From late October, we welcome an exciting range of touring productions to the Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse. From a zombie thriller in the run up to Halloween, to medieval mayhem for little ones, to compelling female narratives – there is something for everyone this autumn!
Will Tell and the Big Bad Baroncomes to the Playhouse on Tuesday 24 October. A fun-filled comic adventure about Wilhelmina Tell's attempt to rescue her folk-hero dad from the wicked Baron Boris’s deepest darkest dungeon. A hilarious new play for the whole family.
Paper Mug Theatre presents Steve and Tobias versus Death on Saturday 28 October. In this throat-ripping zombie thriller, Tobias hates mash and Steve hates Tobias, but when they discover their Mom to be patient zero in a world of flesh-eating zombies, there's no time left for 'feelings'. Pitting the depths of horror against the hysterical instability of family, watch brothers torn apart get pieced back together, only to be torn apart all over again.
An ARC Stockton Production co-commissioned by the Albany, BAC, Cambridge Junction and Theatre in the Mill and Northern Stage: YOU HEARD ME, a true story by Luca Rutherford, runs on Monday 30 October. YOU HEARD ME is a story of discovering quiet power in a moment of making a lot of noise. YOU HEARD ME is about the stories we tell. The ones that get retold. The ones we hide behind. The ones we have the power to re-make, re-mould and disrupt.
Full of humour and beauty, Penguin plays on Thursday 9 – Friday 10 November. Hamzeh Al Hussien’s extraordinary story takes you on a tour of his village in Syria, Za’atari camp in Jordan, Gateshead and inside his mind. A place full of music, dancing, fantasies and marbles. Hamzeh invites the audience to be his childhood friends, to hold up the moon to light his way, and into his dreams: brushing the dust from his clothes, and taking the stage.
parler femmeis a dance-based triple bill celebrating innovative and inspiring stories about women, playing on Saturday 11 November. Experienced through live performance, screen and immersive technologies, the work is the latest from South Yorkshire’s Tala Lee-Turton Productions.
Brand new musical Gwenda's Garageplays on Monday 13 -Tuesday 14 November. 1980s Sheffield. The People’s Republic of South Yorkshire. A women’s car repair workshop. This is feminist action at its zaniest, craziest, its most serious – where anything can happen and usually does. Welcome to Sheffield. Lesbian Capital of the North. This is a concert performance: work in progress. Written by Nicky Hallett and Val Regan and directed by Jelena Budimir. An Out Of The Archive project, funded by Historic England.
BONFIRE plays on Wednesday 15 – Thursday 16 November. Leon’s gone live. Stood in his Nana’s lounge, blasting the Sugababes, Leon’s determined to confront the demons of his past; both digital and physical. Through pop music, movement and storytelling BONFIRE is a sharp monologue-play exploring growing up on the internet in rural Derbyshire, reclaiming queer identity and resisting shame.
Tin Cat Entertainment proudly presents England & Sonfrom Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 November. A one-man play written specifically for the award winning political comedian Mark Thomas, be taken on a kaleidoscopic odyssey where disaster capitalism, empire, stolen youth and stolen wealth merge into the simple tale of a working-class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him.
Over the festive period, journey to A Town Called Christmas from Friday 15 – Saturday 30 December. Clementine dreams of a gingerbread village where chocolate coins are currency, and laughter hangs like baubles in the air! The happiest place on Earth. Or at least it used to be… Together with a cantankerous caretaker and a glitching robot, can you help her save the day, and the town called Christmas? A brand-new show for adventurers aged 3+ and their grown-ups. Brought to you by Gala Durham and Wrongsemble.
All Playhouse productions are on sale now. Tickets can be booked through the Box Office in person, over the phone on 0114 249 6000 or at the link below.