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