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Preview: The People’s Theatre Autumn / Winter Season
Theatre Autumn / Winter Season Preview
Photo: Paula Smart
Newcastle’s People’s Theatre
start things off with hi-jinks on the high seas next month in TREASURE ISLAND! It’s all
hands on deck for an action-packed tale of buccaneers and buried treasure. But
watch out for Long John Silver – the most famous pirate of them all.
Lavery’s exciting adaptation sees teenage hero Jemima Hawkins run away to sea,
reminding us that bravery and derring-do are not just for the boys! A
co-production with their talented Young People’s Theatre, the
show is for the whole family so we’ve added an afternoon performance on the
They then go to fair Verona
and Shakespeare’s legendary tale of feuding families and doomed love ROMEO AND JULIET, before heading into
the trenches of WWI in BLACKADDER GOES
FORTH. There’s spooky goings-on in Noël
Coward’s comedy of marital mayhem BLITHE
SPIRIT in November, and we end the year with fabulous festive fairy tale CINDERELLA.
2019 starts with Poirot on the
case in Agatha Christie’s BLACK COFFEE
and February sees the first play in their new Studio Theatre, the bewitching THE RIVER by ‘Jerusalem’ writer Jez
Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF