Autumn at Northern Stage
Newcastle’s Northern Stage has announced its autumn season, running from September to December.
The season begins with Lucy and the Hawk, a Switchback and ARC, Stockton co-production, a comedy about loneliness and peregrine falcons, which runs in Stage 2 on 27th and 28th September, whilst in Stage 1 from 26th to 29th English Touring Theatre presents W Somerset Maugham’s The Sacred Flame.
From 3rd to 5th October Greyscale brings David Ireland’s What the Animals Say to Stage 2 and on 4th Stage 3 hosts the regular scratch night First in 3.
Random Dance bring Wayne McGregor’s new work Far to Stage 1 on 11th and 12th while on 16th and 17th in Stage 2 Fuel presents Inua Ellam’s Black T-Shirt Collection.
New local drama comes to Stage 2 from 24th to 27th in the form of Margaret Wilkinson’s The Blue Boy, produced by New Writing North.
From 30th October to 3rd November Headlong bring Mike Bartlett’s version of Euripides’ Medea to stage 1 and from 8th to 10th Yellow Earth present Dim Sum Nights - bite-sized pieces of theatre served up with dim sum and tea – in Stage 3.
From 13th to 17th November Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre of Scotland bring Bryony Lavery’s Beautiful Burnout to Stage 1.
This year’s Christmas show for the under 6s will be The Little Detective Agency and the Case of the Festive Thief, written as usual by Susan Mulholland and directed by Mark Calvert. It runs in Stage 2 from 17th November to 5th January.
The over 7s Christmas show in Stage 1 will be Charles Wray’s adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers. Directed by Erica Whyman, it runs from 3rd to 29th December.
Also announced are two shows for the spring season: from 21st to 23rd February balletLORENT will present their new show for age 7+, an adaptation of Carol Ann Duffy’s Rapunzel, and from 12th to 16th March Kneehigh returns with their version of Steptoe and Son.