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contents One Nighters 34 Kiki Dee &

Plays 14 uncle Eric in

Carmelo Luggeri

34 Lúnasa 35 Farcicals 36 uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas!

Downtown Abbey

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Muddy Cows

37 Swinging at The

37 37 Time of My Life Arrivals & Departures 38 38 Gaslight

The Grand Gesture Betrayal The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Cotton Club

Steeleye Span The Froncysyllte Choir Pasadena Roof Orchestra Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Bartholomew LaFollette

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From the Artistic Director

Collaborators I watched open-mouthed as a stage was hoisted vertically into the air. Set and performers slid off it. The stage continued to rise. A woman in high heels walked sideways across it. A group of performers held hands and chased the words racing across the screen. There and then I formed the ambition to bring to North Staffordshire the most exciting thing I’ve seen since Peter Brook’s three-day epic Mahabharata. This summer we’ll achieve exactly that, when the Appetite Consortium, which the New Vic leads, welcomes As the World Tipped to Staffordshire.

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wo summers ago I rushed away from the Vic late one Friday night, with a picnic thrown into the back of our rickety Land Rover, hoping to make it up to Manchester before dark to catch an outdoor performance of Wired Aerial Theatre’s As the World Tipped. It was a fine evening. As I sat on my picnic blanket clutching a plastic glass of warm fizz

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Since she last worked with us on The Glass Menagerie, Sarah Punshon, who will be directing Gaslight, has been on an adventure. As the curator of a pilot programme at the Natural History Museum, she’s been researching, commissioning and creating live performance events designed to engage families in natural history and museum science. I wish I’d been able to catch some of the projects that she created with the


Wired Aerial Theatre performing As the World Tipped

Creatives museums’ collection at her disposal, as I find it fascinating that what we know from making and sharing theatre can be applied in such an unusual way.

Already this year we’ve had such a good time collaborating with James Atherton on Around the World in 80 Days that we feel very spoiled to have him back with us for The Hundred and One Dalmatians. James will be creating a jazzy score to be played live by our talented actor musicians. Last year I enjoyed watching a five year old leaning over a rail to get as close as possible to the musicians, who clearly fascinated him; and we know that the live music in these productions holds great appeal to adults too – even those who don’t have the excuse of children or grandchildren to bring along.

Theresa Heskins

PS You can now follow me on Twitter @TheresaHeskins

Sarah Punshon

James Atherton


Features

The Leader of the Pack We talk to Hannah about her return to the New Vic to play doggy heroine Perdita in The Hundred and One Dalmatians.

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Photos: Andrew Billington


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o say Hannah Edwards has had an interesting morning would be an understatement.

She’s just been cast to play Perdita, the heroic mother of a host of Dalmatian puppies, in the New Vic’s production of The Hundred and One Dalmatians and is in North Staffordshire getting some expert tips from a rather spotty four-legged friend named Dixie.

There’s a photographer on hand to capture proceedings, there are smiles all round and dog treats stashed in pockets. It was bound to be a fun, if somewhat slightly chaotic, photoshoot. Now, Hannah, who has just finished filming for hit BBC drama Call the Midwife, is sitting in the New Vic restaurant having a brew and a breather. “I’ll be mother, I’ll pour,” she giggles, organising cups and saucers and taking control of a pot of tea for two. It’s an apt scene given Hannah’s first appearance at the New Vic was playing Alice in Theresa Heskins’ awardnominated adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. “This is a bit like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with me pouring, isn’t it?” she laughs: “Except this time I might get to drink some of the tea!” Fresh-faced and beaming, the 25-year-old Liverpool lass who now lives in London, couldn’t be happier to be back at the New Vic, even if it means rolling in the grass with a rather excitable Dalmatian.

“The New Vic is such a warm building to walk into, I’ve been really looking forward to coming and saying hello to everyone,” she says: “The photoshoot was such fun; with animals you never know what they’re going to do. I love dogs, I’ve got a Shih Tzu at home called Oscar and he’s loopy — but I love him to pieces. “I’ve always had a dog - I’m an only child so animals were important to me, I spent most of my childhood playing with my animals.” Although there won’t be any real dogs to contend with on stage in The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Hannah says that she will be observing Oscar carefully in the coming months to “learn from a professional”. “I will definitely be asking Oscar for notes about how to be more canine-like,” she says: “I‘m really excited for this show because I’ve got no idea where it’s going to go yet. There is so much to discover, it will all come out in rehearsals. “I recently acquired the book as at the moment I only know the Disney films but I am familiar with the work of Dodie Smith; her novel I Capture the Castle is one of my all time favourites. “As a child, everyone knew of Cruella de Vil. When I was a kid I had a white fake fur coat and - this is ridiculous - I used to wear it for school and we used to play at being Cruella de Vil,” she says rather shamefacedly: “We used to sing while we paraded around the playground wearing this coat and I look back and cringe!” Although she might cringe with embarrassment at such early playground performances it seems


Hannah as Martha Cratchit in the New Vic’s production of A Christmas Carol

Alice in Wonderland in 2011 was in fact Hannah’s first job after graduating from Bristol Old Vic. She is the first to admit it was quite daunting.

As Alice in award-nominated Alice in Wonderland

“I was really nervous but I couldn’t have wished for a better first job as I touched so many bases and learnt so many skills,” she says, touchingly adding: “I owe a lot to that job, the actor I am today and the actor I will become because naturally it has shaped me. “I’m very proud of that show and I love it to bits.” Returning to the New Vic for last year’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, she delighted young audiences playing the cheery Ghost of Christmas Past and Martha Cratchit.

Hannah was always destined to perform. “My mum was a dancer and an actor and she teaches dance; as a baby I used to sit in her classes,” she explains.

Following this, she went straight on another learning curve, playing Juliet in the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmund’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

“I always wanted to join in, I would be there with my nappy on, wearing a leotard, trying to copy all her students,” she laughs, adding: “I think it’s fair to say that you probably couldn’t have stopped me wanting to perform, it’s always been part of my life.”

And she’s just finished filming for the new series of the BBC’s Call the Midwife, the award-winning drama set in London’s East End during the 1950s and based on the memoirs of midwife Jennifer Worth.

Beginning dance lessons when she was four, she later earned a scholarship to attend the Sylvia Young Theatre School aged 11. “I’d always done a bit of everything but I’d always known I wanted to act so, after Sylvia Young, I went to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and that was that,” she says. 8 | www.newvictheatre.org.uk

“I’ve been reading the book and it’s quite fascinating,” says Hannah, whose episode should air in the New Year. “I couldn’t believe it when I got the job. I got the breakdown and it was for a 23-year-old girl and I was like what, ‘gosh, this is the oldest character I’ve ever played!’”


Now set to spend her third Christmas at the New Vic, Hannah is becoming somewhat of a regular and laughs when asked how it feels to have played a young girl, a friendly spirit and now a mother Dalmatian.

“What does that say about me?” she jokes: “Seriously though, it’s great. It’s very varied, it’s new territory and a new challenge.” The Hundred and One Dalmatians will also reunite Hannah with fellow A Christmas Carol cast member Oliver Mawdsley who will be playing Pongo in the adaptation by New Vic Artistic Director,Theresa Heskins. “I’ve actually known Ollie since I was four-years-old - he’s like my brother, we argue like real siblings,” she reveals: “We went to the same dance school and did shows together and I think we did our first pantomime together.” So playing Dalmatians aside, what’s next for Hannah?

“I have a checklist of places I want to perform at and plays I want to tick off but I’m realising that opportunities come up and you don’t know what they’re going to be or where they’ll take you,” she explains: “I just want to work and carry on enjoying acting. If my career carries on being varied, with me playing dogs, children and pregnant ladies, then that’s fantastic.” Pouring the last of the tea, Hannah excitedly says she can’t wait to see the results of the morning’s photoshoot. Again emphasising her delight at being back at the New Vic, she looks around the restaurant and smiles – when she talks of her fondness of the New Vic, it’s clearly not just words “To have been given the opportunity to come back twice is such a treat because it’s a chance to learn more,” she says thoughtfully: “I’m touched and honoured to be back – it’s like being at home.” The Hundred and One Dalmatians runs from 23 Nov - 1 Feb.

it’s fair to say that you couldn’t have stopped me wanting to perform, it’s always been part of my life


Features

Stewart Hemley

Making Shakespeare child’s play We lift the lid on the new partnership between the New Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company which will see Staffordshire’s schoolchildren shout about Shakespeare…


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acbeth,The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, and of course, Romeo and Juliet – whichever William Shakespeare play it was, most of us studied the work of the nation’s most performed playwright at school sat behind a desk, in front of a blackboard, tatty play script in hand.

Already, Newcastle school Springhead Primary School has been announced as the project’s ‘hub school’. As a ‘hub school’ Springhead will work with the New Vic, the RSC and up to seven other local schools, known as ‘cluster schools’, to get to grips with skills needed to teach Shakespeare in a more active way, using techniques similar to those used in the RSC rehearsal rooms.

But now, thanks to a new partnership between the New Vic and the Royal Shakespeare Company, hundreds of Staffordshire’s schoolchildren will be getting closer to Shakespeare’s work than ever.

New Vic Artistic Director,Theresa Heskins said: “We’re looking forward to an inspiring three years collaborating with the RSC on this programme, which will enable both organisations to work closely with local teachers, young people, and each other.”

We’re looking forward to an inspiring three years collaborating with the RSC

During the next three years the RSC New Vic’s Director of Education Education, team will be Jacqui Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director. working with O’Hanlon, schools across the region as part of the said: “We are delighted to be working in RSC’s highly regarded national education partnership with the New Vic Theatre, their programme, the Learning and Performance impressive Education team and Springhead Network (LPN), to bring the power of Primary School. Shakespeare’s language to life for hundreds of pupils. “Over the course of three years, we will work intensively with teachers, artists and students Established in 2006, the LPN is the RSC’s using approaches inspired by the way our long-term partnership programme with actors and directors work in the rehearsal schools, communities and theatres across room. Together we aim to bring Shakespeare’s England. It aims to transform children’s first work vividly to life in classrooms and through experiences of Shakespeare and improve performance for children of all ages. the teaching of Shakespeare in schools. “During our partnership we also mark two

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Dharmesh Patel in Hamlet

major anniversaries: the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. There couldn’t be a better time to celebrate Shakespeare’s inheritance with a new generation of children and young people.”

Student Workshop.

Early next year, the project will see the RSC visit the area with an as yet top secret (to be revealed soon!) Shakespeare production. Specifically created to engage young people, the production will give pupils the chance to work with actors to get to the nitty gritty of the play. Later, in 2016, schoolchildren will work with artists from the RSC and New Vic Education to bring a Shakespeare performance festival centre-stage at the New Vic. Brian Anderson, head teacher at Springhead Primary School, said he was “very excited” at the prospect of working with the New Vic and the RSC.

Schools performance

Photos Nick Spratling

“We have had a long tradition at Springhead of using expert practitioners to enhance the learning experience for the children and we are looking forward to continuing this while developing networks with local primary and secondary schools,” he said, adding: “Through this long term project, we aim to raise the self-esteem of our children and enable them to develop lifelong skills. “The study of Shakespeare’s plays will promote the children’s love of stories and


theatre and their use of rich language.” The project will also give three teachers from Springhead Primary School the opportunity to take a special postgraduate course with the RSC and the University of Warwick, helping them develop expertise in the teaching of Shakespeare and enabling them to support fellow teachers in other schools. Welcoming Springhead Primary School on board, Jacqui O’Hanlon said: “As an LPN Hub School, Springhead Primary will be delivering an innovative programme of work with its own staff and pupils and leading a cluster of other local schools. “We were impressed by the vision and commitment of both senior leadership and teachers in the school to ensure quality learning experiences for their pupils. We look forward to developing a long-term and meaningful partnership with the school and the New Vic Theatre to ensure that young people’s encounters with Shakespeare are exciting and relevant.” Further details about the New Vic’s involvement with the LPN will be announced on the New Vic’s website, www.newvictheatre.org.uk, in the coming months. Sponsored by

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Plays

a David Graham production

Uncle Eric in Downtown Abbey The ultimate 60s musical ! New Vic favourites uncle Eric, Madge and the gang are back for their latest musical escapades. It’s an upstairs-downstairs adventure filled with comedy, nostalgia and the greatest hits of the 1960s. Not forgetting the posh frocks! Eric’s out of a job and flat broke – just for a change. But Madge saves the day when she finds them work as the valet and cook at Downtown Abbey, a run-down stately home in deepest Staffordshire. The place is being run by Lord Trentham as if it’s still 1910 and the below-stairs staff are a motley crew with Sarson the Butler, two rather strange footmen, twins Reggie and Ronnie, and Branston the Chauffeur who’s in something of a pickle. Although Eric’s very taken by ladies’ maid, Vera!

Mon 19 - Sat 31 Aug

But when things start going missing from the house, they soon find themselves in trouble. Is Eric guilty of the thefts? Has Madge been able to make the veal and chocolate pie? Will there be a load of great 60s hits played through the evening? The answers to these questions are ‘maybe’, ‘not very well’ and ‘yes’ – but not necessarily in that order.

Booking Information Tickets £14.50 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no cons) Mon 19 Aug

Best seats for just £14.00! (see page 30)


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Plays

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents

Muddy Cows written and directed by John Godber This world-premiere production, by BAFTA-winning writer of iconic rugby league comedy Up ‘N’ Under, tackles the world of elite female rugby in Muddy Cows, his crunching new comedy. Ex-England international rugby union player Maggie Deakin is about to step down as coach of the Muddy Cows, but there’s a final crunch match to be played. On a soggy Saturday in Yorkshire, Maggie rallies her team to take on the unbeatable New Zealand side,The Black Ferns. Personal battles play out on the pitch as a team of nurses, students, receptionists, lawyers and housewives fight to excel in what was once uniquely a man’s world. Maggie faces a side at the top of their game, as well as her own uncertain future. Will her courage and passion win out?

Tues 3 - Sat 14 Sept

Booking Information Tickets £12.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no cons) Tues 3 Sept Under 26s Go Free (see page 33) Talkback Tues 3 Sept

Best seats for just £14.00! (see page 30)


The bruising new comedy from the author of Bouncers and Up ‘N’ Under!

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Plays

a New Vic Theatre production

Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton directed by Sarah Punshon A nervous wife, an anxious husband, a haunting house.This chillingly irresistible thriller is a classic of the theatre. A West End sensation – even King George and Queen Elizabeth insisted on seeing it – and the longest running British play in Broadway history. Bella Manningham is slowly losing her mind. Her gloomy home has become a prison. Each night, she sits alone, dreading the sound of footsteps from locked and empty rooms, waiting for the gaslight to dim. Then, late one evening, a stranger arrives with a terrifying story to tell. But can he be trusted? Is he really here to help? Or is she truly going mad? “creepily atmospheric tension” The Guardian

Fri 20 Sept - Sat 5 Oct

Booking Information Tickets £12.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no cons) Fri 20 Sept Under 26s Go Free (see page 33) Interpreted performances Captioned 7.30pm Tues 1 Oct Audio described 2.15pm Sat 5 Oct Talkback Tues 1 Oct

Part of our THREE plays for £40 package! (see page 30)


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Plays

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents

Time of My Life Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn First produced at Scarborough in 1992 and then in the West End, this is one of Ayckbourn’s most popular plays. It is regularly presented in Britain and abroad, but this is the first major revival directed by the author himself. “...that was probably one of the best, the happiest moments of our lives. Only the trouble with those sort of moments is that you seldom ever realise that they are until they’ve gone.” It is Laura Stratton’s birthday and, to celebrate the event, her husband Gerry, their two sons and their partners are gathered for an evening out in the family’s favourite restaurant. The dinner turns out to be a significant moment in all their lives with repercussions for years to come. "A play by an inspired master craftsman" The Times

Tues 8 - Sat 26 Oct

Enjoy four Ayckbourns in one day! The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company perform Time of My Life, Arrivals and Departures, and both Farcicals on Saturday 19 October Part of our THREE plays for £40 package! (see page 30)

Booking Information Tickets £12.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no cons) Tues 8 Oct Under 26s Go Free (see page 33)

The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company in two, one act Ayckbourns - infidelity, food fights, lust and loss of trousers! (see page 35 for more information)


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Plays

The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents

Arrivals & Departures Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn Alan Ayckbourn brings his world premiere production direct to the New Vic from his home theatre in Scarborough. At a London rail terminus an elaborate trap is deployed in an attempt to capture a dangerous and elusive terrorist. Major Quentin Sexton and his Strategic Simulated Distractional Unit are poised, ready to pounce. The question is, is the Major’s so-called elite unit all it’s cracked up to be? In addition, his key witness turns out to be garrulous traffic warden, Barry Hawkins, who has been assigned a minder, Ez Swain, a troubled young female soldier with severe attitude problems. What can possibly go wrong?

Thurs 10 - Sat 26 Oct

Enjoy four Ayckbourns in one day! The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company perform Time of My Life, Arrivals and Departures, and both Farcicals on Saturday 19 October

Booking Information Tickets £12.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more Under 26s Go Free (see page 33) Interpreted performances Captioned 7.30pm Thurs 24 Oct Audio described 2.15pm Sat 26 Oct Talkback Thurs 24 Oct

Part of our THREE plays for £40 package! (see page 30)

The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company in two, one act Ayckbourns - infidelity, food fights, lust and loss of trousers! (see page 35 for more information)


The latest drama from the master of comedy!

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Plays

a Northern Broadsides production

The Grand Gesture by Deborah McAndrew freely adapted from The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman directed by Conrad Nelson The one and only Northern Broadsides are back with a large cast of charismatic, northern, actor-musicians in a riotous evening of comic mayhem – complete with a gypsy band and heavenly choir! Simeon Duff is working class, unemployed and desperate. He’s lost all self-esteem. He’s on the scrap heap and wants to end it all … and so begins this brilliantly insane comedy about a man on the edge. When word gets out that Duff is going to top himself, a host of ne’er-do-wells want to claim his grand gesture for their ‘noble cause’. After all, why waste a good death? But which cause shall it be? Love? Politics? Religion? Or the rising price of fish?

Tues 29 Oct - Sat 9 Nov

Will the disillusioned Duff go through with it? Will he really kill himself for a dubious cause? All will be revealed in this perfect antidote to a long winter’s evening in austerity Britain.

Booking Information Tickets £12.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no cons) Tues 29 Oct Under 26s Go Free (see page 33) Talkback Tues 5 Nov

Part of our THREE plays for £40 package! (see page 30)


The suspense will kill you — if you don’t die laughing first!

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Plays

A London Classic Theatre production

Betrayal by Harold Pinter directed by Michael Cabot Emma is married to Robert, a publisher. But for seven years, she has been having an affair with Jerry, a literary agent and Robert’s best friend. Betrayal begins after the end of the affair, and pursues an intricate, gripping journey back to its very beginning. In a brilliant device, time is turned upside down as the play charts significant events in reverse. A ruthless exploration of the complexity of the human heart, Betrayal is Pinter’s most accessible work, enthralling and provocatively layered.

Tues 12 - Sat 16 Nov

Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Harold Pinter was born on 10 October 1930 in East London. He wrote twenty-nine plays including The Birthday Party, Old Times, The Homecoming and The Caretaker. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on Christmas Eve 2008.

Booking Information Tickets £12.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no cons) Tues 12 Nov Under 26s Go Free (see page 33)

Best seats for just £14.00! (see page 30)


“Pinter’s masterpiece” Daily Telegraph

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Plays

A New Vic Theatre production

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith adapted and directed by Theresa Heskins Brought to the stage by the brilliant team of directors, designers and composers behind our huge Christmas hits Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol. When Perdita and Pongo’s puppies go missing, they set off on a daring rescue mission – helped by all the dogs in England! How is cold-hearted Cruella de Vil involved? Will they be in time to save their pups? Or have they bitten off more than they can chew? Fast-moving and ingeneously staged, this magical family show is filled with stunning costumes, dance routines and original Swing music played live on stage. And just how do we create 101 Dalmatians . . . ? “Our ages ranged from 76 to just two years of age – and even she was mesmerised!” The Tarrent family

Sat 23 Nov - Sat 1 Feb

Booking Information Tickets £14.00 - £21.00 Concessions £2.00 off (see page 49) Group Discounts £2.00 off for ten or more Interpreted performances Captioned 2.15pm Tues 7 Jan 2.15pm Sat 18 Jan Audio described 2.15pm Weds 22 Jan 2.15pm Sat 25 Jan Sign Language 2.15pm Tues 3 Dec Interpreted

Family-of-four ticket just £60.00! (must include one adult & one child)


The Christmas show to knock spots off all the rest!

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Ticket Offers - Plays

THREE plays just £40! Any seat Any night Gaslight + Time of My Life or Arrivals and Departures + The Grand Gesture And, only when you book our Three for £40 plays package, you can get all this too: Downtown Abbey, Time of My Life or Arrivals and Departures, Muddy Cows, Murder At Christmas! £14.00 (Mon – Thurs) or £14.50 (Fri & Sat). The Hundred and One Dalmatians £14.50

TWO plays just £30! Any seat Any night Choose from: Gaslight Time of My Life or Arrivals and Departures The Grand Gesture Ticket packages cannot be combined with other concessions or offers (inc First Night Fever); must be booked in a single transaction; additional plays 1 ticket per play per package; change your performance any time, more than 3 days prior to the performance; all sales subject to availability and Box Office Manager’s discretion.

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events

Ticket Offers - Events

One Night Events THREE eventsjust£40!

Choose from these great acts: Kiki Dee, Lúnasa,The Cotton Club, Steeleye Span, Froncysyllte Choir, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Bartholomew LaFollette And, when you book an event package, you can choose from all this too: • Any additional show for just £14.50 each • under 16s tickets for one night events as indicated just £7.50 (1 ticket per package.)

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One Nighters

We’ve got 50 free tickets to give away for every New Vic production to people under 26. That’s right, they’re free! *

Not only that, when all the free tickets have gone, you can still get a ticket for just £7.50. Free tickets are available on a first come first served basis only. So make sure to book soon! Call our Box Office to find out more: 01782 717962 Or, visit us online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk The small print! Under 26 Go Free tickets available for Mon – Fri performances of designated productions only; only two tickets per booking; an address and email address needs to be provided to claim free tickets (don’t worry, we will never pass your address to any other organisation); sorry, but only one pair of free tickets per season can be booked; free tickets not available to book online. * Does not include 101 Dalmatians, Downtown Abbey or Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas!


One Nighters

Come round for a

One Nighter!

Weds 25 Sept

“One of the great British voices” The Guardian

KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI A backing singer with Dusty Springfield, the first European artist to sign for Tamla Motown, hits on both sides of the Atlantic, a duet (with a certain Elton John) that was one of the biggest songs of the 1970s. For 40 years, Kiki Dee has been one of the truly great British singers. Her long-time musical partner, virtuoso guitarist Carmelo Luggeri has performed with Andy Williams, Paul Rodgers, Kenny Jones and Ralph McTell.Together they effortlessly blend their soul, pop and rock roots into heartfelt, emotionally thrilling music. A night not to be missed. £16.00 / £18.00 / cons

“awesome… I’d sell my soul to play like that” Mojo

Mon 30 Sept

LUNASA

“The hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.” Irish Voice

A very special evening with the finest Irish traditional band you will ever see! Since their last sell-out New Vic visit they’ve been touring the world, appearing in such renowned venues as Sydney Opera House and The Hollywood Bowl – they’ve even played at the White House.

With a worldwide reputation for stunning shows and superb musicianship, this ‘dream-team’ of virtuoso musicians includes All Ireland Fiddle Champion Sean Smith, piper Cillian Vallely and flute player, Kevin Crawford. A night of “moving, pulsating, thrilling“ music. £14.00 / £16.00 / £18.00 / cons / under 16s Go Free

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Fri 11, Sat 12 & Sat 19 Oct The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents

FARCICALS written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn Two frivolous little comedies of fun, infidelity, food fights, lust and loss of trousers!

Fri 11 at 5.00pm Sat 19 10.45am The Kidderminster Affair Will Lottie discover the awful truth about Kidderminster? Will Teddy burn the barbeque?

Sat 12 at 5.00pm Sat 19 10.45am (following The Kidderminster Affair) Chloë With Love Teddy and Lottie’s marriage is in difficulty. Cue next door neighbours, Penny and Reggie, to the rescue. But who is Chloë? £10.00 each / £15 both

Four Ayckbourns in one day! The Stephen Joseph Theatre Company perform Time of My Life, Arrivals and Departures, and both Farcicals on Saturday 19 October

Performance in the round

Performance on three sides

Directional performance with some element of front and back


Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas!

as Merry Chrisstm saving : Mon 2 - Sat 14 Dec

UNCLE ERIC’S Murder At Christmas! Join the one and only Uncle Eric, Madge and our favourite musical misfits for a fantastic night of Christmas comedy and great 60s music!

just £60! Groups of 4 Groups of 10 gne! m cha pa free bottle of

Eric’s had a brilliant idea – he’s going to join the local amateur dramatic society.There are lots of available women, and he will be perfect as the Detective in their new murder mystery. But jealousy, petty rivalries and personal grudges mean that things start turning nasty. And then the worst imaginable thing happens – Madge turns up! Oh, and there’s a real murder. Expect a great night out with comedy, mayhem and more than 20 of the greatest 60s hits ever written including, by popular demand, some Christmas classics. Mon & Tue: all seats just £15 Weds – Sat: £18.00 / £19.50 / £21.00 Groups: £60 for groups of 4 or more (£15.00 per ticket); 10 paid tickets or more also get a free bottle of champagne and free ticket for organiser

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Weds 27 Nov

SWINGING AT THE COTTON CLUB Featuring: The Jiving Lindy Hoppers & Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra

“A positive pleasure to behold” The Guardian

Step back to 1920s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub,The Cotton Club! This spectacular show celebrates the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club, recreating legendary performances by the greatest musicians, singers and dancers of its 1920s and 30s heyday With the world’s premier jazz dance company and one of the swingingest jazz bands on the circuit. “the uninhibited spirit of swing dance in its heyday" The Washington Post £15.00 / £17.50 / £19.50 / cons

Tues 17 Dec

STEELEYE SPAN

Wintersmith Tour

Folk rock pioneers, pop stars and an inspiration to generations! With Maddy Prior at the helm, the line-up features band stalwart and fiddler extraordinaire Peter Knight, Rick Kemp on bass, Peter Zorn and Julian Littman on Guitars and Liam Genockey on the drum stool. Along with the classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever, Steeleye will be playing new music inspired by the Wintersmith novel of author,Terry Pratchett. £18.50 / £21.50 / cons

Sat 21 Dec It wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

THE FRONCYSYLLTE MALE VOICE CHOIR Our favourite visitors have been performing here every Christmas for more than 30 years. One of the finest of all Welsh choirs, their annual concert is always as sell-out – make sure to book soon! £16.00 / £19.50 / £21.00 / cons


One Nighters

Weds 8 Jan The kings of swing!

THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA A sell-out New Year visit from the legendary Pasadena Roof Orchestra is becoming a New Vic tradition. And no wonder — with the finest arrangements and the best musicians, they bring syncopated sophistication and toe-tapping fun in an infectious celebration of the era when swing was king. This immaculately presented show features all-time classics from the great entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. £16.00 / £18.50 / £20.00 / cons / under 16s Go Free

Weds 29 Jan

TAMSIN WALEY-COHEN WITH BARTHOLOMEW LAFOLLETTE Two outstanding young musicians.The exceptionally gifted young violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen studied at the Royal College of Music, winning all the available violining prizes and being named their String Player of the Year in 2005. She is a regular soloist with leading orchestras and releases her first recording this year.

"the most exciting young classical talent in Britain"

Admired equally as a solo, duo and concerto performer, prize-winning cellist Bartholomew LaFollette has been called "the most exciting young classical talent in Britain" has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh, and the Leeds International Concert series.

Programme: Kodaly Duo Presented by the New Vic Theatre and Concerts at Keele Ravel Duo www.keele.ac.uk/music/concerts-events-forums/keeleconcerts/ Plus selection from: Bach Inventions, Beethoven duos, Haydn Passacaglia, £17.50 / £19.50 / cons / under 16s Go Free Martinu 2 Duos, Schulhoff Duo, Paganini duos

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Events

Exhibitions Mon 29 July – Sat 17 Aug

Andrew Billington The Year in Productions A selection of New Vic production photos from the last year’s shows.

Mon 19 Aug – Sat 14 Sept

David Finney Spirit In this exhibition the artist endeavours to capture the spirit of individual character and style through a variety of media and methods.

Mon 16 Sept – Sat 5 Oct

Alan Brown

Mon 7 Oct – Sat 26 Oct

Newcastle in Bloom 2013

Communities Growing Together

Green fingered residential gardeners, allotment holders, community groups, schools and businesses will come together to celebrate this year’s Newcastle in Bloom campaign to improve and enhance the Borough for the whole community. Part of Britain in Bloom.

Mon 28 Oct – Sat 16 Nov

Christina Hopkinson A World of Wildlife This exhibition by a local artist aims to showcase a personal interpretation of domestic and exotic wildlife in a variety of water based mediums. www.harmonyart.co.uk

Mon 18 Nov – Sat 1 Feb

Views on Reality

101 Dalmatians Schools’ Exhibition

These composite photographs of ‘not quite’ reality have been designed in a way to persuade us to explore our own imagination.

Our annual exhibition of artwork from local children based on our Christmas show.

Sat 5 Oct 10am till 4pm.

NSGC Craft Fair The best of contemporary and traditional crafts from North Staffs Guild of Craftsman • Check with Front of House department for dates of exclusive preview nights for any of our exhibitions. • To exhibit your work here, receive Preview Night invitations, please contact Front of House on: 01782 717954 ext 311. dsunnuck@newvictheatre.org.uk


Information

Refreshments

Spoil yourself! theatre restaurant

Home-made food at value for money prices.

Props & Costume Hire The New Vic Theatre houses an extensive collection of costumes, furniture and props from past productions. Most of what appears on the New Vic stage is created by our in-house craft departments. And working in the round means that attention to detail is paramount.That’s why props and costume, be it monsters, ghosts or 18th Century gowns, are often the stars of the show. We welcome enquiries from organisations wishing to hire New Vic props, furniture or costumes – other theatres, film and television companies, amateur societies and educational organisations throughout the UK and worldwide. To find out more, contact the relevant team: Costume: 01782 381365 or email asunnuck@newvictheatre.org.uk Props and furniture: 01782 381361 or email propshire@newvictheatre.org.uk Sorry, our props and costumes cannot be hired for fancy dress or parties!

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Enjoy lunch or a pre-show meal with friends. Have a drink at the bar. Or simply spoil yourself with a cuppa and a delicious cake. If you’re coming for a pre-show dinner, why not call 01782 717954 ext. 325 and reserve a table?

Snacks - 10am - ’til 3.30pm Lunch - Noon ’til 2pm Closed - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Tableware generously supplied by

Dinner - 5.30pm - 7.30pm Beverages - 5.30pm ’til interval (Bar ’til 11pm) Wherever possible, the New Vic uses local produce and ingredients.

drink

Avoid the drinks rush! Pre-order drinks using the interval slips provided at the bar.


Community - Events

Creative cravings We look at what’s on the Appetite menu for New Vic Education and Borderlines…

Picnics in the park, Pavement Cafes, travelling tea rooms, and, not forgetting world-class circus. Appetite is certainly making sure it’s going to be an action-packed few months in Stoke-on-Trent.

Bianco by No Fit State

Currently in its first year, the Appetite programme was launched by a consortium of five local organisations led by the New Vic Theatre with B Arts, Brighter Futures, PiCL and Staffordshire University’s Creative Communities Unit in response to statistics which found that the area has some of the lowest levels of arts engagement in the country. With a vision to develop a ‘Taster Menu’ of different types of family friendly arts in public spaces across the city, Appetite will also be encouraging communities to take an active role in producing events for themselves during the next three years. Closer to home, New Vic Education and New Vic Borderlines are serving up a programme of Appetite events of their own.

Slunglow Pavement Cafe

Jelly and Ice Cream will see the New Vic’s Education team collaborate with the Library Service and Children’s Centres to share a love of storytelling with local families. Between November and December, professional storytellers will be encouraging families to explore the world of stories and create tales of their own in a series of sessions to be held across the city. Appetite Creative Producer, Gemma Thomas, said: “Jelly and Ice Cream is about inspiring families across the city to read and imagine together to forge a link between the performing arts and storytelling. “We want to enable families to access places in the city which already provide access to the arts within libraries and the theatre.”

Sol Cinema Pavement Cafe


Community - Projects

Keele University with New Vic Borderlines – Bridging the Gap In partnership with Keele University, School of Management, Borderlines explores the connection between communities in Japan who have been affected by a disaster and crisis such as the Tsunami and communities in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire who have been affected by economical and social disasters in slow motion. Do communities react in the same way, do they support each other in the same way? Bridging the Gap is a major piece of research using theatre and drama skills to measure physical and emotional response to crisis and disaster. August Portland Street Carnival

September - December Adult Community Learning Projects Get Up, Get Out, Get In Model Citizens Chapter 2 Next Chapter Continuing in January to March 2014 Young People’s Theatre Company Strathcross Group Untold Stories of Volunteering with Keele University Phase II United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day New Vic Borderlines explores the Christmas Show The Hundred and One Dalmatians with: It’s a Dogs Life? You can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks! Can a Dalmatian Change it’s Spots? For more information on our work and taking part, please contact rreddihough@newvictheatre.org.uk tel : 01782 381368

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New Vic Borderlines meanwhile will be working with Appetite to reach out far and wide into communities across the city, building on already firmly established relationships and forging new friendships along the way. Introducing Brendan Davies, who will be working with Borderlines on this part of the project, Gemma said: “Brendan is one of a number of people who will be working to make connections with the city to encourage more people to get involved with and enjoy the arts.” Brendan said: “I will be going out and meeting community members to establish relationships with Appetite and will be acting as the link between the community hubs and the arts. “It is an exciting time, we’re meeting lots of different people and getting to know what people in Stoke-on-Trent think and feel about the arts in the area.

Borderlines projects

Head of New Vic Education, Jill Rezzano, added: “Jelly and Ice Cream is an opportunity for us to work closely with the city’s families. Working as a partner of the Library Service and Children’s Centres will really enable us to reach out to new audiences and communities.”

We want to encourage people to develop ideas and create their own art and events

“We are hoping to inspire creativity among groups and help them realise their potential to express themselves, to create their own art and continue the work of the project for years to come.”

Gemma added: “We want to encourage people to develop ideas and ambitions to create their own exhilarating programme of events - that’s what this project is all about, about inspiring people to engage with the arts. “We have a 10 year vision with three years funding, ultimately this is about making the arts part of everyday life for the people of Stoke-on-Trent.”


Appetite: the Taster Menu From summer 2013 Appetite will be coming to a Stoke-on-Trent street, park and shopping centre near you! The ever growing programme of mainly free, familyfriendly events includes… Picnics at Tunstall Park (July), Longton Park (Sept) & Burslem Park (Nov) Finale events: 28 July, 28 Sept and 1 Nov Join B Arts as they collect stories revealing the roles that the city’s parks play in the lives of its people. A series of community workshops will culminate in events open to the general public. Bianco by NoFit State Circus on 26, 27 and 28 July From their base in Cardiff, the spectacular No Fit State tour the world. In July they will be bringing their breathtaking and memorable displays of daring aerial extremes and explosive performances to Stoke-on-Trent for the first time. The Pavement Cafe on 3, 10, 17 and 24 August The Pavement Café will come to life in Stoke-on-Trent city centre as part of regional, national and international outdoor events taking place throughout August. Featuring Tangled Feet, Slunglow C-12 Dance Theatre and others, the events will also welcome local organisations such as the British Ceramics Biennial.

Education projects FOR SCHOOLS

Christmas Workshops The Hundred and One Dalmatians Workshops To support our Christmas production, we will be offering a programme of education activities which will include: In-School Workshops To accompany the production, New Vic Education will be offering workshops and activities for Key Stages 1 and 2. Cost (one-hour workshop): £40 & VAT. Selected dates from 25 Nov to 31 Jan. Activity Pack Filled with resources to help you explore the themes of the play and to develop literacy through storytelling. Cost: £5 & VAT. For more information and to book workshops please contact Lynn Parry on 01782 381366 or email lparry@newvictheatre.org.uk FOR CHILDREN & yOuNG PEOPLE

The Travelling Tea Room The beautifully crafted Travelling Tea Room will be at all Appetite events. Pull up a chair, meet the Appetite Builders and chat about the arts over a cup of tea.

Drama Club Saturday morning drama sessions for children aged 4-10. A chance to be creative, have fun and make new friends. Saturdays 9.00 - 10.00, 10.15 - 11.15, 11.30 - 12.30 (school term time) Cost: £45 for 10 sessions. youth Theatre Create, watch and explore theatre in weekly after-school sessions for 10-12s, 13-15s and 16-18s (school term time) Cost: £60 for 10 sessions. Holiday Projects Exciting projects for young people during the summer school holidays. Please check the website or contact Lynn Parry for more info.

If you’d like to hear more about Appetite, send your contact details to askus@appetitestoke.co.uk and we’ll email you as the programme develops. Or check out the website: appetitestoke.co.uk and sign up there.

For more information on any NewVic Education project please contact Lynn Parry on 01782 381366 or email lparry@newvictheatre.org.uk

As The World Tipped on 23 and 24 August A spectacular open-air event combining acrobatics and huge projections in a thrilling drama from Wired Aerial Theatre Jelly and Ice Cream from Nov to Dec Jelly and Ice Cream will see the New Vic, the Library Service and Children’s Centres team up for a project to encourage families to share a love of storytelling.


Community - Fundraising

Time for a new supporting role We raise the curtain on our patrons scheme.

When the lights went up on the New Vic’s opening performance in 1986, it marked the culmination of 25 years work, not just by Vic Theatre Director Peter Cheeseman but by the people of Staffordshire.

The dream of building Europe’s first purpose-built theatre-in-the-round became a reality following a tremendous fundraising effort by hundreds of businesses and local people who contributed more than £1.5 million to the building fund. Quite simply, the New Vic would not exist without the support of the community. And in 2008 supporters came out in force once more, when more than £1 million was raised for WorkSpace, a new state-of -the-art community facility. Now, there is a way people can continue to support the New Vic: the New Vic Patrons scheme. New Vic Fundraising Officer, Victoria Martin, said: “The New Vic has always been held in great affection by local people and 44| www.newvictheatre.org.uk

we have been fortunate always to receive their strong support.” New Vic Patrons support our theatre-inthe-round, helping to create a vibrant and diverse programme which is seen by more than 100,000 people every year. The Patrons also support the theatre’s lifechanging work in the community, helping to deliver award-winning pioneering work to more than 10,000 young people and community members each year through the New Vic’s Borderlines and Education departments. Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director, said: “The New Vic Theatre’s mission is to make excellent theatre-in-the-round and be a positive force for change in our region. New Vic Patrons are extremely important to us. We are so grateful for their generous support, as they make a very real contribution to helping us to achieve our mission.” The scheme has two tiers of support, New Vic Patrons at £5 a month or £60


annually and New Vic Patrons’ Circle at £10 a month or £120 annually. Memberships are also eligible for Gift Aid and Catalyst matched funding through Arts Council England, helping donations make an even bigger difference. Both New Vic Patrons and New Vic Patrons’ Circle members receive regular newsletters about the theatre’s work, invitations to Patrons’ events and acknowledgement of support on the New Vic website and in the Christmas production programme. In addition, New Vic Patrons’ Circle members are given the opportunity to take a personal backstage tour with the theatre’s Artistic Director or Executive Director. Further information about supporting the New Vic is available by visiting www.newvictheatre.org.uk or by contacting Victoria Martin by telephoning 01782 381375 or by emailing vmartin@newvictheatre.com

Catalyst Funding The New Vic is delighted to be part of Arts Council England Catalyst Arts Programme, which will match fund donations given by individuals before the end of March 2015.This means that there has never been a better time to support our work.

New Vic Patrons’ memberships are eligible for gift aid and Catalyst matched funding, helping your gift to make an even bigger difference.

Make a difference all round By becoming a New Vic Patron Make a regular monthly or annual donation, with regular updates and events to show how you are supporting our work. Membership forms are available on our website or by contacting the New Vic’s Fundraising team. By giving a donation Make your cheque payable to the New Vic Theatre and pop into the box office or post to us. Alternatively you can donate online via our Virgin Money Giving page. In celebration or memory Celebrating a special event or want to remember someone who loved the theatre? We can provide advice and resources to help make the most of your contribution. By leaving a gift in your will Our legacy pack will provide you more information if you are thinking of leaving us a gift in your will.The pack is available on our website or by contacting the New Vic’s Fundraising team. By shopping If you shop online go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/newvic.You can access lots of your usual shops and we will get a donation relative to your spend, at no cost to you.

• If you join New Vic Patrons before the end of March 2014 your £60 could be worth £135 to us, with gift aid and Catalyst matched funding.

Gift Aid it! Complete a gift aid declaration and your donation could be worth more to us, at no extra cost to you. Obtain a gift aid declaration form from box office or by telephoning 01782 381375

• If you join New Vic Patrons’ Circle before the end of March 2014 your £120 could be worth £270 to us, with gift aid and Catalyst matched funding.

For more information on any of the above, please see the ‘Support us’ section of our website or contact Victoria Martin on 01782 381375 or email vmartin@newvictheatre.com


Community - Business Friends

BENEFITS FOR BuSINESS FRIENDS • promote your business • entertain clients • reward staff • support your outstanding local theatre MEMBERS

The Dudson Group Dean Statham

Keele university Science and Business Park

Roy Beech (Contractors) Ltd

Barringtons Ltd. Chartered Accountants Baker Tilly

To find out more about the benefits of becoming a New Vic Business Friend contact: Fiona Wallace Executive Director New Vic Theatre Tel: 01782 717954 email: fwallace@newvictheatre.com

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New Vic Business Friends High profile sponsorship just £100 per month The New Vic is Staffordshire’s award-winning producing theatre. This means that we design, build, direct and present major professional productions here at our unique theatre-in-the-round.

We have deep roots in the local community. Some 150,000 visitors every year come from Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and beyond. And we have award-winning education and community programmes involving more than 10,000 local people every year. Your organisation’s sponsorship as a member of New Vic Business Friends will demonstrate your support for the New Vic’s work to these tens of thousands of customers and supporters; enabling you to benefit from an association with an international-class arts organisation and with the community that we serve. As a Business Friend, your company will enjoy branding opportunities in the theatre building and in our widely distributed publicity materials. Networking, complimentary tickets and hospitality are additional benefits. All sponsorship income from Business Friends goes directly into supporting the plays and concerts we present on our stage and our award-winning community and education programmes.


Dress Rehearsal Gaslight Thurs 19 Sept 7.15pm for 7.30pm Spotlight Deborah McAndrew, writer of The Grand Gesture, talks about writing and adapting for the stage Thurs 7 Nov 6.00 – 6.45pm The PUB Theatre Trip People by Alan Bennett at Leicester Curve Thurs 26 Sept Twelfth Night Party The annual shin-dig for Friends and New Vic Vols with entertainment from the cast and staff of the New Vic Thurs 16 Jan. Please feel free to get in touch at any time. you can contact Kay Wilson by email (kwilson@newvictheatre.org.uk) or phone her on 01782 717539.

Friends for your friends Do you know someone who would enjoy being a New Vic Friend? Being a ‘Friend’ means you get access to lots of behind the scenes events and find out directly through Directors, Designers, Stage Management and others how theatre happens.There are Theatre trips to shows all over the country, and Friends are invited to our dress rehearsals.Top that off with our annual Twelfth Night party, and a Friends membership provides a thoughtful and entertaining gift that friends and theatre lovers can enjoy all through the year - for just £20.00. For details of how to make your friend a Friend contact Marketing on 01782 717539; email kwilson@newvictheatre.org.uk

Friends

Friends Events Diary


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Bookings /Access/Concessions Bookings In Person Box Office open Mon - Sat 10.00am to start of performance. Closes 6pm on non-performance nights. By Phone 24 hour booking service - 01782 717962 (answerphone out of Box Office hours). By Post Cheques payable to New Vic Theatre (cheque guarantee card number & expiry date on reverse), include SAE and send to: New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, ST5 0JG. By Credit / Debit Card Quote number by telephone; show card on collection. Tickets booked by credit card are guaranteed sold and can be collected at any time or posted to you for 60p. Reservations held for 3 working days or 1 hr before performance whichever is earliest.We no longer accept Electron, Amex or Diners cards. Online Book online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk (£1 booking fee per ticket.) Exchanging Tickets We are sorry that no refunds can be made. 50p per ticket to exchange for another performance of same

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production - at least 3 days prior to date of original performance. Service free for package buyers.

New Vic Value Groups & Schools Groups of ten or more £2.00 off top two price bands for New Vic productions unless otherwise stated. School groups £9.50 any seat, any performance, unless otherwise stated. First Night Fever All seats £14.50 (no concessions). u16s Go Free For nominated events, an under 16 admitted free with an adult paying full or concessionary price. Some events have adult content. Check when booking.

Content Productions may contain strong language and difficult content. Please check with Box Office prior to booking.

Late Admissions Please note that latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. The New Vic reserves the right to vary the advertised programme and facilities if necessary and apologises for any inconvenience. E & OE

Access Committed to providing access to the arts for all. Disabled Patrons Free parking close to entrance for Blue Badge holders (please call to reserve a space), automatic doors, lift to 1st floor, ramped access to auditorium, disabled toilets. Magnetic induction loop in auditorium (not available for amplified performances). Infra-red assisted hearing system. Captioned Performances for New Vic Productions. Audio Described Performances for New Vic Productions (please book min. 3 days in advance). Large-print cast sheets available on request. Guide dogs welcome. Loan copies of play scripts available from the Box Office on request. Tickets £10.00 Mon – Thurs; £12.00 Fri; and £14.00 Sat (101 Dalmatians £12.00 all performances); lowest advertised price less £2.00 concession (if available) for all other events. A Companion ticket at lowest advertised price (less concession if eligible) per disabled patron. A free Carer’s ticket for patrons in receipt of Disability Living


Allowance or Attendance Allowance.

Bus Bus stop outside theatre 34 & 34A: Newcastle & Hanley.

Rail Concessions* £2.00 off ticket prices for all New Vic productions for the following: Children / Full Time Students / Over 60s / People in Receipt of Means-Tested Benefits / Disabled Patrons In addition, if you are in receipt of Income Support, Incomebased Jobseeker’s Allowance or Social Fund, tickets are only £1.50 for Monday and Tuesday performances of New Vic productions**. *Conditions All concessionary tickets subject to availability; only one discount per ticket; proof of status may be required; no concessions for matinees or Saturday performances unless otherwise stated. **Maximum 2 tickets per person.

The nearest station is Stoke-on-Trent. Connections to Birmingham, Manchester, Derby, Stafford, Crewe. Enquiries: 08457 484950

Parking Disabled Please contact Box Office to arrange reserved, free parking

Coach / Minibus Please contact Box Office to arrange reserved, free parking

Car £1 fee (free before 6.30 pm).Theatre is in residential area. use car parks indicated. Theatre car park can be full at busy times! Leave time to use alternative parking approx 500 yards from theatre (see map). Cars parked at owners’ risk. N.B. don’t park at Polite Vicar - wheel-clamping in force! IF yOu'RE uSING A SAT NAV! users of satellite navigation systems have occasionally experienced problems. Please ensure that your system is directing you to the NEW VIC, NEWCASTLE-uNDERLyME. Double check that your system has logged the correct postcode: ST5 0JG

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Calendar

Ticket prices Muddy Cows, Gaslight,Time of My Life,Arrivals and Departures, The Grand Gesture, Betrayal. Row A&PartG Row B&PartG Rows C-F Balcony

Mon - Thurs Full Price £12.00 £18.00 Concessions £10.00 £16.00 Fri & Sat Eve Full Price £14.00 £19.50 Concessions* £12.00 £17.50 Matinees Full Price £12.00 £12.00 Concessions £10.00 £10.00 F N Fever all seats £14.50 (no concessions) Groups (10+) N/A £2.00 off Schools groups £9.50 £9.50

£19.50 £17.50 £21.00 £19.00 £12.00 £10.00 £2.00 off £9.50

The Hundred and One Dalmatians Row A&PartG Row B&PartG Rows C-F Balcony

Family perf Full Price £14.00 £19.50 £21.00 Concessions £12.00 £17.50 £19.00 Child Group N/A £13.00 £13.00 Groups (10+) N/A £2.00 off £2.00 off Family of 4 £60.00 (must include one adult and one child) Schools’ perf Full Price £17.00 £17.00 £17.00 Concessions £15.00 £15.00 £15.00 Child Group £9.50 £9.50 £9.50

UncleDowntown Eric’s Hard Abbey Day’s Night

Row A&PartG Row B&PartG Rows C-F Balcony

Mon - Thurs Full Price £15.00 £18.00 Concessions £13.00 £16.00 Fri & Sat Eve Full Price £16.50 £19.50 £14.50 £17.50 Concessions* F N Fever all seats £14.50 (no concessions) Groups (10+) N/A £2.00 off

Price band map

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September

£2.00 off

* Fridays only

Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Theatre closed Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey Downtown Abbey

Gaslight Gaslight Gaslight Gaslight Gaslight 2.15 Craft Fair from 10.00 Time of My Life Time of My Life Arrivals and Departures Farcicals: Kidderminster Affair 5.00 Arrivals and Departures Farcicals: Chloë with Love 5.00 Time of My Life Time of My Life Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Time of My Life Time of My Life

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Farcicals - both shows 10.45 Time of My Life Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Time of My Life Time of My Life Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Arrivals and Departures Time of My Life The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture

Thurs 12 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! Fri 13 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! Sat 14 101 Dalmatians Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! Mon 16 101 Dalmatians Tues 17 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Steeleye Span Weds 18 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Thurs 19 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Fri 20 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Sat 21 101 Dalmatians Froncysyllte Choir Mon 23 101 Dalmatians Weds 24 101 Dalmatians 11.00 Weds 25 Theatre closed Thurs 26 101 Dalmatians Fri 27 101 Dalmatians Sat 28 101 Dalmatians Mon 30 101 Dalmatians Tues 31 101 Dalmatians

2.15 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 2.15 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

November Fri 1 Sat 2 Mon 4 Tues 5 Weds 6 Thurs 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Tues 12 Weds 13 Thurs 14 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sat 23 Mon 25 Tues 26 Weds 27

The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture The Grand Gesture Betrayal Betrayal Betrayal Betrayal Betrayal 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Swinging at the Cotton Club Thurs 28 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Fri 29 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Sat 30 101 Dalmatians

2.15

2.15

2.15

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

Weds 1 Thurs 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Tues 7 Weds 8 Thurs 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Tues 14 Weds 15 Thurs 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Tues 21 Weds 22 Thurs 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Tues 28 Weds 29

7.30 7.30

December Mon 2 Tues 3 Weds 4 Thurs 5 Fri 6 Sat 7 Mon 9 Tues 10 Weds 11

Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas! 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Uncle Eric’s Murder At Christmas!

7.30 2.15* 7.30 2.15* 7.30 2.15* 7.30 7.30 2.15

Theatre closed 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Pasadena Roof Orchestra 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30* Waley-Cohen & LaFollette 101 Dalmatians 10.30* 101 Dalmatians 10.30*

7.30

Thurs 30 Fri 31

7.30

February

2.15*

Sat 1

2.15* 7.30 2.15* 7.30

7.30 2.15 7.30 2.15* 7.30 2.15* 7.30 7.30 2.15 2.15 2.30 2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

January

2.15* 2.15*

2.15

7.30

Calendar

Sat 19

*

101 Dalmatians

Talkback First Night Fever Schools’ performance

2.15 2.15 2.15 2.15*

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

2.15 2.15*

7.30 7.30

2.15

7.30 7.30

2.15

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

2.15

7.30

Captioned Performances Audio Described Performances Sign Language Interpreted Performances

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THREE plays just £40! Any seat Any night Gaslight + Time of My Life or Arrivals and Departures + The Grand Gesture And, only when you book our Three for £40 plays package, you can get all this too: Downtown Abbey, Time of My Life or Arrivals and Departures, Muddy Cows, Murder At Christmas! £14.00 (Mon – Thurs) or £14.50 (Fri & Sat). The Hundred and One Dalmatians £14.50

TWO plays just £30! Any seat Any night Choose from: Gaslight Time of My Life or Arrivals and Departures The Grand Gesture The New Vic gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support:

The New Vic Theatre operates thanks to a unique partnership between Arts Council England, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council

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