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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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.
The power of words and imagination. A theme that glitters through this epic musical adaptation of the Snow Queen.
One of the most famous boys in children's literature returns to his roots back on the stage. Peter Pan is still in Neverland but there is danger afoot and the Darlings, now in their adulthood, know about it through vivid dreams they have. They decide to take action and take one final visit back to the place where children never grow up.
Every family Christmas production needs some adventure in it and this new interpretation of Robin Hood at the New Vic is filled with just that. Not five minutes goes by without a slick and well directed fight happening right in front of the audience’s eyes. These fight scenes add to the immense story telling that this epic production of a historic character contains.
The New Vic are seeing spots this year with their production of TheHundred and One Dalmatians, renowned for their Christmas productions they certainly haven’t missed a trick this year with this rare staging of Dodie Smith’s classic. The Hundred and One Dalmatian shares many elements to shake your tail with excitement at and that’s only after the opening number.