‘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.

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.

Scanners by John Harrison

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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

The last few tickets are available: HERE

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

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

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