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Quality Street

Tue 28 Apr–Sat 9 May

Northern Broadsides

By J.M. Barrie
Directed by Laurie Sansom

Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children.

Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action.

She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Livvy, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves?

J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936.

In Laurie Sansom’s directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, this rare revival also features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist.

★★★★ ‘A good-looking and well-pitched revival’  The Stage

★★★★ ‘A lot of giddy fun’ The Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘A thoroughly enjoyable play, one not to miss’ Whats Good To Do

‘Delightful, playful, entertaining… what a splendid start for Laurie Sansom and his team’ The Yorkshire Times

‘Jessica Baglow is outstanding as Phoebe’

‘J.M. Barrie’s bittersweet romcom is a treat’ The Guardian

‘A full five-star production… a complex mix of emotions and wicked sense of fun’ Rich Pickings

Booking Information
Showing: Tuesday 28 April–Saturday 9 May 2020

Tickets: £15.50 - £24.50
First Night Fever: Tue 28 April – All seats £16.50 (no cons)
Talkback: Tue 5 May

Concessions: £2.00 off
Group Discounts: £2.00 off for ten or more
Part of our Three Plays for £50 package
Four Friends for £68
Under 16s Go Free
Under 26s Go Free


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