Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer:  Charlotte Jones Director: Gemma Fairlie Charlotte Jone's script is farfetched yet highly detailed which allows you to engage and connect.  Each character has an equal amount of baggage and back story to explore and question. Their relationship with each other leads to further exploration and moments of emotional intensity which seamlessly blends with some... Continue Reading →

The 39 Steps at the The New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: John Buchan Adapter: Patrick Barlow Director: Theresa Heskins The New Vic has a growing reputation for its family entertainment and this new production of the 39 Steps is no different with this spy story, full of light hearted comedy and a touch of New Vic storytelling. Once the house lights fall the small cast... Continue Reading →

The Theatre Twittic’s Top 10 Shows of 2018

Firstly, I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and all my other posts. Following the creation of The Theatre Twittic in January, many of you have checked out my thoughts, analysis and value for money ratings for productions, alongside commentary on other industry hot topics. There's also been a few... Continue Reading →

Wind in the Willows at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Kenneth Grahame Adapter: Theresa Heskins Director: Peter Leslie Wild For the first time in many years, Theresa Heskins passes over the Director rains for the New Vic Christmas Show to Peter Leslie Wild. However, audiences should not fear as it contains the same elements of New Vic creativity and warmth that they are used... Continue Reading →

They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay! at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Writer: Dario Fo Adaptation: Deborah McAndrew Director: Conrad Nelson Northern Broadsides have never been ones to shy away from the audience it aims to represent and this new adaptation of Dario Fo's Don't Pay? Won't Pay?  is no different. This is a stimulating farce that packs a punch and inspires a debate. Moving the setting... Continue Reading →

Astley’s Astounding Adventures at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Roll up, roll up there's a new show in town. The New Vic celebrates 250 years of the circus by telling the tale of the creator of the modern circus, Phillip Astley. Astley was born in Newcastle under Lyme and so it's very apt that this corker of a play gets its world premiere here.

Playhouse Creatures at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

2018 marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote. Playhouse Creatures launches a season of work celebrating the anniversary and what an enriching corker it is. 

Treasure Island at the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

Treasure Island is certainly not one of the first shows you think of when you think Christmas and Theresa Heskins agrees. However, it is the tite local schools of Newcastle under Lyme wanted and so the latest festive production at the New Vic is a swashbuckling adventure tale.

Around the World in 80 Days At the New Vic, Newcastle under Lyme

This is the 3rd time in four years that Theresa Heskins is director of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days which has been adapted by Laura Eason. The production continues to go from strength to strength to create the king of all family shows. 

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