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What’s happening in February?

What’s happening in February?

5th February 2020

The January Blues are over and we are into February! With Valentine’s Day to look forward to here are some fantastic shows and events to enjoy here at the New Vic.


By Jim Cartwright
Directed by Ruth Carney

Until Sat 22 February

Two actors Jimmy Fairhurst and Samantha Robinson as the landlord and landlady. Photo by Mark Douet

Starting our new season is the tragi-comedy from Jim Cartwright, Two. Directed by Talke Pits-born Ruth Carney this poignant, darkly comic play sees two actors take on all the roles – from pub landlord and lady, to all the characters that come in for a drink over one evening in a northern pub. Book here.

The Ballad of Maria Marten
By Beth Flintoff
Directed by Hal Chambers

Wed 26 – Sat 29 February

Actor Elizabeth Crarer as Maria Marten in the barn. Credit: Mike Kwasniak (C)

A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder. Book here.


Music in the Round presents
Ensemble 360: Beethoven 250

Mon 10 February, 7.30pm

The incredible Ensemble 360 are coming back!

The award winning Ensemble 360 are back with this, their concert that celebrates the 250th birthday of Beethoven. Book here.

Round The Horne
Original Scripts by Barry Took and Marty Feldman
Compiled and Directed by Tim Astley

Mon 17 February, 7.30pm

Round The Horne cast

Step back in time to experience this classic radio comedy live on stage! Book here.

Part of National Theatre Connections
The Changing Room
By Chris Bush
Directed by Katherine Hughes

Tue 25 Feb, 7.30pm

The Sad Club, last year’s National Theatre Connections play performed at the New Vic.

The Changing Room follows a group of teens full of excitement, impatience and uncertainty, each with their own secret worries and desires for what comes next.With a full young band and a large cast, the New Vic Youth Theatre tackle big questions such as “When are we ready to take the plunge into adulthood?”. Book here.

And in other news…

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Theatre Taster Day

20th February, 10.30am – 3.30pm

The cast of last year’s High Flyers

Inviting young people – aged 10 to 20 – to come and stretch their creative, musical muscles in our FREE musical theatre workshop, designed for those with no previous musical theatre experience!

Try your hand at song writing, scene building, drama, movement and more.

From this taster day you will have the opportunity to participate in a project funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.

For more information call Adhia Mahmood on: 01782 381368

***Just Announced!***

Go Gentle Into The Light:
An Evening with Guy Chambers

Guy Chambers is one of the UK’s leading songwriters

Wednesday 16 September, 7.30pm

Songwriter and long-term Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers performs his greatest hits for one night only. Book here.

Tickets £25.00*

*£1 transaction fee per ticket applies online

Article by Becky Loton

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