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What’s On

August 2019 – February 2020

The Prince and The Pauper Sat 16 November - Sat 25 January

Box Office 01782 717962

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CHEESE & WINE EVENING Thu 15 August 7.00pm Love cheese? Love wine? Why not come along to our cheese and wine matching evening and learn more about the best cheese and wine pairings to enjoy at home. We shall be exploring a range of delicious cheeses and matching them with some classic wines from around the globe. We shall also talk about food and wine matching more generally, and you’ll pick up some really good tips to take away and practice at home.

Tickets £15.00

Front-of-House Volunteers of the New Vic have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The Front-of-House volunteer team is vital to delivering the work that we do and we want to say a huge thank you to them for contributing their time to ensure we can continue to deliver the work that we do. Congratulations on your award!

COSTUME & PROP SALE Sat 20 July 10.00am - 2.00pm Join us for this exclusive chance to buy some of the costumes and props you may have seen on the New Vic stage!

Over 150,000 people through our doors each year Photography in this brochure by Andrew Billington, Mark Douet, David Hughes, Clara Lou Photography, James Stewart, Phil Radcliffe Cover image shows The Prince and the Pauper See page 22 for details.

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What with transferring productions to New York, Florida and the West End I’ve been getting about a fair bit recently. One of the things that’s most struck me has been learning how much America values British theatre. Being on Broadway with Around The World in 80 Days, right next door to Harry Potter, brought home to me the role of arts as one of our most significant national exports.

UK found that creative and cultural participation makes a greater contribution to well-being in later life than any other factor, including financial wealth or friends; it is described in the report as quite simply one of the things that makes life worth living. It reminded me of Churchill’s apocryphal comment when asked to support the war effort by cutting funding to the arts: “then what are we fighting for?”

I’m sure it’s one of the reasons why the arts industry delivers such huge economic benefits to the UK. Did you know that government subsidy of culture results in £5 of tax paid for every £1 invested? I didn’t, till the Arts Council recently published a report outlining that. Wish I could get find a bank that would give me interest rates like that.

We have a halo effect: investment attracts additional investment, increases civic pride, and contributes to regeneration in a way that’s been recognised and outlined by the City Council as they’ve looked over the tremendous benefits of bidding to be City Of Culture - ‘losing the bid but winning with culture’.

And that’s only the current situation. The creative industries are the UK’s fastest growing industry. We are responsible for one job in every 11, and jobs are growing at four times the national average. Our economic impact is significant, but it’s only the start of the story. As a society we are only just beginning to understand how to assess the social worth of the arts industry. The health and well-being impacts we have on a wide range of people who are experiencing challenges including school holiday hunger, isolation in older life, homelessness, criminal or anti-social behaviour are significant. We engage with a high proportion of school-aged children, making contributions to their education and inspiring their teachers.

And we offer a conduit for others to give back to their community. That may be through charitable and philanthropic donations to support our work, or it may be through donating one’s time as a volunteer. The tremendous value and impact of the amazing people who volunteer to support their community through the New Vic has recently been recognised, as Front-of-House volunteers have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Theresa Heskins Artistic Director @TheresaHeskins

A recent report published by the charity Age Keep up-to-date with all our news at or follow us at: @NewVicTheatre NewVicTheatre Staffordshire new_vic_theatre

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Choose 3 plays* in the season and pay just £50.00 Our autumn season includes Handbagged by Moira Buffini; No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter from London Classic Theatre; Season’s Greetings and Birthday’s Past, Birthday’s Present from Stephen Joseph Theatre – both written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn; Gym & Tonic from John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield, and Two by Jim Cartwright.

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U16s Go Free Did you know U16s go free with a paying adult on selected New Vic Productions? We also run a scheme for U26s that offers free tickets on selected productions. Ask Box Office for more details.


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Tickets* Handbagged, No Man’s Land, Season’s Greetings, Birthday’s Past Birthday’s Present, Gym & Tonic, Two Fri & Sat Eves Mon – Thu Eves Matinees First Night Fever

£24.50 £23.00 £17.50 £23.00 £21.50 £15.50 £17.50 All Tickets £16.50

The Prince and The Pauper Purple Performances Blue Performances Schools’ Performances First Night Fever

£26.50 £25.00 £20.00 £25.00 £23.50 £18.50 £21.00 (See below for details of Schools’ concessions) All Tickets £17.00 See pg 44/45 for full schedule

Eric’s Christmas Panto

A Comedy of Eric’s

Wed – Sat Eves Mon & Tue Eves Groups 4+ Groups 10+

Fri & Sat Eves Mon - Thu Eves Groups 10+ First Night Fever

£24.50 £23.00 £20.00 £19.50 £17.00 per ticket £17.00 per ticket, plus 11th ticket free for organiser and free bottle of Prosecco

£24.50 £23.00 £20.00 £23.00 £21.50 £18.50 £2.00 off top two prices £16.50

Tale Trail To The Prince and The Pauper All tickets £9.00 Schools’ Performances £180 (class of 30)

New Vic Theatre Discounts We offer a discount of £2.00 off Mon – Fri performances for Under 16s, 65+, Students and those in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance. Disabled Patrons in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Attendance Allowance (AA) can claim a free companion ticket. For Disabled Patrons not in receipt of DLA, PIP or AA, companion tickets are available at the lowest advertised price. Schools: £12.00 per pupil Groups 10+: £2.00 off top two prices (11th ticket free for the group organiser) * A transaction fee of £1.00 per ticket applies when booking online Master_Autumn_19_in_progress_Final.indd 5

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Sat 14 September 10.00am - 4.00pm Offering an access-all areas look behind-thescenes, this is a great opportunity to see how we take our home-grown productions from page-to-stage. Explore our Costume, Design and Workshop departments, discover the technical magic used by Lighting and Sound teams to bring productions to life on stage and find out secret tricks-of-the-trade from the Stage Management team. Workshops will be on offer throughout the day that all ages of the family can get involved with too! It’s a fabulous chance to see the theatre in action and to discover the history of Europe’s first purpose built theatre-in-the-round. And it’s all completely FREE! Keep an eye on the New Vic website for more news about the activities planned for the day and a full schedule of events. Heritage Open Days work with organisations and individuals across England for a chance for communities nationwide to come together to learn, explore and have fun by sharing the treasures on their doorstep – and it’s all FREE.

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Plays New Vic Productions and Touring Productions


SATURDAY 20 JULY 2.15pm & 7.30pm

The Sad Club returns to the New Vic stage following its success at the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. Join us for this very special show, created by our Youth Theatre, for young local people. Tickets Free

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New Vic Borderlines Production


New Vic Borderlines


Directed by Ellie Taylor

Tue 16 July 4.00pm & 7.30pm Dream Big. Work Hard. Stand Proud…. Fly High What does it mean to be a ‘high flyer’ today? Can everyone truly be successful? At what cost is success achieved? And what does the world look like for those who fear they may be left behind? Developed, performed and with a script written by a cast of local young people, this production explores what impact younger, growing voices have on the world and questions who, if anyone, is really listening? High Flyers is a brand new musical exposing the highs (and lows) of growing up in the modern age.

Pay What You Decide Supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, young people from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent were invited to come along and work with our award-winning Borderlines department to create a brand new musical. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a new piece of work, created by members of your local community and support them as they take to a stage for the first time – and your ticket price is completely decided by you! All we ask, is that you book a ticket in advance.

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David Graham Productions present



Ye ultimate 60s musical!

Mon 19 - Sat 31 August Tickets from £16.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details

Blackadder meets Carry On as we travel 400 years back in time to meet Uncle Eric’s ancestor, Edric the Smith. Surprisingly, he’s a lazy, unemployed, good-for-nothing who relies for money on his wife, Mistress Merrily, landlady of the Talke Inn. Could this man really be Eric’s ancestor?? When William Shakespeare arrives at the inn their world is turned upside down and a host of questions have to be answered. What is Edric’s codpiece really hiding? What does She Loves You sound like when played on a lute? And did Edric really write The Bard’s best lines? Yes, it’s Eric and the gang with a brand new Shakespearean comedy! It might be set in Tudor times but, once again, it’s a fabulous night of comedy and the greatest hits of the 1960s!

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New Vic Production

New Vic



By Moira Buffini Directed by Fiona Buffini

Fri 6 – Sat 28 September Tickets from £15.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details Captioned Tue 24 Sep 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 28 Sep 2.15pm Talkback Tue 24 Sep

‘We are both Britain’ Over the course of a decade, two of Britain’s most iconic women meet regularly. In private. Sharing their views on what it means to be British and navigating their opposing opinions, do their smiles tell a true story? What actually happened behind those closed doors? The meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher became infamous in the ’80s. In this theatrical comedy, Moira Buffini imagines their relationship, and looks at what might have happened when two of the most powerful characters of our time came face-to-face. Sharply funny, packed with satirical humour and highly entertaining, Handbagged will make you question what you think you know about the people who lead us, and features the Monarch, the Prime Minister and a host of surrounding characters including Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Geoffrey Howe, Denis Thatcher plus many more! Fiona Buffini (The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd) returns to the New Vic to direct her sister’s play, ahead of their next production together at the National Theatre next Spring.

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London Classic Theatre presents



By Harold Pinter Directed by Michael Cabot

Tue 1 – Sat 5 October Tickets from £15.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details Please note: Contains very strong language. Age recommendation 16+

A chance meeting between two elderly writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol-fuelled night of reminiscences and verbal sparring. Hirst, a wealthy recluse, invites Spooner, a down-at-heel poet, to his Hampstead townhouse for a nightcap. As the shadows lengthen and the whisky flows, their stories become more elaborate and improbable, until the arrival of two younger men forces events to take an unexpected turn. In his most beguiling and atmospheric play, Pinter interweaves truth, language and memory to create a world of dark comedy and subtle power games. Originally staged at the Old Vic, London in 1975, Peter Hall’s iconic production of No Man’s Land starred John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Harold Pinter wrote 29 plays including The Caretaker, Old Times, Betrayal and The Homecoming. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents



Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Tue 8 – Sat 26 October Tickets from £15.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details Captioned Tue 22 Oct 7.30pm Audio Described Thu 24 Oct 2.15pm Talkback Tue 22 Oct

When families get together to celebrate a special occasion, there’s a danger that all hell will break loose. Particularly if you happen to be trapped for several days with all your relatives and copious amounts of alcohol... Neville and Belinda are hosting their extended family over a long weekend. The presence of two tyrannical uncles – Bernard, whose ham-fisted annual puppet shows are a source of dread to young and old alike, and TV addict Harvey – promises to stir up trouble from the start. And that’s before you add to the mix broken toys, creaking marriages and guest novelist Clive, whose relationship with Belinda’s sister Rachel is going nowhere, causing him to look for love elsewhere. Directed by the author, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a sparkling new production of a truly classic Ayckbourn comedy.

Special Ayckbourn ticket package See Season’s Greetings and Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present for just £38.00

“Mordantly hilarious… a classic of drunken disasters and misrouted passions” The Guardian on the National Theatre’s 2010 production “One of his finest works” Daily Telegraph on the National Theatre’s 2010 production

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Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough presents



Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Thu 10 – Sat 26 October Tickets from £15.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details

It’s Mickey’s 80th birthday and he and his wife Meg are awaiting the arrival of their son, Adrian, and his new (and latest!) fiancée, Grace. Adrian has, according to his parents, a certain reputation regarding women and they feel meek, mild-mannered Grace should surely be warned of this. But are things really as they appear? As birthday follows birthday, prepare to be amazed as the truth is finally revealed about Adrian, the suburban closet Lothario! As ingenious in its construction as any of his previous plays, Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present is the 83rd play from the pen of one of Britain’s greatest playwrights.

Special Ayckbourn ticket package

‘As inspired and acute as ever’ The Times (on last year’s production of Better Off Dead)

See Season’s Greetings and Birthdays Past, Birthdays Present for just £38.00

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John Godber and Theatre Royal Wakefield present



Written and directed by John Godber OBE

Tue 5 – Sat 9 November Tickets from £15.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details

Scardale Hall Health Farm has the best staff in Europe, happy to pamper you, massage you and put you through your paces. But when Don and Shirley arrive to fix their failing marriage, even the coolest therapists start to lose their karma. When the sanctuary is broken, it’s not only the clients who need to lay back and relax. From the writer of Scary Bikers, Teechers, Up ‘n’ Under and Bouncers, Gym & Tonic is a laugh-out-loud comedy about trying to find a moment of calm in these challenging times.

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New Vic Production

New Vic



By Mark Twain Adapted and directed by Theresa Heskins

Sat 16 November 2019 – Sat 25 January 2020 Tickets from £17.00 See pages 4 & 5 for details Sign Language Interpreted Performance Thu 28 Nov 10.30am Audio Described Wed 8 Jan 10.30am Sat 11 Jan 2.15pm Captioned Tue 14 Jan 2.15pm Sat 18 Jan 2.15pm Relaxed Performance Mon 13 Jan 6.00pm

Classic stories, spectacular adventures and lots of fun are the hallmarks of a New Vic Christmas show, and this year will be no exception! Bringing together the same creative team who brought to life our adaptations of The Borrowers, Treasure Island and the UK Theatre award-winning The Snow Queen, this year we bring to life another classic adventure story in our stunning trademark style! Prepare for a tale full of heart, filled with imaginative storytelling, live music, humour, swashbuckling derring-do and festive magic as we stage a brand new adaptation of The Prince and The Pauper. Join us and be enchanted by this story of a chance meeting between two people, which might just change their lives…. and the lives of everyone around them.

Schools’ Performances available See Diary for detailed performance schedule

Illustration by Angelo Rinaldi, represented by Artist Partners

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David Graham Productions present



The perfect ‘60s musical for Christmas!

Mon 2 – Sat 14 December Tickets from £19.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details

It’s coming up to Christmas and Eric’s joined an amateur dramatic society (for all the wrong reasons). They’re about to put on a production of everyone’s favourite panto, Cinderella, and Eric’s been cast as one half of the Ugly Sisters. However, behind-the-scenes, things are far from a fairy-tale. The Fairy Godmother can’t find her sparkle, the Wicked Stepmother is busy being happy, Buttons really is in love with Cinderella and Prince Charming is anything but! As real-life jealousies, arguments and relationships spill over onto the stage, will the clock strike midnight on the production? Or can Eric find a way to stop them all turning into pumpkins? Whatever happens, the show must go on, and there’s no doubt this show will be filled with plenty of 60s music and loads of laughter to make this the perfect festive night out!

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New Vic Education Production

New Vic



Sat 7 December 2019 – Sat 4 January 2020 Tickets £9.00 See page 4 & 5 for details Schools’ Performances available See Diary for detailed performance schedule

This Christmas, join us for a brand new Tale Trail… Follow our storytelling actors as we take you on a 45 minute adventure into a magical and mysterious world in Tale Trail to The Prince and The Pauper. Specially written and directed for 3 - 5 year olds and their families, this is the perfect introduction to the magic of theatre. This enchanting story will take you on a journey filled with excitement and intrigue… Who are the two boys who look so similar? And why don’t they know each other? Can you help to solve this mystery…?

Image from previous production of Tale Trail to Robin Hood & Marian

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New Vic Production

New Vic



By Jim Cartwright Directed by Ruth Carney

Fri 31 January – Sat 22 February Tickets from £15.50 See pages 4 & 5 for details Captioned Tue 18 Feb 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 22 Feb 2.15pm Talkback Tue 18 Feb Please note: Contains strong language

Behind the bar of their northern pub, the Landlord and Landlady welcome their regulars with open arms. Lending an ear for stories of celebration, of loss, of love and of despair, the bickering couple work together to keep the locals in high spirits – with drinks, conversation and laughter. But what is their story? As a lost boy turns up on their doorstep looking for his Dad, the couple must confront their own demons and perhaps, for the first time in years, talk to each other… Performed by two actors playing all 14 characters, Jim Cartwright’s poignant play takes audiences into the world of a working-class pub over the course of one night. Weaving together rich stories full of human emotion, this dark-comedy gives an intimate insight into a variety of characters and will make you laugh, and cry, in equal measure.

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Backstage Tour


Join us this season and go behind-the-scenes to find out more about how we create the shows you see on our stage.

Thursday 26 September at 12.00pm Tickets £10.00 To support the creative and community work of the New Vic. To book, call Box Office on 01782 717962

Do you want to put your business centre stage? Place your brand in front of over 150,000 people and support the theatre and our charitable work with a New Vic Business Friends membership. Book a place on a special Business Friends guest night to discover the benefits. Email or call 01782 717954

Support the New Vic with the Lyme Lottery Choose six numbers and be in with a chance of winning £25,000. Tickets cost £1 per week. Go to Charity Registration Number: 253242 Master_Autumn_19_in_progress_Final.indd 30

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Visiting Events One-night Events and Exhibitions

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BBC Big Band

The Sound of Cinema

Visiting Events

Wed 11 September 7.30pm

Tickets £29.50 / £27.50 / £25.00 Cons available (top two prices only)

Inspired by some of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time, the internationally-renowned BBC Big Band are joined by vocalist Emer McParland to celebrate The Sound of Cinema. Featuring music and themes from films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Meet Me in St. Louis and James Bond, through to contemporary classics including John Williams’ Catch Me If You Can soundtrack, via a homage to the music of some of the leading-ladies of cinema including Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Monroe, this concert is the perfect treat for lovers of both great music and great movies!

The Bluejays Mon 16 September 7.30pm Tickets £21.50 / £19.50 Cons available

The Bluejays are the UK’s leading vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll band. Formed in 2013, the band have played all over the world from New York to New Zealand, exciting audiences with their thrilling energy and authentic rock ‘n’ roll sound. With over 40 of the biggest hits from the 1950s including Rock Around The Clock, Lipstick On Your Collar, Great Balls of Fire and The Young Ones, from artists including Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry, this sensational concert is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles with a smile on your face! So dust off your Blue Suede Shoes and come and join the party!

An Evening with

Brian Blessed Mon 23 September 7.30pm

Tickets £25.00

With a career spanning more than 50 years, larger than life actor, writer and presenter Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. A giant of a man accompanied by an eloquent wit and booming, operatic voice, he is also an avid explorer and climber and this evening will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career with tales of his adventuring including talk about his Everest climb without oxygen; his expedition to the jungles of Venezuela during which he survived a plane crash; and much more! His show may not be suitable for people of a nervous disposition or those who aren’t expecting the odd expletive!

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The Unthanks


The Emily Brontë Song Cycle With special guests The Bookshop Band

Mon 28 October 7.30pm

Commissioned to mark Brontë’s 200th birthday, Yorkshire-born Unthanks composer Adrian McNally turned 10 of her poems into song. Captured and released as Part 3 of Lines - a trilogy of records inspired by female writers across time – this sensational live performance of The Emily Brontë Song Cycle will also feature songs from the other records that make up the trilogy.

Visiting Events

The Unthanks invite us into the darkly passionate world of Emily Brontë, with a song cycle bearing all the quiet beauty they are known and loved for.

Tickets £23.00 / £21.50

A unique collaboration between a literary great and one of the most innovative and critically acclaimed bands working today, this concert will be an atmospheric evening of fantastic music and storytelling.

Andy Parsons

Healing the Nation

Wed 30 October 7.30pm

We’re delighted that comedian Andy Parsons is returning to the New Vic this autumn.

As seen on TV in shows such as Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc ... and repeated on Dave, Andy will once again be bringing his unique wit and insight to our stage. ‘Potent live performer…can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words’ The Times Please note: Recommended Age 14+ Contains swearing and adult content

Tickets £18.00

Performed in-the-round subject to demand

Soft Machine Thu 31 October 7.30pm Soft Machine is one of the greatest UK avant/jazzrock bands of all time. Their work - from their earliest performances as a psychedelic band, who were contemporaries of, and shared stages with Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, all the way to being one of Europe’s best known ‘fusion’ bands - has influenced several generations of bands, and continues to be namechecked by today’s hip experimentalists. John Etheridge - Guitar Theo Travis - Tennor, Sax, Flute & Keyboards Roy Babbington - Bass John Marshall - Drums

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Barbara Dickson

With Nick Holland and support

Visiting Events

Fri 1 November 7.30pm

Tickets £23.50 / £21.50 Cons available

In this special acoustic performance Barbara and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on her folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

Gag Reflex in association with Andrew Roach Talent presents

Tickets £18.00

Lost Voice Guy

I’m Only In It For The Parking

Sat 2 November 7.30pm Due to popular demand Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) – the first comedian ever to win Britain’s Got Talent – is on the road and coming to a disabled parking space near you this autumn. The winner of the BBC New Comedy Award 2014, Lee has also appeared on BBC’s Live at the Apollo and Channel 4’s The Last Leg as well as many more shows. He is the star and co-writer of two series of BBC Radio 4’s hugely popular comedy show, Ability. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. His cutting edge material combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability and daily life. He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say - and his comedy will leave you speechless!

Clare Teal and her Jazz Trio Wed 20 November 7.30pm Tickets £22.50 / £20.50 / £18.00 Cons available

Award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal returns to the New Vic with her Jazz Trio. This brand new show promises a rich jazz infused repertoire in its many forms and an eclectic song list, bringing you more exhilarating swing and sparkling melodies as Clare and her band celebrate popular music from the Great American and British Song books through to contemporary writers creating the standards of today. As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio guarantee an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best musicians.

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TCTC Group Band Mon 25 November 7.30pm

Led by Musical Director Jef Sparkes, this championship section brass band will perform the classics from the play plus an array of up tempo pieces in this hugely entertaining evening.

Tickets £18.00

Visiting Events

Fresh from their appearance in our hugely successful production of Brassed Off earlier in the year, the TCTC Group Band return to the New Vic stage.


The Albion Band Tue 17 December 7.30pm The Albion Christmas Show is a mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance. It’s the perfect way to start your festivities. with material from their brand new album, alongside plenty of old favourites from their back catalogue. Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show is a wonderful celebration of Christmas both traditional and contemporary.

Tickets £22.50 / £20.50 / £18.50 Cons available

The Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir With soloist Katie Marshall Sat 21 December 7.30pm They’ve appeared at the New Vic every Christmas for more than 30 years – a remarkable tradition that means as much to the Choir as it does to us. For this evening’s concert, the choir will feature Katie Marshall. Join us to celebrate the festive season amongst friends with this spine-tingling, moving and unforgettable evening.

Tickets £25.00 / £23.00 / £20.00 Cons available

Please note: Tickets for this event will be on sale from 10.00am Monday 15 July

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra Thu 9 January 7.30pm For over 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.

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Tickets £25.00 / £23.00 / £20.00 Cons available

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Exhibitions Anthony Bailey, Janice Bird & Charles Walker Performing Artists in Paint Mon 19 August - Sat 7 September Portraits of Musicians and Actors from Staffordshire have been painted as they perform to provide a colourful exhibition.

Dawn Underwood Food & Drink Mon 9 September - Sat 5 October Studies of still life objects with a focus on emphasising colour.

Newcastle in Bloom 2019 Mon 7 – Sat 26 October This year’s themes, ‘Save Our Bloomin’ Planet’ and ‘Women’s Suffrage’ will be the focus of many community projects. Newcastle celebrates another year of its involvement in the Britain in Bloom campaign, thus making the area a better place to live, work, study and invest.

Society of Staffordshire Artists Mon 28 October – Sat 9 November The Society of Staffordshire Artists is a large group of creative talent offering a range of eclectic creations from both professional and amateur artists.

The Prince and The Pauper schools’ exhibition Mon 11 November – Sat 25 January Our annual exhibition of artwork from local children, themed around our Christmas show.

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New Vic Borderlines Our award-winning Borderlines programme places the local community at the heart of its work. Engaging with individuals, groups and communities facing challenges – social and economic disadvantages, young people at risk of offending, adults with learning difficulties and others marginalised – through Borderlines we use theatre to help people find new and positive ways to understand themselves, their communities and their responsibilities. Promoting social inclusion and diversity, we undertake projects in partnership with a wide range of partners. With an aim to stimulate social change, Borderlines has been recognised as a leading national model for how theatre can be used to positively impact on our society.

Find out more about New Vic Borderlines at uk/education-and-community/ borderlines Denise Coates Foundation support Borderlines’ work with disadvantaged young people.

This season look out for: Now You See Us: Do you have experience of living with disability? Join us and contribute to Borderlines’ work with the national D4D project - an ongoing research programme investigating the changing ways in which disabled people express, perform, experience and practice ‘community’. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected

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Communities stream, the project will see New Vic Borderlines work with people who identify as having a disability to explore their experiences of society and work, times when they are overlooked or ‘invisible’ and the ways they would like to be seen and heard. This project will ultimately form a new Now You See Us community company who will create, perform and present stories, poetry, artwork and installations. The community workshops are free of charge. RESIST: A New Vic Borderlines Building Stronger Britain Together project, RESIST stands for Resisting Extremist Sentiment Innovating Solutions Together. The first phase of the project will work with the community to explore ideas about what extremism means to them, what form it may take, how do extreme feelings or sentiments begin and what do they look, sound and feel like when they begin to emerge. The sessions will be fun and interactive and provide a space where people can be honest without fear of being judged. If you would like to talk in more detail about getting involved in any of our projects, contact rreddihough@ uk or amahmood@

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New Vic Education Our Education Team provide creative learning for everyone – pre-school aged and upwards - through theatre-based opportunities and activities. With a wide range of Drama Clubs, Youth Theatre and projects available, young people can enjoy opportunities to work with professionals to develop their personal skills, build confidence and have fun. School groups can take part in an extensive year-long programme of cross-curricular workshops using drama as a means of learning for Key Stages 1 and 2. As a Regional Theatre Partner for the RSC’s Associate Schools Programme, we introduce younger audiences to accessible versions of Shakespeare’s well-known works through First Encounters productions and offer chances for children to perform the plays themselves in the annual Schools’ Festival. For older adults, our Ages and Stages programme encourages people of all ages to participate in, and enjoy drama and creative work. Look out for: Play in a Week Mon 29 July – Friday 2 August Times: Mon - Thu 10.00am - 4.00pm, Fri 10.00am - 7.00pm

Work with our Youth Theatre Director to create a play in a week! Come and create a play from start to finish. From casting to rehearsals and performance. A busy and creative week for young performers to create a brand new performance in our studio theatre.

Imagine, Play and Create Thu 25 - Fri 26 July 9.30am - 3.30pm

Stretch your imaginations and learn new skills in telling and making stories collaboratively through fun creative activities. Share ideas, make new friends and have fun. Ages 8 - 10 Cost: £50.00 (£40 concessions)

Play, Pretend and Perform Mon 5 - Tue 6 August 9.30am - 3.30pm

Come along and join us for 2 days of theatre fun! With lots of drama games, crafts and fun activities. Share ideas and make new friends. Ages 4 - 7 Cost: £50.00 (£40 concessions)

New Vic Summer School 2019 The Prince and the Pauper

Tue 27 August - Sat 31 August 10.00am - 4.00pm Tue - Fri and 10am 12.30pm Saturday.

This year’s Summer School is offering the chance for local young people in school years 7 - 9, to enjoy a week of music, dance and drama and audition to be part of our young company, performing in the Christmas production, set in the fabulous and fascinating world of Tudor England. No previous experience is necessary and as well as the chance to audition, you will work with New Vic professional artists to develop your skills and meet new friends. Cost: £85 (£65 concessions)

For more details about what else is coming up for New Vic Education this season, visit or contact Lynn Parry on or call 01782 381366

Ages 11-16 Cost: £85 (£65 concessions)

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Stoke-on-Trent’s freshest outdoor arts festival is back! Fri 23 – Sat 24 August Appetite brings The Big Feast Festival back to Stoke-on-Trent City Centre this summer for another delicious helping of scrumptiously FREE entertainment for the whole family! Serving up two tip-top days of worldclass entertainment on the streets of the city, this fun-packed weekend is a truly memorable experience, whatever your age. Highlights of this year’s Festival include: Bicycle Boy by Helen Eastman: a joyfully interactive, bicyclepowered musical. Do you remember riding your first bike? Join in a heartwarming story following Bicycle Boy Sam and a treasure hunt around his grandad’s bicycle workshop that unfolds with songs, laughs and lots of interaction. You may even need to hop on your bike and power the show! Sorriso by Teatro So: a beautiful stiltbased performance from Portugal which will be sure to move you as it explores, through visual poetry and without words, the enduring love between an elderly couple separated by death.

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“Superb performances, great atmosphere and generally fantastic” Audience member ROUNDABOUT 2018

Smashed by Gandini Juggling: 80 apples, 9 performers, 4 crockery sets. You are cordially invited to a tea party in the City Centre that you will never forget: Smashed is a mesmerising mix of circus and theatre exploring conflict, lost love and afternoon tea from a renowned circus company. Want to know more? For further information about what’s happening at this year’s Festival and to plan your trip, visit appetitestoke.

@appetitestoke appetite.stoke appetite_stoke Appetite is led by the New Vic Theatre in partnership with Partners in Creative Learning, Staffordshire University and 6 Towns Radio. The Big Feast ’19 is supported by Arts Council England, Stoke-onTrent City Council, Stoke-on-Trent BID (Business Improvement District) and The Without Walls Touring Network Partnership.

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A Broadway Adventure… The New Vic’s adventure with Around The World in 80 Days began in 2013 when it took centre-stage for the first time. Since then, we’ve literally taken our own trip around the world… The response we had in 2013 was a rather brilliant surprise. Artistic Director Theresa Heskins’ take on Jules Verne’s classic novel was an instant hit with local audiences, with families making repeated trips to see the show and aspiring Passepartouts recreating their favourite scenes in the foyer. Calls from audience members to bring the production back became a daily occurrence and our hardworking and ever-talented cast and creative team enjoyed standing ovation after standing ovation. The decision to revive the production soon followed, with the cast and creative team reuniting on home turf the following year before transferring to the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. The first co-production between the two theatres in-the-round was equally triumphant, with the Exchange reporting daily queues for tickets and their best social media response for a show ever. But the story, and the production’s impact, didn’t end there. Word of the much-loved

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production had spread beyond the realms of Staffordshire and talks with producers Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and Simon Friend saw it return again, in 2017, before embarking on a major six month UK wide tour, including a six week London run. The tour saw our creative team completely redesign the show– turning it from an in-theround production, to an ‘end-on’ play. The cast rehearsed the production at the New Vic, and once it opened to home audiences they re-rehearsed the play in its ‘end-on’ format during the day, before performing to Staffordshire audiences in-the-round in the evening – no rest for the wicked! Almost 60,000 people saw Around The World In 80 Days on its national tour in 2017, and off the back of its success across the country, America beckoned! Our first venture stateside for our first international tour took in New York’s Broadway theatre district before hotfooting it down the coast to Florida.

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‘a delightful blend of theatrical imagination, performances, props, costumes and lighting to make you believe just about anything can happen on a stage’ Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Florida “Let’s hope this terrific show tours around the world forever...” New York Stage Cut to 9am on a warm morning in May 2019. A host of American yellow school buses park up outside the aptly named New Victory Theatre on 42nd Street, New York, and children and teenagers of all ages spill out on to the street anticipating what they are about to see at the theatre. Just over two hours later, they emerge back into the daylight full of joy having just experienced the New Vic Theatre’s production of Around The World In 80 Days, direct from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

“New York Times Critic’s Pick” After our time in the Big Apple, our brilliant company travelled south, to sunny Sarasota, Florida and the Asolo Rep Theatre. On the beach, our team brought Fogg’s journey to life once more in this brilliant theatre. And there was even time to pay a visit to The Ringling Circus Museum which truly felt like home when we spotted a homage to the

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birth of modern circus and a mention of Philip Astley and Newcastle-under-Lyme. What an adventure we’ve been on! We couldn’t be more proud of this production and it was truly an honour to be able to share work made here, in Newcastle-underLyme, with international audiences. Seeing our name up in lights on Broadway was a real thrill for many reasons – not least because we know how much this show means to you, our audiences at home and how it will live long in your memories, as well as ours, for years to come.

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How to book Call our Box Office Team 01782 717962 Our phone lines are open from 10.00am until 7.00pm on performance nights. (6.00pm on non-performance nights) We can accept payment by cash, cheques, credit and debit cards (excl. Electron, Amex and Diner’s cards). Tickets booked over the phone can be posted to you for 60p or collected from the Box Office at any time.

Come in person and say hello Our Box Office Team are available to help Mon – Sat, between 10.00am and the start of the performance (we close at 6.00pm if there is no evening show).

Book online (A £1 transaction fee per ticket applies online).

Reservations We can reserve tickets for three working days or until an hour before the performance (whichever is earliest).

Exchanges, Refunds & Reprints We are happy to exchange tickets for another performance of the same production for 50p per ticket if they are returned to our Box Office Team up to 24 hours before the original performance. This service is free for package

buyers. All tickets are non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation. If you lose your tickets, don’t worry – simply let our Box Office know and we’ll reprint them for you free of charge.

Data Protection We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you and how we use it, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (EU). At the time of booking, our Box Office Team will ask you if you wish to be kept informed of future events, news, offers and fundraising activities at the theatre, and your preferred method of contact. We will also ask if you would like to receive information from touring organisations whose work you are seeing. Your data is held securely and you can change your preferences at any time by contacting us on 01782 717962 or emailing . To read more about our privacy policy, please visit

Get in touch We’d love to hear from you about what you think of our shows and the work we do. If you have any comments about your visit, or have any recommendations as to how we can improve your future visits, please email

Terms & Conditions Concessions are subject to availability. Only one concession applies per ticket. Proof of status may be asked for. Concessions are not available for Saturday performances unless otherwise stated. All information is correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to make alterations to the programme, performers, times, ticket prices and opening hours. Should any changes occur, we will make every effort to advertise these online via our website, social media and where possible, in the local press. Late Admissions Please note that latecomers will be admitted once there is a suitable break in the performance. We reserve the right to use alternative seats if it is not possible to allow audience members to reach their booked seats. Customers may take their original seats at the interval. For full terms and conditions;

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Auditorium Maps

Access The New Vic welcomes all customers and is committed to providing access to the arts for all. If you require any assistance or support during your visit, please let us know when booking, or speak to one of our staff members on arrival. Facilities include: Free parking available close to the theatre entrance for Blue Badge holders (reserve a space with our Box Office) Automatic doors and level access into the foyer, ramped access to the auditorium on the ground floor and lift access to the first floor Wheelchair spaces available on both the ground and first floor Disabled toilets available on both levels of the theatre An induction loop (not available for amplified performances) and an infra-red assisted hearing system Baby-changing facilities available. You are welcome to breastfeed in any of our Front-of-House areas. If you would like a private space, please speak to our Box Office Team Assistance Dogs are welcome, and water will be provided. If you wish to take your dog into the auditorium, please let Box Office know when booking Please note: our balcony seating is accessible by stairs only, is approximately 30ft above the main stage and is not recommended for very young children and those with mobility concerns For details of our Accessible Performances, please see individual show pages and the diary on pages 44/45 or visit for full details.

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44 July Tue 16 Sat 20 Aug Mon 19 Tue 20 Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sep Fri 6 Sat 7 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Oct Tue 1 Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4 Sat 5 Tue 8 Wed 9 Thu 10 Fri 11

Diary High Flyers The Sad Club

4.00 / 7.30 2.15 / 7.30

A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s Theatre Closed A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s A Comedy of Eric’s

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 BBC Big Band 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 The Bluejays 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 2.15 / 7.30 Brian Blessed 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 CAP / TB Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 2.15 / 7.30 Handbagged 7.30 Handbagged 2.15 AD / 7.30 No Man’s Land 7.30 No Man’s Land 7.30 No Man’s Land 7.30 No Man’s Land 7.30 No Man’s Land 2.15 / 7.30 Seasons Greetings 7.30 Seasons Greetings 7.30 Birthdays Past... 7.30 Birthdays Past... 7.30

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Sat 12 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26 Mon 28 Wed 30 Thu 31 Nov Fri 1 Sat 2 Tue 5 Wed 6 Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9 Sat 16 Mon 18 Tue 19 Wed 20 Thu 21 Fri 22 Sat 23 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30 Dec Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4 Thu 5 Fri 6

Season’s Greetings 7.30 Season’s Greetings 7.30 Birthdays Past... 7.30 Birthdays Past... 7.30 Birthdays Past... / Seas.. 2.15 / 7.30 Season’s Greetings 7.30 Season’s Greetings / Bir.. 2.15 / 7.30 Birthdays Past... 7.30 Season’s Greetings 7.30 CAP / TB Season’s Greetings 7.30 Season’s Greetings / Bir.. 2.15 AD / 7.30 Birthdays Past... 7.30 Birthdays Past... / Seas.. 2.15 / 7.30 The Unthanks 7.30 Andy Parsons 7.30 The Soft Machine 7.30 Barbara Dickson Lost Voice Guy Gym & Tonic Gym & Tonic Gym & Tonic Gym & Tonic Gym & Tonic The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper Clare Teal The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper TCTC Group Band The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper The Prince & The Pauper

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 2.15 / 7.30 7.30 2.15* 10.30* / 2.15* 10.30* 7.30 10.30* 10.30* 2.15 / 7.30 7.30 10.30* 10.30* / 2.15* 10.30* SP / 2.15* 10.30* 2.15 / 7.30

Eric’s Christmas Panto The Prince & The Pauper Eric’s Christmas Panto The Prince & The Pauper Eric’s Christmas Panto The Prince & The Pauper Eric’s Christmas Panto The Prince & The Pauper

7.30 10.30* / 2.15* 7.30 10.30* / 2.15* 7.30 10.30* / 2.15* 7.30 10.30*

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45 Sat 7 Mon 9 Tue 10 Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Sat 14 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Mon 23 Tue 24 Fri 27 Sat 28 Mon 30 Tue 31

Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15* / 1.00* The Prince & The Pauper 2.15* Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 Tale Trail 9.30* / 11.15* / 1.00* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 2.15* Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 2.15* Tale Trail 11.15* / 1.00* Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* Tale Trail 11.15* / 1.00* Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 Eric’s Christmas Panto 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* Tale Trail 11.15* / 1.00* The Albion Band 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 2.15* Tale Trail 11.15* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 2.15* The Prince & The Pauper 6.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.15 / 2.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 Froncysyllte Male Voice choir 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 / 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30 / 3.00 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 / 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 / 3.00 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 / 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 / 3.00 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 / 7.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 Tale Trail 11.15 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15

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Jan Thu 2 Fri 3 Sat 4 Tue 7 Wed 8 Thu 9 Fri 10 Sat 11 Mon 13 Tue 14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Tue 21 Wed 22 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Fri 31 Feb Sat 1 Mon 3 Tue 4 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thu 20 Fri 21 Sat 22

Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 The Prince & The Pauper 1.30 / 6.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 The Prince & The Pauper 1.30 / 6.30 Tale Trail 11.15 / 1.00 / 3.00 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 / 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* AD / 2.15* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* Pasadena Roof Orchestra 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 AD / 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 6.00 RP The Prince & The Pauper 10.30 / 2.15 CAP The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 CAP / 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 2.15* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* The Prince & The Pauper 10.30* / 7.30 The Prince & The Pauper 2.15 / 7.30 Two 7.30 Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two Two

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 2.15 / 7.30 7.30 CAP / TB 7.30 2.15 / 7.30 7.30 2.15 AD / 7.30

KEY First Night Fever TB – Talkback CAP – Captioned Performance AD – Audio Described Performance SP – Sign Language Interpreted Performance RP – Relaxed Performance * Schools Performance

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How to get here New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0JG. By Car We are located just two minutes from the A500 – the main route through the area connecting to routes into the city from all directions, including the M6, A53, A52, A50 and A34. Using SatNav? Use ST5 0JG to locate the theatre on your device – check it’s directing you to Etruria Road in Basford.

streets to minimise inconvenience to our neighbours. Blue Badge holders can arrange to reserve a space in our car park, free of charge. Spaces are limited and pre-booking is essential. Please call our Box Office Team on 01782 717962 to reserve your space. Reserved free parking for coaches can also be arranged – call Box Office for details.


By Public Transport

Onsite parking is available at the theatre (a charge of £1.50 applies from 6.00pm).

Stoke-on-Trent train station is a 10-minute drive from the theatre, and has services connecting to Birmingham, Manchester, Derby, Stafford, Crewe and London. There is a taxi rank directly outside the train station entrance.

On busy performances where our car park is full, alternative parking is available on King Street Car Park, approx. a 5 minute walk from the theatre; charges apply. As we are located in a residential area, we kindly ask customers to park in the recommended car parks and not on adjacent KIDSGROVE J16



First Potteries bus routes 4 and 4a, serving Newcastle and Hanley, stop directly outside the theatre, a short walk to our main entrance.









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Staffordshire University



Royal Stoke University Hospital

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Our Business Supporters We’ve been creating excellent theatre-in-the-round for over 30 years at our home in Newcastle-under-Lyme and, as a registered charity, our Supporters, Sponsors and Business Friends are crucial to our continued success. Charitable Donation The New Vic Theatre would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous donation given by: Sponsors The New Vic Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support:

Business Friends

We welcome over 150,000 people through our doors each year to see world-class theatre, and participate in life-changing projects with the community. Find out more about how you can work with one of the region’s outstanding success stories and add your business support to the culture of the local area. Contact Fiona Wallace, New Vic Managing Director, on 01782 717954 or email:

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Theatre Café Homemade food. Relaxing setting. Warm welcome. Open throughout the day serving wholesome food from hearty breakfasts to light snacks and pre-show meals, tempt your taste buds with a trip to our theatre café. Whether you’re looking at somewhere for a relaxing lunch, a pre-show meal with friends or a quick cuppa and a piece of cake, our varied menu features a range of options that all your party will enjoy. And if you’re bringing the little one, we have a range of children’s choices available too – simply ask one of the team for the menu.

Avoid the queues… Pre-order your interval drinks at our bar using the slips provided and avoid the drinks rush! What’s

more, as our auditorium is licenced, you can take your drinks into the show with you.

Vegetarian choices are always available, but if you have special dietary needs then please just get in touch with us.

Open from 10.00am – 3.30pm, and pre-show from 5.30pm. Reserve your evening table on 01782 717954 ext 325 or email Tableware generously supplied by:

Box Office 01782 717962 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. Charity Registration Number: 253242

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Registered Office: Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0JG

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