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Eric in Benidorm

Tues 1 – 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!

Seeing the Lights

Fri 18 Sep - Sat 3 Oct

In this funny, heart-warming, and uplifting drama, a fractious family arrange a rare get-together for their Mum’s birthday. it might make you wonder why anyone of sound mind would choose to have a family at all! 


Tues 6 – Sat 24 Oct

To mark the SJT’s 60th anniversary, Alan Ayckbourn returns to the new Vic with a revival of one of his most popular plays. “Sharp, sad and funny” (The Guardian), Confusions was last seen at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, in 1974.

Hero's Welcome

Thurs 8 – Sat 24 Oct

Remarkably, Hero’s Welcome is Alan Ayckbourn’s 79th play. Most are first performed at his home theatre in Scarborough and then, because of our special relationship with the great writer, here at the New Vic. It’s a real privilege.


Poles Apart

Tues 27 – Sat 31 Oct

John Godber is one of the country’s most popular playwrights. In his scorching new comedy, two worlds collide when the scaffolders from hell descend upon a quiet theatre. 

The Winter's Tale

Tues 3 – Sat 7 Nov

New Vic favourites Northern Broadsides return with a beautiful and beguiling love story. A joyous tale culminating in forgiveness, harmony and happiness performed by a charismatic cast of actor-musicians. It will warm your heart and lift your spirits.

Waiting for Godot

Tues 10 – Sat 14 Nov

Beckett’s 60-year-old masterpiece is a groundbreaking meditation on the meaning of life and death. Moving seamlessly between absurdist comic sketch and captivating philosophical drama, it was voted the most significant english language play of the 20th Century.

Eric's Christmas Party

Mon 30 Nov – Sat 12 Dec

The one-and-only Eric is back! Join him and his multi-talented band of actors and musicians for a night of non-stop comedy, inspired mayhem, and some of the greatest music of the 1960s. It’ll be the best night out this christmas – guaranteed!

Robin Hood & Marian

Sat 21 Nov – Sat 30 Jan

For the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the New Vic has adapted the Robin Hood legends for family audiences. Brought to stage by the brilliant creative team behind The Borrowers, and The Hundred and One Dalmatians.



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