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APRIL - AUGUST 2017

Celebrate 150 years of a literary legend as Anna returns home!

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NEWVICTHEATRE.ORG.UK Anna of The Five Towns - Fri 26 May - Sat 17 June

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contents April - August 2017

Plays 10 12 14 16 18 20

Invincible Youth Theatre Festival Dial M for Murder Anna of The Five Towns Around The World In 80 Days Strictly Eric

Visiting Events 24 24

The Unthanks

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The Mandolinquents

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Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band

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The Phoenix Singers

Ella Fitzgerald at 100 with Martin Taylor and Alison Burns Joel Dommett - Live 2017! The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: The Ronnie Scott’s Story

Ensemble 360 Ballet Cymru – The Light Princess

Photo: David Hughes Cover photo: Andrew Billington

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Features 04 06 08 30 34

Artistic Director Comments Going Round The World Again Anna Comes Home Turning Back The Clock The Kiln Associate Artist: Frontline Dance

Our Community 28 32 35

Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival

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Business Supporters

Appetite

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Ticket deals Café & Bar Under 26 Go Free Four Friends ticket deal New Vic Value Booking/Access How to get here Ticket prices Auditorium maps Calendar

Exhibitions Programme Fundraising

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Artistic Director comments

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hether it’s an actor transforming in the dressing room by donning costume, wig and make up; or the change of scenery as the stage changes from one place into another, theatre is all about transformation. But when I first came to the New Vic, it was a more powerful transformation that most surprised me: the one we make in people’s lives. I’m incredibly proud of the way our education practitioners use theatre to develop learning and literacy in young people; the way our Appetite team works with local people to plan arts programmes for their communities; the way our Borderlines department invites disadvantaged and vulnerable people to use theatre and imagination as tools to change their own lives and build a better future. All of this is part of the charitable work of the New Vic. All our income, whether generated through our Box Office or from grants, donations and sponsorship, goes back into our work, enabling us to maintain these lifechanging programmes. We’re so grateful to organisations like The Denise Coates Foundation, whose

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recent substantial donation will help us make a difference to the lives of local disadvantaged and vulnerable young people. Smaller donations make a huge difference too. For example, in enabling children who might not ordinarily get the chance to see our Christmas show. Some of you may remember how we asked you to donate to help us tour Around The World In 80 Days? It’s taken us a while, but that’s finally happening: after a short run here at the New Vic in summer, it will spend six months on a nationwide tour, giving us a chance to show the country that world-class theatre is made in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. Thank you for your support, as audiences, donors, sponsors and wellwishers, in helping us carry on making transformation happen.

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Backstage Tours Take a look behind-the-scenes this season on one of our backstage tours. Open to everyone, our tours are a great way to see what happens at the New Vic off stage. See where we make our costumes, build our sets and rehearse our productions. Walk the route of an actor behind the stage and hear more about how we bring our unique in-the-round theatre to life. Dates of tours this season: Thu 18 May 12.00pm Thu 6 July 12.00pm Tickets £10.00 (to support the creative work of the New Vic)

Tea and coffee available in the bar afterwards Call Box Office on 01782 717962 to book a space.

Culture, in one sense or another, drips from every pore in our city and region. And with so much on offer, our culture is something to be proud of: whether it’s visiting the New Vic and watching a production that’s been created here; eating our local delicacy, the oatcake; being amongst the country’s loudest football chanters at a Stoke City match; rocking out at our highly acclaimed gig venue the Sugarmill or visiting the beautifully restored spitfire at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, plus much, much more. The City of Culture bid is our chance to really shout about what makes our city so fantastic.

Find out how you can get involved and support Stoke-on-Trent for UK City of Culture 2021 at sot2021.com follow the campaign on Twitter @sot2021, like the facebook page: sot2021 see whats happening on Instagram @sot2021

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Going Round The World Again

We chat to Michael Hugo about bringing Around The World In 80 Days back to the New Vic before embarking on a major national tour.

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Life imitates art, or so the saying goes. Well, it certainly does for Michael Hugo and Andrew Pollard. The duo can regularly be found dashing from one mode of transport to another in scenes not too dissimilar from those of their Phileas Fogg and Passepartout counterparts in Around The World In 80 Days. Neither can drive, which makes getting to rehearsals quite the adventure indeed. “We have to go by train, tram, train and then taxi,” says Michael, who, like Andrew, hails from Todmorden. “I always arrive with a napkin on the end of a stick and he’s always got a full wardrobe with him so I invariably carry one of his suitcases. A couple of times we’ve got there just as the train was pulling away or the door had closed and Fogg’s famous calm would slip and he’d waggle his fist!” After hotfooting it straight from Cyrano rehearsals, Michael is wolfing down his lunch in the New Vic bar. In-between mouthfuls of a big breakfast he chats about bringing the actionpacked escapade back to the New Vic this summer, before setting off on a national tour with producers Simon Friend and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment.

Vic show is now being taken all around the country. “ It’s a really justifiable export from the New Vic. High quality, if I may say so myself, and clever and silly – when those two things get together everyone’s in for a lot of fun.” Talking about the first production of the show in 2013, Michael recalls the cast knew they were on to something special in the first few days of rehearsals. “As we were developing and creating ideas we started to realise it was something special,” he says: “As with a lot of Theresa’s (Heskins) shows it uses a very visual, filmic way of telling the story. The elephant materialising was a real turning point for us. “ It showcases all the different schools of theatre - clowning and street theatre and busking, all combined with really clever and beautiful narration. It’s a story kids and their grandparents can both love. Seeing people of all ages leaving the theatre trying the distance fighting and money throwing for themselves is always lovely.” “The gods of mischief are quite active in this play, be it the reactions to the song I start the second act with, or having fun with the sound operator operating the sound effects during the fight scenes.”

A regular since appearing in Kes in 2007, he’s taken flight as Peter Pan, got to grips with verbatim theatre in Where Have I Been All My Life? and discovered new worlds in The Borrowers. Of course, in the midst of all this there was also his starring role as an impromptu England goalkeeper in a Mars Bar advert.

Michael tells us every single role he’s had at the New Vic has been a highlight, with each giving him the opportunity to learn new skills. And on the subject of skills we finish our chat with the revelation that he’s now one step ahead of Andrew Pollard in the driving stakes – at the time of going to print, at least.

It’s clear that Around The World In 80 Days holds a very special place in his heart, as it does for audience members and theatre staff alike.

“We’re in a race at the moment. I’m just winning as I’ve got a provisional driving licence,” he says, laughing: “Andy needs to up his game a bit!”

“We are so excited to be telling this brilliant story again and looking forward to having a riot doing it and introducing it to new audiences on this tour,” he says: “There’s a real sense of pride that a New

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Anna comes home New Vic Theatre commissions Deborah McAndrew to revisit the work of a literary legend in his anniversary year.

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Do you ever hear those pundits on radio and TV arts programmes, saying how they love to re-read particular books every couple of years? I do, and I always think ‘who has the time to read any book more than once? They must never go out and their houses must be filthy.’ I have to read a lot for work - plays, novels, research material - and between work, home, family and all my other hobbies and commitments I find very little time to read for pleasure. I’d go as far as to say that picking up a book that isn’t in some way connected to a project makes me feel slightly guilty - like eating sweets between meals. What joy then when Theresa Heskins asked me to adapt Anna of The Five Towns - a novel I had read (once) and loved. A legitimate excuse to indulge myself and spend a lot more time with a beautiful work of fiction. Guilt free calories. And what a book it is! I’ve adapted quite a few novels for the stage now and none has rewarded me more in close reading than Anna of The Five Towns. It’s relatively short (brevity is a great virtue in my view) but deeper and richer than many far lengthier books. It’s compact and lean and gets straight into the meat of the story, opening on a precipice - the eve of Anna’s 21st birthday. Having been emotionally neglected and bullied by her tyrannical, miserly father all her life, Anna is an elegant survivor – stoical, statuesque and inscrutable – but as the novel opens, she must pass into the adult world in more ways than one.

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That world is the muscular industry and claustrophobic society of the Five Towns, in which Anna must negotiate new responsibilities and relationships. Most tantalisingly, it contains attractive and attentive men and the awakening of desire. We would call her an introvert, but that word does scant justice to Arnold Bennett’s complex creation. Anna is unknowable to the characters around her, yet, we the readers are privy to the inner turbulence beneath that sanguine exterior. Translating all this for the stage has been a privilege and an enormous challenge. In my opinion, Arnold Bennett was a truly great writer. I urge you to come and see our production – and then perhaps read (or re-read) his wonderful book. Deborah McAndrew

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The Original Theatre Company and The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds present

Invincible By Torben Betts

Directed by Stephen Darcy Original direction by Christopher Harper

Tue 4 – Sat 15 April ‘Riotous fun... catch it if you can’ The Times With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middleclass London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. When they open their doors and invite next-door neighbours, Dawn and Alan, round for an evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art, class and culture collide and the consequences of their disastrous evening are as tragic as they are hilarious. From one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge since Alan Ayckbourn, Torben Betts, and produced by the award-winning Original Theatre Company (Birdsong, Three Men In A Boat), comes this riotously funny production. ‘Simply Superb’ Stage Reviews

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Tickets £14.00 - £23.50* Concessions £2.00 off Group Discounts £2.00 off ten or more First Night Fever Tue 4 April Under 16 Go Free Under 26 Go Free Four Friends for £66.00 Interpreted performances Captioned 7.30pm, Tue 11 April Talkback Tue 11 Apr

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New Vic Youth Theatre production

Youth Theatre Festival Performed by the New Vic Youth Theatre Thu 20 April 7.30pm This April, join the New Vic Youth Theatre as they present a new play and a series of curtainraisers in-the-round focused on the theme of renewal and starting again.

Tickets £8.50 Group Discounts £8.00 for ten or more

The End of The World In Slow Motion If the world began again, would we do anything differently? When a group of young people find themselves in the extraordinary position of starting the world over, they plan to do it better this time. Starting out with fresh hope, they intend to create a happier, fairer society. But being in charge isn’t always as easy as it looks. And if they can’t agree what’s fair between themselves, how will they be able to lead the new world? Will they learn from history? Or are they about to repeat it?

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For ticket information and terms & conditions please see pages 40-43 *(Plus £1 transaction fee per ticket if booked online)

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New Vic Theatre production

Dial M for Murder By Frederick Knott Directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Fri 28 April – Sat 20 May Glamourous socialite Sheila Wendice has it all: a wide circle of friends, an exciting lifestyle and a husband who dotes on her. When an old friend visits from overseas, she sends him off with her husband to enjoy a night on the town and curls up in bed for an early night. Then the phone rings and Sheila’s evening takes a dramatic turn… Suddenly she finds herself fighting for her life. But who could want her dead? Full of twists, turns and suspense, this gripping drama is a masterpiece of writing that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets £14.00 - £23.50* Concessions £2.00 off Group Discounts £2.00 off ten or more First Night Fever Fri 28 April Under 16 Go Free Under 26 Go Free Four Friends for £66.00 Interpreted performances Captioned 7.30pm, Tue 16 May Audio described 2.15pm, Sat 20 May Talkback Tue 16 May

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New Vic Theatre production

Anna of The Five Towns By Arnold Bennett Adapted for the stage by Deborah McAndrew Directed by Conrad Nelson

Fri 26 MAy - Sat 17 June Featuring The Phoenix Singers To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Arnold Bennett – one of Stoke-on-Trent’s greatest literary legends – this new adaptation of his most-loved novel tells the absorbing love story of a spirited young woman, set against the backdrop of life in the Potteries.

Tickets £14.00 - £23.50* Concessions £2.00 off Group Discounts £2.00 off ten or more First Night Fever Fri 26 May Under 16 Go Free Under 26 Go Free Four Friends for £66.00

Anna Tellwright’s 21st birthday brings with it newfound responsibilities, wealth and a suitor for her heart. Courted by desirable bachelor Henry Mynors, Anna struggles to gain her independence. She finds herself torn between trying to please her tyrannical father and a desire to save young Willie Price and his family from the brink of ruin. As pressure mounts, tragedy strikes, and Anna must discover where her heart truly lies before it’s too late.

Interpreted performances Captioned 7.30pm, Tue 13 June Audio described 2.15pm, Sat 17 June Talkback Tue 13 Jun

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New Vic Theatre in partnership with Simon Friend and Kenny Wax Family Entertainment and in association with Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Around The World In 80 Days By Jules Verne Adapted by Laura Eason Directed by Theresa Heskins

fri 23 June - Sat 8 July Back by popular demand! 109 characters, eight actors, six trains, five boats, four fights, two dances, one storm, a circus act and an elephant will take centre stage once again as we bring back our much-loved escapade, Around The World In 80 Days! The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join him and his loyal valet Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London, across the subcontinent and on to the Wild West in a race against the clock. See it at home in the New Vic before it sets off on a nationwide tour. ‘Terrific’ The Guardian

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Tickets £14.00 - £23.50* Concessions £2.00 off Group Discounts £2.00 off ten or more First Night Fever Fri 23 June Under 26 Go Free Four Friends for £66.00 Interpreted performances Captioned 7.30pm, Tue 4 July Audio described 2.15pm, Sat 8 July Talkback Tue 4 July

Family of 4 ticket just £60.00 (must include 1 adult and 1 child, max. 2 family tickets per booking)

For ticket information and terms & conditions please see pages 40-43 *(Plus £1 transaction fee per ticket if booked online)

Original design by Bob King Creative Photography Steve Tanner

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‘a magnificently preposterous romp’ The Independent

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David Graham Productions present

Eric and Gordon are organising the World Ballroom Championships - but more familiar with The Twist than The Tango, will they turn it into a ‘Monster Mash’? Mon 21 Aug - Sat 2 Sep The 1969 World Ballroom Championships are taking place at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. The two favourites are the couples from Germany and England and after three consecutive German victories the English couple are determined to win. Eric and Gordon have been employed to help in the organisation by the tournament organiser, Arthur Strictly. Could this be Strictly’s biggest ever mistake? Or is that leaving the catering in the hands of a dinner lady? And surely Eric (he of the two left feet) is not going to dance... is he? Come and find out what happens when Eric takes on the best ballroom dancers that ‘Strictly’ has to offer. Oh, and there are a remarkable number of great ’60s hits in the show as well!

Tickets £16.50 - £23.50* Concessions £2.00 off Group Discounts £2.00 off ten or more First Night Fever Mon 21 Aug Four Friends for £66

For ticket information and terms & conditions please see pages 40-43 *(Plus £1 transaction fee per ticket if booked online)

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Great Value Deals! See Invincible, Plays Dial M for Murder and for Anna of The Five Towns £ for just £46

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Family Fun With our special ticket deal, you can bring the whole family to see Around The World In 80 Days for just £60.00* Our Family of Four ticket offers a great value deal to see our hugely popular production in its New Vic home, before it sets off on a national tour. *4 tickets, min. 1 child & 1 adult. max. 2 family tickets per booking

Ticket packages cannot be combined with other concessions or offers (inc First Night Fever) and must be booked in a single transaction. Change your performance any time, more than three days prior to the performance; all sales subject to availability and Box Office Manager’s discretion.

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Choose from these g r e at n i g h t s o u t: Ella Fitzgerald at 100 with Martin Taylor and Alison Burns; The Mandolinquents; The Ronnie Scott’s Story; Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band; Ensemble 360; Ballet Cymru: The Light Princess.

U16s Go Free! Did you know that under 16 year olds can come to the New Vic for free, with a paying adult? Available on selected productions and concerts in our season, under 16s can enjoy theatre-in-the-round with their families, all for free. So whether you want to encourage your child’s existing passion for theatre, or you’re bringing them along for the first time, our under 16s scheme offers you a great value way to enjoy a night out with your younger family members. Ask our Box Office for more details about the scheme and keep an eye out throughout this brochure for details of available productions.

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Visiting Performers Tue 18 April 7.30pm

The Unthanks

How wild the wind blows performing the songs and poems of Molly Drake

A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. Little could she have known that decades later, her son, Nick Drake, would become one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever, or that more than 60 years later, the dust would be blown off her own songs. Now The Unthanks - The Mercury-nominated mavericks of British folk music – reimagine the world of Molly Drake for a new audience. Charming and bittersweet, yet dark and pensive, The Unthanks take on this selection of music will be second to none.

£18.00 /£20.50 / £22.00 / cons *

Thu 4 May 7.30pm

ELLA FITZGERALD at 100 with Martin Taylor & Alison Burns One of the most loved entertainers of all time, Ella Fitzgerald is a true musical legend. This year as part of the commemorative centennial celebrations, multi-award winning guitarist Martin Taylor and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns, who have performed for Prince William and whose fans include Sir Michael Parkinson and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, will celebrate the artist with a concert inspired by the Grammy award-winning, intimate 1960’s duo recordings of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Wed 10 May 7.30pm

Simon Mayor and the

MANDOLINQUENTS Musical charm and humour from Britain’s leading hotfingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor and his merry crew of Mandolinquents, this show is fantastic fun! With a unique mix of classical showstoppers, beautifully sung folk ballads, 1930’s hot swing fiddle, tangos, bluegrass banjo partypieces – and sparkling Mayor mandolin originals, whether you’ve seen them before, heard them on BBC’s Friday is Music Night, or if this is your first experience, you’re in for a treat! ‘Wit and sparkle in this live set from the eclectic, virtuosic quartet.’ BBC Radio 2

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Visiting Performers Mon 15 May 7.30pm

Joel Dommett - Live 2017 Plus support

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Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: Live 2017. Catch the star of Sky 1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high-octane comedy to Newcastle-under-Lyme. Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4). Suitable for 14 +. Likley to contain strong language and adult content.

Thu 1 June 7.30pm

£18.50 / students £15.50 * The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Present

THE RONNIE SCOTT’S STORY Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the club’s musical director, take to the stage to celebrate The Ronnie Scott’s Story. Mixing classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids, this is a unique evening celebrating one of the world’s most famous jazz venues, its music, and history.

£19.50 / £21.50 / cons * New Vic Theatre supports the Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

Mon 5 June 7.30pm

GENO WASHINGTON AND THE RAM JAM BAND with support John Dhali

Immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the ’60s – Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt Live and Hipsters Flipsters and Finger Poppin Daddies – Geno Washington’s live shows are legendary! Having toured extensively all over the world, Geno Washington and The Ram Jam Band are one of the most iconic live bands around. Combining R&B, Blues and Soul classics, this concert is a barnstorming show that will have on your feet and dancing to the undisputed ‘King of Soul’.

£19.50 / £21.50 / cons *

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Visiting Performers Wed 14 June 7.30pm

The Phoenix Singers In association with Claybody Theatre The Great Cause of cheering us all up! The music of Arnold Bennett. The final line of Bennett’s exuberant novel The Card concludes that its hero Denry Machin will forever be identified with ‘the great cause of cheering us all up.’ Music was a huge part of Bennett’s life. It featured often in his work, and even more frequently in his life. Join The Phoenix Singers and friends for a joyful evening, celebrating the great Potteries’ writer through the music of his life and times.

Special Collections and Archives, Keele Univeristy Library

Wed 28 June 7.30pm

38 years – and back for more!

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Ensemble 360 PROKOFIEV 4 pieces from Romeo and Juliet arr V. Borisovksy for viola and piano BEETHOVEN Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen WoO 46 for double bass and piano SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke Op.73 for clarinet and piano HINDEMITH Musikalisches Blumengärtlein und Leypziger Allerley for clarinet and double bass BEETHOVEN Eyeglass Duo WoO 32 for viola and double bass, Allegro and Minuetto ROSLAVETS Viola Sonata KAPUSTIN Sweet Georgia Brown for clarinet, viola, double bass and piano Ensemble 360’s varied and dynamic programme is a fascinating interplay of German and Russian traditions. Schumann’s beautiful Fantasy and Beethoven’s sparkling and witty duos form a great partnership with Prokofiev’s dramatic dance music and the exquisite beauty of his Russian contemporary Roslavets’ haunting Viola Sonata.

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Visiting Performers Mon 3 July 7.30pm Ballet Cymru presents

The Light Princess Unable to get her feet on the ground until she finds a love that brings her down to earth, Ballet Cymru’s The Light Princess will transport you to a world of laughter, beauty and wonder in this sensational classical ballet. Combining elements of circus, outstanding choreography, ground-breaking video projections and stunningly vibrant costumes, with a new score by brilliant Welsh harpist, composer and recording artist Catrin Finch in collaboration with The Riverfront Theatre, Newport, this delightful ballet tells the story of a princess afflicted by constant weightlessness.

£17.00 / £19.50 / £21.50 / cons / u16s go free *

* Please note: Tickets purchased online are subject to a £1.00 transaction fee per ticket Seating Configurations Performance in-the-round

Performance on three sides

Directional performance with some element of front and back

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Held in the creative surroundings of the Emma Bridgewater Factory, the UK’s only “festival in a factory” welcomes the best name authors to celebrate brilliant books and outstanding writing.

2017 PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Thursday 8 June 2pm Our opening event will be a stirring call to regenerate! TIM SMIT, he who discovered the Lost Gardens of Heligan, dauntless creator of the Eden Project and all round hero of the West, will talk to us about gambling against long odds and bringing new jobs and optimism to Cornwall. 4pm CHRISTOPHER SIMON SYKES was tour photographer with The Rolling Stones in 1975 and is much sought after for his quintessentially English eye. He is known for beautiful images of romantic places and at the Festival will talk about his new venture, a project in Stoke-on-Trent to capture the faces of The Potteries. 6pm LOYD GROSSMAN is a true polymath. Following a career in journalism he diverted into television and has written, presented and devised some of our best known programmes. Through a lifelong interest in history he has become a champion for heritage and the arts through his work for organisations including the Museums and Galleries Commission, NADFAS, The Heritage Alliance and the Churches Conservation Trust. In a thought provoking talk, Loyd will pose the question: What is the use of ‘heritage’ in the posttruth world? 8pm Emma Bridgewater says of ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG “ If he were not quite the nicest person I’ve ever met with the most charming manners

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and ability to make me snort with laughter in a very unladylike way, well I’d have to hate him because he’s so good at everything!” A top comedian, erudite star of TV drama, a talented singer and host of the hugely successful cult TV quiz Pointless; please join us and Alexander for a wonderful evening of conversation and humour.

Friday 9 June 2pm JULIAN GLOVER is variously a Guardian columnist, speechwriter and government special advisor, whose newly published biography of THOMAS TELFORD - MAN OF IRON has shot straight into the best seller lists. Where better to discuss the grandfather of the Industrial Revolution than in Stoke-on-Trent; practically the epicentre of that seismic passage in our history. 6pm Former Chancellor and the undoubted star of the recent series of Strictly Come Dancing, ED BALLS visits Stoke to discuss his life in politics and a future beyond Westminster. Ed will be in conversation at the Festival with formidable former newspaper editor and journalist ANNE ROBINSON, well known for her forensic examination of any subject and her acerbic wit. 8pm CLOVER STROUD’s incredibly happy family life fell apart at sixteen when her mother had a catastrophic riding accident. In unique and emotionally raw prose, Clover (Emma Bridgewater’s younger sister) has written about her search for somewhere new to call home that took her to places far and wild.

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Saturday 10 June 12pm Join the production team from the HORRID HENRY TV programme for a fun and interactive workshop where they’ll share behind the scenes secrets, top tips for writing and performing and generally will spill the beans! Be there and be horrid; very horrid! For Horrid Henry fans of all ages.

Tendency has been widely acclaimed as a masterly work of investigative journalism.

2pm Broadcaster CHARLOTTE GREEN can truly be described as a national treasure. Until she left in 2013, Charlotte was the voice of Radio 4 where her warm and perfectly modulated tones reassured millions of devoted listeners from the Shipping Forecast to news bulletins. Join Charlotte to hear stories from her warm and highly entertaining autobiography. 3pm RAY JOHNSON as ARNOLD BENNETT brings, in Bennett’s own words, a fascinating insight into our city’s greatest writer to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. Using extracts from Bennett’s letters, magazine articles, journals, novels and short stories, Ray brings to life not only a great novelist and critic, but the man from The Potteries telling how his birthplace influenced his career. 4pm Food writer, journalist and historian BEE WILSON has been described as ‘the ultimate food scholar’ and we welcome her to Stoke where she will ask us to consider the psychology of eating, where our food habits come from and what it would really take to change them for the better. Bee writes about food and other subjects for The Guardian, writes the weekly “Kitchen Thinker” column in The Sunday Telegraph and has been named BBC Radio 4’s Food Writer of the Year. 6pm One of Britain’s most formidable and engaging journalists, MICHAEL CRICK, political correspondent for Channel 4 News will be in conversation in Stoke where he closely followed the recent by-election, to discuss the monumental political changes witnessed in the past twelve months. A former Washington correspondent and reporter for both Panorama and Newsnight, Crick is well known for his award winning dogged, investigative journalism and pursuit of politicians. He is a biographer of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Heseltine and his recently updated and expanded exploration of the Militant

8pm DEBBIE HORSFIELD’s award-winning adaption of the trials and tribulations of ROSS POLDARK have captured the imagination of a whole new generation of fans, making the BBC’s Cornish saga one of the most highly rated dramas of recent times. Also the writer of some of our best known contemporary dramas, including Cutting It and The Riff Raff Element, join Debbie for the Festival’s finale event discussing the success of Poldark and the challenges of adapting classic literature for television. Tickets for all events are £6.00 Book now at newvictheatre.org.uk, at the New Vic Box Office or by phone on 01782 381381 or through the Festival website www.stokeliteraryfestival.org Keep up to date with Literary Festival news: follow the Facebook page or Twitter @SOTLitFestival for news and updates.

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Turning back the

Clock New Vic Youth Theatre delved into forgotten stories of an iconic building to create a lasting record for future generations

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New Vic Youth Theatre has turned back the clock to share the stories of one of Stokeon-Trent’s most iconic buildings. The teenagers interviewed members of the public about their memories of the Grade II listed Wedgwood Institute and then turned their tales into a series of creative monologues Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project saw the group of 30 perform and film their pieces at the mid-19th Century building, which used to house Burslem Library, art classes and other community activities. It is hoped the film will now create a lasting record of the Institute’s history for future generations. The project saw the group receive training in oral history and film-making techniques to hone their skills prior to interviewing members of the public at a series of sessions. Kat Hughes, New Vic Youth Theatre Director, said: “We were delighted to receive the great news that we had won the funding and could get started on this project. “The project has allowed our young people to connect with their roots and lead on a cause

that is extremely important to them. They have received some top quality training and have really discovered their own heritage in ways that weren’t possible before.” Rohini Krishnadas said: “This project was so fun and I found I achieved many new skills and experiences that are so valuable while at the same I was able to search into the past, exploring the history of where I live - which was interesting as I didn’t realise I knew so little about such a beautiful building that is a major feature of Stoke.” Hannah Mason said: “The project has allowed me to take part in and discover so many things that I thought I never would. I never knew one building could be so fascinating and contain so many different stories. Being a part of this has meant that I have learned lots of new and interesting skills that will stick with me, and it has also given me knowledge about my local area that I will always remember.” Maisy Cartlidge said: “Working on this project has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about local history and about the building. It was very interesting and fun, I’ve gained skills which will stay with me for life. I love that one place can connect so many people in so many ways.” To find out more about New Vic Youth Theatre, visit newvictheatre.org.uk

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A feast of fun! As Stoke-on-Trent bids to be UK City of Culture in 2021, Appetite is set to deliver a world-class programme for all the family across the city this summer. Building on the success of its first four years, Appetite continue to bring something unique to the city with a series of mouthwatering events.

arts festival will see the city centre spring to life once again with a host of high quality performances and artists for everyone to enjoy.

The Enchanted Chandelier went down a storm with audiences in August 2016 and this year will be no different as Appetite is set to attract another spectacular large outdoor event to audiences this summer.

Pop up theatre in the round, ROUNDABOUT by Paines Plough, will also return on 19-22 October offering a fabulous menu of entertainment including some of the best new plays from the most talented new writers in the UK with an added flavour of local artistic talent.

The Big Feast Festival will make a welcome return to the city’s streets on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August 2017. The outdoor

The Big Feast 2016, Stoke-on-Trent. Image by Clara Lou Photography

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Karl Greenwood, Appetite Project Director, says: “As Stoke-on-Trent pushes forward in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2021, it is inspiring to see such passion and a growing appetite for culture across the city. Appetite has played its part in building this momentum through our bold and ambitious programme, with world-class art that is inspiring and offers something different and unexpected to our audiences. “This has been instrumental in getting local people who may not ordinarily engage in the arts, to see and experience the variety and value of culture in our city; challenging perceptions and attitudes, not only about the arts, but also about the city too.”

Make sure you never miss a thing by visiting www.appetitestoke.co.uk for all the latest news from Appetite. appetite.stoke

@appetitestoke

Appetite is led by the New Vic Theatre in partnership with Partners in Creative Learning, 6Towns Radio and Staffordshire University. Appetite is also supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Appetite is part of the Creative People and Places programme supported by funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. You can find out more about the Creative People and Places programme here: www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk and Twitter: @CPPnetwork

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Spotlight on

FRONTLINEdance This year’s New Vic Associate Artist is FRONTLINEdance, the integrated (disabled and non-disabled) dance company based in Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire.

forward to this year: “The New Vic Theatre is a great resource to our area and is highly regarded - a venue we very much welcome being associated with.

Founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Rachael Lines (a dancer and choreographer) and Michael King, FRONTLINEdance was formed to create a more visible culturally diverse society that positively celebrates disability and older age. Ensuring that the same access and progression routes into dance exist for disabled children and young people, as for their non-disabled peers, the company work with all ages and abilities aged from three to 103. The company create work that engages with individuals and audiences in a diverse range of settings and environments.

“This partnership will help us raise the profile of what we do, allowing more people to engage with us as participants and audiences. The office and management team at the New Vic will support our organisational development and our project plans for 2017. We are excited to work with the Borderlines team on social impact projects too.”

During 2017, FRONTLINEdance will work with us as part of our artistic development programme, The Kiln, which nurtures the development of independent artists and companies with the aim of building on the arts sector of North Staffordshire. Throughout the year, the partnership will see the New Vic share expertise from all areas of the theatre, both creative and administrative, as well as material resources including access to rehearsal and office space, and FRONTLINEdance will share their skills and creative energies with us as part of our cultural education programme.

FRONTLINEdance has secured a three-year grant from Arts Council England’s Elevate fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Contact FRONTLINEdance direct Tel: 07919 026962 Email: frontlinedanceltd@gmail.com Facebook/Twitter: @FRONTLINEdance1 Website: frontlinedanceltd.wordpress.com Find out more about our Associate Artist and The Kiln, our talent development programme, at newvictheatre.org.uk

FRONTLINEdance is currently devising and fundraising to continue their work for hospitals and elderly care settings, a programme for emerging disabled dance artists, and a new inclusion project which will see their work performed in schools. We asked Rachael what she was looking

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Exhibitions 27 March – 22 April

Close to Home Orme Art Group

The theme encompasses the diversity of the group showing our individual styles, mediums and interpretation. Inspiration is taken from what matters to us: be that a local place, a person or a personal passion.

24 April – 20 May

Stripped

David Finney Innovative new series, ‘stripped’ engages in Fin’s interpretation of ‘the image’ as organic matter buried deep within the work itself...

19 June – 8 July

The Human Condition Shires Artists & Keele University

This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between local art group Shires’ Artists and Keele University who is hosting this year’s Association For Medical Humanities international conference called Critical Stories. The exhibition provides a space to realise one of the main aims of the AMH: ‘To provide opportunities for better understanding of the human condition and practice of patient care through critical dialogue between health care and the Arts and Humanities’.

Sat 13 May

10.00am – 4.00pm

22 May – 17 June

Eyes Wide Open

Sentinel Snapper Squad A photographic look at the change and progress within the city of Stoke-onTrent through the eyes of the Sentinel ‘SnapperSquad’, including the forgotten sixth town from Bennett’s ‘Anna of The Five Towns’.

NSGC Craft Fair North Staffs Guild of Craftsmen bring the best of contemporary and traditional crafts to the New Vic.

Check with Front-of-House department for dates of exclusive preview nights for any of our exhibitions. To exhibit your work here please contact Front-of-House on: 01782 717954 ext 311 or email: dsunnuck@newvictheatre.org.uk

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Our Business Supporters

Our Business Supporters

Charitable donation The NewCHARITABLE Vic Theatre would like to gratefully DONATION acknowledge the generous donation given by The New Vic Theatre would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous donation given by

sponsors The NewSPONSORS Vic Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support The New Vic gratefully acknowledges the following for their generous support:

Business Friend Members BUSINESS FRIEND MEMBERS Baker Tilly

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Fiona Wallace, Executive Director on Tel: 01782 717954 Email: fwallace@newvictheatre.org. uk To find out more about the benefits of becoming a New Vic Business Friend contact: Fiona Wallace Executive Director Tel: 01782 717954 email: fwallace@newvictheatre.org.uk 42 | www.newvictheatre.org.uk

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Help us to beat the literacy gap …little by little Jess is three years old and is cared for by her grandmother Margaret. Margaret is doing her very best, but life is hard. Sadly in our community nearly 40% of small children exhibit significant speech and language delay by the time they start school. The New Vic have set out to help inspire a love of reading and storytelling with literacy workshops led by our Education team. But we need your support to continue this work. Jess and Margaret are a family we’ve been able to work with through the Children’s Centre they attend. Our free workshops are designed to develop a love of songs, storytelling and word games in very young children. For parents and carers the sessions provide activities that can be easily replicated at home to encourage the development of small children’s literacy skills. “I have enjoyed watching and learning how the children develop their imagination through the medium of stories and language.” Children’s Centre worker. Now, Jess’s literacy skills are improving day by day, little by little - all thanks to donations to the New Vic.

we need your help to reach more children like Jess. Please donate at newvictheatre.org.uk or by using the form overleaf.

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Yes, I would like to help the New Vic to reach more children like Jess.

My gift: I would like to donate ÂŁ young people.

to the New Vic’s work with children and

Gift Aid: I am eligible for Gift Aid, please send me a form in the post to collect 25% extra on my donations at no extra charge to me. My Details: Name Address & Postcode Telephone Email Please indicate your preferences for contact from the New Vic Theatre. I would like to receive information about future events, offers, news and fundraising activities from the New Vic by: Email

Post

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My payment: I enclose a cheque/Postal Order made payable to NEW VIC THEATRE I would like to use my Visa/Mastercard/Debit/Maestro card Card No. Last 3 digits on back of card Start date Signed

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Please drop this form off at Box Office or post to New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 0JG

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Refreshments

Spoil yourself!

ca f é Home-made food at value for money prices 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? If you’re bringing a little one please ask our café staff for our children’s choices. Eat local! Wherever possible, the New Vic uses local produce and ingredients.

opening times Snacks - 10.00am - 3.30pm Lunch - 12.00pm - 2.00pm Closed - 4.00pm - 5.30pm Dinner - 5.30pm - 7.30pm Beverages - 5.30pm - interval (Bar until 11.00pm) Tableware generously supplied by

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Under

We’ve got 50 free tickets to give away for most New Vic productions 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 £8.00. Free tickets are available on a first come first served basis only. So make sure to book soon! See Box Office to get your new U26 Free card. Please see page 42 for the small print. Not available for Strictly Eric.

Call our Box Office to find out more: 01782 717962. Or, visit us online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk

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Four tickets for just ÂŁ66 - a great value, great night out with friends. Any play, any seats, Monday - Friday. Just give us an email address to qualify for this great offer (max eight tickets per booking).

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We aim to make visiting the New Vic the best possible value. Our Box Office will always advise on the best option for you. Concessions* £2.00 off tickets for children (under 16); full-time students; over 60s and those in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance on all New Vic Productions. In addition, £2.00 tickets are available for Monday and Tuesday performances for anyone claiming Employment and Support Allowance (on New Vic productions, max. 2 tickets per production).

Under 16s Go Free

pair of free tickets per season, with additional tickets during the season available to you for just £8.00.

Schools Tickets £10.50 any seat, any performance, on selected productions.

Groups £2.00 off top two price bands for groups of 10+, plus one free ticket for the group organiser.

First Night Fever

Where highlighted, free tickets for under 16s are available when purchasing an adult ticket (full price or concession) on selected New Vic Productions and concerts.

Join us for the first night of selected New Vic productions for just £16.50.

Under 26s Go Free

Enjoy a great value, great night out with friends with our Four Friends for £66.00 offer. Valid on selected productions for Monday – Friday performances. (max. 8 tickets per booking).

16-25? Come for Free! A limited number of free tickets are available on every New Vic Production each season for 1625 year olds. Available for MonFri performances, simply call our Box Office and sign up for the scheme – we’ll take your date of birth and details, including your email address and then book your tickets. You can claim one

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you can choose how much you want to give. *Terms and Conditions Concessions are subject to availability; only one concession per ticket; proof of status may be required. Concessions are not available for Saturday performances unless otherwise stated. All details in this brochure were correct at the time of printing. We reserve the right to make alterations to the programme, performers, times, ticket prices and opening hours. Should any changes occur, every effort will be made to advertise these online at newvictheatre. org.uk and in the local press.

Four friends for £66.00

New Vic Gift Vouchers Give the gift of a great night out. New Vic gift vouchers are available in denominations of £5.00, £10.00 and £20.00 so

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How to book By Phone

01782 717962 (answerphone out of Box Office hours). Online

Book online at newvictheatre.org.uk (Please note: a £1.00 transaction fee per ticket applies online).

In Person Box Office is open Mon – Sat 10.00am to start of performance (Closes 6.00pm on nonperformance days). We accept cash, cheque, debit and credit cards. Tickets booked over the phone can be posted out to you for 60p, or collected from the Box Office counter at any time. We hold reservations for 3 working days or 1 hour before the performance, whichever is earliest. Please note, we can no longer accept Electron, Amex or Diners cards.

Exchanging Tickets Tickets are non-refundable. We can exchange tickets to another performance of the same production for 50p per ticket, if they are presented at Box Office 3 days prior to date of original performance. This service is free for package buyers.

Content We endeavour to highlight if a production 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. We reserve the right to seat latecomers in alternative seats, if it is not possible to allow patrons to reach their original allocated seating. Customers may take their original seats during the interval.

assisted hearing system. Please ask a member of our Box Office or Front of House team for more information. Large-print cast sheets are available on request. Assistance dogs welcome. Loan copies of play scripts available from the Box Office on request. 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 (proof of status required).

Access

Family Facilities

We are committed to providing access to the arts for all.

The New Vic welcomes families.

Disabled Patrons Free parking is available close to the entrance for Blue Badge holders. To make a reservation, please call the Box Office. Our entrance has automatic doors, and a lift is available to the 1st floor (for Doors 1 and 2 of the auditorium). There is ramped access to the auditorium on the ground floor (Doors 3 and 4). Disabled toilets are available on the ground and first floors. There is a magnetic induction loop in the auditorium (not available for amplified performances) and Infra-red

We have a lift to the first floor for anyone with a pushchair or who might struggle with stairs. There are several Baby-changing facilities in the Front-of-House areas. You are welcome to breastfeed in any of our front of house areas, however, if you require a private space, please ask at Box Office and they will endeavour to find you a quiet room. Our restaurant offers a range of child-friendly meals. Please ask our restaurant staff for our current options.

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How to get here

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Ticket Prices

Auditorium Maps

Invincible, Dial M for Murder, Anna of The Five Towns and Around The World In 80 Days Mon - Thu

Row A & Part G

Row B, Part G & Balcony

Rows C - F

Standard Price

£14.00

£20.50

£22.00

Concessions

£12.00

£18.50

£20.00

£16.00

£22.00

£23.50

£14.00

£20.00

£21.50

Standard Price

£14.50

£14.50

£14.50

Concessions

£12.50

£12.50

£12.50

Fri - Sat Eve Standard Price * Concessions

Matinees

First Night Fever Groups 10+ School groups

-

All tickets £16.50 £2.00 off

In-the-round

£2.00 off

£10.50 £10.50 Four Friends for £66.00 (max 8 tickets)

£10.50

Family of 4: Around The World in 80 Days £60.00

(must include one adult & one child, max. 2 family tickets per booking)

Don’t forget, under 16s go free with a paying adult for New Vic shows Excluding Around The World in 80 Days

Strictly Eric Mon - Thu

Row A & Part G

Row B, Part G & Balcony

Rows C - F

Standard Price

£17.50

£20.50

£22.00

Concessions

£15.50

£18.50

£20.00

£19.00

£22.00

£23.50

£17.00

£20.00

£21.50

Fri - Sat Eve Standard Price * Concessions

All tickets £16.50

First Night Fever Groups 10+

Directional performance with some element of front and back

£2.00 off Four Friends for £66.00 (max 8 tickets)

£2.00 off

* Fridays only

Please note: tickets purchased online are subject to a £1 transaction fee per ticket.

Invincible:

Captioned Tue 11 Apr 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 15 Apr 2.15pm

Dial M for Murder:

Captioned Tue 16 May 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 20 May 2.15pm

Anna of the Five Towns:

Performance on three sides Top price band Middle price band Lower price band

Captioned Tue 13 June 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 17 June 2.15pm

Around The World In 80 Days:

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Calendar April Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8 Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thu 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Tue 18

Invincible Invincible Invincible Invincible Invincible Invincible Invincible Invincible Invincible Theatre Closed Invincible 2.15 The Unthanks

Fri 28 Dial M for Murder Sat 29 Dial M for Murder Thu 20 Youth Theatre Festival

May Mon 1 Tue 2 Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20 Fri 26 Sat 27 Mon 29

Theatre Closed Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald with Martin Taylor & Alison Burns Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder The Mandolinquents Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder 2.15 NSGC Craft Fair 10.00 Joel Dommett: Live 2017! Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder Backstage Tour 12.00 Dial M for Murder 2.15 Dial M for Murder Dial M for Murder 2.15 Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns Theatre Closed

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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

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 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

Tue 30 Anna of The Five Towns Wed 31 Anna of The Five Towns

7.30 7.30

June Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3 Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: The Ronnie Scott’s Story Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns 2.15 Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns The Phoenix Singers Anna of The Five Towns 2.15 Anna of The Five Towns Anna of The Five Towns 2.15

Fri 23 Sat 24 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30

Around The World In 80 Days Around The World In 80 Days Around The World In 80 Days Around The World In 80 Days Ensemble 360 Around The World In 80 Days Around The World In 80 Days

July Sat 1 Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat 8

Around The World In 80 Days 2.15 7.30 Ballet Wales: The Light Princess 7.30 Around The World In 80 Days 7.30 Around The World In 80 Days 7.30 Backstage Tour 12.00 Around The World In 80 Days 2.15 7.30 Around The World In 80 Days 7.30 Around The World In 80 Days 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 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

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August Mon 21 Strictly Eric Tue 22 Strictly Eric Wed 23 Strictly Eric Thu 24 Strictly Eric Fri 25 Strictly Eric Sat 26 Strictly Eric Mon 28 Theatre Closed Tue 29 Strictly Eric Wed 30 Strictly Eric Thu 31 Strictly Eric September Fri 1 Strictly Eric Sat 2 Strictly Eric

7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30

7.30 7.30

Accessible Performances Invincible: Captioned Tue 11 Apr 7.30pm Dial M for Murder: Captioned Tue 16 May 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 20 May 2.15pm Anna of the Five Towns:

Key to symbols

Captioned Tue 13 June 7.30pm

First Night Fever

Audio Described Sat 17 June 2.15pm

Talkback

Around The World In 80 Days:

Captioned Performances Audio Described Performances

Captioned Tue 4 July 7.30pm Audio Described Sat 8 July 2.15pm

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Season at a glance

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 Company Registration Number:  911924 Registered Office:  Etruria Road, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0JG

Box Office: 01782 717962 New Vic Theatre, Etruria Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, ST5 0JG

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New Vic Summer 17 Brochure  

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