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Preview: Pricks On Tour

Pricks: A Play
By Jade Byrne

Sunday 28 April 2019    Darlington Pennyweight
Friday 10 May 2019        Hexham Queens Hall Arts Centre
Tuesday 21 May 2019    Newcastle Northern Stage

I've had over 70,000 pricks… of the medical kind.
This is my chance to set the record straight about Type 1 diabetics like me.
Despite what people say, I'm not bankrupting the NHS. And I can eat cake – a whole bloody cake – if I want to.

Darlington actress, Jade Byrne, heads off on a special UK tour this year as Pricks, a medical play with a difference about Type 1 Diabetes, takes in a dozen dates from Hexham to Exeter and a few in-between.

At 33-years-old, Jade has been an actress for nine years, appearing in the likes of Inspector George Gently, Casualty and Mount Pleasant, and a Type 1 diabetic for the past 30.

An urgent, yet funny, new, one-woman show sees Jade tell a warm, engaging and uplifting story with poetry, original soundscape about families and learning to care for others better.

Looking ahead to the tour Jade said: “I want everyone to experience Pricks and be affected by it, in a good way. I want to be able to educate through entertainment about what it (Type 1 Diabetes) actually is and I want the entire world to see it. I love seeing the reaction from the audience at shows and it is a great night out. It’s funny, but will make a lot of people cry, happy tears as it’s everything I’d like myself from a theatre show.”

Beginning on April 25 Jade will take in Cheltenham, Leeds, Darlington, Halifax, Hexham, Exeter, Hemel Hempstead, Newcastle, Harrogate, Derby, and Doncaster before finishing at the Pulse Festival, Ipswich, on June 4.

Plaudits for Pricks include the following: -
 “…educational, heart-wrenching and heart-warming” - The List
“A revelatory piece of theatre” – The Stage
“…a polished, warm-hearted performance” – The Scotsman

Information About Type 1 Diabetes

On The Web:
Instagram: @PricksPlay
(Edinburgh Fringe 2018) Promo Video –


April 28      Pennyweight; Darlington
May 10       Queens Hall Arts Centre; Hexham
May 21       Northern Stage; Newcastle

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