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Friday, 29 January 2016

Preview: Eight at Newcastle Peoples Theatre

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Superbly simple, slick, and razor sharp

Eight by Ella Hickson
Newcastle Peoples Theatre
Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th February 2016
Photo: Paula Smart

Photo: Paula Smart
Just how good can a set of monologues performed on a blank stage be? The answer is “exceptional”, according to the critics who raved about this show when it first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008.

Photo: Paula Smart
Hickson’s Fringe smash went on to find success in the West End and off-Broadway, so we are very excited to introduce this production to our audiences as yet another Newcastle premiere for the People’s Theatre in our Studio Upstairs.

Photo: Paula Smart
This collection of emotionally charged, unsettling, and intriguing monologues offers a revelatory state-of-the-nation look at the Britain we live in right now.

Photo: Paula Smart
The characters - ranging from high-class hookers, through soul-devouring hedonists, to 7/7 survivors - represent a generation living in a world where it seems anything and everything has become acceptable.

Photo: Paula Smart
Heart-strings are pulled as hope and individual faith are sought amidst crisp and sharply observed social cynicism.

Photo: Paula Smart
At times bleak, and with a melancholy undertow, these feisty 21st Century soliloquies offer a gritty response to the cosy world of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.

Photo: Paula Smart
The monologues are presented by some of the People’s most talented up-and-coming new directors and actors.



Photo: Paula Smart
Tickets:
Eight by Ella Hickson appears at Newcastle’s Peoples Theatre from Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th February 2016 at 7.30pm
Tickets:      £13.50 (Conc £11)
Box Office: 0191 265 5020 (option 2) or from
www.peoplestheatre.co.uk




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