Send More Paper

Send More Paper

Billed as an uplifting tale about murder, Send More Paper is entertaining and thought provoking in equal measures.In this bold piece of theatre directed by Mark Calvert and devised by the company, a group of small-town women form a secret club to murder their awful husbands using poison extracted from fly paper... 

Play Dough

Play Dough

In this energetic play presented as a game-show the audience is divided into two teams and sat facing one another across the playing space. I’m on Team Queenie and soon Queenie appears to introduce herself and teach us the team chant (her name, to the tune of the Jaws soundtrack)... 

Milk Presents: Self Service

Milk Presents: Self Service

Suitably advertised as a punk-style voyage, this is a raucous hour of cabaret, humour and profound insights into the connotations of the word ‘queer’. The company consists of Adam Robertson, Lucy Doherty and Ruby Glaskin and they perform a brave, edgy performance that will provide ample food for thought for any audience member, regardless of gender or sexuality... 

Captain Amazing

Captain Amazing

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 sell-out hit is a funny and poignant one man show that thrusts us into the life of Britain’s only part-time superhero. Struggling to balance his family responsibilities and more conventional job, with defeating super villains and rescuing families from burning buildings, Captain Amazing explores how all parents strive to be heroes in the eyes of their children... 

Good Timin'

Good Timin'

Good Timin’ is Ian Mclaughlin’s personal story about his search to find a connection with his long-lost father. Along the way, he discusses the science of nature vs. nurture, growing up in 1970s Washington, Tyne and Wear, and his quiet obsession with Doctor Who... 

I Promise You Sex and Violence

I Promise You Sex and Violence

Northern Stage’s production of I Promise You Sex and Violence is a critique of modern attitudes to homophobia, racism and sexuality. It looks at how middle-class perceptions of what it is acceptable to think and share with others are constantly changing... 

Prelude to a Number

Prelude to a Number

Prelude to a Number is a show about maths: more specifically, it’s about the ‘golden number’ phi, which is related to the Fibonacci sequence and is all around us, although we often don’t notice... 

A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

My first clue should have been the warmup. Many pieces of physical theatre ask a lot from their audience, but few begin with an aerobics-style stretching session. But then, there are few where both the cast and the audience must be so genuinely prepared for anything... 

Chewing the Fat

Chewing the Fat

Selina invites you to her own version of a midnight feast: somewhere between confessions made over coffee at Weight Watchers and sloppy drunken storytelling with a 3am kebab. She infuses discussion of complex, life-long issues with weight with laughter, popping balloons and a healthy dose of rice pudding to result in something truly vibrant... 

Confirmation

Confirmation

There Has Possibly Been an Incident by Chris Thorpe was a critically acclaimed success at the Fringe in 2013. Thorpe returns to Northern Stages this year with his solo show, Confirmation...