Join us at Brampton Park, Newcastle, on Sat 14 July from 12.30pm to 5.30pm for Circus Party In The Park and enjoy a host of fun-filled family performances and workshops!

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Astley’s Astounding Adventures

Sat 7 Jul–Sat 28 Jul

A New Vic production

By Frazer Flintham
Directed by Theresa Heskins
Co-directed by Vicki Amedume

When Philip Astley and Patty meet, both know their lives are about to change. As the couple begin their adventure together, they are unaware that they will become the legends of one of the greatest stories ever told…

This is an extraordinary story that starts from humble beginnings in Newcastle-under-Lyme, then spans the world as a spectacular phenomenon captures the hearts of millions of people.

This is the story of Philip Astley. This is the story of Circus.

Astley’s Astounding Adventures will be the New Vic’s most ambitious show ever. Filled with fast-paced action, humour, gripping drama and breathtaking circus spectacle, a large cast featuring faces familiar and new will bring to life this bold, colourful celebration of circus. Join us as we tell the story of our town’s hero who became the international impresario who invented circus…and conquered the world!

Matinèe performances:
Thursday 19 July 2.15pm
Saturday 21 July 2.15pm
Thursday 26 July 2.15pm (Relaxed Performance)
Saturday 28 July 2.15pm (Audio Described)

 

Special event: Saturday 21 July

Tickets: £35.00 (to support the creative work of the New Vic)

Price includes a matinee performance of Astley’s Astounding Adventures, then join Artistic Director Theresa Heskins and Assistant Director Ellie Taylor as they take you behind-the-scenes on a special backstage tour to talk about the making of this magnificent show – a celebration of the life of Philip Astley, the ‘father of modern circus’, and other aspects of our Circus Past, Present and Future programme. Drinks and snacks will be served in the Lounge afterwards. To book tickets call Box Office on 01782 717962.

Booking Information
Showing: Saturday 7 July–Saturday 28 July 2018

Tickets: £14.50 - £24.00
First Night Fever: Sat 7 July – All seats £16.50 (no cons)
Talkback: Tue 24 July

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Four Friends for £66
Under 26s Go Free

Interpreted Performances

Captioned: 7.30pm Tue 24 July
Audio described: 2.15pm Sat 28 July

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Cast & Creatives

Photo Gallery

Image by Clara Lou Photography

Reviews

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“Triumphant, humorous and warm-hearted …”

— Anna Winter, The Stage
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“Oh! What a circus! Oh! What a show!…”

Chris Eldon Lee, Staffs What's On
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“An unbelievable show... suitable for all the family, it is imperative that you buy your tickets…”

Rob Stanway, At The Theatre
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“Simply remarkable…This is more than a must see show…”

Sonya Farrall, Babababoon

“I can guarantee you a great show…”

Jenny Amphlett, The Sentinel

“I cannot recommend this wonderful show highly enough…”

William Stafford, Bum On A Seat Blog

“The best show I've seen all year!…”

Daniel Keen, UKTheatreReviews

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RT @staffswayman: @TheresaHeskins @NewVicTheatre It was brilliant! Philip Astley would have been impressed and proud.