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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.

Playing Up 5

Playing Up are back at Northern Stage 3 for our fifth night of New Writing!  Thursday 25th May at 7.45pm

Following on from February’s sell out performance, Playing Up are back in Stage 3 with their best show yet.  Seven short plays deal with coca cola, a patriarch’s deathbed, the perils of hiring a prostitute, darkness itself, a brief encounter at a motorway services and more than one brush with the wrong arm of the law.  Come and see an evening of the best emerging theatre talent Newcastle has to offer.

Get tickets HERE.  Be quick, we sold out last time!

More details to follow!

Misophonia by Katie Ann Hunter

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Misophonia various defined as “hatred of sound,”  “select sound sensitivity syndrome” and “sound-rage.  Find out why in the penultimate play of the evening.

Misophonia by Katie Ann Hunter

Sarah – Kylie Ford

James – Liam Angus

Doctor (v/o) – Lewis Cuthbert

Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm

A few tickets are still available: HERE

Chad by Lewis William Cuthbert

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Aw fooey! Life sure can be hard when you’re a multi-millionaire before your tenth birthday. For geeky movie star Chad Schweizer, there was no time to grow up or form relationships; just sickly-sweet flick after cheesy holiday special. It’s the only existence he knows but people can’t care forever… and so he must find a way to stay relevant, before he’s faced with reality.

You may remember Chad from such films as: The Weenies series (‘Drool Pool’, ‘Mini-Cops’, ‘Superstore Hijinks’, ‘Brush Your Teeth Melvin!’, ‘Love That Lord!’), Geek-O-Tron, All Hail Geek-O-Tron, Geek-O-Tron Takes On The Jocks, Geek-O-Tron Vs. Delaware, Yee-ha! Geek-O-Tron Rides Again, A House Full of Kangaroos, Keeping The Family Together, Phew That Was Close, The Darnedest Thing, Hi New Daddy, My Orthodontist Is Shrinking!, Our Wackiest Vacation and Young Blood: The Bob Kukakis Story in which he played the unfortunate youngest son.

 

CAST

Chad Schweizer  DAVID PARKER

V/O

JAKE WILSON CRAW

SARA JO HARRISON

CRAIG FAIRBAIRN

LEWIS CUTHBERT

Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm

A few tickets are still available: HERE

A Moment by Sharon Zucker

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Act II gets under way with a play about breasts:

Breasts are beautiful! Big, small. flat, floppy, buoyant, bouncy, hanging, hipster, lopsided, two sided, perky and pierced, whatever form they take, they are usually a celebrated guest at any party. But, if breasts could talk, what would they say?  Join Alice and her mouthy mammaries, on a journey through memories and moments, from first bra to first love.

A Moment by Sharon Zucker

Alice –                       Sara Jo Harrison

Her Breasts –           Donna Tonkinson

Laura –                      Laura Halford-Macleod

Craig –                       Craig Fairbairn

Directed by Donna Tonkinson

Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm

Tickets are available: HERE

 

Cow Juice by Chris Wilkins

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Have you ever made a cuppa at work, gone to the fridge and found that your milk’s been nicked? Have you vowed bloody revenge against the perpertrator only to calm down two minutes later and get on with your work? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t calm down?

Then this play is for you.

 

Cow Juice by Chris Wilkins

Hurn –       Chris Iddon

Kirsty –      Stevie Ward

Jon –          Jack Stanley Robertson

Bridget –     Zoe Hakin

Boss –        James Ryland

The Management Team – Debbie Bolam, Beth O’Doherty, Sara Jo Harrison

Directed by James Ryland

Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm

Tickets are available: HERE

Ganymede by Patrick Robertson

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It is not the fashion to see the lady the epilogue; but it is no more unhandsome than to see the lord the prologue. If I were a woman, I would kiss as many of you as had beards that pleased me, complexions that liked me and breaths that I defied not.
Unfortunately I’m a bloke. But that’s not gonna stop me.

 

Cast:

Francis – Colin Jeffrey

Gary – Alex Blenkey

Director – Colin Cuthbert
Written and directed by Patrick Robertson

Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm

Tickets are available: HERE

Bingo Wings by Jane Pickthall

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The first play of our evening is by Jane Pickthall.

It’s eyes down on both sides of the street. 27 – Gateway to Heaven! Pastor Peter is praying for an answer to his storage problems as the cupboards burst at the seams with second hand clothes and food donations. Bingo caller Graham has seen his prize pot shrink and is struggling to compete with the big jackpots of his competitors but doesn’t want to let his regulars down. Maybe it’s time to look up.

Cast:

Peter – Richard Gardner
Sandra – Jill Dellow
Lillian – Laura Halford-MacLeod
Graham – Kevin Gibson

Directed by William Wyn Davies

Playing Up 4 is at Northern Stage 3 on Thursday 9th February, the fun starts at 7.45 pm

Tickets are available: HERE

Playing Up 4

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Playing Up is back at Northern Stage 3 for our fourth night of new theatre.  Thursday 9th February starting at 7.45PM

An evening of new writing dealing with airports, Shakespearean cross dressing, the price of stardom, a church that has to play bingo, milk related violence and women being pushed to the edge.

ACT ONE
Bingo Wings
Ganymede
Cow Juice

15 minute interval

ACT TWO
A Moment
Chad
Misophonia
Scanners

More details on all the plays to come, in the meantime tickets are available: HERE

Playing Up 4

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Playing Up are back at Northern Stage 3 in four weeks time.

At 7.45 on the evening of Thursday 9th February we’ll be presenting seven short plays for the princely sum of £5.  It’ll be a night of great writers, fantastic actors and innovative directors.

More details on the plays to come.  In the meantime, click here for the Facebook event or click below to buy tickets now:

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