Visiting productions at Northern Stage in spring 2018

Peter Lathan

Newcastle’s Northern Stage has announced its spring 2018 season of visiting productions.

  • 7 to 10 February
    Complicité with Bryony Kimmings
    A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

    A reworking of the original co-production with the National Theatre in association with HOME Manchester.

    Bryony Kimmings wants to talk about cancer but she's not getting very far. Instead, she keeps hearing about battles, survivors, fun runs and new leases of life. What's everyone so scared of?

  • 15 to 17 February
    An Eclipse Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production
    Black Men Walking

    Thomas, Matthew and Richard walk. They walk the first Saturday of every month. Walking and talking. But this walk… Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards. Black Men Walking is the first national tour born from Revolution Mix – a three-year movement that will spearhead the largest ever national delivery of Black British stories.

  • 17 February
    Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

  • 20 to 24 February
    Royal Shakespeare Company
    Hamlet

    Starring RSC Associate Artist Paapa Essiedu, who won Best Performance in a Play at the UK Theatre Awards in 2016 for this production which is directed by Simon Godwin.

  • 9 to 10 March
    Curious Monkey
    Leaving
    By Paddy Campbell

    A revival: real stories of care leavers and their experiences at the pivotal moment when they leave the care system.

  • 13 to 14 March
    Highly Sprung
    Fall Out

    A high-energy physical theatre performance which takes you inside a nightclub where three teenage friends embark on a journey of love, loss and self-discovery.

  • 22 to 24 March
    LIFT
    Minefield
    By Lola Aria

    A collaboratively created work with Falklands/Malvinas war veterans, merging theatre and film.

  • 1 to 5 May
    Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal
    Brighton Rock
    Adapted by Bryony Lavery from the novel by Graham Greene.

  • 9 to 10 May
    Phoenix Dance
    Windrush: Movement of the People

    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of SS Empire Windrush’s arrival bringing the first Caribbean migrants to the UK with a soundtrack of calypso, jazz, blues, gospel and reggae.

  • 14 May
    The Leftovers

    A comic contemporary musical about the pitfalls of artistic interpretation. Following the sudden death of Jodie (occasional gig reviewer and the definition of misadventure), her friends join forces in a Nottingham community recording studio to record a single for charity.

  • 8 to 9 June
    ZENDEH
    Petrichor

    Newcastle-based ZENDEH presents an original contemporary myth about humanity, gender and sexualities. It’s about borders drawn and redrawn. It’s about scent, it’s about the senses. It’s about how we stay in love in a turbulent world.

  • 14 to 16 June
    Javaad Alipoor
    The Believers Are But Brothers

    A Fringe First winning multimedia show exploring an online world of fantasy, gaming and extremism.

The programme for Stage 3 will be announced later.

Please see our separate article on children’s shows.