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Tues 31 Mar - Sat 4 Apr

Voted one of the greatest plays of the 20th century in a national theatre poll and regularly produced around the world, Bouncers was nominated for comedy of the Year in 1985, won seven los angeles critics’ circle awards and five awards in chicago in 1987.

The Ladykillers

Fri 10 Apr - Sat 2 May

A new adaptation of the Ealing classic by BAFTA and Emmy award-winning television comedy writer Graham Linehan (Father Ted, Black Books, The IT Crowd). It had critics and audiences in raptures during a smash-hit West End run.

Private Lives

Weds 6 – Sat 23 May

Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy follows the flirtations, frictions and spats of a couple whose pasts are about to catch up with them. it was his greatest ever theatrical success.

King Lear

Weds 27 May – Sat 13 June

In his second collaboration with award-winning Northern Broadsides, director Jonathan Miller brings his remarkable talent for detailed human observation to the play he describes as: “the most interesting Shakespeare ever wrote”.

Unearthed / The Gift

Sat 20 June – Sat 25 July

The first play in this double-bill is an archaeological ‘whodunnit’ by new Vic artistic Director, theresa heskins. Fresh from the critically- acclaimed Around the World in Eighty Days and The Borrowers

The Throne / Larksong

Fri 3 July – Sat 25 July

In this powerful tale of friendship and fate, a gang of youngsters risk the deadly anger of a king. a new play from the winner of the 2014 perfect pitch award.


Tues 23 June - Sat 4 July

A funny, inspiring solo performance about underdogs and Midlands spirit from olivier award nominee and edinburgh Fringe favourite.


Weds 15 - Sat 25 July

Gold still holds a special power over us. But what has changed in the way we view this precious metal since five kilos were buried in a staffordshire field 1,000 years ago?

Table Plays

Sat 20 June – Sat 25 July

Drama brought to your table by members of our Hoard Festival company; short monologues from characters inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard.

Eric in Benidorm

Tues1 – Sat 12 Sept

The New Vic legend that is Eric returns with his brilliant company of actors, singers and musicians. a tale of sun, sangria and senoritas, filled with comedy and the greatest hits of the 1960s – it’s the best night out you’ll have this summer!




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