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Friday, 26 August 2016

Preview: Arts Centre Washington’s Autumn season





Arts Centre Washington’s Autumn season has a delicious assortment of shows to appeal to all tastes!


Including magic time travellers and marvellous  moustaches, reforming bands and extraordinary tales of super-fandom, a sorcerer’s apprentice and a super spy granny!
There is theatre, music, comedy and art for everyone!

Highlights of the theatre programme include: 

Letters to Myself.
A heart-warming and humorous show created from letters written by real people, Letters to Myself is a look at the best advice we never had.
 

Theatre meets gig in Fans by The Six Twenty. Based on people’s love affair with music, Fans fuses together fan confessions (and some not so true stories) with scripted drama. 

 
Unfolding Theatre present Putting the band Back Together, which is part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, featuringRoss Millard (The Futureheads), Maria Crocker (The Letter Room) and Alex Elliott (Northern Stage), the castreveal the epic emotions within people’s relationships with music.  The show will mark the launch Sunderland Stages 2016.


Through documentary film and eye witness testimony, combined with evocative music and movement, Chernobyl@30 by Théâtre Sans Frontières travels between Ukraine and the UK as the consequences of the accident unfold.

Under the Bed is an adult fairy tale told using performance, music, live animation and film by the 154 Collective. The show is about childhood trauma and what happens when nightmares are indistinguishable from reality.

 
Unlimited Theatre presents Am I Dead Yet? A musical comedy cabaret… about death!  Filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough.

 
Fish Eye is a dark comedy about nosiness gone wild.  A nosey neighbour takes things too far when she starts spying on the people on her street!  The show is by Devon based Theatre Alibi who are renowned for creating exciting and imaginative work for all ages.


Key Change, an award winning play based on the real life stories of women in prison.   Written and made in the North East by Open Clasp the show has most recently been performed in New Yorkwhere it won the prestigious New Your Times Critics Pick!

As ever the centre has a fantastic programme of theatre for children and families, such as:


Penguin! Elephant! by Goblin is a hilarious new children’s show about celebrating differences for anyone who’s ever waddled like a Penguin or stomped like an Elephant. With original songs, hilarious physical comedy and dance the show is suitable for children aged 3+.

 
Featuring an original music score, playful interaction and lots of laughs, Molly’s Marvellous Moustache is a new theatrical adaptation by Fidget Theatre of the original storybook, written by Andrea Heaton and illustrated by Talya Baldwin.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice where a young boy fulfils his dream when he meets a real life wizard!  Blunderbus presents t
his delightful new show which comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling. There’s also an enchanting toy shop setting filled with all sorts of magical surprises!


There is also plenty of comedy, music and magic including time travelling magic duo Morgan and West who present an incredible show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. Stand Up Comedy is also in plentiful supply with The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club and the return of the highly contentious New York Comic Lewis Schaffer.


Tickets:
For more information on these or any other event visit
www.artscentrewashington.co.ukor call 0191 5613455


Letters to Myself
Thursday 8 September, 7.30pm,
Heart-warming and humorous theatre created from letters written by real people, Letters to Myself is a look at the best advice we never had.
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)


Fans
Thursday 15 + Friday 16 September, 7.30pm,
Theatre meets gig. Based on people’s love affair with music, Fans fuses together fan confessions (and some not so true stories) with scripted drama.
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)
Preview: http://nomorepanicbutton.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/preview-fans-on-tour.html

Putting the Band Back Together
Thursday 22 September, 7.30pm,
Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, Ross Millard (The Futureheads), Maria Crocker (Frantic Assembly) and Alex Elliott (Northern Stage) reveal the epic emotions within people’s relationships with music.
Review: http://nomorepanicbutton.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/review-bringing-band-back-together-in.html

Chernobyl @ 30
Thursday 29 September, 7.30pm,
Through documentary film and eye witness testimony, combined with evocative music and movement, Chernobyl@30 travels between
Ukraine and the UK as the consequences of the accident unfold.
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)

 

John Fothergill + Kate Lucas + Dean Moore + MC George Zach
Friday 30 September, Doors 7.30pm, first act 8.30pm
The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club presents some of the best stand up comedians on the circuit
Tickets £10,


Penguin! Elephant!
Saturday 1 October, 11am + 2pm,

With original songs, hilarious physical comedy and dance, Penguin! Elephant! is a magical new children’s show about celebrating differences for anyone who’s ever waddled like a Penguin or stomped like an Elephant. For children aged 3+
Tickets £6.50 / £22 (family, admits 4)


Under the Bed
Thursday 6 October, 7.30pm,
A grown up fairytale told using performance, music, live animation and film. Under the Bed is a compelling new play about childhood trauma and what happens when nightmares are indistinguishable from reality.
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)

Morgan & West – Parlour Tricks
Saturday 15 October, 7.30pm,
Prepare to be amazed!  Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present an incredible show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic.!
tickets £8.50 / £6 (conc)



Molly’s Marvellous Moustache
Tuesday 18 October, 10.30am + 1.30pm,
Featuring an original music score, playful interaction and lots of laughs, Molly’s Marvellous Moustache is a new theatrical adaptation of the original storybook, written by Andrea Heaton and illustrated by Talya Baldwin. For children aged 3+
Tickets £6.50 / £22 (family, admits 4)

 
Lewis Schaffer is Free until Famous
Saturday 22 October, 7.30pm,
The contentious
New York comic returns!
This event is free of charge, a voluntary contribution is asked for at the end.


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Thursday 27 October, 11am + 2pm,
This delightful new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of music, puppetry and storytelling. There’s also an enchanting toy shop setting filled with all sorts of magical surprises! For children aged 3+
Tickets £6.50 / £22 (family, admits 4)



Am I Dead Yet?
Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm,
A musical comedy cabaret… about death!  Filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough.
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)

Fish Eye
Thursday 17 November, 7.30pm,
A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild…  A nosey neighbour takes things too far when she starts spying on the people on her street!
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)


Key Change
Saturday 26 November, 7.30pm
Award winning play based on the real life stories of women in prison
£8.50 / £6 (online) / £9.50 / £7 (box office)

www.artscentrewashington.co.uk/ 0191 561 3455








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