Preview: Holes at Newcastle Theatre Royal
Popular Children’s Novel Holes Comes To Newcastle Theatre Royal In Stunning Stage Adaptation
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 February 2020
Louis Sachar’s multi award-winning novel Holes is brought to life in an inventive and creative new stage show playing Newcastle Theatre Royal Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 February 2020.
Based on the novel and blockbuster film of the same name, Holes is a thrilling off-beat comedy adventure which tells the story of Stanley Yelnats. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, he finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five-foot wide by five-foot deep, every day. He is told it is to build ‘character’. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what’s really going on?
Holes won the 1998 U.S. National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the 1999 Newbery Medal for the year's most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Louis Sachar also wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film adaptation.
This production will be directed by Adam Penford who has been the Artistic Director at Nottingham Playhouse since 2016. Adam’s directing credits include The Madness of George III at the Nottingham Playhouse, Boys in the Band at the Vaudeville Theatre and Committee at the Donmar Warehouse.
Holes is the first production from CTP since the partnership announced three years of support from Arts Council England. CTP aims to produce new and exciting productions, created for a young and diverse audience. Previous CTP productions include the Olivier award-winning Goodnight Mr Tom, Swallows and Amazons, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild and a new adaptation of The Jungle Book.
Holes is at Newcastle Theatre Royal Wed 26 - Sat 29 Feb 2020. Tickets from £14.00 can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge) or book online at www.theatreroyal.co.uk