Sunderland drama students are staging a series of critically acclaimed plays at Arts Centre Washington as part of the annual arts festival ‘Sunfest’ throughout the month of May.
The Drunks on Thursday 5 May and Saturday 7th May. Taking place in a small rural town in Russia, Ilya, a shell shocked soldier returns home after serving on the frontline only to unwittingly becomes a pawn in an extraordinary power struggle.
Juno and the Paycock on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 May. In this modern classic, playwright Sean O’Casey mixes drama and pathos with robust humour as he creates a vivid depiction of Irish working-class life during a bloody civil war.
The Tempest on Saturday 28 May. By William Shakespeare, when a powerful sea-tempest shipwrecks Prospero’s former adversaries, they are tricked and tormented to hilarious effect.