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Playing Up are in the process of planning for our Autumn show at Northern Stage on Tuesday 14th November at 7.45pm.  More details to come soon.

In the meantime, our genial hosts, Northern Stage are looking for actors that they don’t know but should.  Further details below:

Are you interested in professional actor training?

Do you want to join Northern Stage’s NORTH Company?

NORTH Actor Training will give you the chance to enhance your current skills, learn new ones and gain valuable insight into the world of professional theatre.

Twice a year we run 10-week courses in professional performance training for actors aged 20+ at the early stages of their careers.

As well as training, NORTH Company members receive free tickets to Northern Stage productions and access masterclasses with creative teams and performers.

Auditions are at Northern Stage on Tuesday 12, 19 and 26 September from 6-8pm. If your application is successful you will be notified by Mon 4 Sep.

 

The audition will be chance to find out more about the NORTH Actor Training programme and meet the team leading it. you will work in a group and be asked to prepare a 2 minute contemporary speech.

Click HERE for more details.

‘It’s The Real Thing, Coke’ written by Patrick Robertson

It’s The Real Thing, Coke written by & directed by Patrick Robertson

The final play of the evening is a ‘Brief Encounter’ for our consumer-oriented modern era. Lisa, heartbroken and disillusioned with life, meets a car insurance salesman in a Burger King on the M1 and learns to love again. Brought to you in association with Coca Cola®.

Lisa –             Amy Telford

Dan –              Ben Schwarz

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

 

‘No Accident’ by John Harrison

 

‘No Accident’ by John Harrison, co-director Sarah McLane

Bruised and bloodied, Alan limps to the cop shop in order to report a dangerous cyclist-abuser. Sgt. Bradley doesn’t seem bothered. Well, Alan is a bit annoying.

Alan Sleek –                Ben Ostell

Sgt. Wilf Bradley –     Liam Angus

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

‘The Dark At The End’ written by Stephen Lowrey

 

The Dark At The End’ written by Stephen Lowrey, director Brian Green

What you just glimpsed in that mirror… couldn’t possibly exist, could it?

Mr. Isaacs is haunted by the horrific deaths of his wife and children, which he blames on a phantom. Can Dr. Solow find the truth?

Dr. Solow –     Colin Cuthbert

Mr. Isaacs –    Craig Fairbairn

Sgt. Potter –    Zoe Birkbeck

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

‘Procedure’ by Stuart Nimmo

‘Procedure’ written by Stuart Nimmo, directed by Donna Marie Tonkinson

Stuart Nimmo’s play about law enforcement brings the first act to a close.

He’s useless, repugnant, unwashed, gluttonous, socially maladjusted and – worst of all – far too good. Perhaps Sgt. Morse’s tribunal will teach him wrong from right.

Sgt. Gavin Morse –                            Luke Daniel Johnson

Chief Insp. Karen Holmes –              Kate Reilly

DI Gerry Makepeace –                       David Foster

 

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

‘Independent’ by James Ryland

 

‘Independent’ written & directed by James Ryland

The river, the bridge, the lights… what are the chances?  James Ryland’s play about relationships tries to find out.

Tom –             Jack Stanley Robertson

Jane –             Susan French

Diamond –      Jill Dellow

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

‘Waiting Game’ by Lewis Cuthbert

The second play of the evening is ‘Waiting Game’ written and directed by Lewis Cuthbert

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In a private hospital room, rich brothers bicker while Father dies behind them. Will the British swimming pool industry ever be the same?

 

Kyle Whitlow –                      David Parker

Turner Whitlow –                  Jake Wilson Craw

With the voice of Sara Jo Harrison and body of Colin Cuthbert

 

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

 

Playing Up 5 Running Order

Playing Up 5 is on Thursday 25th May, 7.45pm at Northern Stage 3.

Tickets are £8 / £5 Concessions, available HERE.

Here’s the running order for Playing Up 5:

ACT ONE

Like by & directed by Chris Wilkins

Waiting Game by & directed by Lewis Cuthbert

Independent by & directed by James Ryland

Procedure by Stuart Nimmo, director Donna Marie Tonkinson

ACT TWO

The Dark At The End by Stephen Lowrey, director Brian Green

No Accident by John Harrison, co-director Sarah McLane

It’s The Real Thing, Coke by & directed by Patrick Robertson

We’ll be taking a closer look at each play over the next week.