‘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.

 

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

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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