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Spring in Washington

Published: 27 December 2018
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Arts Centre Washington has announced its spring 2019 season, which includes theatre, music and stand-up. Theatre highlights are:

I, Malvolio

15 February

Written by Tim Crouch and performed by Gordon Duffy-McGhie. Malvolio, Olivia’s steward in Twelfth Night, has been locked away as a madman after being taken in by letter forged by the servant Maria with the support of Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek—a modern-day mash-up, we are told, of stand-up comedy and blunt Shakespearean verse.

The Thief, the Fox and the Phoenix

22 February at 11:00 and 2:00

Presented by TurnAround Dance Theatre, this piece of dance theatre, aimed at age 4+, tells the tale of a mischievous thief who, along with a furry fox friend, goes on a quest to find the enchanted phoenix. It features live aerial circus, dance, humorous characters, transforming sets, songs, audience interaction and live storytelling.

The Odyssey

13 March

The Pantaloons present a new verse adaptation of "the most epic journey of all time". Stranded war hero Odysseus must struggle against the odds to get home to his wife; but can he battle his way through grumpy gods, naughty nymphs, monocular monsters and over a hundred sleazy suitors? All whilst wearing an Ancient Greek robe that looks suspiciously like a bedsheet? Or will he—and The Pantaloons—remain all at sea…?

The Twelfth Man

4 April

A one-woman show, based on the stories of female football fans. It combines autobiographical experiences, verbatim text and commentaries on the idea of women at the match. It is a feminist portrayal of a community so often thought of as a ‘working-class male’ domain.

The Time Machine

11 April

Dyad Productions presents the story by H G Wells, adapted by Elton Townend Jones. A philosophical journey, a nightmare adventure, a cautionary tale—this is the story of us all.

Chicken Licken: a TaleJam

13 April at 11:00 and 2:00

From NE children's theatre favourite Ruth Mary Johnson, the Director of Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo, Hey Presto!, Man on the Moon and The Worst Princess, this show invites you to join in the storytelling antics of a musical band trying to tell the tale of a young chick who can’t decide what to do! Suitable for age 3+.

All shows are at 7:30 unless otherwise listed.