Preview: Newcastle’s People’s Theatre announces new season
Great theatre is just around the corner - Newcastle’s People’s Theatre announces new season
September sees the People’s Theatre in Heaton back with a line-up of plays that offers something for everyone.
George Orwell’s ANIMAL FARM, with its famous quote “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” couldn’t be more relevant and we’re excited to bring this fable to our stage next month. Like the stunning More Light earlier this year, this is a co-production with our talented Young People’s Theatre.
After that audiences can visit Maplins holiday camp with classic comedy HI-DE-HI!, spend Halloween with DRACULA, enjoy tinsel and tears in Ayckbourn’s uproarious SEASON’S GREETINGS and round the year off with our fun-packed family Panto ALADDIN. We then welcome in the New Year with Agatha Christie whodunit GO BACK FOR MURDER and round the Season off with Hugh Whitemore’s tender and moving portrait of Alan Turing in BREAKING THE CODE.
We also continue our exciting partnership with The Biscuit Factory, and the next exhibition in our Gallery is ‘Born with a Darker Tan’ by Jayamini de Silva.
Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 September 2017
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell, adapted by Peter Hall with lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and music by Richard Peaslee
When the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm oust their cruel master, a new age dawns. All animals are equal! But the dream becomes a nightmare as a new order emerges.
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 October 2017
HI-DE-HI by Paul Carpenter and Ian Gower, adapted from the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
Good morning, campers! Join us at 1950s holiday camp Maplins and don’t be late for the knobbly knees contest! We’re excited to bring this legendary sitcom to the stage.
Tuesday 31 October – Saturday 4 November 2017
DRACULA by Bram Stoker, adapted by Jane Thornton and John Godber
A sudden and mysterious storm whips the Yorkshire coast, wrecking a strange ship with a cargo of grave dust. This fast-paced adaptation captures the spirit of Bram Stoker’s classic chiller.
Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 November 2017
SEASON’S GREETINGS by Alan Ayckbourn
A hilarious festive family reunion of yuletide disasters. Prepare yourself for the season of goodwill with this uproarious, explosive mixture of mistletoe and wine, rows and tears!
Saturday 9 – Sunday 17 December
PANTO! ALADDIN by Philip Meeks
Join Aladdin and his friends to find the magic lamp and defeat the wicked wizard Abanazer. A fun-packed Panto for the whole family!
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 January 2018
GO BACK FOR MURDER by Agatha Christie
Who killed Carla le Marchant’s father? She’s determined to find out the truth. Another classic whodunit by the Queen of Crime.
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 February 2018
BREAKING THE CODE by Hugh Whitemore
A tender portrait of Alan Turing, a key figure in breaking the Enigma code but whose private sexual life fell afoul of social attitudes in 1950s Britain.
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