Part of the Six Plays One Day event at Tristan Bates, Songs of Innocence really stands out from the crowd.
Written and performed by Jack Hesketh and directed by Coral Tarran, Is Trying Enough? starts with a young man bouncing out of bed to the upbeat sounds of Mr Blue Sky by ELO.
When Kate (Robyn Lovell) starts her new job working in a charity call centre for breast cancer care, her newfound workmate and desk-share partner Garry's (Matthew Bromwich) rel…
According to an ancient myth, the fern flower blooms for a very short time on the eve of the summer solstice, and those who are fortunate enough to find it are granted earthly fort…
Families come in all shapes and sizes.
Love is never easy.
Threedumb Theatre returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre for another whole day of one-act plays, showcasing a wide variety of new writing.
A thought-provoking dark comedy that addresses mental health issues, suicidal thoughts and the fragility of the human condition.
Join us on this fin-de-siècle rattling rollercoaster ride as we wheel and dip through some of the infamous adventures of Holmes and Watson while tackling the tenacious and enigmat…
Joanne and Lisa were like sisters.
‘This was an awakening.
Roll up! Roll Up! For an all-female 90-minute Victorian circus act called A Scandal in Bohemia! This fin-de-siècle steampunk merry-go-round will be a rollercoaster ride of 5 women…
Nat and James work together, struggling against a possibly imagined attraction.
Sh*t Happens is a multidisciplinary performance exploring the taboos and challenges of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, drawing on personal experience of one of the more tha…
Do not come looking for answers.
Relevant and gripping, this heartfelt play explores what we sacrifice on our path towards an easy access existence, our need for connection and the mental health issues resulting o…
An adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer, The Geminus tells the story of a young sea captain who, after discovering a fugitive clinging to the side ship, embarks on a j…
Eggs is unique in showing two northern working class females being
utterly honest, hilarious and vulnerable.
The Actors Centre and Voila! Europe present a brand-new festival celebrating cultural links and theatre from our neighbours across Europe.
What if you were black, gay and a woman in America right now?
Jess and Meredith are a married, interracial, gay couple living in New York in 2017 – the era of Trump – weatheri…
Three short, interlinking plays exploring the impact of social class on individual lives, set in the present day and an imagined near-future.
Paved with Gold and Ashes is the story of five women who survive a hideous factory.
Dog and Actor are two short, explosive and vulnerable plays written by Steven Berkoff.
"Frailty, thy name is woman!" That is probably not most women’s favourite line from Shakespeare and could not be further from the truth when applied to Emma Bentley.
I didn’t actually see this performance; not by virtue of being absent, but rather because I had followed the request of actor and spoken word poet, Paul Daly, to blindfold myself…
Bethany Fox’s script explores the relationship between two jobbing actors, Jess (Bethany Fox) and Jack(Oliver Burkill), who, after a chemistry-charged first meeting outside an au…
In the sad world of factory farming the horrors of animals trapped in cages for the duration of their painful lives is well-documented and visually familiar.
We are ‘Faux Fox Theatre’, a team of three young Northern creatives finding new and exciting ways to experience theatre.
Bored with NY suburbia, Jodie and her best friend Robyn move to Harlem.
Wine makes a return to the Tristan Bates Theatre following its successful run earlier in the year.
"I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever!" Although never spoken in Revelation 1:18 these words from the last book in the bible capture the aspirational i…
Gordon Brown once observed how Aneurin Bevan’s vision of a National Health Service was unimaginable in its day, yet it has withstood the test of time.
A few years from now, in the aftermath of a devastating, deliberate bomb blast which has ruined a nation, two men stare each other down across a table, deep underground.
Meet Livia and Perry, two people looking for The One.
A touching two-hander examining friendship and the relativity of suffering.
Defined by her relationship status, Libby knows little else.
We’ve lost Euan.
Jess and Meredith are a married, interracial, gay couple living in New York in 2017 – the era of Trump – weathering a new wave of intolerance, discrimination and oppression, wh…
Two men are trapped in a confined space which they interpret as their cell.
The Existence Formula returns following a successful Camden Fringe, this time to The Tristan Bates Theatre.
When ex-lovers meet after a gap of many years, what can we believe about the stories they tell? ‘So You Say’ explores the divergence over time of the stories we tell about even…
A one woman verbatim play about a well lived woman.
Two interlinking stories set in the harsh reality of a men’s prison, exploring the broken lives of five inmates and the locked chains that bind them.
A human improvising theatre with an artificial intelligence? Two actors performing in two theatres.
Sorrows of Satan is like an Oscar Wilde Doctor Faustus by way of meta-theatrical
musical [Title of Show].
Blood on the hammer, rats in the cellar and another package from the postman.
Area 51 is the US Military site where alien life was ‘discovered.
A Year From Now
Where will you be a year from now?
RedBellyBlack sets out to answer this simple question with honesty, empathy and visual dexterity.
In a brand new solo theatre and storytelling show, Radio 4 and festival regular Rosie Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two people connecting over a shared love of…
In an epic journey from China via East Asia and Australia to England, British-Malaysian writer-performer Yang-May Ooi explores female empowerment and desirability through the o…
As two lovers part at the airport, they relive the joys, passions and challenges of their love affair in English with Mandarin.
Dictator, lover, husband and murderer, Controversial writer, Christopher Marlowe’s fierce and ferocious play Tamburlaine the Great, hits the stage in an all new gripping, physica…
Bella and Esh (her hapless assistant) present an absurd, darkly comic guide to bereavement.
They’ve had an epic night out.
Confined in a cramped, makeshift prison on the back line of the Somme, two men stand charged with cowardice and desertion.
In her intriguing solo performance Bound Feet Blues, Yang-May explores themes of female desirability, identity and empowerment, taking us from the ancient practice of footbinding i…
Harvey Fierstein, before he branched out into writing books
for straight musicals, was a kind of theatrical barometer of gay life.
The early nineties is a period that doesn’t
often get a lot of attention.
Held at The Traverse, a theatre that prides itself on supporting new writing in all its forms, Pre:View gave its audience an exciting insight into the process of perfecting play sc…
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