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Sunday 19 May 2024
19/05/2024

Northern Stage

A novel way to enjoy the summer

Writers and readers are alerted to the summer programme of New Writing North (NWN), that engine of literary enterprise that has worked wonders for all who take pleasure in words. From the humblest of beginnings, the Newcastle-based writing development agency has grown to embrace the North as defined from coast to coast, helping writers in …

Review: Underdog: The Other Other Brontë

How might the Brontë sisters have sounded and behaved if they’d been equipped with a 21st Century mindset? Sarah Gordon’s award-winning play, premiered at the National Theatre in a co-production with Northern Stage, directed by the latter’s Natalie Ibu, takes that unspoken question and runs with it to hilarious effect. Thus you get Victorian women …

The Brontës as not taught in schools

A new play called Underdog: The Other Other Brontë has just opened at the National Theatre but there’s good reason in the North East for looking out for the reviews when they start appearing in the coming days (press night in London is April 4). It’s a co-production between the National Theatre and Northern Stage …

Culture digest

Theatre Royal box office on alert as the return of Sir Ian McKellen is announced Sir Ian McKellen once hailed Newcastle Theatre Royal his ‘favourite theatre’ – so we can only imagine he’s as happy as everyone else that he’s returning to its stage later this year. A limited run of four performances on Player …

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