9th February 2016 to 13th February 2016


Shelagh Stephenson, Edward Albee

“I thought he knew I was playing make-believe – but he didn’t, I never told him ...”

 Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, this collection of monologues offers a revelatory state-of-the-nation look at early 21st century Britain.


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