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Northern Stage

Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the north east of England, and the work they produce goes on a nationwide tour each spring. Alongside producing their own work, Northern Stage is dedicated to presenting the best in local, national and international theatre, and gives resources to local theatre-makers to develop and present their work. During August, Northern Stage runs a temporary venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Northern Stage at St Stephen’s – which showcases work from the north of England.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,551,976
  • 2013-2014: £1,589,223
  • 2014-2015: £1,630,543

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Cyrano de Bergerac 2015

Northern Stage, Newcastle Wed 29 Apr - Sat 16 May 2015 Cyrano de Bergerac: a hero. The first among men and totally lost among women. Blessed with being brilliant at everything, cursed by having the biggest nose in all of France. http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/cyrano-de-bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac Trailer 2015

Cyrano de Bergerac at Northern Stage WED 29 APR - SAT 16 MAY, 7.30pm SAT MATINEE 2, 9 & 16 MAY, 2pm MON STRAIGHT FROM WORK 11 May, 6pm Co-produced by Northern Stage and Royal & Derngate “I’m going to take the simplest approach to life of all....I’ve decided to excel in everything.” A poet and a soldier, a brawler and an incurable romantic., Cyrano de Bergerac is a hero - first among men but totally lost among women. He is blessed with being brilliant at everything and cursed by having the biggest nose in all of France. Cyrano is hopelessly in love with Roxane, his equal in wit but every bit as beautiful as he is ugly. Afraid of confessing his love he becomes a protector and confidante. Christian, a handsome cadet but not the sharpest sword in the armoury, catches Roxane’s eye and with his mighty heart breaking, Cyrano sets about using his unequalled skill as a poet to write ravishing love letters between the two. The panache of one of literature’s most famous love triangles is brought to life in this epic production, staged with passion, bravado, joy and heartache. Duels are fought, honour defended, villains defeated, and cakes eaten. “Anthony Burgess’s deft translation” The Guardian “Brilliant Anthony Burgess translation” Independent “The bounce and brilliance of Anthony Burgess’s translation” What's On Stage “Anthony Burgess’s witty and touching verse translation” Telegraph www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/Cyrano-de-Bergerac

Mark Thomas: Cuckooed

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run once again, one of comedy's elder statesmen and all-round arty mischief-maker embarks on his 8th nationwide tour this Autumn with a comedy of betrayal. Mark Thomas tells his true story of how Britain's biggest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, came to spy on a comedian in this five star, multi-award-winning tale of hubris, planes, demos and undercover deceit. Mark's shows have always been entirely different from each other; he's stopped arms deals, created a manifesto and brought the winning policy to parliament, walked the entire length of the Israeli wall in the West Bank and most recently completed 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, which included taking the police to court over surveillance and finding a new definition for the word 'Farage'. ‘A brilliantly crafted hour… beautiful and heartfelt’ Metro ‘A brand of comedy that carries a far weightier purpose than to simply generate laughs… Cuckooed leaves a lasting impression’ Sunday Herald ‘A clever, absorbing tale, delivered with beat-perfect rhythm’ Metro ‘A clever, funny and angry show… an excoriating, heartfelt monologue’ The Guardian ‘Thomas’s show ruefully tots up the cost of personal betrayal’ The Sunday Times ‘Whatever your politics and pragmatisms, an unmissable hour’ Libby Purves (TheatreCat & Radio 4).

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Red Chair Trailer 2015

The Red Chair At Northern Stage TUE 24 - WED 25 MAR 2015, 8pm Written and performed by Sarah Cameron Produced in association with Fuel www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/the-red-chair

Macbeth - in rehearsals with Filter Theatre

At Northern Stage TUE 10 - SAT 14 MARCH 2015 Book tickets here: www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/Macbeth

Mangamoves

Students from Newcastle College show off their #mangamoves. See how the professionals do it at Northern Stage 21-22 Oct 2014, 7.30pm as Boy Blue Entertainment presents ‘The Five & The Prophecy of Prana’ Set in modern Tokyo, The Five & the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to manga – Japan’s popular graphic novel form.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Teaser

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof A Northern Stage, Royal & Derngate & Royal Exchange Theatre co-production. Directed by James Dacre Music by White Lies Northern Stage, Newcastle Fri 12 - Sat 17 Sept Royal and Derngate, Northampton Wed 1 - Sat 18 October Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Thu 30 Oct - Sat 29 Nov Life altering secrets are revealed and tensions explode in Tennessee Williams' classic tale. NEWCASTLE tickets and info: https://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof

"hysterical and feverishly funny" Catch-22 on National Tour

Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, after 50 years the strength of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 is undiminished. See Northern Stage's production of Catch-22 on tour at the following venues: Tue 20 -- Sat 24 May BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE Tue 27 -- Sat 31 May LIVERPOOL PLAYHOUSE Tue 3 -- Sat 7 June SOUTHAMPTON NUFFIELD Tue 10 -- Sat 14 June OXFORD PLAYHOUSE Tue 17 -- Sat 21 June DERBY THEATRE Tue 24 -- Sat 28 June RICHMOND THEATRE http://catch22theplay.co.uk

Secret Theatre - Chamber Piece at Northern Stage

A pitch-black comedy from up-and-coming writer Caroline Bird about power, lethal injection and the desperate need for a Twix. Lyric Hammersmith bring their ensemble of actors in a festival of new work. Northern Stage, Newcastle 11 & 14 June http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/chamber-piece

Secret Theatre - Glitterland at Northern Stage

A thrilling story of power, corruption and revenge adapted from John Webster's The White Devil by Hayley Squires. Lyric Hammersmith bring their ensemble of actors in a festival of new work. Northern Stage, Newcastle 6 & 13 June http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/glitterland

Secret Theatre - A Streetcar Named Desire at Northern Stage

A reclaiming of Tennessee Williams' classic like you've never seen it before. Lyric Hammersmith bring their ensemble of actors in a festival of new work. Northern Stage, Newcastle 4, 7, 10, 12 & 14 June http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/a-streetcar-named-desire

Secret Theatre - Woyzeck at Northern Stage

A mind-boggling staging of George Buchner's masterpiece of a man, murder and madness. Lyric Hammersmith bring their ensemble of actors in a festival of new work. Northern Stage, Newcastle 5 & 11 June http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/woyzeck

Opus No. 7 at Northern Stage

Larger-than-life puppets, duelling pianos, living walls and blizzards of newsprint in this genre-defying double-bill. Don't miss the "visionary" Opus No. 7 at Northern Stage in June 2014. Northern Stage, Newcastle 19 - 21 June 2014 http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/opus-no-7

Catch-22 Audience Reaction

We asked Catch-22 audience members to tell us what they thought of the show - here's what they said! http://www.catch22theplay.co.uk Northern Stage, Newcastle and then on national tour

Quick Questions with Maria, Catch-22 Assistant Director

We popped into rehearsals for a few quick questions with Maria Crocker, Assistant Director on Catch-22. Find out what she http://catch22theplay.co.uk

Headlong's Spring Awakening

Northern Stage: 20 - 24 May

Put Your Sweet Hand in Mine: Audience Reaction

Written and performed by Andy Field and Ira Brand This is a show about love. It is a show about candlelight and longing and catching the eye of a stranger unexpectedly in the theatre or on a train. It is a show about romance. But it is also a show about battlefields and power cuts and power ballads, about thunderstorms and wildly flocking birds. At Northern Stage, Newcastle 7-8 March 2014

Tallest Tales from the Furthest Forest - Trailer

Join us for an adventure deep into a magical forest, far from everywhere, where stories come from. From the same team that brought you The Little Detective Agency and Shhh... A Christmas Story, expect songs, festive fun and a sprinkling of audience participation. A Northern Stage Christmas production for children aged 6 and under From Sat 16 Nov 2013 - Sat 4 Jan 2014 http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/tallest-tales

Dark Woods Deep Snow. A Grimm Tale for Christmas - Audience Reaction

This Christmas, all the best and grisliest tales will be told as if our lives depend on it. A story of friendship, betrayal, light and dark in a raucous Christmas adventure full of songs, snow and more than a little bit of festive chaos. For children 7 and over. Mon 2 - Sat 28 December '13 Northern Stage, Newcastle For tickets: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/dark-woods-deep-snow-a-grimm-tale-for-christmas

Dark Woods, Deep Snow. A Grimm Tale for Christmas - Trailer

This Christmas, all the best and grisliest tales will be told as if our lives depend on it. A story of friendship, betrayal, light and dark in a raucous Christmas adventure full of songs, snow and more than a little bit of festive chaos. For children 7 and over. Mon 2 - Sat 28 December '13 Northern Stage, Newcastle For tickets: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/dark-woods-deep-snow-a-grimm-tale-for-christmas

Dark Woods, Deep Snow: A Grimm Tale for Xmas

This Christmas, all the best and grisliest tales will be told as if our lives depend on it. A story of friendship, betrayal, light and dark in a raucous Christmas adventure full of songs, snow and more than a little bit of festive chaos. For children 7 and over. Mon 2 - Sat 28 December '13 Northern Stage, Newcastle For tickets: http://www.northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/dark-woods-deep-snow-a-grimm-tale-for-christmas

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