New Vic on Tour 2023

We know that we make theatre in a place where creative talent and excellence thrive. As well as sharing our work, made here in Staffordshire, with local audiences, we also take our work out across the country, to share with audiences far and wide.

Ladies’ Day

By Amanda Whittington
Directed by Marieke Audsley

Four women bet on friendship in this winning comedy that swaps the fish factory for front row at the races.

Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda spend their days filleting fish and talking about life, love and last night’s tea in the factory where they work. With the world weighing heavy on their shoulders, the foursome are due a day off, not least to celebrate Pearl’s retirement.

When Royal Ascot relocates to York, the ladies seize the chance to swap their overalls for fancy hats and head off for a day of fizz, flirting and fun. But with high aspirations and fraying tempers, as the racing begins and they place their bets, will they win big, or will their luck fall at the final hurdle?

This life-affirming comedy from the writer of Kiss Me Quickstep and The Thrill of Love is a hilarious and heart-warming story of female friendship that’s sure to be a winning ticket!

Tour Dates

Until 1 April 2023
Octagon Theatre

Quality Street

By J.M. Barrie
Directed by Laurie Sansom

From the writer of Peter Pan, this delicious farce was such a sensation in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most loved chocolates.

Phoebe Throssel runs a school for unruly children on Quality Street. 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 an older, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action.

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

Northern Broadsides revive their hit regency comedy, stirring in a good helping of Yorkshire wit from the retired workers of the Halifax factory where Quality Street have been proudly made since 1936. Think Bridgerton meets Inside the Factory.

Tour Dates

Devonshire Park Theatre
29 Mar – 1 Apr 2023

4 – 8 April 2023
Royal & Derngate

12 – 15 April 2023
Richmond Theatre

25 April – 6 May 2023
Octagon Theatre

10 – 13 May 2023
Leeds Playhouse

16 – 20 May 2023
York Theatre Royal

25 – 27 May 2023
Crucible Theatre

31 May – 3 June 2023
Hull Truck Theatre

6 – 10 June 2023
Stephen Joseph Theatre

13 – 17 June 2023
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

20 -24 June 2023
Theatre By The Lake

27 June – 1 July 2023
Blackpool Grand Theatre

4 – 7 July 2023
Victoria Theatre