Judy is an icon—loved by generations as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna Durbin was a far bigger star. A favorite of Roosevelt, Churchill, even Mussolini, her first kiss was front page news. At 27, she disappeared to a life of obscurity in France. The true tale of the lifelong friendship and rivalry of two great stars of Old Hollywood.
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Historic Gardens Tickets
Date: Friday 27th March 2020
Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret
A delightful evening of needlepoint and music with a scintillating selection of the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these funny, poignant, toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes
Venue: Queens Hall Hexham
Date: Tuesday 24th March 2020
Venue: Lit & Phil, Newcastle
Date: Wed 25th March 2020
Venue: Ushaw House, Chapels and Historic Gardens
Date: Fri 27th March 2020
Venue: Alnwick Playhouse
Date: Tuesday March 31st 2020
Venue: Arts Centre Washington
Date: Wednesday April 1st 2020
Venue: The Witham, Barnard Castle
Date: Thursday 2nd April 2020
Back of the Attic
Britain is going South!
In 1912 Captain Scott lost a race to the bottom of the world, and his life.
But Apsley Cherry-Garrad survived, and he’s here to tell the tragic tale of heroic failure. Between amateur juggling and accidental burlesque one man attempts to expose himself to the dangerous elements of the outside world with comedy, clowning and song.
Escape in to the Realms of Warquest, where you can level up, complete quests and defeat monsters. The audience are brought in to his world by getting to direct quests, but ultimately the show is a hilarious but also and unique and moving one.
Set in Durham in the 1950s Category D follows a family navigating life under the threat of relocation. It asks what makes a place home and what happens when you start to lose it, exploring loss, belonging and the power of the past.
Touring June 2020
Info for Programmers:
Accepting expressions of interest from NE receiving houses 2021
Where There's Muck There's Bras
by Kate Fox
Originally commissioned for The Great Exhibition of the North 2018, this is a comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!
Accepting expressions of interest for 20/21:
DURATION: 80 minutes
SUITABILITY: 12 +
From Melanie Gall
Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel
Opera Mouse * Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret * More Power to your knitting, Nell! * Deanna Durbin * We'll Meet Again
Melanie's show's are portable, informative and fun - she's a trained Opera Singer and never fails to incorporate this talent in to her shows whatever their theme. Her shows are suitable for the most flexible of spaces.
Tour Dates available 2020/21
Accepting expressions of interest from receiving houses - workshop packages available
Fun in the Oven
A subversive comedy (physical theatre, storytelling & dance) based on real life testimonies from Britain's unsung war heroes, those women doing their bit for the war effort in a cordite fuelled journey through euphoric emancipation, hidden friendships and anarchic dreams
Expressions of interest taken for 2020/21 venues and festivals
Tooth + Nail
A highly physical production blending verbatim text with acrobatics, fragmented narrative, and a breathtaking visual language woven to a rich tapestry of the experiences of people living with dementia and those supporting them
Info for Programmers:
Development Spring/Summer 2019
Tour Autumn/Winter 2019 2020
Accepting expressions of interest from receiving houses as well as a robust and supportive production partner for the development period of this piece
Eliot Smith Dance
Eliot Smith Dance inspires and excites with its vision for contemporary dance
Pitman is based on the work/lives of Pitmen and the works of the Pitmen Painters
Image: Progging the Mat
Music: In the mood, Glen Miller
Composer: The Jack Million Band
Poppy is in development for 2019
Info for Programmers:
Tour Dates available 2019 & 2020 UK & INT
Accepting expressions of interest from receiving houses and internal touring opportunities
Sex Show Preconceived
by Jonluke McKie
A clever mix of verbatim text and physical theatre on the complexities and nuances of sex, sexuality and gender, shining a light on the narratives we don't often hear
Accepting expressions of interest for this tour:
Sex Show Preconceived will premiere at Alphabetti Theatre in April 2020 and is available thereafter for your venue