Writer / Director John Harrison brings Playing Up 4 to a climax tonight with his play abpoout airport security
Many of us have got are tales of woe to tell based upon our experience of passing through airport security, but have you considered what motivates some of those that chose to work in the job? It may not necessarily meet the highest of ethical standards, in fact, your airport frustrations and anxieties might be someone else’s idea of amusement; their way of getting through the day. Throw a failed relationship , job rivalry and a new manager striving to make an impact into the mix and ‘Scanners’ could take you into an unforeseen future.
Micky – Chris Iddon
Pamela – Susan French
Gem – Lucy Curry
Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm
To round off the year, we’ve got videos of some of the plays we’ve performed this year. Playing Up staged Smile! three times. At the Durham Gala, the Tru Coffee House in Heaton and at the Cluny 2, which is where this video comes from.
Playing Up is back with our third scratch night on Wednesday 5th October at 7PM. This time we’re at the Cluny 2 with six new plays for only £5.50.
Playing Up 3 is a special night of drama at Cluny 2 at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 5th October. Building on the success of the first two Playing Up events in 2015, Playing Up are proud to announce a third performance, with new plays from up and coming Tyneside-based writers.
Some of the best actors Newcastle has to offer will be bringing you such delights as a deal with the devil, a girl who lives in a box, a superhero, a derelict squat and a tunnel cave in.
Please be prepared to be moved, to laugh and to be given some fascinating new perspectives on this crazy world we live in. If you weren’t then it just wouldn’t be a Playing Up night!
Last night we had a sell out crowd (again!) who witnessed an evening of 7 great performances. The writers would like to thank all the actors and directors who gave their time for free and the audience for their support. Thanks to Northern Stage for hosting us and we hope to see you again in the autumn.
Our next scratch night is on 8th July at Northern Stage, kicking off at 7.45 on Stage 3 and third up is Lewis William Cuthbert’s play, ‘Save Our Hedges.’ Wellsworth Comprehensive, formerly Wellsworth Asbestos Factory, has been standing for more years than most of its students can count. The school prides itself on old-fashioned morals and a no-nonsense policy on jitterbugging. On this particularly glorious day, Deputy Head Gertrude Crabtree wags his pen and stifles his giggles as two Geography teachers are severely disciplined for professional misconduct.
MR DURDIDGE Stuart Laidler
MR ATKINS Steve Noone
MR CRABTREE Jake Wilson Craw
Directed by Lewis William Cuthbert.
Tickets for the evening are only £5 and are available HERE.
The second play of the evening is And Breathe by Sharon Zucker. It takes place in a car, as a mother is driving her daughter who is in labour, to hospital. It’s a humouress look at the mother daughter relationship at one of the most stressful times possible.
Tickets for the evening, 8th July at Northern Stage, are only £5 and are available HERE.